Met­zeler stay top of the pile

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Tyre Guide -

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

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