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    Just thought I'd share a pic of my next two guinea pigs. I sure hope they have some god stickem built in. The profile looks round enough and at 19 .4 pounds (I weighed it myself) they are close to the Falken in weight. They are the non run-flat Kumho KU-22. I have not tried this tire before and know nothing about it.

    Note: if you right click on the image and select "open image in new window" or "open image in new tab", you'll see a much larger pic.

    Richard
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  • #2
    I see they are asymmetric. Are they dual compound?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Elrod View Post
      I see they are asymmetric. Are they dual compound?

      All I could find about compound is:
      "The Ecsta 4X molds an advanced silica-infused compound into an asymmetric tread design..."
      and I am not even sure what that means.

      Hope all is well. Merry Christmas to you and the Mrs.
      Richard
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      • Elrod
        Elrod commented
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        Very similar to the description of the Pirelli Centurato P1. That was the 19# RF I ran last year. Terrific tire. It took all I could give it. Very good rain grip. If I go back to a RF, that will be the one.

        All is well!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    • #4
      My frist tire was non run flat Kumho work nice got about 25,000 miles out of it. Let us know how they perform.
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      • #5
        Originally posted by TravelinLite View Post

        an asymmetric tread design..."
        and I am not even sure what that means.
        TravelinLite, what that asymmetrical tread design means is....it is meant to be fitted onto one side of the car, going one direction, and on the opposite side of the car, going the opposite direction. There is a Left and Right sides to this tire, and if you mount it on the Right side of the car, then you make sure the side of the tire that says...RIGHT....is facing out. Same thing for the Left side of the car....Left must be facing out.

        What that means for me, and most CT users on a motorcycle...is that I would NOT use that tire on a motorcycle. You can, and there are some folks that will use it. But the # 1 thing I look for in a CT for my bikes is...a symmetrical tread design. There are other things I look for too, but that is # 1 for me.

        BTW, I use the Michelin Primacy Alpin 3 run-flat, and love it.

        And.....Merry Christmas to you, and your entire family.

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        • #6
          Yep they look so great together there like identical twins lol
          But to just you know I thought you where talking about something else lol

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          • #7
            Originally posted by wing nut View Post
            Yep they look so great together there like identical twins lol
            But to just you know I thought you where talking about something else lol
            Richard
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            • #8
              Installed the Kumho (NRF) this weekend and got a few miles on it. First turn out of driveway the back end stepped out a little...they must use some pretty slippery mold release on that tire. Any way, after scrubbing the tire off a little I put it through a few twisties (with vigor) but not at the same pace I will need to in order to match the Falken's performance. I'll get a chance to wring out the tire pretty good within the next two weeks and will report back. Right now I am running it at 41 psi and haven't buckled the sidewall yet.
              Richard
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              • #9
                This tire is a keeper.
                Richard
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                • #10
                  Originally posted by TravelinLite View Post
                  This tire is a keeper.
                  Details?
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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by Elrod View Post

                    Details?
                    Left the tire at 41 psi and the sidewall held up; the Falken took 44 psi. That indicates it has stiffer sidewalls and someone pointed out that it has rim protection (not a priority to me, but...). The tire provides very good wet and dry traction. When it does break loose it does so gracefully and recovers gracefully. I haven't worn out the tire yet so haven't a clue how many miles I will get out of it, but that is pretty much meaningless information for comparison between two different riders anyway.

                    All may be for naught because this tire is the Kumho KU22, which is also named the ECSTA 4X. I see now where Kumho has a Kumho ECSTA 4XII, which they are also calling a KU22. For those interested, neither tire is listed as being a Low Rolling Resistance tire.
                    Richard
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