Be careful in a rain on them -) You will be surprised - lol!!!Well it is time to change tyres now and i finally went for the yoko's S drive.
They are supposed to be good and been getting good feedback by a few friends who actually used them.
Well i have been using them for only 100kms or so.
The first impression was,hhmm... soft tyres. But they have lesser road noise and are more comfortable.
Handling is nothing compared to the yoko advans [ my favourite ] but i was surprised with the soft rubber.
The sidewall is slightly soft as well and this reflects the cornering ablility,which is acceptable in aggressive driving.
It really sticks to the tarmac [ dry surface ] and in bends/roudabouts it gives good confidence when pushing it.
I will wait for some rain and then get back for wet surface behaviour.
The feedback/steering response is slighter lesser than the advans.
At high speeds the 'road feeling' of the tyres is not there,the steering becomes too light.Here i must say that i prefer the yoko advans!
Verdict: They are good tyres if you are on a budget and absorb road noise well.
But they are not in the leagues of the likes like yoko advans neova/bridgestones adrenaline or potenza so3.
I will wait for the tyres to wear down a bit and then give some more info.
People - try Dunlop Sport Fast Response - it's not that expensive, but pretty good tyres for the buck! And they're awesome in rain/snow and in fact has won an Award in Dry Braking and Aquaplinning resistance as well as Rolling Resistance (so you will save some cash on petrol with them).