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, 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.
Viking Protech II tyre review
Average based on 7 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.