I have been chosen to test the Nitto Motivo tire, It is a performance all season tire that you can check out more info on Nitto's website
2011 Wrx Sedan
Replace original Dunlop 235/45/R17 sport 01
Invidia catted Down pipe
Cobb Ap stage 2 93 tune
10,800 when I put tires on
11,450 upon first review (650 Miles)
I drive my car spiritedly on occasion and in my opinion really like this tire. When you first enter a turn the tire feel's a little floaty by as you stay in the power the car grips the road and tracks almost perfectly around a turn. I can tell very little difference from the stock Dunlop's that were on the car. I actually feel like these tires have a better grip on the road
Road noise is none existent with this tire not that it was any worse with the Dunlop's either just very surprised for a Sport all season tire there isn't any noise.
In the rain if your pushing the car around a turn the tire slip slightly an re grip weird feeling but something I can get used to and test more as time goes on. Remember this is pushing the car though a turn if you drive at the speed limit there is zero issue.
For comparison one of my best friends has a 12 wrx with the same power mods and the original dunlop's so we can get in one car and then the other for a good comparison as time goes on.
The last big thing at this point is the cost of the tire which is $119-125 depending on where you look and the original Dunlop is a $242.00 dollar a piece with as little difference in performance as I am seeing you won't see Dunlop's back on my car any time soon.
Nothing can be said about winter performance at this time but if I can get a decent performance in the snow, my winter rims and tires will also be sold.