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Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact Motorcycle Tire

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The Roadtec Z8's great wet road performance puts it ahead of the competition.
   Features
      -Final footprint area is 8% wider than its predecessor
      -Variation of steel belt tensions & strategically-placed tread pattern optimizes pressures in footprint
      -Great mileage due to tread pattern, wider elliptical footprint, & wear-resistant technologies
      -Tread pattern reduces front tire land-sea ratio to 11% and the rear tire land-sea ratio of 13%
      -Longitudinal central grooves provide ideal drainage for more than 3/4 of all lean angles in the wet
      -Tread grooves work to add tread flexibility, extending the footprint for stability in the dry
      -Excellent wear regularity to give you consistent.


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Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact Motorcycle Tire
 
4.2

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5.0

sticky like gum

By EndPhen

from Casper Wyoming

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Cornering
  • Good Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement
    • Street Riding
    • Upgrade

    Comments about Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact Motorcycle Tire:

    STICKY!

    • Motorsports:
    • Casual Rider, Motorcycle Enthusiast

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Just Right.

    By Dave the Viking

    from So. Cal.

    Pros

    • Good Cornering
    • Good Ride
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Street Riding

      Comments about Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact Motorcycle Tire:

      Since the z6 is out I figured I would try the Z8's before going to Pilots. I am happy that I did. These tires corner great! I did not have the same trust in the Z6's that I do with the new Z8. I only have 500 miles on them and ride everyday in So. Cal. Traffic so I have to see how long they last. The tires are wider than the Z6's and tend to allow for full lean turning under power. It is like being on the track just flying down the freeway. Banking on the turns now is a little more fun.

      • Motorsports:
      • Motorcycle Enthusiast

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Fast Wear, Low Puncture Resistance

      By Gary

      from Monroe, NC

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Cornering
      • Wetdry Traction

      Cons

      • Cornering Buzzhum
      • Cupping
      • Puncture resistance
      • Quick Wear 4k Miles Rear

      Best Uses

      • Sport Touring

      Comments about Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact Motorcycle Tire:

      I don't doubt Metzler has some of the best technology, but I'm not that impressed with the Z8 especially for the price. Handling and traction were great. However, my rear sliced a hole on the gravel with 4k on it and they still haven't worked out the cupping issue on the front which causes hum and buzz at a slight lean. Fitted on 2010 Concours 14.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      BMW R1200RT

      By Ken

      from VA

      Comments about Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact Motorcycle Tire:

      Have over 6k on them now, 2.7k 2-up-heavy trip to Maine, 1.8k solo trip on Blue Ridge Parkway/Smokies, rest commuting. Tread life is very good for a mono compound.
      Tires flat spotted a bit on the 2-up trip, but are wearing fairly even across the radius.
      Very good in the turns on this bike. Turn in is predictable and smooth with wide or tight turns.
      The Z8 is NOT straight line stable, always wandering a bit from side to side, have to keep aware.
      Motorcycling for me is about the turns, so I will be getting another set soon.

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      • Q:

        I see where many of the few tires that fit my bike, (180 or 170/60 R17), come in "tubeless" offerings. Since I have a spoked rim that uses an inner-tube, I was wondering if it's ok to use a tubeless tire with a tube on a spoked rim.

        Thanks,
        Doug
        Asked on 10/9/2012 by Dugger from Rogue River, OR

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          A:

          Thank you for your question. Yes you can use a tubeless tire with an inner tube, on a spoke type wheel. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at Sales@bikebandit.com, Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.

          Answered on 10/10/2012 by Anonymous
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      Specifications and Options

      Brand Metzeler
      Front / Rear Front, Rear
      Notes O spec - 2 Ply
      Tire Size 120/60-17, 120/70-17, 120/70-18, 150/70-17, 160/60-17, 160/60-18, 170/60-17, 180/55-17
      Rim Size 18, 17
      Tube / Tubeless Tubeless
      Bias / Radial Radial
      Load Index 58, 59, 69, 70, 72, 73
      Speed Rating W
      OE Replacement Honda NC 700X
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