BKT, India’s leading manufacturers of tires for various vehicles has forayed into two-wheelers tire segment and launched today BK Pilot and BK Raftar tires for motorcycles in the presence of Sunny Deol, who is its brand ambassador. The company has not disclosed the price of these tyres which will be available from the month of September.
The BK Pilot is front tire and is equipped with features such as directional grooves for better steering, wide shoulders to establish firm on-road contact. The BK Raftar is rear tire that combine aggressive design with rigid looks. Made of a high-performance compound, BK Raftar provides an excellent wet grip on the road.
These tires will be available in following sizes:
2.75-17 4PR BK-PILOT (41 P) TT
3.00-17 6PR BK-RAFTAR (50 P) TT
2.75-18 6PR BK-PILOT (48 P) TT
2.75-18 6PR BK RAFTAR (48 P) TT
3.00-18 6PR BK-RAFTAR (52 P) TT
BKT will target the remotest villages and areas in India for its newly launched tires and aims to capture 3 percent market share. The company has plans to launch radial tyres in due course of time for four-wheelers which will be exported also.
Commenting on the launch, Rajiv Poddar, Joint Managing Director, BKT Tires, said, “The two-wheeler tire industry has reported a compounded annual growth rate of 8.5%. Considering the tremendous potential of the market and its reach in rural India, we plan to introduce our flagship tires at sizes that permeate more than 70% of the total market scope. We also plan to introduce tires in other sizes to provide complete services to our buyers and gather at least a 10% market share of the Indian agricultural transportation market within the next few years.”
BKT is also manufacturing tires for agriculture, construction, industrial vehicles as well as earthmoving, port and mining, ATV, and gardening applications. Headquartered in Mumbai, Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT) has operated with great success for the last 29 years in the off-highway tire segment.