Metzeler Sportec M7 RR £249
The M7 RR sits in the middle between a sports touring and a trackday tyre. Tread pattern, construction, profile and compounds were all new at the tyre’s launch in 2015. The front is single-compound, made from 100% silica, which gives good wet-weather grip, and the rear is dual-compound with soft silica shoulders and a hard compound underneath.
What are they like?
The Metzelers are impressive and can handle aggressive acceleration with a high degree of lean on our BMW S1000RR. Grip and stability while turning the bike into the corner and lifting it up again under acceleration are excellent, too. The Sportec M7 RR let our test bike roll nicely into corners, offered a very plush, reassuring ride and excellent stability over the bumps. Under hard braking, it gave a big, confidence-inspiring contact patch to play with. Within a handful of corners out of the pits, from cold, the rubber started working and gave us the confidence to lean hard on the tyres.
Front: 110/70 ZR17, 120/60 ZR17, 120/70 ZR17 Rear: 150/60 ZR17, 160/60 ZR17, 180/55 ZR17, 190/50 ZR17, 190/55 ZR17, 200/55 ZR17
Big on confidence, they work well on road and track