The Fulda SportControl delivers exceptional control on dry and wet roads, while also lowering fuel consumption. The SportControl is designed for controlled sporty driving. Benefit from confident handling and shorter braking in wet conditions. You'll also enjoy lower fuel costs and CO2 emissions. The tire tread features progressive humps that distribute pressure evenly across the contact patch. The result is better handling at motorway speeds, with precise cornering control. A full silica tread compound works with Aqua Flow grooves to deliver shorter braking distances on wet roads – up to 3 meters shorter than competitors’ tyres.
Lightweight construction makes the tyre easier to roll, resulting in lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. In independent tests, the SportControl offered 14% lower rolling resistance than the competition.*That adds up to significant cost savings over the tyre’s lifetime. The tread pattern is optimised so that wear occurs evenly across the tyre surface. This ensures a smoother, quieter ride and longer tyre life. The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states.
It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012. With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decisionmaking aid. Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics.
Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safetyrelevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc. Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safetyrelevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
Great confidence in roadholding around corners in all conditions. I used in snow the other day and was surprised how much better they were compared to the budget tyres I owned before.I will be buying them again. Initial wear was obvious but has now settled right down. Very happy with overall driving feel and reduced noise levels.