Riken tires are one of the super high performance tires manufactured by Michelin North America Inc. All Riken tires are designed for super heavy-duty performance, specifically made of a directional tread design and improved sidewall for better grip and faster reaction to varying weather and road conditions.
A look at the history of the Riken tires manufacturer, would show that the Michelin Group, founded by brothers Andre and Edouard Michelin, started from humble beginnings. Manufacturing tires was actually not part of their company’s original purpose. It was not in 1891 or until about two years after the company was founded, did the group turn their attention to producing detachable spare tires, which served as the precursor to Riken tires.
The Michelin North America Group, which operates in Canada, Mexico and United States, now produces various kinds of tires for bicycles, motorcycles, automobiles, farm equipment, heavy duty trucks, airplanes and space shuttle. It has manufacturing plants in Alabama, Canada, Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Carolina. Ultimately, it has produced various famous national brands for tires like Michelin and B.F. Goodrich, as well as other regional and private brands like Riken tires.
At present, the following latest Raptor series models of Riken tires, among others, have become a growing demand all over the world:
First, there are the Riken tires Raptors HR, VR, and ZR series. These ones are the latest additions to the Riken tires line. They are designed for super heavy duty performance that ensure the vehicle is always in a roadworthy condition during each travel. They have the following features specific to them: waved center rib tread for a stronger grip on any kind of surface; computer-based tread design for a smoother and less bumpy ride; and built-in rim protectors that prevent wheel corrosion and deterioration.
Second, there are the Riken tires Raptors 90296, 85165, and 85647 series. All of these have a maximum speed limit of 168 mph, which is the highest speed rating for a Riken tire and any tire for that matter with a similar use. Moreover, they have a long tire life in terms of temperature, traction and tread wear. Finally, they are rated with a maximum traction grade.
To be specific about the details of each, Riken tires Raptor 90296 has a 16-inch diameter; with a measurement of 245 mm for the section width from sidewall to sidewall and 50 mm for the aspect ratio of the sidewall height to its section width. The said model can support a maximum load of 1,609 lbs.
On the other hand, Riken tires Raptor 85165 has a 17-inch diameter; with a measurement of 245 mm for the section width from sidewall to sidewall and 45 mm for the aspect ratio of the sidewall height to its section width. The said model can support a maximum load of 1,525 lbs.
Conversely, Riken tires Raptor 85647 has an 18-inch diameter; with a measurement of 245 mm for the section width from sidewall to sidewall and 45 mm for the aspect ratio of the sidewall height to its section width. The said model can support a maximum load of 1,565 lbs.
Looking at the abovementioned details, Riken tires are truly a work of excellence. But this is not actually all there is to the said tires. What many people do not know is that followers of the tires are likewise drawn to them because they are fairly affordable and cheap tires, considering their practical worth.