Released for the 2013 season, Hankook has unveiled their new Ultra High Performance All-Season tire, the Ventus S1 noble2. The tire is very popular as it's offered in many sizes, ranging from 16" all the way up to 20". This asymmetric all-season tire features a UTQG rating of 500 AA A, which is excellent for this category. It's also offered with a 50,000-mile treadlife warranty, as well as a one-year Manufacturer Road Hazard Warranty that provides customers with peace of mind.
Ventus S1 noble2 tires use hybrid compound technology silica that combines wet road traction with lower rolling resistance and longer treadlife. The compound is molded into a sophisticated semi-rib asymmetric tread design that features notched outboard shoulders, intermediate and center ribs to deliver responsive handling and stable cornering in dry conditions. Four circumferential grooves and inboard Aqua Hydro Block technology offer efficient wet traction and braking. Carving edge grooves and 3D sipes promote wet road and wintertime traction without abandoning dry road response and handling.
I was able to test this tire recently and can report that it offers a very nice ride with precise handling and is very responsive to input. Check back soon for a complete recap of our test results.