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Please let me know how you find them. Is tyre noise an issue for you?

yes Ken, tyre noise is a issue for me as I travel on some rough tarmac roads and the noise is a pain.
I found the yokos on my previous 32S were very quiet.

Cheers Paul. Had occasion to go out earlier down a local dual carriageway and motorway. There is no way I am going to live with those Contis for the next so many thousand miles. The noise was horrendous. When I took it for a test drive the section of motorway road noise was acceptable so much so that I could talk to the salesman without raising my voice. The real world has turned out to be somewhat different. I do sometimes wonder if the dealer substituted the tyres.
To be homest, I didn't buy the Sport for long journeys because we have a Civic Sport for that purpose. Nevertheless, it just seems a
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Went from Falkens to Michelin PS4's, not only the handling improved, but road noise and comfort is next level.
Highly recommended.

Cheers Paul. Had occasion to go out earlier down a local dual carriageway and motorway. There is no way I am going to live with those Contis for the next so many thousand miles. The noise was horrendous. When I took it for a test drive the section of motorway road noise was acceptable so much so that I could talk to the salesman without raising my voice. The real world has turned out to be somewhat different. I do sometimes wonder if the dealer substituted the tyres.
To be homest, I didn't buy the Sport for long journeys because we have a Civic Sport for that purpose. Nevertheless, it just seems a
Shame that the rest of the car makes a good long distance cruiser. Something which has surprised me. The engine and wind noise are both low with the whole effect being spoilt by the tyres.
Suzuki have made a brilliant job with the Swift. My suspicion is that it was developed with different tyres possibly Yokahamas in Japan.

Again I would love to hear from as many as possible about their tyre substitution experiences.

How many miles do you have on those Contis? Personally I can’t say that the SS is quiet, but on a recent trip on the motorway with speeds above 100mph the noise was bearable (or I am getting deaf…)

750 miles with 33 psi front and 31 psi rear in a Sport Hybrid. There is something incompatible with a car that boasts dab radio and android play etc with an environment where I can hear neither above city limit speeds. Something is definitely wrong.

Yes, I can assure you that I don’t have such a problem, with the exact same pressures as you and my Contis have 13,000 mi… I cannot believe that they have removed sound proofing on the hybrid.

I thought the lack of soundproofing has always been an issue with the zc33 not just the hybrid. It might explain why I had no issue with the test drive of the non hybrid. If this is true then I will take it up with Suzuki. To think I turned down a test drive of the hybrid thinking that it would be the same except for the hybrid feature. It was certainly what test drives on youtube were saying and the dealer. I feel really cheated now.

Ken, I downloaded a sound level app on my iPhone called "Decibel X" and measured the sound level in the cabin.

My constants:
Closed windows
33PSI front, 31PSI rear, Contis with 13,000mi
Muted audio
No A/C or fans running
Ambient Temp: 26C

Measured at motorway with speeds up to 87mph. Result was 76db. I can assure you that the noise was coming from the wind and not the tyres!