High handling precision Optimised tread design with enhanced tie bars ensure pattern stability as well as pressure distribution in the contact surface. This improves driving on curvy roads and offers reliable braking performance in dry conditions.
Reliable wet performance Numerous notches in combination with the open inner shoulder and wide circumferential grooves provide very good water dispersion and improve grip and braking on wet roads.
Low rolling resistance & High mileage The new generation of silica-enriched tread compound with new polymer technology reduces rolling resistance and offers longer tyre service life with eco-friendly performance.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Gislaved Ultra Speed 2 tyre review
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21.05.2020fromdavid jones While i'm not what you may call an aggressive sort of driver, i do like to put my foot down and throw the car around occasionally! Because of being in lockdown thanks to covid19 i haven't done the kind of mileage i would normally have done! I couldn't rate the tyres on wear or on fuel consumption as any more than 4 stars because of the lack of miles covered! I bought the tyres at the time we were having horrendous weather with record amounts of rainfall, i was very glad that i did, the tyres handled the conditions superbly, i was very impressed! On dry roads they performed marginally less well but not badly! My only criticism would be that they feel a little wollowy, that the side walls could be a little stiffer, you do get used to them though. I wouldn't put anyone off buying them, at the price they are a very good choice!