Metzeler Roadtec 01
Sizes available: Front: 120/60 x 17, 120/70 x 17, 110/80 x 19, 120/70 x 19 Rear: 160/60 x 17, 180/55 x 17, 190/50 x 17, 190/55 x 17, 150/70 x 17, 170/60 x 17 Weight: 5.6kg front, 6.8kg rear
Metzeler say “A focus on enhancing grip on wet and low friction surfaces, an increased mileage and a high degree of adaptability to different motorcycles, riding styles and conditions. The employment of completely new tread design enhancing mechanical grip coupled with compounds evolved from those of the award-wining Z8 allows for increased confidence while riding.”
TEST RESULTS Comfort 5/5
“Outstanding! These tyres make the Tracer feel as though it’s just had £3000 worth of suspension upgrades. I had no idea tyres could have such a dramatic effect.”
Front- end feel/agility 5/5
There’s 100% feel in every area – straight-line braking, trailing in, and on corner entry. Their sporting potential is very high which allows you to go deeper into corners than you would expect a sports-touring tyre to let you go.
Rear- end feel 5/5
100% connection. Seriously, you just don’t give grip a second thought because it’s there in abundance. Very confidence inspiring.
These tyres give superior stability in all situations and speed ranges. It’s like someone’s fitted an invisible steering damper.
It takes a lot to impress me but these tyres have done just that. The difference they’ve made to the Tracer is dramatic – they’ve taken it from a decent-but-budget middleweight and turned it into a much more advanced-feeling machine. The only slight negative is that they need a fair bit of scrubbing in from new.