A retrofit kit – which can help motorcyclists detect a ‘tyre in distress’ – has been recognised with a national award.
The ‘Michelin Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) – Bike’ can identify a loss of pressure, fast leakage or an increase in temperature – often a sign of an impending blowout.
The wireless ‘plug & play’ retrofit kit does not need any programming and can be fitted in just two minutes. The system provides a highly visual alert and identifies the wheel affected.
The TPMS was designed by Global Michelin licensee Fit2Go TPMS and was launched onto the European market in January 2019 – ‘introducing new levels of safety for riders’.
The TPMS – Bike is based on the same technology already being used in a TPMS system for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.
The product recently won in the Innovation & Use of Technology category at the annual TyreSafe Awards’ ceremony, held at the National Football Centre at St George’s Park on 18 July.
The TyreSafe Awards showcase businesses and individuals which have ‘made a significant contribution to raising awareness about tyre safety issues’.
The awards’ judges praised the system’s ‘innovative use of existing technology’, saying it ‘offered a real support to bike safety with a much-needed target area and a tested solution’.
Gary Broadfield, group managing director of Fit2Go TPMS, said: “We are passionate about improving road safety standards across the world and are delighted the judges recognised the benefits of the product.
“If you ride a motorcycle, moped or scooter, you want to have absolute confidence in your tyres and our product gives you exactly that.”