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 Roadtec O1 Tires

Sep 06, 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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Product Review: Michelin Pilot Road 3

Aug 12, 2017 View Comments by

They’re round, they’re black, yet tires are debated over intensely among riders. Many swear by a certain brand or model, even while switching motorcycles, geographic location, and riding style. The average rider doesn’t use a tire’s full potential though. Yes, that includes me, and I rate myself as above average due to the many miles […]

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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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Review: Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart III Tires

Jun 28, 2017 View Comments by

We all want tires that wear like iron but stick like glue. Dunlop is doing its part by upgrading its existing Sportmax Roadsmart II line of sport-touring motorcycle tires to create the Roadsmart III (RSIII). The RSIII is designed to give long-haul performance with near-sportbike-like grip that lasts the life of the tire. As tires […]

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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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Review: Bridgestone Battlecruise H50 Tires

Apr 27, 2017 View Comments by

Bridgestone has introduced the brand new Battlecruise H50, their first tire designed exclusively for American V-twin motorcycles. Developed to provide better performance for large cruiser and touring bikes, the Battlecruise H50 is available in three constructions: radial, bias, and belted bias. The tire, only the second model to benefit from Bridgestone’s new R&D facility and […]

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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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Review: Michelin Anakee Wild Tires

Aug 18, 2016 View Comments by

Michelin has upped the ante with a new tire designed for 50/50 use by all you dual-sport and adventure bike addicts! This knobby radial tire is designed for big “trailies” such as the BMW R 1200 GS, KTM 1190 Adventure and 1290 Super Adventure, Yamaha 1200 Super Ténéré, and other large adventure bikes that use […]

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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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