The new Ventus S1 evo K107 was designed and built for improved durability and to minimize distortion at high speeds and high temperatures
The Ventus S1 evo’s profile and structure ensure optimal ground contact pressure for responsive performance at high speeds
Optimized ground contact means better handling and performance in both wet and dry road conditions while the tread pattern and footprint minimize hydroplaning, reduce noise and enhance stability
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Hankook Ventus S1 evo K107 tyre review
Average based on 16 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
19.11.2015 from Chris Morris Surprisingly good tyre for the price. Doesn't really get great reviews in some tyre tests which is strange. Great dry grip,giving the Ceed a much needed improvement with it's turn-in. Not bad wet grip although standing water can cause them a few problems. They are rated an 'f' for fuel economy if memory serves but average m.p.g has only dropped by 2/3 compared to a 'c' rated tyre previously ran. Worth the drop for far superior grip. Wearing extremely well,especially resistant to under steer which knocks the outside edge off the nearside tyre. Not used them in the winter weather(I fit winter tyres)but I would guess they won't be the best judging by the tread patten alone.
04.01.2014 from Mark Cheaper than discontinued Michelin PE2 but very similar performance. Better steering feel than Pirelli P Zero Nero. Much better value than Michelin PS3.
03.02.2013 from Sally Great Tyre, performance for a reasonable cost
11.05.2012 from Hollis The performance and grip is better than expected especially in wet conditions, where the tyre was not highly rated.