The Hercules Raptis R-T5 tire is an “Ultra High Performance” radial combined with a high-mileage all-season touring tire. This is our Hercules RT5 tire review.

The tire challenges the perceptions of a so-called value brand and shifts performance, creativity, and technology standards. The Raptis R-T5 features the new Int Tire & Rubber Co. by Hercules Tire & Rubber Co.”

The system includes Hercules’ EvacuTrack Grooves, an improved drainage system that pushes water faster out of the footprint for better-wet surface handling, the company claimed; 3-D Ultrawave Sipes, which generates more tractive edges while minimizing tread block movement for enhanced power, braking, and handling the Coolcourse Temperature Control System of the company, feather-shaped elements.

The Hercules Raptis R-T5 blends aesthetics and science with an aggressive low-profile design to offer year-round efficiency at a high level, Hercules said.

The Raptis R-T5 offers, in addition to the Integrated Performance System, an asymmetric five-rib tread design, a high-grade 95% silica tread compound for durability, even wear, low rolling resistance and wet traction, and a large control and grip contact area.
 
American Tire Distributors Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, says the Raptis R-T5 contains these features and advantages:
  • High-grade silica tread compound for improved wet traction, and Hercules EvacuTrack grooves.
  • For greater control and tighter handling, a 3D UltraWave sip, and an asymmetric tread pattern.
  • Temperature control system by CoolCourse to maximize efficiency and boost tire life.
  • 500 AA A UTQG, the highest traction rating possible.
  • A limited warranty of 45,000 mile/75,000 km, road danger safety, and the 30-day

The Hercules Raptis R-T5 was more than competitive with a top Tier 1 and a leading Tier 2 all-season UHP tire in head-to-head testing across eight main performance features.

Hercules reported, sometimes besting one or both of the tires in categories such as road noise, handling, hydroplaning resistance, ride comfort, wet handling, and treadwear of its 38 sizes, the Hercules Raptis R-T5 received a 500AAA UTQG ranking, of which 32 are extra load sizes. The Z-rated line spans wheel diameters of 17- through 20-inch.

Hercules said that customers would receive a 45,000-mile mileage guarantee, road hazard safety, and a 30-day “Trust Our Ride” test drive opportunity.

Overall my Hercules RT5 tire review gives a positive light. I feel you are not wasting money with this tire.