Smoke Bomb tires have dazzling launch by WPS
August 12, 2011
Filed under Features
Dealers who sell sport bike tires received a potential game-changer on Thursday when Western Power Sports unveiled the new Shinko 005 Smoke Bomb tires at the WPS headquarters in Boise, Idaho.
In front of a crowd of hundreds of WPS sales reps, vendors and employees, three riders performed burnouts of about 5-10 seconds each, providing a rainbow of smoke in red, green and blue. Check out the video of the unveiling here on the Powersports Businesss YouTube page.
The Cherry Bomb, Apple Bomb and Blueberry Bomb tires are black in color, but use technological advances to create the colored smoke.
“It’s insane,” Terry Baisley, WPS vice president of sales, said of the new product. “It’s been a year-and-a-half in development and a year of wishing and begging before that. It took a lot of us to make it happen.”
The tires can be smoked until the rider runs the tire down the rim. The tires produce the colored smoke with each burnout.
“You figure every kid on a sport bike out there with his flip-flops, his sunglasses – who should be wearing a helmet – is worried about doing a smoky burnout to attract the beautiful young lady sitting on the corner with her friends,” Baisley said. “This will just enhance their game.”
The tires are DOT street legal and come in 180-17 and 190-17 sizes. They have an MSRP of $249.95.
Read more about the Smoke Bomb tires along with a host of other products unveiled this week at the Western Powersports National Sales Meeting in the September edition of Powersports Business.