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Nitto Trail Grappler SXS

Nitto’s first tire for side-by-side vehicles shares the race-proven technology pioneered in the legendary Trail Grappler light truck tire.

Fast Facts:

  • The Nitto Trail Grappler SXS is Nitto’s first ever powersports tire, designed to handle the demands of performance side-by-side vehicles.
  • It draws on years of Nitto’s off-road tire expertise to craft the perfect performance side-by-side vehicle tire.
  • Available in the popular 30×9.5R15 and 32×9.5R15 at launch size at launch in June 2019. .
Nitto Trail Grappler SXS

Nitto Trail Grappler SXS

Cypress, Calif. (May 28, 2019) – Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street & SUV performance tires, has announced its first-ever tire for side-by-side vehicles, the Nitto Trail Grappler SXS. Sharing technology and design details with the popular Nitto Trail Grappler light truck tires, the Trail Grappler SXS now brings Nitto performance and reliability to the powersports market.

The Nitto Trail Grappler SXS utilizes proprietary Nitto technologies from the Trail Grappler light truck tires. Some of these innovations include reinforced shoulder groove for greater off-road handling performance without sacrificing tread block stiffness and computer-designed tread blocks for optimized mud and dirt evacuation from the tread.

“Nitto Tire is excited to enter the booming powersports market with the Trail Grappler SXS,” said Angelo Naval, Nitto Tire U.S.A.’s Senior Director of Product Planning and Business Development. “We’ve drawn on our years of experience in race-winning and proven off-road tire construction to bring signature Nitto performance to an entirely new market segment.”

Trail Grappler SXS

The new Trail Grappler SxS tire is purpose built for today’s high horsepower, longer travel SxS’s providing unprecedent traction and reliability in any terrain conditions. With over 2 years of development and following engineering elements in Nitto’s winning King Of The Hammers race tire, the Trail Grappler SxS features purpose built radial construction, dedicated off-highway competition compound and unique sidewall design setting it apart from all others. Whether carving the trails in the Upper Peninsula, crawling the canyons in Johnson Valley or taking on the dream of racing Baja, the Trail Grappler SxS will inspire confidence in your next trail ride! Visit Trail Grappler SxS webpage: | #TrailGrapplerSXS | #GrapplerAdventure | #GrappleIt | #FueledByEnthusiasts

Posted by Nitto Tire USA on Monday, June 17, 2019

The Trail Grappler SXS was first teased at the 2019 SEMA Show and then put through its paces at the 2019 Can-Am UTV King of the Hammers Presented by HCR race where it took three of the top ten finishes. Team Nitto drivers proved the new tire’s performance and off-road reliability in the harshest possible conditions through both high speed desert running and technical rock crawling.

The Trail Grappler SXS is first launching in the popular 30×9.5R15 and 32×9.5R15 size in June 2019. To learn more about Nitto Tires, please visit Nitto on Facebook at, on Twitter at @NittoTire, on YouTube at, or at

About Nitto Tire

Nitto ( develops performance tires for all uses, including racing, off-road and street. Using state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing facilities in both Japan and the United States, Nitto provides innovative and high-quality performance tires for the most demanding automotive enthusiasts. For more information about Nitto or its products, visit the company’s web site or contact the company directly.  Nitto is a registered trademark of Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc.

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