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    Hankook Tires is one of the largest and leading global tire manufacturers that offers a range of tires for passenger and commercial vehicles. Hankook offers various categories of tires, such as all-season, winter, all-terrain, performance, ultra-high-performance, etc., and some of these tires are used as OE tires as well.

    The Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 (K117B) is a summer tire that’s designed to offer accurate, precise cornering, and environmentally friendly performance. In this Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 (K117B) review, we will take a look at some of the features and benefits of the tire, its pros and cons, and SImpleTire’s views on the tire.

    Features and Benefits

    Summer tires are designed for use in warmer weather and their rubber compounds are resistant to high temperatures. These tires cannot be used in below-freezing conditions and are built to excel in dry and wet conditions with consistent traction and performance.

    The Ventus S1 evo2 (K117B) is designed to offer a balance between wet and dry performance and comes with run-flat capability. The tire is constructed using a silica compound that can firmly grip wet and dry surfaces. Here are some noteworthy features and benefits of the tire.

    • Enhanced performance: Designed with a cooling system that prevents heat buildup even at high speeds for enhanced performance.
    • Optimized handling: The high-stiffness bead filter enhances handling and steering response.
    • Increased grip: The aqua driving control feature enhances grip and prevents hydroplaning by rapidly channeling water from the contact patch.
    • Improved durability: The equilibrium rayon carcass line ensures a tougher sidewall for improved durability and protection against accidental damage.
    • Smooth and comfortable ride: The optimized tread design minimizes road noise for a smooth and comfortable ride.

    The Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 (K117B) is available in a variety of tire sizes ranging from 16 to 19 inches.

    Pros and Cons

    Now that we know more about the features and benefits of the Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 (K117B), let’s also look at some of the pros and cons of the tire.


    • Enhanced performance and a smooth comfortable ride.
    • Increased wet grip and optimized performance at high-speed driving
    • Innovative tread pattern and rubber compound for reliable traction, cornering, and steering performance.

    While these pros look good on paper, also consider these cons.


    • Does not come with any limited manufacturer tread life warranty.
    • Cannot be used in below-freezing temperatures.
    • The tread can wear irregularly.

    SimpleTire’s view on Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 (K117B) tires

    If you are looking for a set of summer tires that can deliver optimum performance for your passenger vehicle, then Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 (K117B) might be the right choice for you. Designed to deliver consistent traction and performance when driving at high speeds, these tires are designed for sports and performance vehicles. Moreover, the innovative design elements make it a good choice.

    Also, consider the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 ROF if you want better traction (8.7 v 8.4) at a significantly lower price. However, Hankook makes up for it with much better longevity (8.3 v 7.7).

    Vehicles the Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 (K117B) is an OEM tire for

    The Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 (K117B) is also used as an OEM tire for vehicles, such as 2016 Mini Cooper Hardtop 4 Dr., 2021 Mercedes-Benz A220 Base, 2019 BMW 740i Base, and more.

    Vehicles the Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 (K117B) is a good replacement tire for

    The Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 (K117B) can also be used as a good replacement tire on a variety of vehicles, such as 2018 BMW 330i, 2017 Mazda 6, 2019 Audi A4, and more.

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