Nankang NS2

Dry Grip 77%
Wet Grip 58%
Road Feedback 66%
Handling 62%
Wear 75%
Comfort 63%
Buy again 61%

The Nankang NS2 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Nankang NS1

This tyre has been replaced by the Nankang Noble Sport NS20

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Tyre review data from 196 tyre reviews averaging 66% over 1,742,039 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2012 Auto Bild 20 inch Tyre Test - 7th of 8 tyres

  • Positive - Low rolling resistance.
  • Negative - Dangerously long braking distance in the wet, wet understeer, reduced steering precision, loud and uncomfortable.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
155/55 R14 69V   F C 71  
205/60 R14 92H XL   E C 71  
155/65 R14 75V   F C 71  
185/45 R15 75V   F C 71  
195/45 R15 78V   F C 71  
165/50 R15 72V   F C 71  
195/50 R15 82V   F C 71  
205/50 R15 86V   F C 71  
185/55 R15 82V   F C 71  
165/40 R16 73V XL   F C 71  
205/40 R16 83V XL   F C 71  
215/40 R16 86W XL   F C 71  
165/45 R16 74V   F C 71  
195/45 R16 84V XL   F C 71  
205/45 R16 87V XL   F C 71  
195/50 R16 84V   F C 71  
205/50 R16 87V   F C 71  
205/55 R16 91V   E C 71  
215/55 R16 93V   E C 71  
215/55 R16 97W XL   E C 71  
225/55 R16 95V   E C 71  
225/55 R16 95W   E C 71  
165/35 R17 75V   F C 71  
185/35 R17 82V   F C 71  
165/40 R17 75V   F C 71  
205/40 R17 84V XL   F C 71  
215/40 R17 87V XL   F C 71  
235/40 R17 90V   F C 71  
245/40 R17 91V   E C 71  
245/40 R17 91W   E C 71  
255/40 R17 94V   E C 71  
275/40 R17 98W   E C 73  
205/45 R17 88V XL   F C 71  
215/45 R17 91V XL   E C 71  
215/45 R17 91W XL   E C 71  
225/45 R17 94V XL   E C 71  
235/45 R17 94V   E C 71  
205/50 R17 93W XL   E C 71  
225/55 R17 101W XL   E C 71  
285/30 R18 93Y   E C 71  
215/35 R18 84W XL   F C 71  
225/35 R18 87W XL   F C 71  
255/35 R18 94W XL   E C 71  
265/35 R18 93W   E C 71  
215/40 R18 89W XL   F C 71  
225/40 R18 92W XL   E C 71  
235/40 R18 95W XL   E C 71  
245/40 R18 97W XL   E C 71  
225/45 R18 91W   F C 71  
225/45 R18 95W XL   E C 71  
245/45 R18 100Y XL   E C 71  
245/30 R19 89Y XL   F C 71  
265/30 R19 93Y XL   E C 71  
275/30 R19 96Y XL   E C 71  
285/30 R19 94Y XL   E C 71  
215/35 R19 85Y   F C 71  
225/35 R19 88Y XL   F C 71  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E C 71  
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E C 71  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E C 71  
275/35 R19 96Y   E C 71  
225/40 R19 93Y XL   E C 71  
275/40 R19 101Y   E C 71  
245/45 R19 98Y   E C 71  
225/30 R20 85W XL   F C 71  
235/30 R20 88W XL   F C 71  
245/30 R20 95Y XL   E C 71  
255/30 R20 92Y XL   E C 71  
275/30 R20 97Y XL   E C 71  
285/30 R20 99Y XL   E C 71  
225/35 R20 90Y XL   F C 71  
235/35 R20 92W XL   E C 71  
245/35 R20 95Y   E C 71  
255/35 R20 97Y XL   E C 71  
275/35 R20 102Y XL   E C 71  
255/30 R22 95W XL   E C 71  
265/30 R22 100W XL   E C 71  

Questions and Answers for the Nankang NS2

2016-05-31 - Hi there, i plan to replace my car tyres, size 205/55 R16. i previously owned yokohama advan db. Now i plan to move any good budget tyres. I am thinking to switch to nankang ns2?. but these are rotational. Would like to have your advise on rotational tyres. Are these better from non rotational tyres or there is no difference?

Manufacturers primarily switched to non-directional (asymmetric) tyres to make OE fitment easier for vehicle manufacturers. A directional tyre usually has better aquaplaning performance, but as most directional tyres are now older designs, you might be better off with a more modern asymmetric pattern.


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Size Price Range  
205/45 R16 £47.10 - £58.60 (12 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £51.90 - £53.40 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £50.60 - £59.30 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R18 £61.70 - £68.60 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/35 R19 £92.10 - £97.40 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 84 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Nankang NS2 Review

Given 70% while driving a BMW 520d (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
This is old tire model, but if this review helps someone...They were not that horrible on normal driving. Somewhat reduced grip on wet, but mostly very average tyres. I think Nankang might have quality issues, because some will praise them, and others are trashing them. We have quite rough roads in Finland, and mostly very strict speed limits, so I have very limited experience from progressiveness or how it handle at the limits. However, I had never any issues with these.
120 - tyre reviewed on April 21, 2016   

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Given 71% while driving a Volkswagen Passat 2.0 140 TDI Sport Estate (235/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 30,000 average miles
Good tyres and value for money. Only down side is the rear tyres feathered a bit and made a little more road noise.
Otherwise all good.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 25, 2018   
Given 71% while driving a Vauxhall Astra 1.8 sport (225/35 R18 W) on mostly town for 3,000 average miles
Love the look and feel of this tire. I do a lot of racing ie go karts outdoor and indoor so i like to have very good feel through my car. I find these tires give me decent grip and a lot of feel through the car. Mainly because of how low profile they're meaning that i feel a lot of bumps in the road. But that's just how i like my cars. This is the second time having these on my car and before that i had continental sport contact 2's. These are not quite as good as the conti's but i prefer the way they feel.
3 - tyre reviewed on July 17, 2018   
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Given 26% while driving a Vauxhall Insignia CDTI SRI 160 (245/35 R20 W) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
These are the worst tyres I have ever came across. I was driving along a recently dug up road in France at 30kmp and where it rejoined the tarmac there was a lip of about 1”. Both tyre walls failed and I ended up stranded for three days as the size I needed 245/35/20 had to be specially ordered in. I had only purchased these tyres 3 months previously so it’s not as they had lost of wear. Shocking tyres.
1 - tyre reviewed on June 17, 2018   
Given 83% while driving a Ford Mondeo Titanium 2.0 TCDI (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 16,000 spirited miles
never heard of them before, 16,000 miles later I have had to change the front tyres. brilliant value tyres.
14 - tyre reviewed on May 16, 2018   

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