Swedish automotive magazine, Vi Bilägare, recently undertook a test of eight 225/45 R17 summer tyres, and confirmed the Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5 summer tyre as the overall winner.
The test, which was conducted in Mireval, France, comprised wet handling, braking and cornering grip, curved and straight aquaplaning, dry handling and braking, fuel consumption, noise, comfort and rolling resistance. According to Vi Bilägare, “it quickly became clear that Taiwanese Maxxis Premitra HP5 are here to be taken seriously” [translated].
The dry road driving test, comprised of the average lap time of three laps, revealed that the Maxxis Premitra 5 had the fastest lap time of all tyres tested.
“On a dry road, stability and steering response are top notch.” – Vi Bilägare Summer Tyre Test 2021 [translated]
The aquaplaning test demonstrated a noticeable, positive difference between the aquaplaning safety of the Maxxis tyre compared to the other tyres tested. The Premitra 5 achieved 70.2km/h before aquaplaning on a curve, while the next-best tyres in the test lost grip at 68.5km/h or slower.
“In wet conditions, the grip level remains high and the behaviour is easy to handle with a neutral balance. In addition, it [Maxxis Premitra 5] is best of all against aquaplaning.” – Vi Bilägare Summer Tyre Test 2021 [translated]
The significant strengths of the Maxxis Premitra 5 in both wet and dry conditions, in addition to strong results in dry braking, fuel consumption and wet driving too, made the Maxxis Premitra 5 a clear test winner. In Vi Bilägare’s own words: “…we haven’t even taken the price into account…” [translated].
The Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5 is available in over sixty sizes ranging from 15” to 18” wheels, and is available to purchase from Stapleton’s Tyre Services (0870 60 54321) and a huge range of tyre fitters nationwide.