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The winter RW06 uses silica compounds which are helpful in providing stability on now only snow and icy roads but slushy surfaces. Cutting-edge tie-bars stabilise alignment on snowy and icy roads by maximising handling performance.
Straight and 2 semi zigzag grooves Based on 3 main grooves to secure safety on wet roads, the tyre is designed to satisfy both hydroplaning and snow performance by accepting the straight centre and 2 surrounding zigzag grooves.
Employing the new profile tie-bar The tie-bar along the wall of blocks in the shoulder helps to secure dry handling and ice and snow traction competence. Adding kerfs in the shoulder tie-bar means snow performance is not reduced even after the mid-term abraison.
Cross block system By crossing and linking thread blocks, alignment safety and braking performance on the icy roads are secured.
Cliff grooves Cliff groove maximises the snow edge effect on the groove wall.
Wide, high-tensile steel belts Enhanced tread strength for faster steering response and longer life.
Max-strength bead construction Maximum steering response, high-speed stability and durability.
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.
RW06 tyre review
Average based on 134 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
Kilometers driven 10,537
12.07.2020fromKlaus use them on a Trailer, no Problems