Confident braking and handling in all winter conditions
The new Winter Response 2 from Dunlop offers excellent braking and handling performance in all winter conditions.
Excellent cornering grip on snow
Reliable winter braking
Good wet weather handling
Low rolling resistance
Incorporating a new innovative reverse tread design for maximum snow traction, and high density sipe system for penetrating ice, the Winter Response 2 enhances both braking and cornering in all winter conditions. Complemented by an optimised carcass construction for improved rolling resistance, the Winter Response 2 also offers excellent fuel saving for a winter tyre. Winter tires specially developed to maintain vehicle control in all driving conditions during the winter.
SP Winter Response is a winter tire that offers grip and better control and improved levels of response to winter driving in all conditions. Winter tires that shows two types of blades, working together to provide better stability and traction control. Tabs on the shoulders of the tire traction and braking performance boost, while high amplitude of the blade in the center of the gauge increases traction and produce high levels of resistance to slipping sideways while running in winter driving conditions. Winter tires emblazoned with the mark 'M + S' in accordance with Council Directive 92/23/EEC of 31 March 1992 on the tires (tires) motor vehicles and their trailers.
Low rolling resistance. Optimised shape carcass construction means less deformation in comparison to a standard tyre, for improved rolling resistance and better fuel economy.
Reliable winter braking. Our innovative Reverse Snowguide block pattern captures snow in the centreline of the tyre tread for increased contact area, meaning more grip when braking and accelerating.
45 degree Shoulder Sipes
High-Density Sipe System
Optimal shape construction
Improved Grip on Snow
Better Braking on Snow
B iRating n Wet Grip
Fuel saving - C in Rolling Resistance
Specific bead seat system. Strengthens the link between tyre and rim for a more precise driving experience. Like the grip between your hand and the steering wheel, the Specific Bead Seat System enhances control and conveys outstanding road feedback. Benefits Enhanced road feedback; greater stability and precision.
Silica-Plus Compound. A motorsport derived tread compound that delivers high levels of grip, particularly on wet roads and in low temperatures.Benefits Superb braking and acceleration performance; high grip in wet and cold-weather conditions; low wear and tear.
Jointless Belt (JLB). A Hybrid Overlay Technology that reduces circumferential deformations at high speeds.Benefits Superior high speed stability
Asymmetric Tread Design. Asymmetric tread design provides improved handling and aquaplaning resistance. The continuous center rib increases stability and precision. The asymmetric groove arrangement enhances grip on wet and dry surfaces.Benefits Improved performance on straight lines and around corners
Multi Blade System. Winter driving conditions can vary greatly. From cold and dry to snow or sleet, these conditions make very high demands on a tyre. Dunlop’s multiple blade system meets this challenge head on, with different types of blades for varying winter road conditions.Benefits Consistent performance in various winter conditions.
Multi Radius Tread (MRT). MRT designs employ ten different radii and are therefore more precise. This results in highly effective pressure deployment on the road contact patch. The effect is smoother transitions from straight to corner, leading to more precise and progressive reactions.Benefits Significantly better control over the evolution of the footprint in all driving conditions; responsive wet and dry handling; increased cornering control.
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.
Winter Response 2 tyre review
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11.12.2018 from Laurence I fitted four of these tyres at the same time. The front pair wore out after about a year of use but the rear pair are still good. I haven't used them in snow. I use them all year because they have much better grip than 'summer' tyres.
26.10.2018 from Lucian Balan Very comfortable ride, soft tyres, good grip in Snow and wet.