The NS-20 is Nankang’s new high tech product and was developed to the highest standards. It unifies improved handling with minimal noise levels thanks to a new silicone compound in the tread and features excellent wet grip, extraordinary curve stability and high mileage.
Straight Wide Grooves:
4 straight wide grooves enhance tyre drainage efficiency and manoeuvrability on wet road condition.
The two sub straight grooves on tyre shoulders assist the main grooves drainage efficiency and reduce tread wear.
Tiny Lateral Kerfs:
The kerfs can reduce pattern noise caused by tyre rolling.
Sipes on tyre shoulder reduce tyre block rigidity, lower the noise from the road, and increase comfortability.
NANKANG design team creates NS-20 with 5 pitches computer simulation technology to decrease noise at high speed.
Brand New Compound:
New silica compound makes NS-20 have excellent grip ability on both dry and wet surface.
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.
Nankang NOBLE SPORT NS-20 tyre review
Average based on 17 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
26.02.2021fromDavid Finlay I was sceptical about the quality of these Nankang tyres, when I bought them I was influenced by the price, but I have been pleasantly surprised by the grip level both in the dry and wet. I like to drive quickly but not dangerously and I have felt when the tyres have been close to their limit, which is a big plus point. My only complaint would be they do tend to follow tracks in the road, but they are quite wide.
13.12.2020fromAndrew Williams For the price I think you will struggle to find a better tyre.
08.12.2020fromFas I have used the tyres to gain a stretched look on some 7j Porsche wheels on my golf, the tyres are very good for stretching but be aware it will effect the car's handling at higher speeds.
20.04.2020fromKush My driving style starts on a scale ranging from progressive up to raging bull! No, I'm kidding, however I do drive a good mix of motorway, town, city and country roads frequently. This is all done in a 'spirited' way and in town full of potholes.
The tyres have done well so far, no visible wear and tear yet, they look new still. They've absorbed a few potholes and survived. My tyre pressure is 38psi on the 19's. In the sun and warm - they are great. In the wet and cold - they are slippery.
These tyres are really well priced and perform really well for standard driving within the limits. If you want to push the limits or 'really' enjoy a nice bit of open road - they are good in the dry but not in the wet. Like other people have said they are predictable when slipping however in the wet, they struggle to find grip too easily.