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No obvious bad points.
Our tests examine the difference in performance between tyres in extreme conditions. In daily driving you probably won’t notice it, but how your tyres perform in an emergency or wet conditions is when the difference really counts. Our tests are performed by a trained driver under controlled conditions on a closed track.
Overall score is calculated from wet cornering (30%), wet braking (30%), dry cornering (20%) and dry braking (20%).
Cornering assesses how well the tyres keep the test car in a set lane at speeds of 80km/h and 85km/h in dry conditions, and 75km/h and 80km/h in wet conditions. We use a right-hand corner with a radius of 55m. The tyres are tested twice in differing orders.
Braking measures the distance it takes to come to a complete standstill in emergency braking tests from driving speeds of 50km/h and 80km/h in both dry and wet conditions.
Rolling resistance measures the distance it takes to roll to a stop from a starting speed of 25km/h. This is completed 5 times, and the shortest and longest measured distances are discarded. The 3 remaining measured distances are then averaged.
Noise (where listed) is measured at head level while driving on coarse-chip seal. Where 2 measures are given, they are at 50km/h and 80km/h.
Price is per tyre (including fitting and balancing). The price guide is drawn from online prices, RRPs and quotes from tyre fitters.
25 Dec 2017, Andrew T.
Product use: 6 months or more
Hifly tyres are badly criticised by other overseas online materials but I don't think the HF201 is that bad. I think HF201 work quite well under New Zealand conditions. I have 4 new HF201 on my Toyota IST at 87,000km. The millage is now 104,000km and they are all good. However, my driving style is always gentle and drive within speed limited. At least they are much better than those Supercat tyres I had which their sidewall can be chipped very easily.
Bad critics about Hifly tyres overseas can be shaken your confidence about choosing Hifly tyres.
Maybe, it depends on what you're after.
23 Dec 2017, Tristan B.
Product use: 6 months or more
Good value, quiet ride and reasonably long lasting. Used these on my daughters car, 205/16/65 (I think) they ride much better and lasted longer than the Minerva’s.
I have used the Hi Flys before when my budget is tight and have always been happy with my purchase.
Yes, I recommend this product.
01 May 2017, Jason H.
I'm quite surprised that Consumer is actually recommending this tyre. You look for reviews of this tyre online, and you will see half of the people either happy, or say that it is outright dangerous. It is considered a cheaper low end tyre by those selling them. You run the real risk of loosing grip to the road in wet weather, so be warned. You really do get what you pay for.
No, this product has too many drawbacks.
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