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    Metzeler Roadtec 01
    on: Aug 18, 2016, 01.44 pm
    Aug 18, 2016, 01.44 pm
    Hi,
    I have seen comments on tyre tests involving the Roadtec 01, but is anyone out there actually using them on their TT ? If so what is the real world experience of them rather than that of "professional" road testers. Also, are you using the standard or 'heavy weight' (HWM) version?
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    Re: Metzeler Roadtec 01
    Reply #1 on: Aug 19, 2016, 08.15 am
    Aug 19, 2016, 08.15 am
    I have a mate in IBA UK who has run these on his FJR and thinks they are great.  He recently did the NG72 (Nordkapp Gibralter in 72 hours), actually the other way around, but used the Roadtec 01.  So 3,400 miles for the ride and about the same again from home to start and back from finish so after about 6,800 miles the tyres were fine and had worked well.

    I used to be very particular about the brand of tyre I used but have come to the conclusion that all big brand manufacturers tyres are fine for road use if the manufacturer says they are good for your bike.

    Whenever we change tyre it feels good because we probably have just ridden in on an old squared off low tread tyre so the new one will feel great, as it should.  I tend to notice the big change in tyre is if you run with the wrong pressure.

    I suppose we could start an oil thread! :187: :084: :038: :017:

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    Re: Metzeler Roadtec 01
    Reply #2 on: Mar 20, 2017, 03.37 pm
    Mar 20, 2017, 03.37 pm
    OK,
    The Pirreli Angels were getting to look decidedly worn at 6300 miles so just for the sake of something different I went for the Metzler Roadtec 01 (HWM). Haven't done many miles on them yet but they do feel very good.
    I go along with the comment about new tyres always feeling good only to a point. I put some Pirelli Diablo Rosso's on an Aprilia RSV1000 some years back and knew from the first couple of miles that I was not going to get on with them. That's life.
    Anyway, I'll let you know about the Metzlers in due course. I'm off touring Scotland in early May. I'm really looking forward to that and should rack up a few miles.
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    Re: Metzeler Roadtec 01
    Reply #3 on: Mar 20, 2017, 05.44 pm
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    Hopefully Metzeler has come a long way since the Z8's they used on the early release K1600's.  In the last couple of years it seems all the major manufacturers have come a long way in their motorcycle tires.

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    Re: Metzeler Roadtec 01
    Reply #4 on: Mar 20, 2017, 07.45 pm
    Mar 20, 2017, 07.45 pm
    It's the first time I have run Metzelers so I don't know what the Z8's were like. As you say, all the manufacturers have improved rapidly over the last few years. I changed the supplied tyres on an R1200RT to Michelin Pilot Road 3's and found a noticeable improvement. I was put off the Pirelli Angels after a couple had to cut short the Spanish tour we were on last summer when their tyres suddenly wore through to the white layer. I considered the Michelins, but as I say, I fancied trying the Metzelers for a change. So heres hoping.

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    Re: Metzeler Roadtec 01
    Reply #5 on: Jun 03, 2017, 02.45 pm
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    Ok,
    Took the TT complete with new Metzelers to Scotland for a weeks touring. Did well over 1000 miles and am really impressed with the tyres. I cannot remember the Pirellis ever giving the same level of confidence. Handling and feedback excellent.
    Met a guy from Aberdeen riding a BMW R9T who said he loved them in the dry but thought maybe Michelin PR4s were a bit better in the wet and that swung it for him. Well, you pays your money as the saying goes. Bottom line is I am very happy with my choice.

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    Metzeler Roadtec 01
    Reply #6 on: Jul 07, 2017, 08.18 pm
    Jul 07, 2017, 08.18 pm
    Those are new this year, did anyone try them or heard of !?? If so , what are your impressions...

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    Re: Metzeler Roadtec 01
    Reply #7 on: Jul 07, 2017, 09.59 pm
    Jul 07, 2017, 09.59 pm
    I haven't used that one yet, but will when the oem tires wear out.  Absolutely loved their M3, M5 and M7 sport tires.

     



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