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MICHELIN

DEFENDER

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Tested by Kal

MICHELIN

DEFENDER

Tested by Kal

Tread Warranty: 145,000 KM

Size: 195/65R15 91 T

Category: 3-season

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$126.69

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The premier tire manufacturer globally, Michelin can boast the most tested tires in the industry. The Defender 3-season touring tire is a product of that testing with the highest tread-life warranty (145,000 km) in its class at Kal Tire. The Defender crushes the wet and dry braking and cornering tests with very good to excellent marks thanks to its asymmetric tread pattern and IntelliSipe Technology. The silica-based composition keeps it flexible when cold to maximize the footprint. Deep grooves help dispel water and allow the Defender to excel in hydroplaning resistance, while the rigidity of the shoulder blocks keeps the rolling resistance low for greater fuel efficiency.

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"Felt stable and capable in dry and wet conditions."
Independent Tester, Professional Driver

? Summer vs Winter Tests

? Independent & Objective Testing

?Summer vs Winter Tests

BRAKING

We varied our approach speeds by driving surface and by season for two reasons. First, this represents how most Canadians would normally drive on that surface in each season. Second, testing in both seasons provides an indication of how a tire's performance will be affected by road temperature.

CORNERING

To understand how road surface temperatures affect the cornering performance of a tire, our cornering tests are completed in both summer conditions (dry and wet pavement, and gravel roads) and winter conditions (dry, wet and icy pavement). Please note that slush is also tested but completed in a specific slush cornering test..

?Independent & Objective Testing

The independent tire testers conducted extensive tests to determine how the tires in our core line-up perform in a range of conditions in both summer and winter. To maintain neutrality, no driver knew the specifics of the tires they were testing each time. All results were analyzed and processed by the testing group and then provided to Kal Tire for sharing with our customers.

Summer

Braking

  • Dry
  • Wet
  • Gravel -

Cornering

  • Dry
  • Wet
  • Gravel -

Road Noise

  • Road Noise

Hydroplane Resistance

  • Hydroplane Resistance

Mud Acceleration

  • Mud Acceleration -

Rolling Resistance

  • Rolling Resistance

Winter

Braking

  • Dry
  • Wet
  • Snow
  • Ice

Cornering

  • Dry
  • Wet
  • Snow
  • Ice

Road Noise

  • Road Noise

Hydroplane Resistance

  • Hydroplane Resistance

Slush Handling

  • Straight Line
  • Cornering

Rolling Resistance

  • Rolling Resistance
 

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