Vipal Rubber has announced that it has become the official tyre supplier for some models of Honda motorcycles manufactured in Brazil.
OE Success for Vipal
Honda is the market leader in the Brazilian motorcycle segment. According to Vipal, the Honda CG 160 Fan will become the first model to be fitted with Vipal tyres, receiving the Street ST600 80/100-18 (front) and Street ST600 90/90-18 (rear) tyres, both tubeless. Throughout the month of June the first units of the CG 160 Fan fitted with Vipal tyres began to arrive at local dealerships.
“It is with great joy that we celebrate this very valuable and important partnership for the company, a moment that ratifies our relevance and quality in the production of tyres for two-wheelers,” commented Felipe Henzel, the Manager of Vipal’s two-wheeler business unit. “The segment is growing and last year, about 1.4 million units were produced, according to data from Abraciclo. The year 2023 represents a moment of great optimism in the industry for an even greater evolution, with the expectation of producing 1.5 million motorcycle units, according to the Association’s projection,” he added.
Renan Patricio Lima, the CEO of Vipal Rubber, added: “Realising this partnership with Honda is a source of great pride. To see our Two-wheeled business evolve to the point of becoming a supplier of motorcycle tyres to the leading manufacturer in the domestic market, shows that we are on the right track.”