After last winter slipping about I changed car tyres to four winter tyres. The transformation is unbelievable. Traction is excellent through snow, on ice and also heavy rain and slush.
The car is a rear wheel drive Lexus GS300
The Tyres are Pirelli Sottozero Serie II.
VESPA GTS 300. Rideout 3rd Feb. Filmed with a CONTOUR ROAM 2 in 720 at 60FPS.
Took my Vespa out for the first time this year. Fixed my new helmet cam to
my lid and filmed the journey. The film was shot over an hour so edited
with music not wind noise!
The scooter is a 2009 Vespa GTS 300 with only 700 miles on the clock, I
bought it last October wit low mileage and haven't added much to that over
the winter. I fitted an Akropovic and it sounds lovely. Other options are
stainless steel running boards, front and rear rack, stainless suspension
cover. I'm waiting for a Vespa single sport gel seat to be delivered, that
will complete the look.
The scooter itself is a wonderful thing, pulls nicely and is a ball of joy
wrapped up in a beautiful parcel. If you're thinking about buying a modern
Vespa, just do it. You'll also get a lot of admiring glances.
The roads were damp and diesel patches everywhere that's why my riding
looks odd, I'm trying to stay in the dry on the road!.
It was a good ride but cold and only one car came a bit close, hilighted in
I feel that a helmet cam may make cars be more wary of you, I seemed to be
getting more room but then again maybe it's because I ride a Vespa and
people seem to be friendly towards them.
Saffron Walden to Ashdon in the snow
driving my rear wheel drive Lexus IS200 from Saffron Walden to Ashdon,
camera is a FujiFilm S2000HD hooked up to the rear central headrest with a
GorillaPod SLR. tyres fitted are Nokian WR, great traction.
Journey from Ashdon was a little more entertaining as there was more snow
but I had quite alot of waiting for slower cars, near the start there is a
BMW parked at the bottom of a hill, this got stuck on the most shallow
Ok, I wasnt the fastest driver but I was controlled, safe & got to my
destinations, I know there are many of you that could do a better job, all
I can say is Meh!
Winter tyres, well worth the purchase!
Winter Tires: Pirelli Sottozero [720P HD]
Pirelli Sottozero winter tires in action in the Alps featuring VW GTI 2.0T
, Lamborghini Gallardo, Porsche 911 Carrera 4S and Bentley Flying Spur
driving in snow and rain.
Winter Sottozero utilizes structural technology that places Pirelli among
the leaders in the ultra-high-performance low profile tire segment. Get
high speed stability, precise turn-in, efficient grip under braking,
through corners and under acceleration while increasing driving pleasure
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How to Make Winter Tires for a Dirt Bike
Thanks to danyv55!
200 cement screws (1/4" by 1 1/4")
200 1/4" nuts
3/16" Drill Bit
Philips Head Drill Bit
Check out ZachAtk1 to see them in action (Broome Tioga Winter Scramble
Sailun Tires - Winter vs All-Season Tires
http://www.sailuntires.ca Don't need winter tires? Think again. Watch as
Sailun Ice Blazers vs All-Season Tires demonstrate how much safer it is to
have a set of winter tires on your vehicle!
North American winters can present highly challenging driving conditions.
That is why drivers should always consider purchasing a dedicated set of
winter tires to maximize the handling capabilities of their vehicle. To
demonstrate, this video was created to highlight the differences winter
tires can make in simulated winter driving conditions. As you'll see,
through braking, acceleration and cornering exercises, winter tires provide
much improved handling, acceleration, and maneuverability in snow and ice.
Note about winter tires:
Performance of all-season tires drops dramatically in temperatures below 7
degrees centigrade. At these temperatures, the rubber compound will begin
to harden, losing its griping ability in the process. On the other hand,
winter tires are made with rubber compounds that remain soft and flexible
in temperatures below 7 degrees centigrade. This helps the tire maintain
its grip on snow, ice and even paved surfaces. Compared to an all-season
tire, a winter tire also has a deeper and more aggressive tread pattern
that improves traction in slush and snow.
Studding Your Own Tires--Bad Idea?
Uncertain of the age of the tires on my motorhome, I replaced them with
new. The old ones still had a lot of good tread left, a fairly aggressive
tread with lots of sipes, so I decided to put studs in them and make them
my winter tires for my Bronco. I got a full two seasons out of them, and
then this year one of them started to fail. So it was back to my Buckshot
Raidal Mudders for the winter. Since I still had lots of studs left over,
I decided to add some studs to the center lugs of the Buckshots. But that
was before I realized that it may have been the studs that caused the
damage to the old motorhome tire(s).
G8 Winter Driving
Proves that with the right tires the RWD G8 with it's 50/50 weight
distribution is a performance machine in the snow as well. Come see us at
We got ice and snow yesterday, last night and this morning. We may have 5
or 6 inches total. Nothing compared to what KJ gets and see's I'm sure...
I had BOTH hands on the wheel when I took this. Of course the phone was
being held with both hands as well...
It's rather long but it shows some mild acceleration tests in slush and
hard packed snow/ice braking tests as well as a road test.
Keep in mind the front tires are about half gone. They were on the back
last year... Oops... lol
Winter Snow Tires vs All-Season Tires vs Summer Tires testing on Ice
Do you really need Winter Tires? Watch as Tire Rack compares the
difference between winter/snow tires, all-season tires and summer tires by
evaluating acceleration, stopping and cornering capabilities using an ice
rink as their test track.
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Tire Rack - Winter Testing at the Arctic Circle: Studdable Winter/Snow
Once again from Northern Sweden, home to a number of great winter test
sites and plenty of snow and ice, we tested a tires ability to accelerate,
brake and drive through the Arctic snow and on ice.
This round included several Studdable Winter / Snow tires, each featuring
deep treads molded in aggressive patterns designed to dig their way through
the snow while including molded-in holes to insert optional metal studs for
enhanced ice traction. We compared the General Altimax Arctic (both
unstudded and studded) along with unstudded Firestone Winterforce and
Pirelli Winter Carving Edge tires.
Winter Tyres v Summer Tyres: the Truth! - Auto Express
Fore more videos visit: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/videos/
British motorists tend to run summer tyres on their cars all year round,
regardless of the weather. However, as our exclusive comparison test shows,
this can be very dangerous.
We headed to Sweden to compare the performance of summer tyres with winter
tyres on snow and the results were quite shocking.