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Motivo is the evolution of Nitto´s Ultra High Performance street tires engineered to perform in all weather conditions while providing ride comfort, minimal road noise, and increased mileage. Motivo´s all-season capability fulfills the demands of your active lifestyle by navigating you safely through challenging road and weather conditions.
Made using proprietary advanced tire manufacturing technology, Motivo delivers consistent tire uniformity for a smooth and enjoyable driving experience. Combined with an all-new silica rubber compound, the Motivo aims for more driving miles while maintaining traction and handling in winter, wet, and dry conditions. The distinct pattern attracts the eye while the tread block arrangement is designed to minimize road noise.
So far these are great tires. No detectible wear with just over 3000 miles thus far. They are very quiet running tires. The wind resistance is far louder that the tires. They only time I notice any noise from them is when encountering bumps and groves in the road surface at highway speeds. The impacts are absorbed well though, and the ride maintains a fluid smooth feel. They are responsive and have a quick and direct connection with the steering wheel. I can drive as aggressively in the wet as I can in the dry. I haven't come up against any major puddling yet but the few small puddles that I have crossed didn't require me to slow down and I experienced no hydroplaning. I can usually manage 15 to 20 mph faster than the maximum safe speed limit around sharp corners and entrance/exit ramps without tire squeal. I have only encountered small amounts of snow, about an inch, and these tires handled it better than any I have had in 25 years of driving. They didn't slide or spin and I drove like it was warm and dry. They are wider and look more aggressive, side wall and tread pattern, than the pictures indicate. If these make it to 60,000 miles as the warranty indicates then I have found the tire that I will buy again and again.
Vehicle: 2007 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr Wagon Value Edition 17" option with 4827 KM of Tire Wear
made this review on 2/16/2015 and is a
Confident, Experienced Driver
Vehicle: 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4 Dr Sport Utility SRT8 with 644 KM of Tire Wear
great tire will buy again.
Vehicle: 2014 Dodge Challenger 2 Dr Coupe SRT8 with 1152 KM of Tire Wear
made this review on 10/22/2014 and is a
Cautious, Reserved Driver
Running a staggered setup, 255s in rear, and 235s on the front on 17s. Using the XL rated tires (Extra Load). Purchased mainly for tread-wear and noise ratings, and they definitely deliver on the quietness promise - tread-wear is TBD, but seems in line with the specs. Tends to squeal fairly easily in the dry, but long before they break loose - a good warning to back off. Definitely not for racing. Wet performance is excellent - the best I have experienced, but may depend on the size - I noticed at my local dealer the smaller width tires are missing one the of huge water channels my wider set has. I have not driven these tires in snow, as I have dedicated winter tires (a must-have in Canada), but expect better than average winter performance for an all-season due to the synthetic compound.
A note on the XL tires: The thicker sidewalls may save you a lot of grief in the case of a flat. I had a long screw puncture the outer edge of the tread diagonally all the way through the sidewall of the tire while driving on the freeway at high speed. The tire amazingly stayed in one piece, allowing me to safely pull over to the side of the road and completely saved my newly refinished BBS wheel from damage. If the XL rated tires are available in your size, I highly recommend getting them - the slightly harder ride is a small price to pay for the safety of the thicker sidewalls.
Vehicle: 10000 KM of Tire Wear
made this review on 10/7/2014 and is a
Aggressive Driver (Hard Cornering)
TERRIBLE TIRES!!! I bought a set in early febuary of 2014 and there already complety bald as of September 2014 , I read mixed reviews prior to purchasing but bought them anyways, right as I pulled out the lot I already despised these tires ! They are okay in dry pavement on a hot day but still corner like garbage , rain there terrible and in snow their terrible ! Did I mention they handle like garbage ! Did I mention not even a year later there compmetly bald ! Prior to getting these tires I had bald cooper rs3-a and they were 100 times better btw cooper rs3-a are phenomenal tires ! I wouldn't put tthese tires on my car again even if they were free! ...2007 Saab 9-3 aero
Vehicle: 2007 Saab 9-3 4 Dr Sedan Aero with 100 KM of Tire Wear
made this review on 9/20/2014 and is a
Confident, Experienced Driver
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