Replacing the GAU861 and GT867 patterns, initial key sizes for the GAU867v1 include 275/70R22.5, 295/80R22.5 and 11R22.5, all of which possess market standard load and speed indices.
The new tyre is also certified to the 3PMSF standard.
The tyre features Giti’s latest casing construction, said to enhance mileage and handling, as well as offering high retreadability properties.
Other features include rubber reinforced sidewalls and deep sidewall wear indicators to show the correct time to rotate or demount the tyre.
A wide, robust tread pattern and advanced siping further reduces noise and improves passenger comfort against previous patterns, says the company.
Tony McHugh, Giti’s TBR sales and marketing director UK, says: “Our original all-position urban bus tyres built a substantial customer base thanks to their exceptionally good wear in both the tread and sidewall and their retreadability. The Giti GAU867v1 takes these benefits and amplifies them ten-fold.”