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NSU Ro80 Tyres

1976 NSU Ro 80 BJ

1976 NSU Ro 80 BJ

  • The original tyre for the NSU Ro80 is the 175 HR 14 Michelin XAS and is recommended by Longstone Tyres.
  • The Michelin XAS in period was an expensive tyre. Car manufacturers only fitted it because it dramatically improved the handling of the Ro80.
  • People often fit modern more low profile tyres, because they are cheap, but it does compromise the extraordinal NSU.
  • The Asymmetric carcass and tread of the XAS improves the directional stability of a classic car.
  • Wide low profile or modern section square shoulder tyres will cause an NSU Ro80 to track on rutted dual carriageways.
  • If you need innertubes we suggest an Michelin 14E inner tube.

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    NSU Ro 80 Recommended Tyres

  1. 175HR14 Michelin XAS
    175 HR 14 Michelin XAS

    Starting at £201.60 £168.00

  2. Michelin 14E Offset Valve Inner Tube
    Michelin 14E Offset Valve Inner Tube

    Starting at £21.60 £18.00

  3. Other Options for NSU Ro 80 Tyres

  4. 175HR14 Vredestein
    175 R 14 Vredestein

    Starting at £178.80 £149.00

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History of the NSU Ro 80

Built between 1967-1977 the NSU Ro 80 was a technologically advanced large 4-door sedan that was front-wheel drive with a semi-automatic transmission. Due to construction faults in the engine however it soon gained a reputation for unreliability, that led to problems with NSU's finances and its acquisition by Volkswagen in 1969 despite it being voted Car of the Year in 1968.

NSU Ro 80 Michelin XAS Tyres

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