Jinyu YU61

The Jinyu YU61 is a High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre review data from 46 tyre reviews averaging 71% over 322,570 miles driven.

Dry Grip 80%
Wet Grip 65%
Road Feedback 68%
Handling 63%
Wear 73%
Comfort 75%
Buy again 71%

The YU61 is ranked 99th of 201 Summer High Performance tyres.

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Questions and Answers for the Jinyu YU61

2016-08-21 - What is the maximum tire pressure of my yu61 tires?

The maximum inflation pressure of the YU61 should be listed on the sidewall, however this is usually well above a pressure level suitable for a vehicle.

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Top 3 Jinyu YU61 Reviews

Given 83% while driving a Ford Galaxy (225/50 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 58,000 average miles
HI there. I've using them on my 2008 Galaxy for last 58000 miles and they still at 3mm. Really good ones for heavy car. 225/50r17 Z Extra Load. At current they loosing a bit when wet so i decided to get new ones for next season. I did front/back swaps each 15000miles to get even wear and i keep them bit harder than recommended pressure to get better feedback. I'm very impressed overall as they were for 45 quid each and can say it loud: OM michelin energy saver i had before was overpriced rubbish (in grey colour - not even black) to compare.
Helpful 140 - tyre reviewed on August 2, 2016
Given 39% while driving a Mercedes Benz E250 CDI (275/35 R19) on mostly motorways for 10,000 average miles
I had 4x new jinyu tyres fitted on my car as I was leaving for a long trip and could not get the other branded ones on time. I had to change on of the back tyre while I was away on holiday as it had a huge bump inner side due to broken mesh inside. When I got back its gone through MOT and the other tyre at the back again had a big crack which was changed again. Yesterday I just slightly hit the side of my back tyre to the kerb which would have been fine with any other brand but this is just split. very low quality to say the least. Steer well away and go buy something you can trust. This is the first and last time I am ever buying this budget s..t.
Helpful 87 - tyre reviewed on October 12, 2017
Given 100% while driving a Vauxhall Astra SRi 1.7 CDTi 110 (225/45 R17) on for 0 miles
Helpful 82 - tyre reviewed on November 12, 2017
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Given 13% while driving a Ford Mondeo Titanium X (235/45 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
I would only recommend these tyres to put flowers in them and i cant belive you call them a performance tyre. Its a cheap Chinese tyre and its a serious danger and shouldn't be legal. I havent bought the tyres, i got the car with them fitted on the rear axle and they were fitted a few months back, and the back of the car was very unstable. Threw them strait away.
Helpful 40 - tyre reviewed on October 24, 2020
Given 36% while driving a BMW 330D Touring (255/30 R19) on a combination of roads for 170 average miles
Had four tyres put on my car, the rears have nearly gone after only 1700 miles, but the biggest issue I have is one of the rear tyres inside wall completely deformed leaving the tyre unsafe and not usable... after 1700 miles and 6 months. Buy cheap, buy twice. Will not be buying these again. Have upgraded to PS4's now.
Helpful 31 - tyre reviewed on June 24, 2020
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Given 24% while driving a BMW 520D M Sport Touring (275/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
Bought the car with these tires on. I can safely say these are the worst tyres I have had the displeasure of driving. The 5 series is a big car but to lose the front of the car on roundabouts with your family in is not funny. We don't drive the car hard and with these tires even less. I will be swapping them as soon as possible. Very poor performance and boarder line lethal in the wet. Would not recommend for anyone with a big car.
Helpful 57 - tyre reviewed on June 30, 2019
Given 69% while driving a Ford Kuga (235/45 R19 W) on mostly country roads for 13,000 average miles
Fitted Jinyu Yu61 due to price/reviews compared to original Continentals. Used on 150 bhp front wheel drive Kuga. Contis lasted 19000 miles but were an exellent tyre but at £190 each juzt too expensive albeit rears are now at 32000 miles and still have over 4ml left. Yu61 have been good, more susceptable to tramlining and grip/handling is dropping off with 3-4ml left. Would i buy them again?At the same price definitely.
Helpful 47 - tyre reviewed on September 19, 2018
Given 40% while driving a BMW 535d M Sport (275/35 R19) on a combination of roads for 4,000 miles
OK in the dry but awful in the wet. Can’t even accelerate gently at times. Wouldn’t buy again.
Helpful 60 - tyre reviewed on September 8, 2018
Given 87% while driving a Honda Accord i DTEC EX (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 0 easy going miles
I have replace it with my previous premium brand for Honda accord. Very good in handling, breaking and grip. Also quiet on road. its more than I expected from a budget tyre with low price. Recommended to test and buy.
Helpful 58 - tyre reviewed on May 8, 2017
Given 84% while driving a Ford Kuga (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
Just replaced 2 tyres after 15000 miles, could have easily got another 1000 miles but other tyres were ready to be replaced. Better grip compared with Bridgestones which are more than £100 more each. Can not fault this tyre. Good grip in dry and wet and have also towed a caravan many times without any problems. Cost per £ = perfect. Happy Days.
Helpful 32 - tyre reviewed on April 12, 2017
Given 80% while driving a Skoda Fabia vRS (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 12,000 spirited miles
Very good tyres in the dry, good feel, progressive, amazing when the cost was taken into consideration. I had to be a little more careful in the wet but, having a full set of the same make and model meant that it was very progressive and predictable. I went through a set of P-Zeros in 8000 miles on the front, these lasted 12000, excellent for a Turbo diesel hi torque vehicle (Remapped Skoda Fabia VRS TDi). I'd recommend them and bought 3 full sets in my five years of ownership of the car.
Helpful 43 - tyre reviewed on April 4, 2017
Given 73% while driving a Mitsubishi Outlander (235/50 R18) on a combination of roads for 22,000 average miles
Have now done 22000 miles and tyre treads are 1mm above the wear indicators (ie. about 3mm). Swapped the tyres front/back at 13000miles and run 38psi all round, wear is very even acrosss width of each tyre. Have had no punctures or any other issues. Will replace them at around 25000 miles, likely with the same type.
Helpful 32 - tyre reviewed on March 15, 2017
Given 52% while driving a Renault megane cc (205/55 R17) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
Average in dry or wet. Any frost or ice leave your car on the drive because you will not be in control. The best feedback I have had from these tyres is when frosty or icy, the car becomes "twitchy" and unpredictable. Avoid Halfords at all costs!Tyres fitted 8 months ago.
Helpful 44 - tyre reviewed on February 15, 2017
Given 32% while driving a Mazda RX8 (225/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 500 average miles
In short, if you go to Tesco once a week on a saturday morning in the dry they will be reasonable, but for anything on the motorway or a sportier car please dont put yourself in danger.

These tyres were fitted to my newly purchased toy RX8.

I had already decided to take them off before buying the car as budget tyres are NOT what you should be fitting to a tail happy RWD car.

Part of my job is to design devices that work with tyres and I see a lot of different tyres from different manufacturers. I actually cut these tyres up to use as a plant pot drainer when I got them home from having them changed and boy oh boy do they have poor belt construction and fewer strands than other brands.

Dry Grip:

Good once you've turned in but looses traction with very little warning. Initial turn in is slow as the tyre sidewall is so soft that they deform far too easily under pressure.

Dry braking:

Car squirms around a lot as the sidewalls cant cope with the weight transfer, much longer stopping distance than the new tyres replaced it at a speed of 50mph.


Zero in a high performance vehicle. Might be ok for big people carriers and the like but they feel like the car is always on ice. Grip is there but you've got no idea what the wheels are doing.


Cant comment, had about 8mm on when i got the car and covered 250 miles in them, still had 8mm left.


Actually pretty good, soft sidewalls are good for comfort as they add to the cars dampening, just not in a way anyone should want.

Wet Grip:

Utterly horrific and borderline illegal its so poor. The RX8 has very little torque and yet was spinning the rear wheels with very little effort in a straight line on a good surface. The back end broke loose in a straight line too which ive never had in any car. Any throttle input on the car that was not inch perfect began to create a slide. Now this is great fun on a car park at 2am but not on the M1 in rush hour.

Wet braking:

Again, extremely poor. The cars squirms around as though the brakes are not all acting with equal power. Back end tried to brake out too. Stopping distance was scary and more than once at a 30mph stop I was having to apply much more pressure than I should be doing at those speeds with ABS going nuts.

Replaced the Yokohama Advan 105'S and the difference is staggering. Braking distances are several metres shorter in both dry and wet conditions.
Helpful 47 - tyre reviewed on September 30, 2016
Given 94% while driving a Ford S Max (225/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 30,000 spirited miles
I looked up progressiveness before I answered that question to make sure I got it right. My S-Max is loaded with samples and I drive 1000 miles a week. There are occasions I'm working the tyres to their limit, and they haven't failed me to date. I find their responsiveness, grip in all weathers, and the feel that they offer belies their cost and "budget" rating. I've just put the third set of JU61 tyres on, achieving 30k miles of "pushed driving" for a set of four. I was only getting 32k on Goodyears at twice the price!!! For a heavy car I can't recommend these JU61's enough. A great tyre. :)
Helpful 32 - tyre reviewed on August 12, 2016