The V-Twin Expo took place in Cincinnati this past weekend, and during the festivities Metzeler unveiled a new set of ME888 Marathon Ultra tire boasts a new rubber compound, an upgraded structure and a revamped tread pattern, all of which come together to create a tire that offers increased mileage for riders.aimed at increasing performance in all weather conditions. Known as the “Triple 8,” the
Metzeler focused on improving the structural fatigue and wear of its existing tires, Ultimate Motorcycling reports. A wider tread helps to channel water in extreme weather conditions, while a wider overall tire distributes the weight of the bike over a larger distance, thereby decreasing the pressure exerted on parts of the wheel. These concepts should all contribute to a longer life for the set of tires as well as a better riding experience.
“We fine-tuned all the features that made the ME880 such a success, and then focused on significant mileage improvement,” Chris Wall, Metzeler’s director of marketing, told Motorcycle.com. “As opposed to rushing the market with a tire that called for compromise, we took the time to engineer a high mileage tire while maintaining all of the characteristics that make a Metzeler tire.”