The Yokohama YK580 utilizes some of the most advanced tire technology in producing a tire that is made to
deliver strong all-season performance and dependable handling. In fact, it is one of Yokohama's top selling
models,yet we have found that many drivers have never heard about it until just recently.
The aggressive tread design sports an asymmetrical tread pattern and unique tread block bridges that provide
added support and give the tire a more quiet ride. To that end, Yokohama has delivered on this feature because road
noise on this tire is nearly non-existent.
Performance on wet road surfaces is enhanced through sweeping rain channels and cross traction sipes. Together
they work to "sweep" water away from the tread and add more biting edges in the snow.
Dry pavement grip and handling are enhanced due to the optimized groove ratio which increases the tread area by
9%. Yokohama's Uni-Bloc Shoulder design adds stiffness and more support to the outside shoulders and sidewall of
the tire, which makes for increased cornering grip and stability.
Two steel belts that are nylon wrapped add more strength and durability to the tire, while also providing more
even tread wear and a longer lifespan. Yokohama also includes either a 45,000 or 60,000 mile tread warranty on the
YK580 depending on the tire's speed rating.
Grip in the corners is superb for all-season touring tires
Wet road handling is far above average
Road noise is virtually non-existent on this tire
60,000 mile tread warranty is excellent
Tire can be hard to find at times
The YK580 is simply a good choice in high performance all-season touring tires. It provides excellent
performance on either dry or wet pavement, and Yokohama has virtually eliminated all road noise with this tread
design, which is an area often mentioned in driver reviews and ratings on this model.
The tire maintains excellent stability throughout the speed range, while the steering is responsive and provides
good feel. Winter handling performance is more than adequate, but we would like to see just a little more grip on
deeper snow and ice. That said, this is by no means a snow tire.
The 60,000 mile warranty is nearly unheard of for this type of performance tire. All in all this model is one of
the top 10 high-performance all-season touring tires on the market today.
Similar to the YK520, Yokohama YK580 tires are warranted for 5-years or 60,000 miles on H & V speed rated
sizes. The W speed rated tires are guaranteed for 5-years or 45,000 miles. Tire uniformity is covered during the
first 2/32 inch of wear.
Materials and workmanship are backed for 5-years and include free tire replacement for the first 2/32 inch of
wear. Yokohama prorates out the amount for the remaining time period down to the last 2/32 inch of tread depth.