Hercules Tire and Rubber Co. is unveiling a new Ironman all-season touring tire, the RB-12 NWS, as a replacement for the Ironman Touring Pro.

A distinct whitewall sidewall is a key feature of the new Ironman RB-12 NWS from Hercules.

A distinct whitewall sidewall is a key feature of the new Ironman RB-12 NWS from Hercules.

The entry-level tire with a classic whitewall design offers better ride comfort and wet traction than its predecessor, the company says.

“Introducing the RB-12 NWS allows us to do a few important things with our white wall offering,” says Jedd Emans, vice president of marketing for Hercules. “We can offer a distinct, classic look with a cleaner, more modern tread pattern, and we can incorporate newer technologies into the design and construction to give it better performance. Finally, we felt strongly about rolling our whitewall offering under the RB-12 moniker since our RB-12 products have enjoyed so much success.”

The Ironman RB-12 NWS is available in nine sizes – all with a white sidewall – covering 14- and 15- inch wheel diameters. Features include:

  • a computer-optimized tread design toreduce road noise;
  • a square tread profile for maximum contact area and handling stability;
  • an all-season compound that enhances wet traction and durability; and
  • lateral shoulder slots to ensure water dispersion and promote heat dissipation.

The Ironman RB-12 NWS is available in the U.S. through American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) and will soon be available in Canada via National Tire Distributors (NTD) and in Latin America, through Hercules Tire International.

Hercules is a wholly owned subsidiary of ATD.

For more information, please visit www.herculestire.com.

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