Low tyre wear
Lower risk of hydroplaning
Can be noisy
Not as good as the other tyres I had - if you drive on a lot of tight windy roads go for another bra
I live in a rural area that is is very hilly with lots of tight winding roads with sharp corners. The roads are often not good with lots of potholes, uneven surfaces, 5% of travel is on rough gravel/dirt roads. High rainfall area means lots of slippery roads as well. Being able to have confidence in driving in these conditions is important and the ability to take sharp corners in wet weather and quick evasive action for pot holes is critical to safety. I had other tyres on which were good but put the Michellin MX2's put on as I was told by num...erous tyre shops they were as good but also had longer tread life. They are not as good. It feels like the car rolls a little bit when cornering and it doesn't hug the road like the other tyres I had. I don't like them and regret getting them to the point where I am considering selling them and getting the other brand out back on. See my other review to find out which tyres I had on before the Michellins and why they were so good.
The good and the bad
Fitted to a Hyundai Excel.
Amazing wear for a car not driven like a Granddad, 100,000Kms has got to be excellent in anyone's book.
Held pressure really well and very even wear, would have been contributing factors to the longevity.
Hard to say on road noise, definitely not 'noisy', but not 'quiet' either.
Grip on a dry road was satisfactory, hung on with no histrionics. However, like all tyres, slowly got worse as they wore down.
Wet grip not what you'd call good when new, ok at best. Meant the car had to be driven wit...
Good performer for the price, nothing special though
These were fitted to my falcon ute, where long life and value for money are more important than ultimate performance.
For this application they seem a fine tyre. The grip seems OK for a cheapish product, and there is no sign of them wearing out after 14 000 km.
The Energy XM2 is sold as having lower rolling resistance, and hence better fuel consumption, but I didn't notice any improvement. If there was a change then it was less than 1/2 L/100km.
It's ok but not Brilliant
I have purchased the tyres in March 2017 and have pushing through them for over 7 months now. The tyre grooves are very wide allowing nails to easily penetrate - I have had to get nails removed twice since March and been stuck having to change to the spare on the side of the road. I find they don't hold air very well, 5 psi loss over 2 months. I have never had this problem on my previous set - Hankook Optimo K415. They drive nicely, just as good as the Optimo although don't think they are strong and durable as the Optimo. The tyres are on a To...yota Avalon 2002 model - they are known for excessive front wheel tyre wear. My previous brand got 60 k without rotation. Time will tell how long they last. They are far superior then the Bridgestone. Jax tyres advertise fuel economy although I haven'been getting increased miles since i bought them, but getting less then the Optimo with on average 20 ks less on a full tank.
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Michelin are the best tyres but beware
Michelin are the best tyres but beware online people and shop when they are way cheaper than normal you are buying parallel tyres not for our Australian market you will never get warranty on them so buyer beware sometimes the tyres are 3-4 years old which is dangerous so I say again buyer beware
Nothing too special. Just for the daily driver.
Pretty much still in 500 km with them on. Came from a Nitto Neogen, and I can tell that these XM2s can get a lot of road noise above around 100 km/h compared to my previous rubbers. Not that grippy as well, I was hearing tire screech @ just 2000 rpm launch from standstill, compared to my Nitto Neogens before, the screeching only starts at 2500rpm-ish. I expect my cornering ability will be a bit of a downgrade as well.
Still, looks very sturdy and I expect my tire life will last longer than the Neogens. For a daily driver, it has pretty much all what you need.
Questions & Answers
whats The difference between Michelin energy xm2 and Michelin primacy 4 ??
dothey offer an enjoyable ride as compared with yokohama ES32?
Is this tyre is directional?
No, they aren't. Which means they're easily rotated.
They are Directional tyres, their construction have a tread designed to rotate in only one direction and can't be mounted in any other way. They are also called "unidirectional" tyres. Directional tyres will have an arrow with the word "rotation" on the sidewall (which these have) showing the proper rotation direction. The function of directional tyres is that they have lateral grooves in the tread that form a V-shaped tread pattern. The tread design is intended to channel water from the center of the tyre outward as the tyre rotates. That is about what directional tyres are and they can be rotated!
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Michelin’s Energy XM2 is an all round performance tyre with 20% more mileage than leading competitors, leading to fewer replacements and more savings for you.
20% More Mileage: Thanks to the “Alternating Bridging” technology, the tread blocks move less freely thus reducing the rate of tyre wear.
Fuel Savings: Michelin Energy XM2 has improved fuel saving compared to its predecessor, the Michelin Energy XM1+ thanks to a 10% reduction in rolling resistance.
Thanks to Full Silica Compound:
The silica in the rubber compound reduces friction between the rubber particles, generating less heat.
With less heat generated, less energy is lost, thus reducing fuel consumption.
The silica also increases the tyre's flexibility, therefore improving road holding.
Guaranteed with GREEN X marking
Green X marking on the tyre sidewall indicates Michelin’s leadership in fuel saving and represents Michelin's commitment to reducing fuel usage and CO2 emissions, while maintaining excellence in longevity and safety.
Maximum Safety: Thanks to “Micro-Adaptive Compound”:
The tread compound of the Michelin Energy XM2 is more flexible.
It better adapts itself to the irregularities of the road surface and therefore guarantees excellent grip.
The tread suppleness of Michelin Energy XM2 is better than Michelin Energy XM1 by 3 points (measured in shore).
Optimum Void Grooves
- The grooves of the Michelin Energy XM2 can evacuate up to 20% more water compared to the Michelin Energy XM1+. A higher volume of water evacuated at a faster rate lowers the risk of hydroplaning.
What reviewers thought
Many reviewers were happy with these tyres which are said to be heard-wearing and reliable. Some reviewers have complained about the noisiness of the tyres and that they don’t work extremely well in wet weather conditions.
|Release date||June 2012|
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