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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.
19 Jul 2017, Mike J.
Product use: 6 months or more
About 60% of my driving time is open road. Went thru 2 tyres in around 38000kms (other 2 will be 45k when i change them next month) so wasnt happy with longevity at all. Moved onto the goodyear assurance triplemax.
No, this product has too many drawbacks.
19 Jul 2017, Mike J.
Definitely good grip and would agree probably saved a bit of petrol but...
I do about 60km return commute per day half and half between open road and city. The tyres
26 Jan 2015, Graeme F.
Product use: 1 - 3 months
We recently needed a new set of tyres and based on Consumer we bought the Yokohama BluEarth. We have noticed a significant improvement in fuel economy as well as noticing improved handling. Slightly more expensive but will off-set in one years fuel saving.
Yes, I recommend this product.