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Falken Eurowinter HS01 review

The change in tyre size suited Falken in its second winter test appearance; it finishes a couple of places higher and a few percentage points closer to the winner.

The change in tyre size suited Falken in its second winter test appearance; it finishes a couple of places higher and a few percentage points closer to the winner. Deep water is where the Eurowinter is happiest, taking both the aquaplaning tests, which helps it to third place in the wet. It struggles more in the shallower water of the handling track, where it lacks grip in turns and on acceleration. It tops only the Toyo in the snow where it has a good balance but lacks bite compared with the best.

It’s back at the rear of the pack in the dry, feeling soft around the handling track although its time is close to the best. However the elephant in the room is fuel economy. It was poor in the last test, but it’s further off the pace here, using around seven per cent more fuel than the Nokian.

We say: Good in the wet, but fuel economy needs addressing

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Blackcircles.Com says: This model isn’t well known at present, so there hasn’t been a great number of orders for this tyre. But motorists who have bought the Eurowinter have left positive reviews.

Overall 97.70%5th
Snow braking96.10%6th
Snow traction89.10%9th
Snow circle93.60%7th
Snow handling95%8th
Straight aquaplaning100%1st
Curved aquaplaning100%1st
Wet braking97.90%3rd
Wet handling93.50%8th
Wet circle96.10%7th
Dry braking94.80%9th
Dry handling98.60%9th
Rolling resistance63%10th
Cabin noise96.20%2nd
Price£107.17 
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