Kenda Releases Kenetica KR217 Touring Tire

Oct. 31, 2018

American Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. LTD’s new Kenetica Touring A/S KR217 is Kenda’s second generation touring all-season tire designed for drivers of older and late model touring cars.

The Kenetica Touring A/S KR217 combines the comfort and ride expected from a touring tire with the wet and dry handling required by drivers, says the company. Created for diverse American all-season weather conditions by the company’s American technical center, this tire offer lower weight and reduced noise while providing strong wet braking and year-round traction, including light snow.

“This second generation Kenetica will be a high-volume, strong-margin tire for our channel partners,” says Brandon Stotsenburg, automotive vice president. “Kenda is providing significantly upgraded performance compared to our popular KR17 at a comparable value price point.”

The Kenetica Touring A/S KR217 has a 60,000 mile warranty, increased from 50,000 offered on the first generation KR17. The new Kenetica has an optimized carbon-based tread compound molded into a symmetric tread design featuring Kenda’s proprietary designed pitch sequencing for reduced noise

The tire is offered in 43 initial sizes, with aspect ratios 50 to 70 and a rim range from 13 to 18 inches. Speed ratings are primarily H-rated. Scheduled shipments begin in the first quarter of 2019.

See the tire at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in the new product showcase and at the Kenda booth #43091 in the South Hall.