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Metzeler ME 888 Marathon Ultra Motorcycle Tire

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80/90-21 - Bias Ply - 48 - H
90/90-21 - Bias Ply - 54 - H
100/90-18 - Bias Ply - 56 - H
100/90-19 - Bias Ply - 57 - H
100/90-19 - Bias Ply - 57 - H - Wide White Wall
110/90-18 - Bias Ply - 61 - H
110/90-19 - Bias Ply - 62 - H
120/70-17 - Bias Ply - 58 - H
120/70-19 - Radial - 60 - W
120/70-21 - Bias Ply - 68 - H - Reinforced
120/70-21 - Bias Ply - 68 - H - Wide White Wall
130/60-23 - Bias Ply - 65 - H
130/70-18 - Bias Ply - 63 - H
130/70-18 - Radial - 63 - H - Blackwall
130/80-17 - Bias Ply - 65 - H
130/80-17 - Bias Ply - 65 - H - Wide White Wall
130/90-16 - Bias Ply - 67 - H
130/90-16 - Bias Ply - 67 - H - Wide White Wall
130/90-16 - Bias Ply - 73 - H - Reinforced
140/75-17 - Radial - 67 - V - Blackwall
140/80-17 - Bias Ply - 69 - H
150/80-16 - Bias Ply - 71 - H
150/80-17 - Radial - 76 - H
MH90-21 - Bias Ply - 54 - H
MH90-21 - Bias Ply - 54 - H - Wide White Wall
MT90-16 - Bias Ply - 72 - H
MT90-16 - Bias Ply - 72 - H - Wide White Wall
130/60-19 - Bias Ply - 61 - H
120/55-26 - Radial - 67 - H - Reinforced
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(Rear) Tire Size - Bias / Radial - Load Index - Speed Rating - Sidewall - Note

130/90-16 - Bias Ply - 73 - H - Reinforced
130/90-16 - Bias Ply - 73 - H - Wide White Wall - Reinforced
140/90-15 - Bias Ply - 70 - H
140/90-16 - Bias Ply - 77 - H - Reinforced
140/90-16 - Bias Ply - 77 - H - Wide White Wall - Reinforced
150/70-18 - Bias Ply - 76 - H
150/80-16 - Bias Ply - 77 - H - Reinforced
150/80-16 - Bias Ply - 77 - H - Wide White Wall
160/70-17 - Bias Ply - 79 - V - Reinforced
160/80-16 - Bias Ply - 75 - H
170/70-16 - Bias Ply - 75 - H
170/80-15 - Bias Ply - 77 - H
170/80-15 - Bias Ply - 77 - H - Wide White Wall
180/55-18 - Bias Ply - 80 - H
180/55-18 - Radial - 74 - W
180/60-16 - Bias Ply - 80 - H - Blackwall
180/60-16 - Radial - 74 - H
180/60-17 - Bias Ply - 75 - H
180/65-16 - Bias Ply - 81 - H - Reinforced
180/65-16 - Bias Ply - 81 - H - Wide White Wall - Reinforced
180/70-15 - Bias Ply - 76 - H
180/70-16 - Radial - 77 - V
200/50-17 - Radial - 75 - W
200/50-18 - Radial - 82 - H
200/55-17 - Radial - 78 - H
200/60-16 - Radial - 75 - H
240/40-18 - Radial - 79 - H
MT90-16 - Bias Ply - 74 - H
MT90-16 - Bias Ply - 74 - H - Wide White Wall - Reinforced
MU85-16 - Bias Ply - 77 - H
MU85-16 - Bias Ply - 77 - H - Wide White Wall - Reinforced
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ME 888 Marathon Ultra: Inside and Out

Product Details




    Metzeler ME 888 Marathon Ultra Motorcycle Tire

New from Metzeler the Triple Eight ME 888 Marathon Ultra Motorcycle Tire that combines long tread life with the handling and performance you'd expect from Metzeler


   Features
  • Ultra high mileage coupled with Metzeler performance and handling
  • Tubeless (TL)
  • H-rated for speeds up to 130 mph, V-rated for speeds up to 149 mph, (V)-rated for speeds of 149+ mph or (W) rated for speeds of 168+ mph
  • Wide Whitewall sizes available
  • Technology offering consistent performance throughout the tire's life
  • Specifically designed for custom touring bikes
  • Outstanding high and low speed stability and smooth handling

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4.8 / 5.0
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Would you recommend
Yes
So far so good.
Good in the dry, no rain yet.
January 1, 2019
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Would you recommend
Yes
I keep buying them!!
Great tires, have had several over the years on many different bikes.
December 18, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
21" conversion
Nice tire!
21/120/70 w/21 x 3.5 rim. Had to put fender riser on it.
21/120/70 w/21 x 3.5 rim. Had to put fender riser on it.
December 14, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
These are hands-down the very best tires money can buy!!!
You just cannot get a better ride feel safer better wearing Tire then the Metzler!! I have put them on every bike I've owned from the late 80s on. Any bike that I have bought that did not have metzler's on it I could not wait to put my first set on it to get the maximum performance out of that bike. The new 888 have the same handling characteristics as the very popular 880's only they last five or six thousand more mile. Please do yourself a favor and order these tires and get whatever other junk off your bike as soon as possible so you can truly enjoy the best ride possible!!!
December 7, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Great tires!
My local motorcycle tire shop recommended these to me, so I'm giving them a try. Previously rode on Dunlop's which I always thought were good. Tire shop thinks these may last even longer than the Dunlop's.
December 5, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Great tire and service
These came highly recommended from my mechanic for longevity and overall quality. Bike Bandit has been very helpful with this order.
November 30, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Metzeler 888 Tires
I've been running Metzeler 880 tires on my cruiser for years but was always disappointed with how quick they wore. The 888's are a much better wearing tire and haven't compromised any handling to do it.
November 23, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Great experience
Great value for a great product. Delivery was fast and the transaction was painless. Will definitely be a returning customer!
November 19, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Fast shipping and exactly what I was looking for
November 8, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Great running tires
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November 8, 2018
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7 months ago

Specifications and Options

Brand Metzeler
Front / Rear Front, Rear
Tire Size 80/90-21, 90/90-21, 100/90-18, 100/90-19, 110/90-18, 110/90-19, 120/70-17, 120/70-19, 120/70-21, 130/60-23, 130/70-18, 130/80-17, 130/90-16, 140/75-17, 140/80-17, 140/90-15, 140/90-16, 150/70-18, 150/80-16, 150/80-17, 160/70-17, 160/80-16, 170/70-16, 170/80-15, 180/55-18, 180/60-16, 180/60-17, 180/65-16, 180/70-15, 180/70-16, 200/50-17, 200/50-18, 200/55-17, 200/60-16, 240/40-18, MH90-21, MT90-16, MU85-16, 130/60-19, 120/55-26
Bias / Radial Bias Ply, Radial
Rim Size 26, 23, 21, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15
Tube / Tubeless Tubeless
Load Index 48, 54, 56, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82
Speed Rating H, V, W
Sidewall Blackwall, Wide White Wall
Note Reinforced
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Why did you choose this?
Bike Bandit Store
Same as original tire on bike.
K E on Jan 15, 2019
Rider recommendation
Marshall P on Jan 9, 2019
Same as original tire on bike.
K E on Jan 15, 2019
Good reviews on multiple sites and good brand.
Carlos M on Jan 10, 2019
Rider recommendation
Marshall P on Jan 9, 2019
metzler tires are good
larry c on Jan 4, 2019
Best price on my favorite tire.
Matthew N on Dec 19, 2018
Most of my friends have these or the 880s and I love the way they feel on their bikes. Hope it helps with the handling on mine
dat dude on Dec 18, 2018
Looking for better mileage without sacrificing wet or dry road traction!
Khe Sanh Vet on Dec 12, 2018
great reviews
RAFAEL H on Dec 12, 2018
Most consistent high mileage tires around. Ran these on my concours and love them just as much on my softail. Great wet traction, high speed stability, good wear with ceramic balance beads, and smoooooth ride.
John N on Dec 3, 2018
These tires were about double the price of the Dunlop D404 but the reviews citing performance and wear life convinced me to go the pricier route for my Triumph America
Aaron J on Dec 1, 2018
Been riding Harleys for 42 year, M888 is best tire I've found for wear & handling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Robert H on Nov 22, 2018
Have had 5 bikes over the years. Only buy Metzeler Tires. Feel quick and safe on them.
Ronald W. K on Nov 16, 2018
To keep the same tires on the front as the rear.
Kyle J on Nov 12, 2018
The exact size I was looking for in the wide side walls and Metzeler tires are great, for the price.
George T on Nov 10, 2018
Been using Metzler tires for decades and would not use any other tire
Joseph A on Nov 10, 2018
Had a ME 880 and it was great and just want to continue with the same brand..:)
Vasanth S on Nov 6, 2018
Wanted to try a different tire.
E Z on Oct 30, 2018
Best rear tire for the money for me. Metzeler ME888 are built for the heavier Cruiser / Touring Bikes like I have. Will be my first Metzeler Tire, after researching the best I can tell, people are very happy with it.
Michael M on Oct 26, 2018
Wanted to try it and compare with others.
Gilbert L on Oct 20, 2018
this is what my son wanted.
Joshua P on Oct 19, 2018
I have been buying this brand of tire for the last ten years on my HD
Kevin W on Oct 18, 2018
Previously owned the ME 880's Good tires.
James B on Oct 17, 2018
Because I live where it rains a lot and I ride often. I needed good tred and longlife.
Dennis R on Oct 17, 2018
Manufacture review
Mark on Oct 17, 2018
The rating on it it’s excellent
Manuel G on Oct 15, 2018
I CHOSE THIS TIRE BECAUSE OF THE INFORMATION ON THE TIRE AND HOW WELL IT PERFORMS
PHILLIP J on Oct 13, 2018
great mileage and ride. This is my third set .
Michael J. N on Oct 10, 2018
Long life tire very Happy with Metzeler tires
Gary H on Oct 8, 2018
I have used a lot of different tires and these tires give me the most mileage on my 07 Ultra.
Richard O on Oct 6, 2018
I chose the metzeler 888 for the mileage rating.
Timothy M on Oct 3, 2018
my friend had metzelers on his bike.
melvin f on Oct 1, 2018
Did search for a good , comfortable riding tire, and the reviews on the ME 888 were the ones that made me decide for this tire. It will be the first time to use this product, the Tubeless Idea, had me interested since a few fellow riders have had problems with pinch tubes..
Gilberto A G on Sep 30, 2018
I tried it before and got 22.000 miles out of it
Timmy P on Sep 30, 2018
tried all other tires....even the 880 metzlers.... the triple 8;s are definitely the tire for me for all the riding i do year round,,,,, smooth and handles great especially on the roads here in Delaware... i will always get thr Metzler 888 Ultra Marathons from now on......awesome tires
john c on Sep 29, 2018
Best highway tires on the market for the price
Michael J on Sep 28, 2018
Happy with past performance.
David L on Sep 25, 2018
Fantastic cruiser tire have used them since i've owned my bike from 2004 to present.
K T on Sep 23, 2018
I have used Bridgestone tires on my scooter since I bought it new. Heard that Metzeler tires are a great ride. I wanted to give them a try.
James F on Sep 18, 2018
A good quality tire.
R I on Sep 17, 2018
Friends recommend
S O on Sep 15, 2018
This tire has decent mileage and stick real well in wet conditions.
Paul F on Sep 14, 2018
this is an awesome tire to use.... very smooth ride and the tire is great for Delaware roads even when raining
john c on Sep 14, 2018
I’ve heard they are good tires and hardly any selection for the sizes I need for my bike.
Joe Z on Sep 13, 2018
I have been using this tire on all my bikes for the last 5years +. On my ligther cruiser I get 20 to 30K mls of the rear tire. On my heavier cruiser 10 to 15K. Best tire I have ever used in 35+yrs of continuous riding.
Rafael C on Sep 11, 2018
Only tires available that fit my bike
Nikkolai M on Sep 11, 2018
Wanted to try Metzeler tires, never used them before, I want to get better mileage than I was getting on other tires.
K N on Sep 8, 2018
Matching set fit my bike and good reviews
James F on Sep 8, 2018
For the past 25 years I have only put Metzeler Tires on my motorcycles bexsuse of the handling and soft compound ...as Metzler tires improve they only get better..this is my first pair of 888 which combined Road handling and tire wear..best of both worlds.. I typically get 10 to 12 thousand miles out of each back tire and over 25,000 on my fronts hopefully these tires will give me a little bit extra wear
Salvatore C on Sep 7, 2018
very nice tires
willy w on Sep 6, 2018
fit 2000 BMW R1200C
Dean L on Sep 4, 2018
Good reviews on multiple sites and good brand.
Carlos M on Jan 10, 2019
metzler tires are good
larry c on Jan 4, 2019
This tire is a "high Mileage" tire. What kind of mileage should they last? My Dunlop D402 - MU85B16 are only lasting about 5,000 miles. (2007 FLHTCUSE2). Previously on my 1984 and 1991 Electra Glides Ultra Classics I got 10,000 miles on the rear tires. I don't beat my bikes but I don't baby them either. I do push them (cornering, high speeds on the highways, - no burnouts!).
What should I expect out of this metzeler tire?
Thank you
Jeff Pava
Jeff - riding 46 years on Oct 15, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! Unfortunately there is no set mileage for any motorcycle tire but we do know we have had customers as well as employees that have used this tire tell us they are getting mileage ranging from 8,000-up words of 15,000 miles out of these tires (Rear). Many factors can vary the life of motorcycles so there is no guarantee on mileage unfortunately. After many uses though we find the Metzeler ME880 to be a pretty consistant tire when it comes to extended mileage. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.
Can these tubeless tires be mounted on tubetype (with tubes) rims?
Sir David Hawkins on May 14, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! Yes they sure can. Tubeless only means the tire will hold air without a tube as well. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.
Are the sidewalls of this product as strong as or better than the original touring equipment tires Harley Davidson Dunlop 402 has?
Thanx Joe
Joe on Oct 28, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The tires have the same load index, yes the tires can handle the same types of loads. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.
I have chosen the white side walk for harley davidson road king FLHRC which is classic spikes and can the one shown tubeless fit that cause it is saying yes and I need to be sure?
Abdul fattah T on Jul 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! Yes, you can run a tubeless tire on a wheel with spokes, you just need to run the tube in there. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
Hey i got a streetbob 2018 fxbb softail .with 3" rim can i have a 180 reartire ?
Peter S on Jun 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question Peter! For safety reasons we can only recommend you use the OEM tire size of your bike, which is a 150/80-16. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
best tire for 2001 ultra classic with sidecar?
A shopper on May 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! The Metzeler ME 888 Marathon Ultra Motorcycle Tire is a great overall tire that is Specifically designed for custom touring bikes. Try out the Metzeler 888 tires and see how they feel.Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
I need a rear tire 240/80/16 and a front tire 140/75/17 metzeler 888 for my 2005 rocket 3 do they have them? "Thank You"
Gene C on Apr 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! For the front the nearest size to what you are looking for is a 140/80-17 and unfortunately for the rear Metzeler does not offer a tire in that size. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
I have a stratoliner 1900 tire size 190/60-17 what tire can I use for me888?
Joe R on Mar 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question Joe. This Metzeler ME 888 does not offers tire size 190/60-17, but they offer tire size 180/60-17 its just a 10mm smaller tire. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
Can I put a 225-50-18 tire on 200-50-18 rim?
James H on Dec 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Yes you can put that size tire on your rim the only thing that would change is the tall of the tire but it will be a small difference. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
Does the 888 come in a 240/50 r 16?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! Unfortunately, it is only offered in a 240/50-18. Please contact our sales team at 1-888-339-3888 and they can help you find a tire for your machine in the size you're needing. We hope to hear from you soon!
do you ship to the Philippines?
Bryan C on Jan 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question Bryan. Yes we do ship to Philippines. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
It’s the 200/60-16 fits on 5” rim ?
Juan P on Nov 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! You should be fine using a 5" wide wheel on with the tire size you indicated, we recommending using the original tire and wheel size of your machine for safety and performance reasons. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
whats the difference between the 90/90-21 and the MH 90-21 and whats your return policy?
Jim P on Sep 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question Jim! The MH90-21 converts to 80/90-21. We have a 60 day return policy, please see the link below. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.

https://www.bikebandit.com/help/returnpolicy
About to order these ME 888 white wall tires for my husband's bike, it shows, the rims on the picture, but the description doesn't specify it comes with the rims. So do these tires come with the rims or not?
Carmen E S on Jun 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question Carmen! The Metzeler ME 888 Marathon Ultra Motorcycle Tire does not include rims. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
What is the widest Tire I can run on my 2008 Honda Shadow 750?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. We recommend to use the OEM tire size for your safety. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
Is this tire able to resist a 250kg+pilot at 260km/h load of Triumph Sprint ST 1050?
A shopper on May 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! The tires can definitely hold your machine plus a little more. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
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