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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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3.0

Fast Wear, Low Puncture Resistance

By Gary

from Monroe, NC

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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.

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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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5.0

Best ever tires!

By Grandpa Ripper

from Sumner, WA

Pros

  • BMW K100RS
  • Great grip all the time
  • Seems to be wearing well
  • Super smooth riding

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sport Touring

    Comments about Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact Motorcycle Tire:

    I took off on a 3,000 mile tour of Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and Oregon and they worked just as everyone said! No negatives, all posatives. My Michelins would be gone in that period of time, but these seem only half way worn! Made my forks and rear shock seem newer. The whole bike feels better, smoother, and tracks exactly where you point it. I can roll into steeper lean angles without scaring myself. Love them! The front is noticably grippier than my old tires, yet wears much better. I don't know how you can do that?! magic German engineers???

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    4.0

    Z8 compared to Z6

    By MadKaw

    from Lower Alabama

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    Comments about Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact Motorcycle Tire:

    I've run the metzler Z6 thru many sets on my ZZR1200 and C14. I needed a new set when I had to make an 3000 mile trip. I had 3500 miles on them when I left. After reading the gl review of only getting 4K I was worried. But thru rain and 700 mile days the tires never finched. I used to get 8K out of the Z6, I got 7K out of the Z8. Great tire.

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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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        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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