When we did this test four years ago, the General Grabber AT2 was the winner, with the Goodyear AT/SA in fourth place. The BF Goodrich T/A didn’t fare well and the Hankook Dynapro was third. The result is proof that the Goodyear and BF Goodrich tyres are not only considerably better than their predecessors but also that our new test – where we measure how resistant the sidewalls, and specifically the shoulders, are against penetration – paints a different picture than if you, for example put a racing driver in a bakkie and measure lap times around the course or if you drove on sand all day. We know the BF Goodrich doesn’t have high grip levels on tar and that it is quite noisy. So if you’re going to be driving on tar all day it’s probably not the best choice. But if you do mostly off-road driving, it’s probably the best tyre money can buy. But this is an all-terrain test and that’s why the Goodyear Adventure really impressed us. It not only won the tar road braking test but was also the joint winner for the dirt road braking test, together with the Yokohama Geolander A/T-S. And with the sidewall penetration test it was also not far behind the tough-as-nails BF Goodrich. In addition, the new Goodyear also has Kevlar, a material used for bulletproof vests, in the tread. That’s why we believe this Goodyear is a worthy winner of our all-terrain shootout.