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Old 11-05-07, 01:11 AM
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New tires from Kumho

So Kumho will be releasing an Azenis RT fighter called the XS.

They'll also have an R-compound wet tire to go against the Hoosier wets.

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Old 11-05-07, 08:46 AM
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Sweet! I've been a big fan of Kumho so its nice to see some new products from them. Hopefully some of those will be offered in sizes I can use!
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when ? are they coming out with new size anytime soon ?
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stolen from the scca forums

" I spoke to a chief engineer and he tells me that the Falken RT-615 was the benchmark and that their test driver is consistently faster on the Kumho. Internally the tire has been known as the FK (Falken Killer). The test driver has also been faster on the new Kumho over the Bridgestone RE-01R.

If you're wondering why the one of the circumferential grooves is closer to the outside, it is for better rain performance without sacrificing dry grip.

Construction and design is finalized. Compound has yet to be finalized should be in orderly fashion to meet the April deadline. Cannot say whether all the sizes will be immediately available but time will tell.

Prices should be similar to Falken RT-615 prices which will represent a good deal for such a fast tire."
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Compound has yet to be finalized???

How can they say its faster than anything if they have not decided on the compound for production? they are putting the tire up against production versions of others...
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Sounds promising.

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Those are some sexy khumo's. Had a set on my dsm. Loved em.
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