summer tyre test 225/40 R18 - Gute-Fahrt 2019
Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
|1.||Continental PremiumContact 6||very good|| |
The only one with very good rating in all categories except rolling resistance, quiet and comfortable, best in aquaplaning
| || £84 |
92 W + 1
|2.||GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5||very good -|| |
Best in wet braking, very good aquaplaning, great dry handling. Good comfort and noise.
Oversteering when on wet limit
| £69 |
|3.||Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2||very good -|| |
Great grip and wet braking, great aquaplaning resistance
| || £76 |
|4.||Nokian Powerproof||very good -|| |
Confident in the wet, stable in braking and handling, great grip in circle-riding, good in aquaplaning, rolling resistance and noise.
Comfort slightly influenced by sporty stiffness
| £64 |
|5.||Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 K117||very good -|| |
Changing the center of gravity does not affect it, the grip on the wet is good, no tendencies to understeer and has great stability
|6.||Bridgestone Turanza T005||good +|| |
Lowest rolling resistance, great wet grip, great dry driving response, good aquaplaning
| || £76 |
92 W + 5
|7.||Pirelli P ZERO||good +|| |
Traditionally great on the dry, stable with great steering response, the shortest braking distance on the dry.
Be careful about the short wet limit
| £112 |
88 Y + 3
|8.||Apollo Aspire XP||good +|| |
Safe on dry and wet, good braking, good grip when riding in circle, comfortable
higher tendency to understeer
|9.||Falken Azenis FK510||good +|| |
Inexpensive, good wet brakes, good rolling resistance.
Worse wet grip, more understeer. A little restless while driving at the limit.
| £72 |
92 Y + 1
|10.||Vredestein Ultrac Vorti||good +|| |
Good handling, balanced wet and dry grip, sporty features
Uncomfortable, extremely stiff
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