Yokohama

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Longevity





Ingenuity & Longevity - A tech Story

With countless technological achievements designed to promote even wear, no one delivers on longevity like Yokohama. In fact, every facet of our design, development and manufacturing processes demonstrate why Yokohama leads the industry in long-lasting original treadlife.






Casing Design

Fighting fatique and stress

As a tire rotates, the casing flexes as it comes in contact with the road – loading and unloading more than 150 million times over its average lifespan. The constant flexing impacts the two most vulnerable areas of the casing, the bead area and the belt edge. This is why Yokohama has developed technologies to significantly mitigate fatigue, and manage the strains that occur during normal operation.







Creating a Long-Lasting Tread







Manufacturing's Contribution to Regular Wear

As a tire rotates, the casing flexes as it comes in contact with the road - loading and unloading more than 150 million times over its average lifespan. The constant flexing impacts the two most vulnerable areas of the casing, the bead area and the belt edge. This is why Yokohama has developed technologies to significantly mitigate fatigue, and manage the strains that occur during normal operation.







Creating a World-Class Compound



Our advanced rubber compound is created through a very efficient, environmentally friendly, single-stage mixing process that yields a molecular structure with better carbon distribution with lower dioxide occurrence. The end result is reduced heat build-up in the tread area and significantly lower rolling resistance which allows for deeper tread depths for increased mileage and maximum performance.











  • Irregular rubber molecule length
  • Unstable carbon dispersion
  • Large presence of dioxides
  • Uniform rubber molecule length
  • Evenly dispersed carbon
  • Low dioxide presence