MATADOR has prepared for its customers a completely new product – the all-season tyre MP 61 ADHESSA suitable for all seasons. This tyre can guide the vehicle successfully all year around in each weather. Never mind if you are driving in hot summer, rain or snow ADHESSA will always bring you safely to your destination. The harmony of treat pattern configuration and the rich lamella pattern create conditions for safe and comfortable driving in mild climatic conditions. Another advantage of ADHESSA is its maintenance-free life-long operation which reduces the tyre-replacement costs.
directional tread pattern whose configuration and lamellas are adjusted to safe driving in summer on dry and wet road and in winter on ice and snow. The driving properties on snow are improved by special tread compound with high SILICA content. A new compound which improves considerably the average lifetime of MP 61 ADHESSA in comparison with summer tyres. Advantageous economic operation – reduced costs caused by very good mileage and maintenance-free operation saving tyre-replacement and service costs.
Application of ADHESSA tyres
ADHESSA tyres are suitable for drivers who drive on various types of roads mainly in flat lands or big industrial areas where the climatic and driving conditions change quickly and unexpectedly
They can be also used in mild winter conditions. They are produced in a wide assortment of sizes ranging from 13“ to 17“ in the speed categories „T“ up to 190 km/h, „H“ up to 210 km/h and „V“ up to 240 km/h
MP 61 ADHESSA is characteristic for:
Directional tread pattern whose configuration and lamellas are adjusted to safe driving in summer on dry and wet road and in winter on ice and snow
The driving properties on snow are improved by special tread compound with high SILICA content
A new compound which improves considerably the average lifetime of MP 61 ADHESSA in comparison with summer tyres
Advantageous economic operation – reduced costs caused by very good mileage and maintenance-free operation saving tyre-replacement and service costs
Function of ADHESSA tread pattern
Configuration of shoulder blocks:
optimated shape for demanding conditions of round-the-year operation
high rigidity during the output transmission at high friction forces characteristic for dry roads
sufficient flexibility during the output transmission at low friction forces characteristic for snowy and icy roads
Configuration of inner strips:
It guarantees high adhesion on wet roads
They give the tread pattern excellent steering ability and accuracy
Their configuration and volume guarantees optimal properties on wet surface
Broad cross grooves:
They lead away water from the track effectively and reduce the danger of aquaplaning
They enable gripping on snow and slush thus providing similar gripping as special winter tyres
Similarly as with winter tread pattern it increases the gripping and braking properties in winter conditions, especially on icy surface
A big amount of additional contact edges increases the adhesion on wet surface and gives a feeling of better safety and steering ability of the vehicle
It contributes to quiet rolling of the tyre and reduced noise
New generation of lamellas:
It locks the indented tread pattern blocks in all directions thus increasing their rigidity and effectiveness in marginal conditions of maximum engine output transfer on dry and wet road
It increases stability and keeps the track also at high speeds
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.
Matador MP61 tyre review
Average based on 4 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
22.09.2010frompatriche bogdan excellent on gravel and wet conditions, good on tarmac, doesn't squeak in corners taken pedal-to-the-metal, good on snow for about 15-20.000 km on the front wheels (for FWD vehicles)