SmarTire Systems has signed an agreement with Nichols Motorcycle Supply to distribute its active tyre pressure and temperature monitoring system in the United States.

The distribution agreement was accompanied by an initial order. Chicago-based Nichols Motorcycle Supply was established in 1948 and is said to have built a reputation for delivering innovative new products to the motorcycle industry.

The distribution agreement follows the successful launch of the tyre pressure monitor system at a motorcycle dealer show in Indianapolis.

The SmarTire system displays each tyre’s pressure, temperature and pressure deviation at the press of a button. If the system detects a loss of air pressure or abnormally high tyre temperature, a bright warning light automatically alerts the rider.