Nice. How is cornering? How is fuel economy? Acceleration? Braking?
I can also add that my Versado Noirs are now much more responsive. I was thinking I should keep them, since roads in DC are bumpy and that is why I wanted touring tires. They ride over bumps really well, but I did order Nitto Motivo from Discount Tire Direct. They will be arriving in a few days, I will definitely update on how they perform. So far Nitto Motivo is the best deal I could find and 90% of reviews are great. They are rated 60,000 miles, if they last 30k it will be good enough considering their price $86 per tire.
Uploaded the previous attachments that you could not view. This was from Toyota Tire Center.
Some insights on the items you enumerated:
- compared to OEM, it feels slower, heavier and bulky.
- excellent! same as the OEM tires (no complaints on them) on dry but on wet, it feels it has a solid contact with the ground. On deceleration, more water can be heard being expelled in the wheel well.
- not much data yet. On my first tank, it my average fuel economy dropped from 35 to 33 mpg. It might be related to the front passenger tire not seated properly, temperature and winter gas blend. I'm curious how could it have been if it was summer. I'm on my 2nd tank, I'll give an update after that.
- not much experience other than merging and exiting the highway - very stable and plenty of grip. Detroit is a big grid
- pretty decent. IMO, it seems better than the Toyos. Going over plenty of pot holes here in Detroit never felt better lol
Roads in DC aren't too bad, it's the traffic! Looking forward hearing your review on the Nittos