The ECSTA KH11 tire 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
Three wide circumferential groove channel water from under the tread for outstanding hydroplaning resistance.
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.
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.
Kumho ECSTA KH11 tyre review
Average based on 29 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
01.06.2011fromKrzysiek Bardzo fajna opona. Cicha, dobrze się, trzyma jezdni i przy tym mał,o się, zuż,ywa.
25.08.2009fromMax Lunn This is my 3rd set. Tread wear is good. Grip is excellent. Little snow experience to comment on
11.08.2009fromMartin Excellent tyres, very good grip and excellent handling in wet or dry conditions. Not tested in snow. The only downside is directional stability in a straight line is not great, so they're slightly tiring on a long journey. This should be a separate rating scale!
11.07.2009fromadam palmer compared to what was on before it's like chalk and cheese