Metzeler ME 880 Marathon OE Replacement Motorcycle Tire

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Brand Metzeler
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Bias / Radial -
Load Index -
Speed Rating -
OE Replacement -
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Product Details

Metzeler ME 880 Marathon OE Replacement Motorcycle Tire. Premium line dedicated to cruiser and heavy touring bikes, featuring high-tech construction with fashionable design. Soft compound for high grip allowing to exploit great torque output with total control. Machine-specific carcass construction for exceptional riding comfort and stability at all speeds, even under heavy load. Tread pattern design with offset central groove's alignment providing very high mileage for never-ending riding fun.

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Metzeler ME 880 Marathon OE Replacement Motorcycle Tire
 
4.4

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3.0

Not what I had hoped for

By RW

from Rossville, IN

Comments about Metzeler ME 880 Marathon OE Replacement Motorcycle Tire:

Got these tires for my VTX 1300C because I didn't want the stiff ride the OEM's gave, boy was I disappointed. The front tire is cupping (yes I check pressure all the time) and the rear looks like it has over 10k miles, after less than 5k. They also make a lot of noise when leaning into a corner. Won't be getting these ever again. Looking at something in another brand now. Metzler didn't offer any answers other than "you have to check your pressure alot".

 
5.0

Metzeler 880 ME

By Perry

from Seffner Florida

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great wet pavement grip
  • Low Road noise
  • SMOOTH RIDE

Cons

  • None yet

Best Uses

  • Cruising bike

Comments about Metzeler ME 880 Marathon OE Replacement Motorcycle Tire:

I put a 260 on the rear and this 130 on the front. It had Dunlops from factory. This tire tracks better, is smoother, and eliminates worry on wet pavement. You never know when the weather might catch you with in a down pour. Not much worse than cornering and waiting for the tire to slide. This lets you corner as if it was dry, well almost.

 
4.0

Cornering and Leaning Made Easy!!!

By JulianK

from Ramsey, MN

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Cornering
  • Good Ride
  • Highly Recommended

Cons

  • Too Soon To Tell

Best Uses

  • Cruising
  • Racing
  • Street Riding
  • Upgrade

Comments about Metzeler ME 880 Marathon OE Replacement Motorcycle Tire:

This was my first experience buying replacement tires, and with BikeBandit. So far both have been very positive! These Metzlers have been given high praise by my mechanic so I decided to try them on my Suzuki C109R. Obviously tires are probably the most important equipment on a motorcycle, and these tires are a perfect match for those who want a safe good riding tire that can still perform at high speeds in the twisties. I actually have a hard time getting the maximum lean on my 240/50R16 because it adheres to the road so well! Hopefully they will have a good tread life, otherwise so far so good!!

  • Motorsports:
  • Casual Rider, Motorcycle Enthusiast

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Would not use any other tire on my bike

By RadRacer

from Petaluma,CA

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Good Cornering
  • Good Ride
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Racing
    • Replacement
    • Street Riding
    • Upgrade

    Comments about Metzeler ME 880 Marathon OE Replacement Motorcycle Tire:

    over 12k miles on this set and only 1/8 inch is worn off so far excellent tire for any bike

    • Motorsports:
    • Casual Rider, Competitive Rider, Mechanic, Motorcycle Enthusiast

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    Specifications and Options

    Brand Metzeler
    Front / Rear Front, Rear
    Tire Size 120/70-21, 130/70-18, 150/80-16, 210/40-18
    Rim Size 21, 18, 16
    Tube / Tubeless Tubeless
    Bias / Radial Radial
    Load Index 62, 63, 71, 73
    Speed Rating H, V
    OE Replacement 2006-2008 Kawasaki VN2000, Honda VTX1800C, Yamaha XV1900 Star, 2008 Raider

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    • Q:

      I own a 2005 Honda VTX 1800R
      What is the difference between 72/H bias & 72/V radial ?
      I don't understand what load rating means or bias vs radial means.
      I also don't understand what H vs V is...Please help. I need to but new tires for front and back. Thanks.
      Asked on 10/26/2011 by Anonymous

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thanks for the question! The 72H Bias tire has a load index of 783lbs and a speed rating of of 130 mph. The 72/V tire has a load index of 783lbs and a speed rating of 149 mph. We recommend to go with the original tread on the tire and do not mix bias or radial tires.

        Answered on 10/31/2011 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      What is the expected tread life of this tire?
      Asked on 6/28/2011 by Anonymous

      2 answers

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your question. Due to the fact that some riders are aggresive riders and others not so aggresive they do not provide a mileage rating for motorcycle tires.

        Answered on 6/29/2011 by Anonymous
      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your question. Since no one individual rides the same they do not provide an "expected tread life"

        Answered on 6/29/2011 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      A 130/70R18 TL GL(CODE) TIRE IS OFFERED FOR GL1800 DO YOU OFFER IT?
      Asked on 4/5/2011 by Anonymous

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your question. We do offer the GL model of that tire. We have it listed under the regular ME880 marathon actually. it is the radial 130/70-18 155509 is the part number.

        Answered on 4/14/2011 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      What are the best tires for a VTX 1300C. I want tires that are good on the highway, but mainly for the curves on mountain roads.

      Thanks
      Asked on 3/6/2011 by Anonymous

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thanks for your question! The Metzeler ME 880 would be the best.

        Answered on 6/23/2011 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      Do they make a metzeler me 880 in a narrow white wall in a rear 150-80-16 & front 130-90-16?
      Asked on 2/28/2011 by Scott from Indiana, PA

      2 answers

    • Q:

      i am looking to replace my frount tire on my rocket III, it,s an 150/80-16 metezler me880 with an "H" speed rating, you only list an "V" speed rating. my rear tire is an "H" is it ok to mix different speed rated tires??
      Asked on 7/13/2010 by BOB THE BARBARIAN from PITTSBURGH, PA

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thanks for your question! It is ok to mix different speed ratings as long as you are not passing MPH range the tires are rated for.

        Answered on 7/22/2010 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      I own XS 1100 Yamaha-Need a rear tire

      What is the widest with that I can put on this MC. It has a 17080-15 M/c 77S,
      What tire larger in with can I put on my XS 1100 Yamaha,.
      Asked on 8/22/2009 by Abad from New Jersey

      1 answer

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        A:

        Unfortunately we are not able to suggest a tire size other than the stock one. You would need to check the owners manual for the machine to see what sizes they are listing for this machine.

        Answered on 8/26/2009 by smf503
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    Rider Reviews - Summary
    Overall Review:
    4.4 out of 5 4.4 (7 reviews)