Nitto Enters the Powersports Market With Trail Grappler SXS Tire
Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. is releasing its first-ever tire for side-by-side vehicles, the Nitto Trail Grappler SXS, in June 2019. The new tire is initially available in two sizes: 30x9.5R15 and 32x9.5R15.
The company says the Nitto Trail Grappler SXS uses proprietary Nitto technologies from the Trail Grappler light truck tires. These innovations include reinforced shoulder groove for greater off-road handling performance without sacrificing tread block stiffness and computer-designed tread blocks for optimized mud and dirt evacuation from the tread.
“Nitto Tire is excited to enter the booming powersports market with the Trail Grappler SXS,” says Angelo Naval, senior director of product planning and business development. “We’ve drawn on our years of experience in race-winning and proven off-road tire construction to bring signature Nitto performance to an entirely new market segment.”
The Trail Grappler SXS was displayed at the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show and raced at the 2019 Can-Am UTV King of the Hammers Presented by HCR, where it took three of the top ten finishes. The company says Team Nitto drivers proved the new tire’s performance and off-road reliability in the harshest possible conditions through both high speed desert running and technical rock crawling.