Hankook Ventus K104

The Hankook Ventus K104 is a High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Dry Grip 68%
Wet Grip 42%
Road Feedback 50%
Handling 44%
Wear 55%
Comfort 61%
Buy again 42%

Tyre review data from 11 tyre reviews averaging 52% over 76,040 miles driven.

The Ventus K104 is ranked 167th of 199 Summer High Performance tyres.

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Top 3 Hankook Ventus K104 Reviews

Given 40% while driving a Toyota MK2 MR2 NA (225/45 R16 W) on mostly country roads for 10,000 average miles
Probably the worst "performance" tyre i've ever used, wouldn't recommend them to anyone.
Helpful 8 - tyre reviewed on May 26, 2007
Given 70% while driving a Honda Accord (225/35 R18) on mostly town for 15,500 average miles
Had these tyres fitted to my car for about 25000km (15500 miles) on Australian roads found to be very responsive in dry conditions, wet was not as impressive but safe (with sensible driving). Suited well to my suspension set-up. road noise was definitely apparent but is expected with many low profile tyres on the market and was not overwhelming in a modified vehicle. Managed to get considerably large mileage considering giving them a fairly hard time towards the end of their life (although was babied at new). These are good tyres which I can recommend to a daily driver and should not be criticised due to lack of knowledge or experience. Would certainly buy again.
cheers, Leo
Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on December 3, 2010
Given 86% while driving a Mazda MX5 (205/45 R16 W) on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
Just read the previous reviews-bah!
These tyres are for cars with proper handling Suspension. My car has been set up correctly (with me sitting in it at the time), and these tyres have kept me on the road where others would have failed. Dry grip is excellent, cars steps out when asked with no nasty surprises. Take it easy in the wet tho, but you should always take it easy on wet roads!! better when all four wheels are fitted with these boots. Problem today is, every body thinks they know how to drive and then blame the tyres when thier 'knowledge' is put to the test. Don't blame the tyres-blame the nut behind the wheel!
Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on February 2, 2010
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Latest Hankook Ventus K104 Reviews

Given 50% while driving a BMW 320i (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 20,000 spirited miles
Only for drift in the wet tarmac. Good at dry but poor in wet.
Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on March 18, 2013
Given 57% while driving a MG MGTF (215/40 R16) on mostly town for 500 average miles
Not too bad at all - had these on the front and they spent about a month there while waiting for my new tyres.

Responsive and crisp with a good wear rate - not suitable for wet use on anything other than a 4 door saloon though as grip was not good at all.

Previous comment about proper suspension setup is probably about right. The TF rivals and probably just beats the MX5 on handling (I drive both regular) and they both make good use of the performance of a tyre rather than just being steering tools.
Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on January 24, 2012
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Given 23% while driving a Ford Mondeo (205/50 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
Poor in the dry, and very bad in wet conditions, also wore out in 7000 miles.. Very poor
Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on January 2, 2010
Given 31% while driving a Mercedes Benz c230k (225/45 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
Have these on my car..
A pretty cheap tyre and OK for the money but nothing to shout about. Ride noise is loud and doesn't suit my Mercedes so I will be changing to a more up market tyre next time around.
Grip is decent in the dry but hit and miss in damp conditions.
Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on November 13, 2009
Given 47% while driving a Volkswagen Transporter (225/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 8,000 average miles
Not a bad loking tyre, rim bead was a little small considering this was a selling point! The biggest criticism is wear.....gone through a set on my light van in less that 9k, very disappointing! Quite positive in the dry but when its wet....better stay at home! Won't be bothering again!
Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on November 27, 2008
Given 44% while driving a Toyota MK2 MR2 Turbo (235/40 R17 W) on track for 2,000 spirited miles
Very poor wet grip and just average in the dry, look the part but not especially cheap. Struggled big time with these on a wet day at Donington, spent more time sideways than in a straight line, not even that great for drifting as not especially progressive. Not recommended unless all your doing is motorway miles as they do seem hard wearing.
Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on June 5, 2007