£233 Met­zeler Road­tec 01

Motorcycle News (UK) - - 2016 Missions Spring Edition -

What are they? Lat­est leader of the sport­s­tour­ing pack, tak­ing over where Met­zeler’s Road­tec Z8 left off. Who are they for? Riders who want the best all­round per­for­mance from a sports-tour­ing tyre. What’s new? All-new tread pat­tern shifts more wa­ter than its pre­de­ces­sor and a new du­al­com­pound for the rear has 100% sil­ica at the shoul­ders for good grip and a cen­tral band that mixes 70% sil­ica with car­bon-black for dura­bil­ity. Sizes: Front: 120/70 ZR17 (also in HWM for heav­ier bikes), 110/80 R19. Rear: 150/70 R17, 160/60 ZR17, 180/55 ZR17. MCN says: “Stand-out win­ners of our 2016 sports tour­ing tyre shootout,” Michael Neeves How much do they cost? £233 (120/70 ZR 17 and 180/50 ZR17 mail or­der from www.fwr.co.uk)

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