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Metzeler Sportec M3 Motorcycle Tire

4.8 (72 reviews)
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120/70-17
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160/60-17
180/55-17
190/50-17
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Metzeler Sportec M3 Motorcycle Tire

The Metzeler Sportec M3 Motorcycle Tire and its revolutionary compound delivers high grip, while providing excellent mileage and high performance level throughout its life cycle. Profile is balanced front and rear to enable the rider to get the best handling from the motorcycle and provide excellent durability.

   Features

  • Profile is balanced front and rear to enable the rider to get the best handling from the motorcycle and provide excellent high-speed stability
  • M3 compound delivers high grip under the heavy power delivery of the latest high-performance sportbikes, while delivering excellent mileage and a high performance level throughout its life cycle
  • Profile is balanced front and rear to enable the rider to get the best handling from the motorcycle and provide excellent high-speed stability
  • Compound and advanced tread pattern inspire confidence under wet conditions and reduce hydroplaning
  • All-new 190 profile delivers specific pressure distribution to create an optimal contact pattern
  • Tread pattern provides grooves where needed for drainage and compound only where grip is required most
  • New aggressive design accentuates the look of the bike while the tread design promotes uniform wear
  • Improved mileage thanks to combined compound pattern development

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Specifications and Options

Brand Metzeler
Front / Rear Front, Rear
Tire Size 120/70-17, 130/70-16, 160/60-17, 180/55-17, 190/50-17
Bias / Radial Radial
Rim Size 17, 16
Tube / Tubeless Tubeless
Speed Rating Z

Q & A

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Why did you choose this?
BikeBandit Store
Used these tires on my previous bikes and they never let me down, Metzler has been my kind of tire
Krzysztof F on Sep 13, 2020
I have been using them on my bike
Michael L on Jul 19, 2020
Used these tires on my previous bikes and they never let me down, Metzler has been my kind of tire
Krzysztof F on Sep 13, 2020
seemed like a good deal
David G on Jul 30, 2020
I have been using them on my bike
Michael L on Jul 19, 2020
I've gotten over 7K miles on this front tire in the past.
Arcee V on Jun 13, 2020
exact specs of the tires I have now
Brent B on Apr 28, 2020
Best fot the bike and my style product reputation
Edward D on Apr 21, 2020
Have them on my other bike
M M on Apr 15, 2020
price, brand, prior use
Jay H on Apr 9, 2020
to match the rear tire
Dewey G on Apr 5, 2020
was happy with the Z6 and its touring capabilities. wanted something a little softer compound for upcoming event
jeffrey c on Mar 7, 2020
1st is the price offered by Bike Bandit.<br />2nd good reviews on tires by other riders.<br />3rd easy financing thru Affirm.
Jose C on Feb 17, 2020
good reviews, price point
robot47 on Dec 30, 2019
been a great tire for the last year, has held the road and grip when warmed up is phenomenal. If it wasnt for a bolt going through it I would still be riding right now!
Thomas R on Aug 16, 2019
Was told they were the best brand of motorcycle tyres.
Charise L on Jun 27, 2019
Recommended by mechanic
Sean G on Jun 24, 2019
Online coupon and reviews.🏍️💨💨💨
David R on Jun 24, 2019
This is my third set of tires and I love them. This tire is everything that metzeler says it is. Performs great in all conditions and I wouldn’t go with any other tire!
Noah E on Jun 21, 2019
I like these tires alot they are the best tires i have ever used on my bike
Michael P on Jun 19, 2019
I've been using this tire since I bought this bike... I expect it to handle well
Darren K on Jun 7, 2019
Was what came on my bike
D O on May 31, 2019
OEM on the bike, they perform well!
Pete S on May 23, 2019
I just bought a bike with a new Metzeler M3 on the rear and I like having a matched pair.
Eric M on Apr 20, 2019
Have to get while on sale...
john r on Mar 30, 2019
I have used them for years. Very responsive,good grip, great life span on my gsxr. Can't beat the performance for the price.
sammy ray b on Mar 24, 2019
OEM
Kenneth B on Mar 19, 2019
It matches my rear tire
Brandon on Mar 1, 2019
I currently have this tire and I appreciate the way it went in and came out of corners.
Dillon B on Dec 28, 2018
Shop recommended them for their value
Ron V on Nov 28, 2018
Purchased these tires before, smooth ride and grip well in all conditions!
Ray N on Oct 17, 2018
Work well on my Moto Guzzi Griso....never any issues, other than age.
Tim C on Oct 15, 2018
Reviews and rebate
Edmund H on Aug 26, 2018
It’s the same tire as I had before!!!
Jeremy T on Jun 10, 2018
This will be my second rear M3. First one still has tons of tread left after about 3k miles. But due to a gaping hole from what I assume was a nail, I have to replace it. I have tried many different tires on my 95 Honda CBR1000F Hurricane and none have made me feel as comfortable and confident anytime wet or dry at any angle. I will continue to buy these tires until they stop making them. I use this bike to commute 80 minutes a day plus the cruise with friends often.
David T on May 31, 2018
Absolutely great tire. Sticky tire with good mileage on my ZX1400R.
Tertius J on May 18, 2018
Had metzler's before like them. Good handling and mileage.
J W on May 7, 2018
Bought the front tire last year loved it.
Teddy H on May 5, 2018
Can't find Dunlop in 16 rims we will see how good they turn out
Kenneth R on Apr 17, 2018
good tire
geoff e on Feb 17, 2018
can't go wrong with this tire. all around good
geoff e on Feb 8, 2018
I do track days. I live in Arizona and do a lot of mountain sport riding.
Craig H on Feb 6, 2018
Previous experience with Metzeler, reviews, value...sale price
Adam G on Jan 6, 2018
I always liked the fact that Metzeler only makes motorcycle tires and I`ve had great results with them in the past.
William N on Dec 29, 2017
Metzler offers reputable performance and an affordable price which I can commend, the Honda of tires
Andrew K on Oct 3, 2017
Quality and the price was right.
Mark C on Jul 27, 2017
Price
Richard S on Jul 19, 2017
My local shop recommended these & he is a Honda racer, said great tire for the money. The on line reviews were a plus also.
H A on Jul 6, 2017
Have had this set of tires on since i got the bike and like the ride.
DAVID C on Jun 22, 2017
super sweet ride and feel on the road. Sticky in the turns and lasts a long time on my ZX6R.
Alan J on Jun 14, 2017
I love how these tires handle in the rain and sun.
ian e on Nov 30, 2016
I have used this rear tire in the past and I remember getting good mileage and performance. Low price was also a big selling point.
Ed M on Oct 30, 2016
seemed like a good deal
David G on Jul 30, 2020
I've gotten over 7K miles on this front tire in the past.
Arcee V on Jun 13, 2020
what is the speed rating for a W tire?
null on Mar 22, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question.

The Speed rating for a W rated tire is 168 MPH.
Where are they made?
ian e on Dec 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! Metzeler tires has three factories, one in Germany the second in Brazil and the last one in China. All three produce the same quality tires. 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.
My zx636 (2002), has front tyre : 120/65-17, but all the new tyres are 120/70-17. With the new tyre, the geometry becomes more "slow". What adjustments do i have to do , in order to keep the same geometry. To put lower the "triple tree clamp", but how many mm ? To get a wider rear tyre that will lift the bike, or to lift the rear suspension ?

thanks in advance
( Bill from Greece )
Bill A on Aug 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Bill, thank you for the question. The width of the tire will be identical but there will be a 6mm difference in sidewall height. I am not convinced that you will notice a difference or that the geometry will be that much slower. Are you sure your ZX636 is a 2002? If I am not mistaken, the first year of the ZX636 was a 2003 and that used a 120/65-17 front tire. In 2002 there was a ZX600 (ZX-6) which used a 120/60-17 and a ZX600R (ZX-6R) which used a 120/65-17. (UPDATE: I did some research and found that in 2002 it was named the ZX-6R but was actually 636cc and had 636 stickers). Kind of confusing but either way I would recommend for you to ride with the new front tire and try to feel it out before making any changes, or sticking to the OE recommended sizes. 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 140/70/17 why is this size not offered?
David L on Jun 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: David thank you for the question. Do you have the 140/70-17 in this specific tire? It is currently not available in that size. I'm not sure if it was available before and possibly got discontinued, or if it has ever been offered in that specific size. Attached is a link to all of the tires we do offer in that size.

https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/140-70-17-17-inch-rim-motorcycle-tires/t113gs37

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 load rating on this tire?
Eldon A on Jul 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for the question! The load rating is 73W. 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 price for the set and is it a good road tire for a voyager?
Bear on Oct 2, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The price of the tire varies on the size. The Metzeler Sportec M3 is an excellent touring tire. Please specify tire sizes to determine prices.
what the size for honda cbr f3 97 front tire?
null on Feb 4, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! The OEM front tires size for the 1997 Honda CBR600F3 is 120/60-17.
What is the speed rating for a z rated tire? Thank you.
null on Jan 20, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question. Z rated tires will be rated between 149 to 240 MPH
what is the mileage for this tire?

I ride everyday, hard and fast. about 50 ,miles so i need a great tire for grip and mileage.
Gage on Nov 27, 2009
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question. Motorcycle tires will not carry a mileage rating. To find a tire that fits your bike, and riding style we recommend contacting our Sales Dept.

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Would you recommend
Yes
I have put the whole sportec like of tires as well as michelin pilot power tires on my bike. The sportec tires far exceeded the performance of the michelin tires. The M3's are great tires rain or shine
September 15, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Metzler Sportec M3
Only have 150 miles on them but I can tell already that they are a good sport riding tire and for the money as good as many of the other name brands out there.
April 24, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Ridden on Metzlers for many years
Great tires at a very good price. Excellent all round sport touring tire for my needs. I am a senior rider.
April 23, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Damn good tire, PERIOD!
When i was doing research on tires i came across these, alot of people were complaining that it takes too long to heat up the tires, i put these on my NINJA 650R an i have ABSOLUTELY NO REGRETS...they handle really well an dip into turns just fine...as far as warming up...got no issues what so ever, i would highly recommend these tires...
April 13, 2020
Purchased
6 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Metzler
Very good tire
April 8, 2020
Purchased
6 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Best tires for my 2017 Honda CBR500R. Came stock with my bike and I was so impressed with the handling and stickiness that I continue to buy the same ones.
March 1, 2020
Purchased
7 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Great value for the price!
I have replaced the front tire on my 2006 Hayabusa and I feel a difference instantly. It had the same brand on when I bought it from the previous owner and thought I stick it. Going to replace the rear too with the M3 after a few hundred miles as I had a plug in it. I felt confident in the corners. The braking felt good and responsive. Would definitely recommend these tires. Have not tested them in the rain but judging by what others say i am sure it will be as good. Shipping was fast from bike bandit.
February 29, 2020
Would you recommend
Yes
Great tire. Holds the road great
Use them on both my bikes
Use them on both my bikes
February 17, 2020
Purchased
7 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Metzeler Sportec 3
Just put a set of M3's on my 2003 Kawasaki ZRX-1200. Right away felt the difference. Very smooth and great feeling tires. Haven't had them on that long but my initial reaction is very positive. I run Metzeler's on my Harley as well and have had very good luck with this brand in the past. Would highly recommend.
December 18, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Metzler Motorcycle Tires
Exactly what I needed and wanted. One arrived within 24 hours and the other in 48 hours. Thanks!
September 25, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
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