Headquarters: Shandong, China
Blacklion (or Blackhawk, since recently) is a Chinese brand of high-quality tires. They have changed their name recently, but let’s still call them Blacklion, because that’s what most people remember them by, alongside their high performance and great price.
Who makes Blacklion tires? Sailun Corp owns Blacklion directly, although it’s their subsidiary Jinyu who manufactures these tires. Sailun isn’t known for defects, so it’s good news.
Blacklion tires are good however you look at them. The price is great – around $50, sometimes even less. For this money, you get some well-handled tires that go over dry and wet ground with ease. They also last for a long time – at least 3 seasons, which is roughly 45,000 km.
Where are Blacklion tires made? A lot of the mare made on the Jinyu factories in Shandong, but there are also several North American plants where Blacklion tires are assembled.
The only real issue they got is the noise, but you can’t do anything about it. A lot of these tires are heavy and rigid.
Besides that, Blacklions (or Blackhawks) are very good tires.