It’s no easier shopping for tires than it is for cars. Various tires from various makes fall under various categories and various price ranges. All that to say, it can be complicated to make tire recommendations.
Thankfully, for you, we’re on the ball and have put a recommended list together to help you along with your shopping.
In the process of doing so (with our friends from Talon Tire), we came across new tires that are promising on paper (and look good), but we cannot put them on the list as little to no feedback exists as of yet.
This is why the following list is here before you. I selected my favourite type of tires (anything to do with performance) and put these makes and models together. If you’re an early adopter or a fan of speed (or both), the following could meet all your criteria.
Consider these tires “safe bets” but little more for the moment. By this time next year we’ll know more and perhaps comments from some of you will help hoist them on our recommended list.
- Yokohama Advan Sport A/S V405 (high-performance): Should be very good on dry and wet surfaces with reasonable tread life
- GT Radial – Champiro UHP A/S (high-performance): Decent price, expected good tread life and wet-surface handling
- Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 (high-performance): Should provide good stability and be quiet for a W and Y speed-rated tire
- Pirelli P Zero Nero A/S + (performance/touring): Expected good handling and a good comfort/performance compromise
- Continental ControlContact Sport A/S (true all-season – performance): May or may not replace the DWS, should be very good on dry, good on wet. Expected to only be available later this year
- Bridgestone Potenza RE71R (extreme performance): Should turn out to be an excellent track/street use compromise tire with mitigated wet traction