Ready on all fronts: optimized for both wet and dry conditions. The circumferential and lateral grooves combined with the latest modern silica tread compound maximizes water drainage and optimizes grip of the contact patch making the ProTech II highly aquaplaning resistant. For outstanding wet performance without compromising on dry capabilities!
Asymmetric tread pattern design with modern Silica tread compound, characterised by a combination of stiff shoulder blocks and two circumferential ribs outside and strong blocks with numerous edges and sipes (Special Sipes systems) inside.
Effects: Optimal ground contact on wet and dry roads
Benefits: Excellent handling and braking on dry and wet roads. Flat contour
Effects: Even wear result
Benefits: High mileage capability
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
Protech II tyre review
Average based on 250 test results
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30.06.2015fromAlex Manojlovic Had a Bridgestone Potenza S001 (£100) after puncture - lasted 4months!!! Put these Viking Protech II's on in May 2014 (£65each) - Still got a couple mm left! Not much worse performance than the Bridgestone Potenza. Not too noisy, good in dry and wet, never slides. 185bhp S60 and I drive hard. Would recommend, but I'm upgrading to Hankooks V12 K120's. (Have also had Viking Snowtech's for winter. Bargain for the performance.
06.08.2010fromTitto Tyre wear not tested.
27.02.2009fromMartijn Sweers Good tyre, excellent milage/price ratio
31.03.2008fromPaul Remap to 190bhp - the Viking Protech II's really make a good case for themselves against higher priced competition such as Bridgestone, Michelin and Conti.