Nankang NS2

Dry Grip 76%
Wet Grip 58%
Road Feedback 65%
Handling 62%
Wear 73%
Comfort 63%
Buy again 60%

The Nankang NS2 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Nankang NS1

This tyre has been replaced by the Nankang Noble Sport NS20

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Tyre review data from 205 tyre reviews averaging 65% over 1,777,279 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2020 Tyre Market Overview Braking Test - 46th of 49 tyres

2012 Auto Bild 20 inch Tyre Test - 7th of 8 tyres

  • Positive - Low rolling resistance.
  • Negative - Dangerously long braking distance in the wet, wet understeer, reduced steering precision, loud and uncomfortable.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
0/0 R0 0          
175/50 R13 72V   C E 70  
155/55 R14 69V   F C 71  
205/60 R14 92H XL   E C 71  
155/65 R14 75V   F C 71  
185/45 R15 75V   F C 71  
195/45 R15 78V   F C 71  
165/50 R15 72V   F C 71  
195/50 R15 82V   F C 71  
205/50 R15 86V   F C 71  
185/55 R15 82V   E C 71  
195/55 R15 85V   E C 71  
205/55 R15 88V   F C 71  
165/40 R16 73V XL   F C 71  
205/40 R16 83V XL   F C 71  
215/40 R16 86W XL   F C 71  
165/45 R16 74V XL   E C 71  
195/45 R16 84V XL   F C 71  
205/45 R16 87V XL   F C 71  
195/50 R16 84V   F C 71  
205/50 R16 87V   F C 71  
225/50 R16 92V   E C 71  
205/55 R16 91V   E C 71  
215/55 R16 93V   E C 71  
215/55 R16 97W XL   E C 71  
225/55 R16 95W   E C 71  
225/55 R16 95V   E C 71  
165/35 R17 75V XL   F C 71  
185/35 R17 82V XL   F C 71  
165/40 R17 75V XL   F C 71  
205/40 R17 84V XL   F C 71  
215/40 R17 87V XL   E C 71  
235/40 R17 90V   F C 71  
245/40 R17 91V   E C 71  
245/40 R17 91W   E C 71  
255/40 R17 94V   E C 71  
275/40 R17 98W   E C 73  
205/45 R17 88V XL   F C 71  
215/45 R17 91W XL   E C 71  
215/45 R17 91V XL   E C 71  
225/45 R17 94V XL   E C 71  
235/45 R17 94V   E C 71  
205/50 R17 93W XL   E C 71  
205/50 R17 93V XL   E C 71  
225/55 R17 101W XL   E C 71  
285/30 R18 93Y   E C 71  
215/35 R18 84W XL   F C 71  
225/35 R18 87W XL   F C 71  
255/35 R18 94W XL   E C 71  
265/35 R18 93W   E C 71  
275/35 R18 95Y   E C 71  
215/40 R18 89W XL   E C 71  
225/40 R18 92W XL   E C 71  
235/40 R18 95W XL   E C 71  
245/40 R18 97W XL   E C 71  
225/45 R18 95W XL   E C 71  
225/45 R18 91W   F C 71  
245/45 R18 100Y XL   E C 71  
245/30 R19 89Y XL   E C 71  
265/30 R19 93Y XL   E C 71  
275/30 R19 96Y XL   E C 71  
285/30 R19 94Y XL   E C 71  
215/35 R19 85Y XL   E C 71  
225/35 R19 88Y XL   E C 71  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E C 71  
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E C 71  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E C 71  
275/35 R19 96Y   E C 71  
225/40 R19 93Y XL   E C 71  
245/40 R19 98W XL   E C 71  
275/40 R19 101Y   E C 71  
245/45 R19 98Y   E C 71  
215/30 R20 82W XL   C F 71  
235/30 R20 88W XL   F C 71  
245/30 R20 95Y XL   E C 71  
255/30 R20 92Y XL   E C 71  
275/30 R20 97Y XL   E C 71  
285/30 R20 99Y XL   E C 71  
225/35 R20 90Y XL   E C 71  
235/35 R20 92W XL   E C 71  
245/35 R20 95Y XL   E C 71  
255/35 R20 97Y XL   E C 71  
275/35 R20 102Y XL   E C 71 13.00kgs
245/40 R20 95Y   E C 71  
255/30 R22 95W XL   E C 71  
265/30 R22 100W XL   E C 71  

Questions and Answers for the Nankang NS2

2016-05-31 - Hi there, i plan to replace my car tyres, size 205/55 R16. i previously owned yokohama advan db. Now i plan to move any good budget tyres. I am thinking to switch to nankang ns2?. but these are rotational. Would like to have your advise on rotational tyres. Are these better from non rotational tyres or there is no difference?

Manufacturers primarily switched to non-directional (asymmetric) tyres to make OE fitment easier for vehicle manufacturers. A directional tyre usually has better aquaplaning performance, but as most directional tyres are now older designs, you might be better off with a more modern asymmetric pattern.

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Available in 7 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Nankang NS2 Review

Given 70% while driving a BMW 520d (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
This is old tire model, but if this review helps someone...They were not that horrible on normal driving. Somewhat reduced grip on wet, but mostly very average tyres. I think Nankang might have quality issues, because some will praise them, and others are trashing them. We have quite rough roads in Finland, and mostly very strict speed limits, so I have very limited experience from progressiveness or how it handle at the limits. However, I had never any issues with these.
199 - tyre reviewed on April 21, 2016   

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Given 21% while driving a Volkswagen EOS (235/40 R18) on mostly motorways for 12,000 easy going miles
Tyres lasted only 12000 miles of normal motorways driving!!! They wear extremely fast. I would highly recommend NOT to buy them. It just doesn't make sense economically. The grip on wet is non existent, dry grip is a bit better. There are much better options for the same price or cheaper.
0 - tyre reviewed on December 31, 2020   
Given 69% while driving a Volkswagen Polo Mk2f (heavily modified) (175/60 R13 H) on mostly country roads for 5,000 spirited miles
Fitted these as wanted a cheaper tyre that would last longer than more track inspired tyres. Give good grip in the dry, better than anything in its price range, wet grip suffers slightly. No noticible road noise, but that's mainly as they are fitted to a noisy car. The feel is much better than other tyres of similar size, and a vast improvement over the tour sports in the same size. have pushed the tyres beyond their limit, but are very predictable and give confidence with progressive grip. There are better tyres, but start at twice the price and last just as long, not as grippy as a toyo a539 but that's to be expected.
0 - tyre reviewed on December 4, 2020   
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Given 37% while driving a BMW Z4 (255/35 R18) on a combination of roads for 4,500 easy going miles
Extremely rapid wear considering I don’t drive in exuberance. Very uneven wear both across and around the circumference of the tyre. Replaced like for like on the rear of the car knowing they were not a premium brand since I was deciding whether I would keep the car long term and did not expect a huge mileage from them but 4,500 miles is a massive disappointment.
6 - tyre reviewed on May 2, 2020   
Given 30% while driving a Ford (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 20 spirited miles
Poor grip in the dry. Dangerous in the wet. Noisy. Some years ago I wrote off my Falcon after skidding into a Toyota during a downpour.. My car slid for ~15m before impact. This was at 50km/h. Stick with Michelin - literally.
3 - tyre reviewed on March 4, 2020   
Given 45% while driving a Ford Fiesta (195/50 R15) on mostly country roads for 200 spirited miles
Used on a road rally car fwd. dry driving ok. If pressures are high good turn in response .

Wet weather , shocking on stopping , 888 much better. Understeers also . I put them on the rear in end as wanted to stop!

Tyre looks good on rim nice and wide but wet weather capabilities are so poor won’t buy again .
1 - tyre reviewed on September 30, 2019   

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