Metzeler stay top of the pile
The reigning champions heading into this test, Metzeler’s Roadtec 01 tyres take top honours again thanks to their all-round ability to dramatically transform a bike’s handling performance and ride quality.
Once scrubbed in, all of these tyres on test performed really well – even the much-maligned Maxxis, which has to be said performed much better than their budget price tag suggests.
The new-for-2017 Continentals and Avons put up an impressive showing in this dry weather test, but both sets seemed to be showing a little more wear that the other sets on test – particularly the Avons – indicating that they may not last as long. Only time and miles will tell, so keep checking MCN and motorcyclenews. com for news on their long-term performance.
The Metzelers transformed the already good Tracer 700