Met­zeler Road­tec 01


Motorcycle News (UK) - - Tyre Guide -

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.

Sta­bil­ity 5/5

Th­ese tyres give su­pe­rior sta­bil­ity in all sit­u­a­tions and speed ranges. It’s like some­one’s fit­ted an in­vis­i­ble steer­ing damper.

Over­all 20/20

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.

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