Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact Radial Rear Tire

Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact Radial Rear Tire
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Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact Radial Rear Tire - Details

The Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact sport touring tire was designed to make riding easier, regardless of the motorcycle for a long and safe experience. With Interact Technology and High Silica Compound, these motorcycle tires have the best wet performance in the Sport Touring segment.

  • Everything about this motorcycle tire has been designed to put the rider in control
  • The tire responds like an extension of the rider's instincts, creating an invigorating blend of precise riding feel and effortless handling
  • Design of the motorcycle tire improves wear regularity which gives riders the benefit of a consistent riding performance across the tire's entire life
  • Designed to make riding easier, regardless of the motorcycle for a long and safe experience
  • The 3-zone-tension Interact Technology gives outstanding mileage and sporty cornering grip
  • Best wet performance in the Sport Touring segment
  • O.E.M on the BMW K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL
  • This motorcycle tire is tubeless
  • These sport touring motorcycle tires are W rated for speeds up to 168 mph

Tire Construction

  • 0 Steel Radial Construction - Innovative belt structure with a single ply of steel cords wrapped around a radial carcass at 0
  • Patented high performance technology by Metzeler for both front and rear tires
  • Steel features a higher stiffness than textile and this allows the reduction of the tire weight
  • Reduces the dynamic deformation of the tire under centrifugal forces giving the tire an excellent high-speed stability
  • Mileage is increased and wear characteristics are more uniform due to the more uniform heat distribution
  • Metzeler Advanced Winding - Metzeler Advanced Winding is a patented system for optimum spacing between the cords of the 0 steel belt
  • In certain sections of the tire, the steel cords are wound with different spacing depending on the performance requirements on that particular area of the tire
  • On both front and rear tire the spacing is wider in the crown area for more elasticity and self-damping
  • For sections of the tire used for mid lean, there is increased stiffness to support fast cornering
  • Contour Modelling Technology - Advanced design technology of the tire contour is tuned to meet high performance riding demanded on the latest bikes
  • A combination of different profiles on front and rear are optimized to be complimentary at any given angle of lean
  • The final contour design of the tire set features the best aspects of performance for every riding style on all of the latest bikes: predictability, feedback at the limit of grip and cornering stability

Tire Compound

  • FCM - Fine Carbon Mix - Fine Carbon Mix compound structure has been obtained using the last generation of high-performance raw materials for a quicker adaptability to a wider range of conditions, going from cold to warm, from wet to dry
  • This structure ensures highest level of grip both in dry and in wet conditions, thus maintaining extremely high mileage characteristics
  • Interact: Multi-Zone-Tension - With the differences of Multi Zone Tension and the modular steel cord winding tension, the performance of the tread compound depends on the stiffness of the structure underneath
  • Performance exactly where needed, giving maximum adaptability to different riding styles
  • Multi Zone Tension Steel Belt provides progressive variation of carcass stiffness resulting in long mileage combined with high grip at lean
  • High silica compound - Silica compound with nano-particles increases performance and safety in all weather conditions
  • High Silica Compound provides a chemical grip on wet surfaces resulting in reduced braking distance and increased safety feeling on wet

Tire Tread and Profile

  • Greek letter Pi (p) shaped tread - This design provides efficient water drainage resulting in increased safety on wet roads with a hi-tech look
  • Tire contour together with the patented profile design improves handling and reduces steering effort significantly - for maximum confidence in all riding conditions
  • Profile matched with patented tread design provides easy handling and reduced push steering for maximum confidence in all maneuvers
  • Profile shape maximizes the flexibility of the profile, thus ensuring an optimum tire footprint under in all conditions

Note: Wheel sold separately.

Available in the following motorcycle tire sizes: 150/70ZR-17, 160/60ZR-17, 170/60ZR-17, 180/55ZR-17, 190/50ZR-17, 190/55ZR-17, 160/60ZR-18


Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact Radial Rear Tire - Reviews

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I tried the z8's on my old Vmax and was impresses with the handling when they were new. But they didn't give me any better performance than the z6's. In fact the z6 gave me better thread life. I think the 6's are better for my bike. I buy the ones made for the FJR.
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  • Ride
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  • Therse tires are a little to soft.
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One word WOW!
My ST 1300 came with Bridgestone. They were ok so at 10K and 20K I bought the same tire. At 30k I tried the Michelin Pilot. They had a roar every time you leaned in either direction annoying. They did not stick as well as the Bridgestones. I've always liked Metzler's so at 30K I thought I would try these. Wow do they stick. It makes my big 1300 feel nimble. Only issue after 500 miles is a harmonic vibration at 60 MPH.
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great tire
Great name in road tires. Love this tire.
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Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact Radial Rear Tire - Questions and Answers

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What is the biggest tires i can put on my cbr250r abs 2013?
Henry Morales
Usually on most sport bikes, plus 1 size is safe. Plus 2 is pushing it. You would need to measure between your tire and chain, or tire and swingarm to find out how much clearance you have to install a wider tire.
Chaparral Motorsports
Mar 05, 2014
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