Uniroyal MS plus 77
Designed to take on wet, cold and icy conditions with ease, the Uniroyal MS plus 77 is the company's winter tyre for cars and SUVs.
In many parts of Europe, including the UK, rain is a more regular occurrence than snow during the winter months. That's why Uniroyal, the rain tyre specialists, have designed a tyre that is particularly strong in wet and icy conditions.
The MS plus 77 uses a highly adhesive compound that Uniroyal has specifically designed for such wintry conditions.
A high percentage of silica in the compound keeps the tyre flexible at low temperatures. This allows it to bite into snowy or icy roads and consequently improves grip.
Furthermore, the Uniroyal MS plus 77's compound helps support the tyre's rigid shoulder blocks and ensures the tread blocks deform less under pressure. This contributes to high cornering stability, making it a good tyre choice for sporty vehicles.
In addition to this, the MS plus 77 has an innovative, v-shaped pattern with wide, deep channels. Its large central grooves collect water from the contact patch. This water then flows to the shoulder area of the tyre and away from its path through strategically positioned sipes. Removing larger volumes of surface water allows the tyre to stay in direct contact with the road. This, in turn, reduces the risk of aquaplaning and improves grip, control and driving safety.
The many sipes incorporated into the MS plus 77's tread pattern also act as snowploughs when accelerating, braking and cornering on snow. They break the surface of the snow, making it less slippery.
Furthermore, every single one of those sips has a tiny bumper inside. These bumpers ensure the grooves stay open and can store as much water as possible from the road surface, meaning wet grip is never compromised.
Uniroyal MS plus 77 Features
- Provides excellent handling and stability in cold temperatures, both on wet and dry roads
- Offers a reduced risk of aquaplaning, even on slush
- Provides increased traction and grip on snow and ice
Uniroyal MS plus 77 Tests & Reviews
In Auto Bild's 2018 51 Winter Tyre Shootout, the Uniroyal MS plus 77 ranked ninth. Based on wet and dry braking, it outperformed lots of well-respected brands, including Bridgestone, Michelin, Falken, Nokian and Nexen.
From this initial test, Auto Bild took only the top twenty performers through to its full Winter Tyre Test. Once again, the MS plus 77 performed well, ranking tenth based on wet performance, snow performance, rolling resistance, noise and value for money. Impressively, the MS plus 77 outperformed Michelin, Pirelli and Bridgestone because it provided excellent wet performance and resistance to aquaplaning, in addition to being comfortable and well-priced.
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Uniroyal MS plus 77 Sizes
The MS plus 77 is available in a wide range of sizes, for rim diameters of 13" to 20" and speed ratings H, T and V.
If you're interested in the MS plus 77, head over to our Uniroyal brand page to discover the company's other popular tread patterns.