Hankook Ventus Prime3 (K125)
The Hankook Ventus Prime3 (K125) is a premium touring summer tyre from the company’s renowned Ventus range. Hankook claims it offers "the perfect balance between performance and safety."
The Ventus Prime3 (K125) features a high grip silica compound, which offers better traction in the wet and dry, as well as reduced rolling resistance.
In order to further improve traction, Hankook’s engineers have designed the tyre’s asymmetric tread pattern to increase the contact area between tyre and road by 10%. The tread pattern also features four wide circumferential grooves that act to dispel water from the road surface. They aid performance in wet conditions and reduce the risk of aquaplaning.
Moreover, the combination of a light-weight rayon casing, a wide steel belt layer, full cover reinforcement belt and high stiffness bead filler results in better handling and enhanced sidewall stiffness, in addition to better stability at high speeds and when entering corners.
With practicality in mind, the Ventus Prime3 (K125) offers a 9% improvement in wear resistance compared to its predecessor. It also boasts a Visual Alignment Indicator (VAI); a shoulder-based feature on all Ventus tyres that makes it easier for drivers to check their wheel alignment.
The tyre's exterior noise has also been reduced by changing the angles and positions of the lateral grooves in the tread design and by developing an ‘anti-air resistance’ sidewall design.
Hankook Ventus Prime3 (K125) Features
- Reduced rolling resistance
- Increased traction and performance in both wet and dry conditions
- Enhanced sidewall stiffness and durability
- Improved comfort and stability at high speeds
Hankook Ventus Prime3 (K125) Reviews
The Ventus Prime3 (K125) has received lots of positive reviews, with drivers focusing on its impressive grip and handling in wet conditions, its stable and reassuring feel and its good value for money.
A number of reviewers who had used this tyre's predecessor, the Ventus Prime2 (K115), commented on the noticeable improvement with regards to noise level, grip and fuel economy.
The EU Tyre Label for the Ventus Prime3 (K125) gives it a C rating for Fuel Efficiency and an A-B rating for Wet Grip. The External Rolling Noise is recorded at 70-72 decibels (variations in rating depend on tyre size).
Hankook Ventus Prime3 (K125) Independent Tyre Tests
The Ventus Prime3 (K125) has performed consistently well in independent tyre tests.
Leading German motoring magazine AutoBild has rated the tyre highly since its release. AutoBild's testers rated it as 'Exemplary' in two separate tests in March 2016 and October 2017. It went on to take the prestigious title of Test Winner in a March 2018 test and was labelled ‘Very Recommendable.’
In February 2018, ADAC Motorwelt also labelled the Ventus Prime3 (K125) ‘Very Recommendable.’
Large German automotive club Auto Club Europa (A.C.E) gave the tyre a ‘Recommended’ rating in March 2017.
In July 2017, popular motoring magazine Auto Zeitung rated the Ventus Prime3 (K125) as ‘Highly recommended.’
The Ventus Prime3 (K125) is available in a wide range of sizes for rim diameters between 15 and 18 inches and for speed ratings H, V, W and Y.
Interested in the Hankook Ventus Prime3 (K125)? Why not check out its popular predecessor, the Ventus Prime2 (K115) or the new Kinergy Eco2.