ITP is expanding the size selection in three of its fastest-growing product lines to meet the demands of modern UTV owners. Both the ITP UltraCross and Blackwater Evolution tires are available in larger sizes, while the Storm Series Hurricane wheel now comes in three new sizes and new offsets.
“Our side-by-side vehicle customers have been requesting larger tires up to 34 inches on a regular basis,” said Rhett Turpin, head of ITP sales. “With the demand for bigger tires, there’s also an obvious need for larger wheels to maintain realistic sidewall heights, also often referred to as aspect ratios, to ensure that the larger tires maintain the performance our loyal ITP customers have come to expect from our product offering.”
ITP has added four new sizes of its UltraCross R Spec tires to meet fitment requests from customers and racing teams. The new sizes range from new 27-inch tires to large 34-inch tires, giving ITP a total of 14 different UltraCross sizes.
Development of two new UltraCross R Spec tires — complete with the non-directional tread pattern for multi-use, desert and slick rock use — were driven by overwhelming customer demand. Two additional sizes are being developed and will include ITP’s exclusive Rock Armor sidewall protection. Rock Armor refers to how ITP engineers its products to ensure maximum strength and durability under extreme conditions.
“These new UltraCross tires are designed for desert racing,” Turpin said. “They are currently undergoing extensive field testing in race environments and will be available in August 2016.”
ITP has also added two larger sizes of its smooth-riding, versatile 8-ply rated Blackwater Evolution tires. These new 32- and 34-inch sizes give customers 17 different sizes to choose from. ITP’s Tough Tread rubber compound increases cut and chip resistance, and the Sidewall Armor adds an extra layer of protection to the vulnerable shoulder area.
Three all-new Hurricane wheels are also being introduced, with the addition of the larger 16s and 17s and the new 14-inch (with a 6+1 offset) variety that were specifically engineered to allow Arctic Cat and Polaris machines to maintain the 50-inch-width OHV trail restrictions in many states. These wheels will also feature a stylish Matte Black finish.
All new sizes in both tires and wheels will be available this month.