Eagle F1 GS-D3 Combination high performance tread compound, V-tred pattern design and new casing shape delivers maximum resistance to aquaplaning and extreme levels of wet handling. Continuous centreline delivers improved on-centre steering feel, improved steering precision and fast steering response. Asymetric rib angle design increases lateral stiffness with consequent improved steering performance. Very long tread grooves running perpendicular to the footprint edge and optimised tread design provides reduced noise on smooth road surfaces.
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.
Goodyear EAGLE F1 GS-D3 tyre review
Average based on 2,544 test results
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26.09.2014 from mike smith excellent service from you and happy with tyres thanks
07.02.2012 from Michael Moody The most amazing tyre, even gripped in the snow last year.
24.10.2011 from Luffy Nul sur sol mouillé
21.09.2011 from Ian Very uneven tyre wear and very noisy!