Hankook Ice Bear W440 is a high performance winter tire. The new one in the Hankook's Ice Bear series, the tire is moulded from silica tread compound which helps in achieving both wet and dry road performance. The V-shaped centre design pattern helps in achieving excellent traction in all winter conditions. This Hankook has wide and straight grooves which assist in eliminating water and slush under the tire and increase the contact patch. Also the multiple thin sipes help in gaining better performance even on dry roads though being a winter tire. Internally, Ice Bear W440 has Jointless Bead Wire & High Hardness Bead Filler to improve the high-speed stability and steering response of the tire. Wide, High-Tensile Steel Belts and Jointless Nylon-Cove help in increasing the durability of the tire and the travellers ride comfort.