|Dry Braking||▲Semperit SpeedLife 2: 24.85 M|
▼Dayton Touring 2: 25.98 M
|Subj. Dry Handling||▲Kleber Dynaxer HP 3: 9 Points|
▼Cooper Zeon CS8: 7 Points
|Wet Braking||▲Semperit SpeedLife 2: 27.8 M|
▼Dayton Touring 2: 30.7 M
|Wet Handling||▲Semperit SpeedLife 2: 57.7 s|
▼Dayton Touring 2: 60.2 s
|Subj. Wet Handling||▲Debica Presto HP: 8.9 Points|
▼Dayton Touring 2: 7.9 Points
|Straight Aqua||▲Semperit SpeedLife 2: 86.5 Km/H|
▼Cooper Zeon CS8: 79.2 Km/H
|Noise||▲Cooper Zeon CS8: 66.4 dB|
▼Nokian Nordman SX2: 67.3 dB
|Rolling Resistance||▲Maxxis Premitra HP5: 7.87 kg / t|
▼Cooper Zeon CS8: 9.36 kg / t
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
Negative: Tendency for liftoff oversteer.
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2nd: Maxxis Premitra HP5
Negative: Unstable during high speed cornering, increased noise.
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2nd: Nokian Nordman SX2
Negative: Increased noise.
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4th: Debica Presto HP
Negative: High rolling resistance, low resistance to aquaplaning, long braking distance on wet surfaces.
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5th: Kleber Dynaxer HP 3
Negative: Average wet handling and long wet braking.
6th: Cooper Zeon CS8
Negative: Low wet grip, high rolling resistance.
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7th: Sumitomo BC100
Negative: Long braking in the dry and wet, low wet grip and oversteer balance.
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8th: Dayton Touring 2
Negative: Long braking distances and poor wet handling.
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