So, why not pay a moments tribute to our Hero tyre patterns of the past. Great and much loved new tyre patterns which are now obsolete but in many cases still doing faithful service on our Megatyre customers cars due to the high mileages and long life achieved by Hankook and Kingstar tyres . Great tyres which were best in their respective categories when released and subsequently honourably retired by successor patterns.
Its interesting to follow the path of tyre technology through the developmental history of Hankook’s tyres and the never ending flow of innovations like TCT (Trapezoid Contour Theory) profile technology, silica compound, carbon black, 3 dimensional treads, eco tyres, original equipment tyres, directional tyres and asymmetric tyres.
Yes, it probably is a bit of an indulgence to write about long discontinued tyre patterns, but tyres like the K102, K406, K702, K106, H405, H714, Sport 4, K104, H418, RF08 are part of the DNA that makes Hankook the great tyre manufacturer it is today. “The further backward you look, the further forward you can see”. WSC
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