Who Makes Riken Raptor Tires?


Quick Answer

Riken Raptor tires belong to Michelin, one of the leading tire manufacturers in the world. Tire brands include Riken HR Raptor, Riken VR Raptor and Riken ZR Raptor.

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Riken Gomu was a Japanese company started in 1917. It specialized in physical science and chemical research but later ventured into tire manufacturing. Riken Gomu started exporting Riken branded tires to the United States in 1979. The company later grew into a full-fledged tire manufacturer, exporting to various zones in Europe.

In 1992, Riken Gomu registered as a brand with Michelin Okamoto Tire Corporation. It is after this acquisition that Michelin changed the name to Riken. The brand produces a wide range of tires and distributes them across various zones in Europe.

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