|Wet Braking||▲Semperit SpeedLife 2: 27.8 M|
▼Dayton Touring 2: 30.7 M
|Dry Braking||▲Semperit SpeedLife 2: 24.85 M|
▼Dayton Touring 2: 25.98 M
|Wet Handling||▲Maxxis Premitra HP5: 57.7 s|
▼Dayton Touring 2: 60.2 s
|Rolling Resistance||▲Maxxis Premitra HP5: 7.87 kg / t|
▼Cooper Zeon CS8: 9.36 kg / t
|Noise||▲Cooper Zeon CS8: 66.4 dB|
▼Nokian Nordman SX2: 67.3 dB
|Straight Aqua||▲Semperit SpeedLife 2: 86.5 Km/H|
▼Cooper Zeon CS8: 79.2 Km/H
|Subj. Dry Handling||▲Nokian Nordman SX2: 9 Points|
▼Cooper Zeon CS8: 7 Points
|Subj. Wet Handling||▲Debica Presto HP: 8.9 Points|
▼Sumitomo BC100: 7.9 Points
While midrange tyres are cheaper than their premium rivals, they're not the cheapest tyres available on market, so in theory should still provide a reasonable level of performance, just offering better value.
The full test data is below, and it's a shame Moottori didn't include a premium tyre as a reference to see exactly what performances change as the price gets cheaper.
It's also worth noting, Semperit is owned by Continental, Kleber by Michelin and Goodyear owns Debica.
During dry testing, the Semperit SpeedLife 2 offered the most grip during the dry braking testing, and the Nokian and Kleber proved to have the best subjective handling. Interestingly Moottori didn't offer the dry handling laptimes.
Semperit continued its strong performance in the wet, offering the highest grip in wet braking and handling, which isn't a huge surprise given Semperit is own by wet weather kings, Continental. As in the dry testing, Maxxis was again extremely close to Semperit.
Maxxis proved to have an excellent blend of wet performance and low rolling resistance.
While Cooper had the lowest noise.
|1st: Semperit SpeedLife 2|
Positive: High aquaplaning resistance, short braking distance on dry and wet surfaces.
Negative: Tendency for liftoff oversteer.
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|2nd: Maxxis Premitra HP5|
Positive: Good handling on dry surfaces, short braking distance on dry and wet surfaces, low rolling resistance.
Negative: Unstable during high speed cornering, increased noise.
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|2nd: Nokian Nordman SX2|
Positive: Good handling on dry and wet surfaces, including during emergency maneuvers, high aquaplaning resistance.
Negative: Increased noise.
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|4th: Debica Presto HP|
Positive: Good handling on dry and wet surfaces, short braking distance on a dry surface.
Negative: High rolling resistance, low resistance to aquaplaning, long braking distance on wet surfaces.
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|5th: Kleber Dynaxer HP 3|
Positive: Good handling on dry surfaces, low rolling resistance.
Negative: Average wet handling and long wet braking.
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|6th: Cooper Zeon CS8|
Positive: Low noise, acceptable in the dry.
Negative: Low wet grip, high rolling resistance.
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|7th: Sumitomo BC100|
Positive: None mentioned.
Negative: Long braking in the dry and wet, low wet grip and oversteer balance.
|8th: Dayton Touring 2|
Positive: Acceptable aquaplaning resistance.
Negative: Long braking distances and poor wet handling.
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