BFGoodrich releases new sports tires

The BFGoodrich brand line has been extended with a new all-season UHP model BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S Plus, which is essentially an upgraded version of the g-Force COMP-2 A/S model, presented in 2015, and, among other things, approved as the official tire to be used by the American police.

What makes the newcomer different from its predecessor is the upgraded composition of the tread compound that increased the grip on wet pavement and snow. At the same time, the company emphasizes that the improvement of the tire’s wet performance was achieved without compromising any other of its performance metrics, such as dry traction or tread life. The new BFGoodrich model is backed by a 45 000 mile (72 000 km) tread wear warranty.

g-Force COMP-2 A/S Plus
G-Force COMP-2 A/S Plus

The tread design includes squared-off shoulders, and blocks reaching on the sidewalls, which enhance lateral stability while cornering, while the aggressive V-shaped pattern, «inherited» from the previous-generation model, improves the handling response on wet pavement, and reduces the risk of aquaplaning. The tires are available in two versions of the tread pattern — with four or six reinforcement ribs.

The construction of the tire includes the Equal TEnsion Containment System (ETEC System) and has wrapped nylon above the twin steel belts. This serves to evenly distribute the pressure in the contact patch, which improves the handling response. In addition, the g-Control sidewall inserts blend ride-comfort with responsive handling.

Tread Pattern
Tread Pattern

The upgraded BFGoodrich has already taken part in the Tire Rack test, where it scored the first place, surpassing its two direct rivals — General G-Max AS-05 and Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S+. The test confirmed that modifying the tread compound was worth the effort, and the tire is showing excellent performance on wet pavement.

Road Ride Ratings

BFGoodrich (7.75)
Ride Quality
General (6.75)
Yokohama (7.25)
BFGoodrich (7.00)
Noise Comfort
General (6.50)
Yokohama (7.25)
BFGoodrich (7.50)
Handling
General (7.75)
Yokohama (7.25)
BFGoodrich (7.42)
Overall Road Rating
General (7.00)
Yokohama (7.25)

Info! Higher number is better.


The BFGoodrich came out the winner in all of the wet disciplines. In addition, it demonstrated great performance on dry pavement, as well as the smoothest ride in slight off-road conditions. At the same time, the new model does have its weak points: the experts noted a slight, yet audible hum issuing from the tire, while the steering response could have been quicker.

Dry test track

BFGoodrich (8.00)
Braking
General (7.50)
Yokohama (7.25)
BFGoodrich (7.75)
Steering
General (8.25)
Yokohama (7.00)
BFGoodrich (8.00)
Cornering
General (7.25)
Yokohama (7.00)
BFGoodrich (8.00)
Handling
General (7.50)
Yokohama (7.00)
BFGoodrich (7.94)
Overall Rating
General (7.63)
Yokohama (7.06)

Info! Higher number is better.

Wet test track

BFGoodrich (7.50)
Braking
General (7.00)
Yokohama (6.50)
BFGoodrich (7.25)
Steering
General (7.25)
Yokohama (7.00)
BFGoodrich (7.50)
Cornering
General (6.75)
Yokohama (6.50)
BFGoodrich (7.25)
Handling
General (6.75)
Yokohama (6.50)
BFGoodrich (7.38)
Overall Rating
General (6.94)
Yokohama (6.63)

Info! Higher number is better.


Quick Take
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  • Year Released: 2020
  • Regions for sale: Northern America
BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S Plus

The tires are available in 56 sizes ranging from 205/45R16 to 305/35R20, the coverage of the target market being 79%. The new model is designed for American muscle cars, as well as for European and Asian sports cars, including Honda Civic SI, Mazda MX-5 (Miata), Subaru Impreza WRX STI, VW Golf GTI, etc. The USA sales started on April 1 2020.

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