Hercules Updates the Roadtour 655

Posted on May 23, 2016

Hercules Tire and Rubber Co. has updated its Roadtour collection with the Hercules Roadtour 655 MRE, a mid-range all-season touring tire.

Compared to its predecessor, the Roadtour 655, Hercules says this tire is designed to offer heightened traction, greater fuel efficiency, increased mileage expectations and a quieter, more comfortable ride.

The Hercules Roadtour 655 MRE comes with up to 65,000 miles of warranty coverage that includes road hazard protection and Hercules’ exclusive 30-day “Trust Our Ride” test drive.
The Hercules Roadtour 655 MRE comes with up to 65,000 miles of warranty coverage that includes road hazard protection and Hercules’ exclusive 30-day “Trust Our Ride” test drive.
“We are excited to be able to offer the Roadtour 655 MRE,” says Jedd Emans, vice president of marketing for Hercules. “The original Roadtour 655 has been a bestseller since it came on the market in 2009. We built upon its success with the Roadtour 655 MRE by updating the tread design and making it lighter in weight.

"This tire will offer an excellent ride for an exceptional value – qualities our Roadtour family is known for to consumers and dealers. And, like the original, this tire offers road hazard protection and a great mileage warranty.”

The Hercules Roadtour 655 MRE features:

  • thin-gauge siping, which is 33% narrower than standard gauge siping. The micro sipes offer the same flexibility while delivering greater contact with the road for better traction;
  • zig-zag siping, a design that creates more biting edges and reduces lateral movement for less sway and improved handling;
  • optimized pitch sequence, an updated four-pitch sequence that allows for an increased number of lateral grooves, improving traction without increasing noise levels; and
  • enhanced profile shape, an updated profile design that optimizes surface contact with the road for maximum traction and tread life.

The Hercules Roadtour 655 MRE is available in seven new sizes, totaling 31 in all, covering 14- to18-inch rim diameters, and accommodates popular fitments, such as the Toyota Prius and the Chrysler 200.

Here's a list of the new sizes:

175/65R15 84H

225/50R18 95T

225/55R18 98H

225/65R17 102T

235/55R18 100V

235/65R16 103T

235/65R17 104T

“At Hercules, we remain fully committed to providing high-quality products at a great value to independent tire dealers,” says Emans. “The Roadtour 655 MRE continues that tradition by joining the Roadtour 855 SPE all-season grand touring tire and the Roadtour XUV SUV/Crossover tire.”

Sizes of the Hercules Roadtour 655 MRE will be introduced to the market as Roadtour 655 inventories are exhausted.

Complete sizes and specifications for the Hercules Roadtour 655 MRE are available here.

For more information, visit

Related Topics: all-season tires, Hercules, Jedd Emans, Roadtour 655, Roadtour 655 MRE, touring tires

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
News Max Finkelstein Opens 2nd Distribution Center in Virginia

Max Finkelstein Inc. has opened its second distribution center in Virginia. The new DC is located outside of Richmond, Va., in Colonial Heights.

Chris Monteverde is adding eight Big O Tires stores in Texas to his business, which already includes 19 Big O Tires locations in California.
News Big O Tires Moves Into Texas

TBC Corp. has sold eight of its NTB Tire & Service Center stores in Texas to a Big O Tires franchisee, allowing the Big O Tires brand to enter the Lone Star State.  

News Four Employees Promoted to Key Leadership Roles at Mighty

Ken Voelker, president and CEO of Mighty Distributing System of America (MDSA), dba Mighty Auto Parts, a Gonher company, announced the promotion of four employees to key leadership roles.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from MTD delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the tire industry and don't miss a thing!