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Top Performer on Wet

Tested by Kal

NITTO

MOTIVO

Top Performer on Wet

Tested by Kal

Tread Warranty: 100,000 KM

Size: 205/50R17 93W

Category: performance 3-season

4.3(8 Ratings8 Reviews)
4.38
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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

Mud Acceleration

  • Mud Acceleration -

Winter

Braking

  • Dry
  • Wet
  • Snow
  • Ice

Cornering

  • Dry
  • Wet
  • Snow
  • Ice

Road Noise

  • Road Noise

Hydroplane Resistance

  • Hydroplane Resistance
CUSTOMER RATING
  • 4.3
Average Rating:4.3
Based on 8 customer reviews
Customer Reviews
MB
4
1 month ago by GORDON HALFNIGHTS.

Good, quiet ride.

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Vehicle Type:
  • Passenger Car
Location: VERNON
Driving Conditions: :
  • Dry Pavement
  • Rain
  • Gravel
Nitto Motivo
4
1 month ago by JOSH VAN ALSTYNE.

Purchased the Nittos as I know their reputation as a track tire and wanted to try their consumer version. Overall great tire so far. Only issue in my experience was not anything to do with the tire itself, but the installation. I had to have the tires re balanced after my first trip onto the highway as at highway speeds it caused a massive front end shake. After that was corrected they ride like a dream.

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Vehicle Type:
  • Passenger Car
Location: LONDON
Driving Conditions: :
  • Dry Pavement
  • Rain
  • Gravel
  • Heavy Mud
  • Wet
Not as sporty as I would have liked
3
2 months ago by AMY CUDMORE.

I'm not a particular huge fan of these tires. I may be a bit biased as my former tires were Michel Pilot's, and I loved them. They looked sportier, and felt like they made more contact with the road.
The Nitto Motivos almost feel bouncy, and like they have a central point of tire that they are balancing on. They make my car feel like it is swaying and not so sturdy on the ground. It's great over bumps, but otherwise makes me question the safety sometimes. It's almost like the same 'sway' feeling I had before I got new tires, which was due to a misalignment and bad tire rod. However I also had Kaltire fix the alignment and tire-rod, so thought that would rid of the sway. But no such luck with these tires.
I'm sure they are a great tire, if you have nothing else to compare to. And knowing they are safer than my bald previous tires makes me feel better.

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June 10, 2019 by Kal Tire
Hi Amy, We're sorry to hear you're not completely satisfied with your new Motivo tires. Please know that we do offer a 30-day guarantee. If you aren't happy with the tires please feel free to bring them back to the store within 30 days and we can try a new set of tires.
Vehicle Type:
  • Passenger Car
Location: CALGARY
Driving Conditions: :
  • Dry Pavement
  • Rain
  • Gravel
  • Wet
CUSTOMER RATING
  • 4.3
Average Rating:4.3
Based on 8 customer reviews
Customer Reviews