Kumho Tyre Descriptions Car

CAR TRACK DAY VAN SUV

The ECSTA KH11 tyre combines design technology with racing success to deliver superb handling without sacrificing ride comfort and low noise in spring, summer and fall. * High technology silica and carbon tread compound for breathtaking grip in wet and dry conditions.

  • Lateral grooves efficiently evacuate water and balance tread stiffness for improved wet traction and a smooth ride.
  • Large outside tread blocks provide rigidity for increased cornering performance.
  • Solid center rib provides a constant contact surface for excellent high speed stability, reduced noise levels, and better response.
  • Jointless Cap and wide belt construction maintains the optimum tire shape at high speed improving handling, wear, and high speed capability.
  • Optimized block shape reduces noise by altering the block size around the tire reducing noise.
  • The SOLUS KH15 is a symmetrically patterned tyre giving well balanced performance in a wide range of driving conditions. The range currently extends to some 70 sizes to fit everything from super-minis to large saloons and estates.
  • Four straight grooves for maximum aquaplaning resistance.
  • Streamlined centre tread blocks for highspeed stability and good water drainage.
  • Shoulder blocks aligned for minimum noise combined with high lateral traction and good mileage performance.
  • Sipe density and geometry optimised by supercomputer for excellent braking on wet and dry roads

 

  • The SOLUS KH17 is a contemporary performance tyre for such top selling hatchbacks and saloons as Ford's Fiesta and Focus, Volkswagen's Polo and Golf and Vauxhall's Corsa and Astra.
  • It has already won the approval of a number of major European car magazines and was awarded Best Buy status by Which? Magazine.
  • The SOLUS KH17 features three wide longitudinal grooves for optimum wet weather performance and exceptional stability thanks to reinforced tread blocks equipped with waved semi-grooves.
  • The KH17 is available in a range of sizes from 155/65R13 to 225/50R17 and speed ratings H to V.
  • Proven high levels of wet and dry traction.
  • Lower noise levels.
  • Improved ride comfort.

Ecsta HM KH31

  • This attractive looking tyre is designed to provide a new level of balanced performance for higher powered saloons and estates.
  • A replacement for the successful KH11, it features the next generation of Kumho tyre technology.
  • Upgraded tread compound for excellent handling and aquaplaning resistance. Advanced belt package for improved durability and handling performance.
  • Tread pattern with three wide centre ribs for high speed driving stability and sinusoidal groove for maximum water drainage.
  • Engraved ECSTA logo on central rib.

Ecsta KU19

  • Outstanding high-speed handling and grip.
  • Excellent wet weather performance.
  • The ECSTA SPT KU31 is KUMHOs latest ultra high performance tyre line-up. Available in over 100 sizes, most with extra load capability, the SPT KU31 combines the finest race-derived tyre technology with some of KUMHOs most recent innovations in road tyre design.
  • Patented rotate wear indicators enable visual monitoring of tread life.
  • Special notches protect against water turbulence through longitudinal grooves.
  • Even wear profile helps suppress noise levels as tread depth reduces.
  • Asymmetric groove profile for high speed driving stability.
  • Slashed lateral grooves increase water evacuation.
  • New silica-based compound ensures maximum wet performance.
  • ECSTA logo in centre rib for high visual appeal.
  • KUMHO introduced its first XRP or Extended Run-Flat Performance version of the ECSTA SPT. KU31 for the Mini Cooper in 2005. This has now been joined by some of the most popular BMW 1, 3 Series and 5 Series fitments and several new sizes are planned for introduction by the end of 2008.
  • KUMHO's XRP tyres have reinforced sidewalls and a specially reinforced bead which will support the cars weight and ensure a secure fit on the wheel even after complete loss of inflation pressure. Special materials also prevent heat from building up while driving when the tyre is deflated.

ECSTA LE Sport KU39

  • Asymmetric ultra high performance tyre designed for Europe?s top car marques. The Y speed rated KU39's key features are its enhanced performance, braking in wet conditions and controlled ride and refinement.
  • High grip tread compound ensures maximum traction and braking performance.
  • Specially designed casing provides impressive high speed stability.

ecowing KH19

  • Eco-friendly tread pattern design
  • Tread compound with nano technology for improved fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions
  • Tread design optimised for enhanced wet braking and wear resistance

 

TRACK DAY

Ecsta V70A

  • Road-legal, List 1B tyre which has already proved its credentials on the track as the control tyre for the Kumho BMW Championship and the Kumho TVR Tasmin Challenge.
  • Recommended for circuit racing, sprint and hill climb events.
  • The ideal tyre for track day use.
  • Wide range of 13" to 18" sizes available in a choice of hard, medium and soft compounds.

 

VAN

Radial 857

  • The Radial 857 is Kumho's core range for commercial vans and is widely accepted for its durability, traction and high mileage performance.
  • Available in some 30 sizes including T and H speed rated low profile fitments for the latest generation of vans.
  • Deep zig-zag grooves for increased mileage and traction.
  • Straight centre groove and optimised sipe sequence on all four ribs to improve ride and noise levels.

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