The Ventus S1 Noble2 is Hankook's latest entry in their ultra-high performance all-season tire lineup. Built for
drivers of all types of sport coupes and sedans, the Noble 2 provides year-round traction and cornering performance
on dry, wet and even snow covered road surfaces.
A high-performance hybrid silica tread compound provides increased wet traction, while also giving this model a
lower rolling resistance for added fuel efficiency. Of course, fuel efficiency isn't what is always on the minds of
drivers of this tire. That said, the notched shoulders and tread design provide impressive dry traction and
cornering grip. The tire's center rib further enhances steering response, something that is very good on this
Four circumferential grooves and Hankook's Aqua Hydro Block technology increase wet traction and braking
performance, while also reducing the risk of hydroplaning by channeling away water from under the tire. Winter
handling is addressed through the use of 3D sipes and unique edge grooves that provide biting edges on snow and
Hankook uses special 3D vibration analysis technology on the Noble2. It creates a more advanced profile for the
mold, which results in a footprint that optimizes treadwear and provides increased brake performance. Inside the
tire you will find two steel belts that are nylon reinforced for added strength and durability at higher
A polyester cord body increases ride comfort, and hardened bead fillers in the sidewall create added handling
capabilities. Hankook offers sizes ranging from 16-20 inches and includes a 50,000 mile tread guarantee.
Dry and wet traction are very good
Tire stability and steering response is above average
Comfortable ride for a high-performance tire
Treadlife could be a bit better
The new Noble2 from Hankook is a nice addition to Hankook’s high-performance tire lineup. Dry and wet pavement
traction is very good on this model. The steering is responsive and the tire is stable throughout the speed range.
Cornering grip is another area where this tire excels. It holds dry pavement well at higher speeds.
Winter handling is pretty much what you would expect from your average high performance AS tire... not so good.
This is the case especially on deep snow and ice. We’ve heard numerous complaints in this regard from other
drivers. The other area you may have an issue with is treadwear.
Overall, we do like this tire despite the lack of winter traction. It features a price that is lower than many
other comparable models in its class and it offers well-rounded performance on dry/wet road surfaces.
Hankook provides a 5-year or 50,000 mile tread warranty on the Noble2. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the
first year of first 2/32 inch of wear. Materials and workmanship are warranted for 5-years and includes free
replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time
period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.