Interview with Metzeler’s Silvio Frare, Piero Misani, and Salvo Pennisi

Sep 26, 2017 View Comments by

From Track to Trail: Motorcycle Tires for Every Rider Founded in 1863, the German motorcycle tire company Metzeler has more than 150 years of experience under its belt. The company started in Munich as a producer of rubber and plastic products (including toys and surgical gear), expanding to aviation in 1890 and motorcycle, bicycle, and […]

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Metzeler Tourance NEXT Tires

Aug 04, 2017 View Comments by

The new Metzeler Tourance NEXT enduro street tires are ready for any weather condition and any road. The 90/10 tire features new compounds, profiles, structure, and tread pattern for unmatched levels of stability, safety on wet, and mileage. Derived from Metzeler’s Z8 Interact, the rear tires are now dual compound. The Tourance NEXT features Metzeler’s Zero […]

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Metzeler ME 888 Marathon Ultra Tire

Jul 03, 2017 View Comments by

Replacing the outgoing ME 880 series, Metzeler’s new ME 888 Marathon Ultra tires are designed for cruisers and touring motorcycles. Using state-of-the-art computerized development programs verified by millions of miles of testing, Metzeler focused on the tire’s profile, structure, and tread pattern and compound, with the goal of increase service life while maintaining (or improving) […]

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Metzeler’s Karoo 3 Tires for Enduros

Jun 08, 2017 View Comments by

Metzeler’s Karoo 3 are a new concept of adventure and enduro on/off tires dedicated to off-road expeditions. The tires feature improved off-road traction and on-road stability, and excellent mileage. Suitable for light and heavy enduros, the Karoo 3s are available in three front and six rear sizes. The tires boast a new tread pattern, larger […]

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Metzeler Roadtec O1 Sport-Touring Tires

May 07, 2017 View Comments by

Metzeler’s new Roadtec 01 sport-touring tire, which replaces the Roadtec Z8 Interact, was designed to be adaptable to a wide variety of motorcycles, riding styles, and weather. Metzeler paid particular attention to enhancing the tires’ grip on wet and low-friction surfaces, and increasing mileage. Up front, the tires use a 100-percent silica rubber compound to […]

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Using New Metzeler MC 360 Tires, Team Sets Three World Records in South America

Mar 08, 2017 View Comments by

The brand new Metzeler MC 360 tire, which will be available in April, already boasts three world records. Last weekend, the tires went through the final stage of the test, which challenged it with extreme trials at the Nevado Ojos del Salado volcano, located at the border between Argentina and Chile. At 22,615 feet, it is the […]

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2017 Metzeler Calendar Celebrates Female Motorcyclists

Dec 28, 2016 View Comments by

Metzeler is celebrating female motorcyclists with its 2017 calendar, titled “Natural Born Lady Rider.” This initiative also celebrates the 125th anniversary of the company’s motorcycle tire production. Natural Born Lady Rider is a theme Metzeler launched last November with a 48-hour movie marathon that focused on female motorcyclists. The calendar year opens with Vaune Phan, a blogger […]

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Metzeler Roadtec 01 Tires: Reader Road Test, Part 2

Nov 30, 2016 View Comments by

When Rubber Meets the Road At the beginning of the year, we partnered with Metzeler to make tire testers out of a group of RoadRUNNER subscribers. Since spring, thousands of miles have put the Roadtec 01 to the ultimate test. Now close to the end of the tires’ useful lives, here’s what testers had to […]

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Take the Road: Metzeler Short Film Premieres at Motorcycle Film Festival

Sep 29, 2016 View Comments by

Take the Road, a short film by Metzeler, premiered earlier this month at the Motorcycle Film Festival in Brooklyn. The movie, which lasts 10 minutes, is about Project X, a bike created by Deus Ex Machina and based on the Yamaha XJR1300. The tank was painted by Italian artist Aryk Old Paint, and the motorcycle was […]

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Review: Metzeler Roadtec 01 Tires

Aug 04, 2016 View Comments by

Metzeler’s new Roadtec 01 sport-touring tire, which replaces the Roadtec Z8 Interact, was designed to provide improved traction on slick surfaces and deliver increased mileage. It also needed to be adaptable to a wide variety of different motorcycles, riding styles, and weather. Metzeler used new materials, compounds, and profiles. Roadtec 01 contact patches are wider […]

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