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Old 08-02-2007, 11:52 PM   #174
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Join Date: Nov 2004
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: A-town PA
2006 2012 Weee-strom
SV650 For sale


#1.) what tire are you offering for review (please include size)

Hankook RS2 Ventus 215-50/16

#2.) what is your geographic location


#3.) what types of driving events if any (i.e. track, AutoX, RallyX)

I have not attended track events so far. I'm seeing what life they get driven nicely.

#4.) percent of highway vs. city driving

Highway 20% City 20% Country roads 60%

#5.) your review and personal comments

I switched from RE92's to these 6k miles ago, needless to say these tires are a Godsend. Initial impressions (after first 200 miles brushing) is they grip extremely well in most conditions. Wet grip is phenomenal minus polished/tar surfaces, dry grip is astounding versus most road tires, and even the dirt/gravel grip surprised me, all categories BETTER than the RE92's as expected. The tire resists hydroplaning very well, much better than the 92's again. As far as wear: so far I have 6k miles and I forecast 25k-30k miles at this wear rate. I have driven them hard a few times, so I am very pleased with the wear so far. Tires have been rotated at 4,000 miles and pressure is kept at 40 lbs. all around.

Bottom line: The Hankook Ventus RS2's are an excellent replacement tire for the Stock RE92's if you are going for a summer performance tire. At 97$ a tire, these have made me more than happy. I'll of course update when my tires are dead, but if I get a winter set, I foresee me getting 2 Summer/Fall seasons out of each set.

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