ABOUT US

Modern Tire was founded in 1939 as Modern Tire Treaders. Some thirty years later in 1969 Modern Tire received an inventory list from Bridgestone's Chicago warehouse and in that list was an assortment of motorcycle tires. At that time Modern Tire had never dealt with motorcycle tires, but knew motorcycles were becoming a popular mode of transportation in the USA after WWII. Upone arrival of the 1st motorcycle tire shipment, Modern sales reps began contacting and visiting Midwest Powersport dealers. Every motorcycle tire on that 1st Bridgestone order was sold within weeks. Modern knew they might be onto something and ordered more Bridgestone motorcycle tires very soon after. Things were going so well that in 1973 the Kenda & Cheng-Shin brands were added. In 1974 Modern Tire decided to allocate more of their resources to the Powersports industry and began wholesaling motorcycle tires full time to dealerships throught the Midwest.

At this time, the retread plant closed and was converted to additional warehousing and the name changed from Modern Tire Treaders to the present Modern Tire. In 1991 Modern Tire was acquired by Raben Tire Co., Inc., a Midwest retreading, wholesale and auto service tire company. Modern Tire relocated just a few blocks away to Raben Tire headquarters in Evansville, IN and began dealing heavier in ATV, motocross, enduro, lawn, garden and trailer tires.

Today we are one of the few companies in the world that distributes every product type of Michelin and Goodyear brand tires. The two companies operate separately, but combined we can service any tire from a 410-4 turf tire to a 59/80R63 earthmover tire. Today Modern Tire is one of the largest specialty tire & wheel distributors in the US and services dealers all across the USA. Our specialty is our knowledge and ability to custom mount any ATV tire on any ATV wheel and ship ready to ride. Modern Tire has seen great growth in the past and is working harder to see the same growth in the future. Today Modern TIre's brands include Bridgestone, Michelin, Super Grip, Kenda, Continental, GBC, Goodyear, Maxxis, Cheng-Shin, Carlisle, Titan, Ramsey, Dunlop and Avon, Vision Wheel, and Douglas Wheel. For more information on Modern Tire email us at info@moderntire.com

Never bought from Modern before then now is the time to start. Download a dealer application from our Contact Us page. Note that Modern tire does NOT conduct direct customer sales. For pricing or to place an order, contact your local powersports dealer. For the name of a Modern Tire dealer near you, use this website's Dealer Locator.

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