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Riken Raptor ZR A/S: A Great Tire for Dry Roads

8Expert Score

Ultra High Performance All-Season

Wet Performance
Dry performance
Comfort performance
Treadwear performance
Winter/snow performance

The Riken Raptor ZR/AS was created to deliver an excellent dry performance together with great long-lasting tread reliability. The tire also performs well in rain providing good traction and hydroplaning resistance. However, Riken Raptor ZR/AS has a poor grip on snow and ice, whether it’s light or deep, making this tire not the best choice to use in snowy areas.

  • Great dry weather performance
  • Nice for wet surfaces
  • Good comfort and ride quality
  • Excellent treadwear features
  • Becomes noise after some period of exploitation
  • Not the best choice for winter usage
Riken Raptor ZR A/S outperforms 90% of tires in the Ultra High Performance All-Season category.

Riken Raptor ZR A/S Tread Pattern & Technical Specs

The Raptor ZR A/S is RIKEN’s Ultra High-Performance All-Season tire, designed for owners of sporty coupes and sports sedans who want precise steering, performance-focused handling, and the ability to drive in challenging weather conditions, including very light snow.

Riken Raptor ZR A/S Tread Pattern

The aggressive, directional tread pattern of the Raptor ZR A/S uses an all-season compound while maintaining grip in both dry and wet situations. Wide lateral grooves are used in the arrow-shaped pattern to effectively drain water and increase hydroplaning resistance. Built-in rim protection helps shield rims from damage, and the tire sidewalls have a stiff substance to help with handling and steering responsiveness.

Wet performance

The Riken Raptor ZR A/S is a tire that performs well in wet conditions. It has good traction and hydroplane resistance. Overall, the wet performance of the Riken Raptor ZR A/S is good.

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Hydroplaning resistance
Wet traction

Dry performance

The Riken Raptor ZR A/S is a great tire for dry roads. It has excellent dry traction and cornering stability. The tire also has a decent steering response remaining controllable and predictable on dry surfaces.

8.9Expert Score

Cornering stability
Dry traction
Steering response

Comfort performance

The Riken Raptor ZR A/S provides good comfort on the road. However, after some mileage, a slight noise can be heard from the tires. Overall, the ride on this tire is smooth and good for journeys, which makes Riken Raptor ZR A/S a nice choice for riding comfort.

8.4Expert Score

Ride quality
Noise score

Winter & Snow performance

The Riken Raptor ZR A/S tires perform well in light snow but are not intended for deeper snow or ice. They didn`t handle well on the ice during the winter, so if you frequently face icy weather you may need to consider different options.

7.7Expert Score

Light Snow Traction
Deep Snow Traction
Ice Traction


The Riken Raptor ZR A/S is a good choice for those looking for a high-performance all-season tire. It has excellent dry traction and cornering stability, good wet-weather traction, and a smooth ride. However, it can become noisy after some time and is not the best choice for winter driving. If you are looking for a long-lasting summer tire with excellent dry performance, The Riken Raptor ZR A/S is worth your attention.

Tire sizes & specifications

Tire sizeLoad index/ Speed ratingUTQGMax loadMax InflationTread DepthTire WeightWheel DiameterRim Width RangeMeasured Rim WidthSection WidthTread WidthOverall DiameterRevs Per MileCountry
205/40ZR1683W RF300 A A50 psi10/32″20 lbs167-8″7.5″8.3″7.2″22.4″ID
205/45ZR1687W RF300 A A50 psi10/32″21 lbs166.5-7.5″7″8.1″6.8″23.2″ID
205/50ZR1691W RF300 A A51 psi10/32″23 lbs165.5-7.5″6.5″8.4″7.2″24.1″ID
205/55ZR1694W RF300 A A50 psi10/32″24 lbs165.5-7.5″6.5″8.4″7.1″24.9″ID
225/50ZR1692W SL300 A A51 psi10/32″25 lbs166-8″7″9.2″7.8″24.9″ID
225/55ZR1695W SL300 A A51 psi10.5/32″28 lbs166-8″7″9.2″7.7″25.7″ID
245/50ZR1697W SL300 A A51 psi10/32″28 lbs167-8.5″7.5″10″8.4″25.7″ID
205/45ZR1788W XL300 A A50 psi10/32″23 lbs176.5-7.5″7″8.1″6.9″24.3″ID
205/50ZR1789W SL300 A A51 psi10/32″24 lbs175.5-7.5″6.5″8.4″7.2″25.1″ID
215/45ZR1791W RF300 A A50 psi10/32″23 lbs177-8″7″8.4″7.1″24.6″ID
215/50ZR1791W SL300 A A51 psi10/32″26 lbs176-7.5″7″8.9″7.6″25.5″ID
225/45ZR1794W XL300 A A50 psi10/32″25 lbs177-8.5″7.5″8.9″7.9″25″ID
225/50ZR1794W SL300 A A51 psi10/32″27 lbs176-8″7″9.2″7.9″25.9″ID
235/45ZR1797W RF300 A A50 psi10/32″27 lbs177.5-9″8″9.3″8″25.4″ID
235/55ZR1799W SL300 A A51 psi10/32″30 lbs176.5-8.5″7.5″9.6″8″27.2″ID
245/40ZR1791W SL300 A A51 psi10.5/32″26 lbs178-9.5″8.5″9.8″8.7″24.7″ID
245/45ZR1795W SL300 A A51 psi10/32″27 lbs177.5-9″8″9.6″8.3″25.7″ID
255/40ZR1794W SL300 A A51 psi10.5/32″28 lbs178.5-10″9″10.2″8.9″25″ID
255/50ZR17101W SL300 A A51 psi10.5/32″32 lbs177-9″8″10.4″9″27.1″ID
275/40ZR1798W SL300 A A51 psi10.5/32″31 lbs179-11″9.5″10.9″9.5″25.7″ID
225/40ZR1892W RF300 A A50 psi10/32″25 lbs187.5-9″8″9.1″7.9″25.1″ID
225/45ZR1895W XL300 A A50 psi10/32″27 lbs187-8.5″7.5″8.9″7.7″25.9″ID
235/40R1895W RF300 A A50 psi10/32″26 lbs188-9.5″8.5″9.5″8.3″25.4″ID
245/40ZR1897W XL300 A A50 psi10/32″28 lbs188-9.5″8.5″9.8″8.6″25.7″ID
245/45ZR1896W SL300 A A51 psi10/32″29 lbs187.5-9″8″9.6″8.4″26.7″ID
275/35ZR1895W SL300 A A51 psi10.5/32″30 lbs189-11″9.5″10.9″9.8″25.6″ID
245/35ZR2091W SL300 A A51 psi10/32″28 lbs208-9.5″8.5″9.8″8.6″26.8″ID
255/35ZR2093W SL300 A A51 psi10.5/32″29 lbs208.5-10″9″10.2″8.9″27″ID

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