The combination of the directional pattern with high angled, V-shaped grooves in the centre area and the two broad circumferential channels with straight grooves in the shoulder area ensures a quick flow of the water out of the contact patch.
For exceptional aquaplaning resistance
Numerous sipes (with different angles) and block edges combined with the latest modern silica tread compound ensures short braking distances and outstanding handling and cornering stability on wet and dry roads.
For a safe and sure drive on wet and dry roads
The robust pattern combined with the new flat tire contour ensures an even tread wear.
For high mileage capability
The optimized pitch sequence layout ensures a quiet and smooth rolling of the tire even at high speed levels.
For constant comfort
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.
Gislaved Speed 606 tyre review
Average based on 9 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
05.06.2010from Vytis Once again - more km yet and I'm still satisfied.
09.04.2010fromVytis Will see, but first 1000 km is perfect. I'll do my new submit test report after next 9000 km.
27.10.2009fromBob Park great grip from 35F to 108F By far the quietest directional tire I've ever used! 6 ply tread, and 4 ply sidewall make these very stiff, but the ride is still great.