This tyre is made from a compound with a higher silica content to a summer tyre to keep the tyre flexible at lower temperatures. It’s tread boasts 3-D sipes – these are key to the performance of an asymmetric tyre in any weather weather.
A directional tyre is higher performance in wet conditions as water is more effectively dispersed from between the tyre and the road but this asymmetric tyre is an excellent choice for snowy conditions as each central groove allows five different types of tread block to be used. It also means these tread blocks can stand out further from the tyre and therefore cut into the surface more effectively.
The closely-knit tread blocks help ensure the tyre retains its shape and stability and prevents fast wear despite the more malleable properties of the rubber compound. The inner shoulder of the tyre reflects the outer shoulder but is slightly more perpendicular than the outer shoulder blocks. This ensures the good and even grip of the tyre. Everything about this tread pattern shouts grip and stability.