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Metzeler Roadtec 01 tyres

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Post by ZekeVal on Thu 31 May 2018, 9:11 pm

https://www.metzeler.com/site/com/products/tyres-catalogue/Roadtec-01.html

Has anyone tried them?

They're available in 110/70 and 130/70 for the cb.

They look like a serious contender in the sport touring section, with good grip, mileage and wet grip.
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Post by Jameshambleton on Thu 31 May 2018, 11:06 pm

After I've done with the 023's I'm going to try them as metzelers have a very similar feedback to bridgestones so if you love michelin tyres metzelers aren't for you (or pirelli)
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Post by TheWizardofOdds on Fri 01 Jun 2018, 11:08 am

I've got them on my sv650s. Very good, travelled many miles on wet hazardous country A roads. Great on the SV, but I don't know about the CB.
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Post by Beresford on Fri 01 Jun 2018, 11:24 am

The Metzelers are a modern high silicone, good wet grip, dual compound tyre, and are claimed to give the dual benefit of high grip soft tread edges and a more durable centre band for longer life than old designs. The only observation I would have about this type of tyre construction is that I have similar Dunlop Sportsmarts on my other bike and notice that the rear particularly can lock/skid when heavy braking in a straight line. Presumably this is due to the harder compound in the centre of the tread.
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Post by ZekeVal on Fri 01 Jun 2018, 4:07 pm

Sounds like I'll try them, starting with the front (can't be worse than my 22,000km BT45 still in there  Rolling Eyes).
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Post by Jameshambleton on Sat 02 Jun 2018, 10:24 am

I don't understand how you can get that longevity from the tyres. 8k km and mine are toast
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Post by ZekeVal on Sat 02 Jun 2018, 2:30 pm

@Jameshambleton wrote:I don't understand how you can get that longevity from the tyres. 8k km and mine are toast

Well...

I'm 55kg and quite a smooth rider I reckon (I don't like braking a lot).

My rear was worn down and squared off with no more tread in the centre at around 18,000 km FYI

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