TaylorMade SIM 2 drivers will be the second edition of the popular range after being revealed ahead of 2021 launch.
The TaylorMade SIM broke new ground when launched in 2020, taking on the Twist Face Technology in a driver head designed for Shape In Motion – where the SIM name came from.
The SIM 2 range builds on its predecessor as the next evolution from TaylorMade. The 2021 release will once again feature the SIM, Max and Max D models.
Images released of the SIM 2 show a largely similar club head with subtle additions made from the first edition.
The driver is now on the conforming list and has been tested by Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. Both were pictured on TaylorMade’s official social media accounts.
TaylorMade SIM 2 Driver Review
The SIM 2 driver looks very similar to the SIM from the images that have been released with the now expected black and white crown from TaylorMade – although interestingly we get a light blue flash too.
Twist Face Technology and Inertia Generator have been retained from the previous version of the SIM, but one important change appears to be in the Speed Pocket.
The key aerodynamic feature, which held produce greater clubhead speeds, has been made bigger in the SIM 2.
The moveable weight track in the SIM has been replaced with a fixed weight in the SIM 2. It has also been moved to the centre, and results in “High MOI – Low Spin” which is detailed on the sole.
The SIM has been listed as having 8-degree, 9-degree and 10.5 degree options with strengthened lofts ahead of their debut.
TaylorMade SIM 2 Max Driver Review
There are a few subtle differences between the SIM and Max models in the range, the most notable being the location of the fixed weight.
In the Max, the weight is closer to the heel and its positioning has resulted in the “Low Spin” promise being removed from this model. TaylorMade do still list “High MOI” as a feature.
Like the SIM, the Speed Pocket is bigger than in previous models. The Twist Face Technology and Inertia Generator is present in the Max driver to maximise speed of the tee.
TaylorMade SIM 2 Max D Driver Review
Images and details of the SIM 2 Max D have not been released and it is not yet on the conforming list for the USGA and R&A.
But it is highly likely that the Max D model will appear when the SIMs go on general sale. The draw-bias model was a part of the first edition of the SIM drivers.
It is expected that the Max D driver will have the fixed weight positioned towards the heel to create the draw bias.
When will the new TaylorMade SIM 2 drivers be released?
There is no definite date for the release of the SIM 2 drivers. Spring 2021 is the most likely release date for general sale.
What models of the new TaylorMade SIM drivers are available?
Just as in the SIM range, there will be three models of the SIM 2 driver. They will be the SIM, Max and Max D options.
How much do the TaylorMade SIM 2 drivers cost?
The SIM 2 drivers are expected to retail at around the £450 mark when officially released for general sale.