Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) launched Hornet 2.0 today in India. Like the expired CB Hornet 160, it's also a streetfighter with 184cc heart. The new Honda Hornet 2.0 gets the Extramaxx tyres from Maxxis India, for which the brand has associated with Honda by being an exclusive OEM partner for the Hornet 2.0.
As per this association, The new Hornet CB 200R or Hornet 2.0 bike will come fitted with Extramaxx tyres of 110/70-17 M6233 section at the front and 140/70-17 M6234 at the rear.
What's so special about Extramaxx Tyres?
- The Extramaxx tyres use Aramid Fibre (used for making bulletproof vests) and the dual compound technology that reduces the rolling resistance while improving stability and tyre life.
- The unique ‘Carcass Breaker’ structure of Extramaxx tyres makes it 2 times stronger than a regular tyre.
- The side compound on the rear tyre contributes greater traction and better control during cornering/turns.
- Its wide and flatter tyre profile provides a broader contact patch which gives better gripping on the road and improve handling at high speeds.
Company's official statement
Commenting on the association, Mr Bing-Lin Wu, Marketing Head of Maxxis India said-
We are very excited about this newly forged association with HONDA HORNET CB 200R. The product has already generated a lot of anticipation in the India market and EXTRAMAXX tyres will further elevate rider’s experience of driving this juggernaut. Our Extramaxx tyres, made with the World’s Most Advanced Technology Aramid Fibre has already proved its mettle amongst the most rugged terrains and gives the real ‘Thrill of Driving’ with utmost safety and comfort.
About Maxxis Tyres
Maxxis is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cheng Shin Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd., the largest two-wheeler tyre manufacturer and the ninth largest tyre company in the world. The company has its presence in 6 continents with 21 manufacturing plants and 5 R&D Centres worldwide, serving customers across 180 countries.
Maxxis India (Maxxis Rubber India Private Limited) is the sub-company of Maxxis Group, which started its own arm of the business in India in 2015. Its manufacturing plant is situated in Sanand, Gujrat and has a capacity to produce around 20,000 tyres and 40,000 tubes per day. Maxxis currently serves as an OEM tyre supplier to Honda, Hero Moto Corp, Yamaha and Suzuki (Two-wheelers), Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki, Tata and Jeep in India.