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 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.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
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 decision-making 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 safety-relevant 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 safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
ECSTA KH11 tyre review
Average based on 237 test results
Grip in dry conditions
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01.06.2011 from Krzysiek Bardzo fajna opona. Cicha, dobrze się, trzyma jezdni i przy tym mał,o się, zuż,ywa.
25.08.2009 from Max Lunn This is my 3rd set. Tread wear is good. Grip is excellent. Little snow experience to comment on
11.08.2009 from Martin 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!
11.07.2009 from adam palmer compared to what was on before it's like chalk and cheese
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