Though Riken tyres might not be widely known, the firm has French giant Michelin at its side. Riken was founded in Japan around 100 years ago and began producing tyres some time later - its products first became popular in the USA in the 1970s. Riken became part of Michelin in 1992 and its presence in Europe has been growing at an accelerated rate ever since. Riken tyres can now be purchased in the UK through retailers such as 123spareparts.co.uk and represent an attractively-priced alternative to premium Michelin products. The range includes tyres for passenger cars and lorries.
The quality of Riken tyres is sufficient to satisfy the needs of a broad cross-section of motorists. The tyres fare well in the UK's temperate climate, where heavy snowfall is rarely an issue in winter. The tread design of the Riken Snowtime B2 functions well on ice and snow and is capable of draining water on wet streets - an ability shared by the Riken Maystorm 2 B2, its counterpart for the summer. The Snowtime B2 and Maystorm 2 B2 are designed for compact cars and, like all Riken tyres, are available in a variety of sizes. 123spareparts.co.uk offers Riken tyres at unbeatable prices. It also offers free shipping on all orders of two tyres or more for customers living on the UK mainland. Choose whether to receive your tyres at home or have them sent directly to a workshop, where you can arrange for them to be changed for you.