Syron BlueTech review

24 Jul, 2017 1:20pm Kim Adams

Verdict

Lots of work to do at Syron’s German R&D centre

There was a time when a budget tyre meant a white-knuckle ride on the wet handling track. That’s not the case for this German-developed Syron; while it was off the pace and required plenty of lock before we got on the throttle, it felt safe on the circuit.

It starred in the deep-water aquaplaning tests, and nearly took two wins, but struggled elsewhere. Worryingly it took over 10 metres more to stop in the wet than our Continental champ. In the dry, it needed more than five metres longer than the pace-setting Dunlop.

It was closer to the leaders on the dry handing track, where it was balanced but noisy and lacked bite. Although it’s the only sub-£50 tyre here, you’d end up using about seven per cent more fuel than with the best.

Price £49.08
Dry handling 98.40%=7th
Dry braking 85.00%11th
Wet handling 92.70%10th
Wet braking 76.30%11th
Wet cornering 89.60%10th
Straight aqua 100%1st
Curved aqua 99.00%2nd
Rolling resistance 64.70%11th
Cabin noise 98.70%8th 
Overall94.80%11th