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NITTO

MOTIVO

Top Performer On Wet Cold

Tested by Kal

Tread Warranty: 100,000 KM

Size: 205/50R17 93W

Category: performance 3-season

4.5(15 Ratings15 Reviews)
4.515
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$149.00

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Choosing the right performance tire is important not only for the thrills of driving but for safety when speeds and curves are more muted. The Motivo is a performance tire than happens to handle wet conditions, too. The eye-catching tread pattern is purposeful with a big outer block for cornering and four deep circumferential grooves for water dispersion. It's also one of the top-selling tires exclusively at Kal Tire. It gets high marks in braking and cornering as shown in our independent spring and summer testing, and excels in hydroplane resistance. Once you're done with your daily commute, you can take the Motivo out on the switchbacks for some spirited weekend driving.

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"Good grip on dry and wet. Poor winter tire."
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

Winter

Braking

  • Dry
  • Wet
  • Snow
  • Ice

Cornering

  • Dry
  • Wet
  • Snow
  • Ice

Road Noise

  • Road Noise

Hydroplane Resistance

  • Hydroplane Resistance
CUSTOMER RATING
  • 4.5
Average Rating:4.5
Based on 15 customer reviews
Customer Reviews
Dry pavement
5
5.0
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Very quiet.

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Vehicle Type:
  • Passenger Car
Location: CAMPBELL RIVER
Driving Conditions: :
  • Dry Pavement
  • Rain
  • Wet
Kal Tire - Nitto Motiva
5
5.0
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Good performance all seasons- happy with quiet ride and handling

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Vehicle Type:
  • Passenger Car
Location: TORONTO
Driving Conditions: :
  • Dry Pavement
  • Rain
Tires grip really well.
5
5.0
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The tires are great so far, we've only had a bit of snow but I drove on these tires last winter also and they were really good on snow even though they're not snow tires. The warranty however, was reduced to 50,000 km (they typed it right onto the invoice) when I bought these tires in October, 2020, because I drive a BMW x5 and they told me because 'the tires are staggered' (wider on the back than the front), they cannot offer a warranty for the full 100,000 km normal life of the tires. This was not the case last year when I bought the same tires, and those tires wore unevenly on the inside but I believe it was not due to the tires being 'staggered', but was either a nasty pot hole I hit in Windermere near the Shell station, which threw out the alignment, or a snow bank I somewhat lightly slid into whilst trying to avoid another vehicle in April, 2020 -- we were both on sheer ice because of freezing rain and a guy in a truck slid right across the intersection into my lane so it was either T-bone him or slow myself down with the snow bank, which I did. Anyway, provided I don't have these occurrences again with these tires, we'll know in about year whether it was just the alignment which caused the wearing, in which case, I feel KAL-TIRE should honor a warranty for the full 100,000 km.
Having said all of that, I love KAL-TIRE and have been a loyal customer for a very long time. I get the same tires for my daughter's vehicle as well (not double wides as she drives a JEEP) but she loves them as well and we've never had a problem with them in any of the four seasons. Our vehicles handle great, super grip, excellent stopping and a cushioned ride.

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Vehicle Type:
  • SUV
Location: EDMONTON
Driving Conditions: :
  • Dry Pavement
  • Rain
  • Ice/Snow/Slush
  • Gravel
  • Wet
CUSTOMER RATING
  • 4.5
Average Rating:4.5
Based on 15 customer reviews
Customer Reviews