Maxxis Ultra High Performance tyres are specifically designed for cars and drivers that crave extraordinary handling.
- Designed for optimum response, performance and stability, these UHP tyres contain silica to reduce friction and increase mileage
- The aggressive asymmetrical tread design enables excellent cornering and handling ability, as well as superior wet and dry traction
- Performance tested to meet the most demanding driver's requirements, Maxxis offer choice, value and quality
- Innovative silica tread compound promotes outstanding wet and dry traction
- Unique asymmetrical tread meets ultra high performance requirements
- Special casing construction delivers great handling and cornering stability
- Inside shoulder with high void ratio design provides effective water dispersion
- Optimised tread block arrangement and pitch sequence offer a quiet, comfortable ride
- Continuous circumferential tread block with consistent stiffness for uniform tread wear
- Rim protector for extra layer of defence
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.