Tag: Tyre tests

Hankook reviews tyre test successes

Hankook reviews tyre test successes

23rd November 2018 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire says it “is ready for winter” with its Winter i*cept RS 2, Winter i*cept Evo 2 and Winter i*Pike RS 2 ranges, and to prove points to the tyres’ performance in independent tyre tests conducted in Germany, Finland, Russia, Sweden and the UK. The tyre maker notes that the testers praised “above all” the handling and braking characteristics of the Hankook tyres on snow.

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Winter test: ADAC puts 14-inch tyres through their paces

Winter test: ADAC puts 14-inch tyres through their paces

2nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

No prizes for guessing the winner of the ADAC 14-inch winter tyre test. It’s the same tyre that won this year’s ADAC 16-inch test. And the Auto Express winter test. And this year’s winter tyre comparos from GTÜ and auto motor und sport. Not to mention close runner-up in the Auto Bild winter test. We are of course talking about the WinterContact TS 860. This time round, the Continental overachiever shared its victory with the Dunlop Winter Response 2. Special mention should also be made of ADAC’s runner-up tyre, the Firestone Winterhawk 3 – a product offering the attractive combination of good performance and low purchase price.

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All-rounders take top honours in ams winter tyre test

All-rounders take top honours in ams winter tyre test

1st October 2018 | 0 Comments

Debuting in 1946 and featuring US army runabout the Jeep in its first issue, auto motor und sport (ams to abbreviation-happy Germans) has grown into one of Germany’s leading motoring publications and a regular feature in the tyre testing landscape. After publishing its 2018 all-season test in the first half of September, ams has turned its attention to winter tyres.

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Conti seals hat-trick in Auto Express winter tyre test reflecting British climate

Conti seals hat-trick in Auto Express winter tyre test reflecting British climate

28th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental’s WinterContact TS 860 has won its third consecutive Auto Express winter tyre test. The tyre beat strong competition from major manufacturers, most notably Hankook, whose Winter i*cept RS2 received a “commended” rating in second place, in a test tweaked this year “to better reflect UK driving conditions”. Outside the winter tyre competition, Auto Express also commented that the all-season control tyre, the Michelin CrossClimate+, not only finished close to the top in dry and wet tests, but was also only behind Hankook’s star performer in the snow – a result Auto Express described as “remarkable”.

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Continental, Goodyear joint victors in ADAC 16-inch winter tyre test

Continental, Goodyear joint victors in ADAC 16-inch winter tyre test

28th September 2018 | 0 Comments

September has been packed with tyre tests, with Auto Express, Auto Bild, GTÜ and auto, motor und sport all publishing comparative evaluations of winter and/or all-season tyres. German motoring association ADAC has come to the party with not one, but two winter tyre tests.

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New vehicle emissions testing facility RDE ready

New vehicle emissions testing facility RDE ready

12th September 2018 | 0 Comments

A facility to test new vehicles for emissions has opened in the UK as car manufacturers battle a bottleneck in updating line-ups to the latest protocols. The facility in Northampton, built by Mahle Powertrain, is unique in the UK, and is claimed to be the world’s first dedicated Real Driving Emissions test centre.

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Dunlop SportSmart TT wins Fast Bikes blind tyre test

10th September 2018 | 0 Comments

UK-based motorcycle magazine, Fast Bikes, has named the Dunlop SportSmart TT as the winner of a blind track test of six of the leading hypersport tyres on the market. Testing each tyre independently on the 2018 Yamaha YZF-R1M, Fast Bikes’ Mike Booth considered feel, stability and outright grip on each of the tyres tested.

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Delticom relaunches Tyretest.com tyre review site

28th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Delticom has re-launched its Tyretest.com sites following a design facelift. The customer review-based website has also been optimised for display on mobile end devices. Tyretest.com was launched in 2000. Since then, the portal has been expanded to over 20 countries. It now has more than 600,000 tyre and product reviews in its database.

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Tread updates web site with new services

Tread updates web site with new services

21st May 2018 | 0 Comments

After seven years of development Tread Ltd has published an updated website, reflecting “the expanding number of services the firm offers”. “In addition to subjective and objective test driver support, our fleet of test vehicles has just been updated to reflect the current OEM and REM/Magazine trends for tyre development and fitments using the latest test cars,” the company explained in a statement, adding the following vehicles are now included in its test fleet:

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Pirelli tops PS hypersport tyre test

Pirelli tops PS hypersport tyre test

14th May 2018 | 0 Comments

When presented late last year, the Diablo Rosso Corsa II was hailed as Pirelli's “first tri-compound motorcycle tyre” for the road, a product developed using technology directly taken from the FIM World Superbike Championship. This provenance and compounding wizardly has now been scrutinised by German motorcycling magazine PS. The publication’s test team liked what they found.

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All-season test ‘validates’ efforts to deliver high-performing tyres, says Nexen Tire

All-season test ‘validates’ efforts to deliver high-performing tyres, says Nexen Tire

4th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Victory in the all-season tyre test carried out by several European motoring organisations is, says Nexen Tire, proof of the superiority of its N’Blue 4 Season. The Nexen rubber was ranked first in the test of nine 175/65R14 T/H tyres thanks to its good performance in wet and icy conditions.

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Test: European motoring clubs still not enthusiastic about all-season tyres

Test: European motoring clubs still not enthusiastic about all-season tyres

26th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Three motoring clubs in Europe – Germany’s ADAC, the ÖAMTC in Austria and Switzerland’s TCS – have published the results of their joint all-season tyre test. The trio put nine 175/65 R14 82/86 T/H tyres through their paces, with dry testing taking place in the summer, the disciplines in autumn and ice and snow testing during the winter months.

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Performance at an ‘astonishing level’ – Auto Bild Allrad tests all-season SUV tyres

Performance at an ‘astonishing level’ – Auto Bild Allrad tests all-season SUV tyres

18th April 2018 | 0 Comments

It was a victory for Goodyear in the all-season SUV tyre test published by Auto Bild Allrad this month. The publication voted the Vector 4Seasons SUV Gen-2 the winner of its six-tyre comparative evaluation, honouring the Goodyear rubber with the only ‘exemplary’ rating of the test.

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Test World doubles length of snow and ice test platforms

Test World doubles length of snow and ice test platforms

5th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Well-known Finnish test centre Test World is expanding its year-round testing options. According to the company, this year it is more than doubling the length of the existing natural snow and ice platforms, and introducing asphalt tracks for wet and dry braking and aquaplaning, all under one roof. The new and extended indoor tracks will be opening from April 2018.

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Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure named ‘Tyre of the Year 2017’

21st November 2017 | 0 Comments

Neumáticos y Mecánica Rápida magazine has named the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure the best 4x4/SUV tyre of 2017.

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