Salvo Pennisi: We have a strong test department that works step-by-step with R&D; to continuously improve our tire technology. Our test department rode over 1,000,000 kilometers developing the new ME888 Marathon Ultra. Wet miles, dry miles, cold tests in Europe, hot tests in Brazil, even track tests. Why track tests for a cruiser tire? We always test at the limits. That last 1 percent is the difference between crashing and not crashing.