Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultra Tires
  • Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultra Tires - Front
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  • Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultra Tires

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Metzeler ME888 Triple 8 Marathon Ultra Tires

The ME 888 or Triple 8 tires represent an ultra high mileage offering from Metzeler that couples long life with Metzeler's performance and handling. Expect the Metzeler ME888 Tire to be rolled out in a myriad of sizes for families of bikes over its lifespan.


  • The ME 888 Marathon Ultra Tires were developed in Germany for the roads of America
  • Specifically designed for custom touring bikes
  • Technology offering consistent performance throughout the tire's life
  • Outstanding high and low speed stability and smooth handling
  • Redesigned parabolic grooves for better water drainage
  • Deeper tread depth for vastly increased tire life
  • Available in a Wide White Wall (WWW)
  • Tubeless
  • 130/90-16 features reinforced sidewall
  • 150/80-16 features reinforced sidewall
  • 180/65-16 features reinforced sidewall
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Love these tires
Unfortunately, I picked up a nail and had to replace my rear tired after 3800 miles....they looked pretty much brand new. The grip is much better than OEM Dunlops from what I've experienced. They offer a very smooth and quiet ride. Wet traction in my experience with this tire is excellent. First time I road in the wet, I noticed almost a dry patch behind me from the tread clearing water. On my OEM tires, I was always hesitant to lean in the wet and cornered very cautiously as they had lost traction on me when I did lean into my turns on wet pavement. The Metzlers, I started leaning a bit at first and they stuck like glue. The tires instilled enough confidence in their performance that I lean similar if not the same as I do in the dry. Tread life is hard to gauge so far as I was tracking tread life before picking up the nail. I did get 21K from my OEM Dunnies and that will be tough to match but the ride and traction the 888 offer more than makes up in any potential lost mileage. These ARE advertised to have a new longer lasting compound. The first near 4K, they show very little wear.
June 22, 2015
1 year ago
2011 Harley Davidson Road King FLHR/I
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ME888: Going the Distance
I recently installed my second ME888 Marathon Ultra on my 2013 Triumph Speedmaster. The ME880 Marathon tires were stock on my bike from Triumph, so I elected to move up to the 888 when it was time to replace my rear tire last year (the Stock 880’s lasted over 18k on the rear, 26k on the front). After 19,000 miles of (mostly) Ohio roads, my first ME888 (rear) was ready for a change. The mileage alone speaks for itself; if you live somewhere that the roads aren’t so flat, I imagine you could get over 20k out of a rear tire. Mind you, my Triumph is only 550 lbs., I imagine that plays a role.

I’ve read several reviews where guys have complained about the handling in wet conditions; from my experience I think that has a lot to do with comfort, taste, and throttle discipline. I have experienced the rear tire breaking loose in the rain; more often than not because I got on the throttle too soon when exiting a curve. The 888 that I just replaced took me through “The Tail of the Dragon” (US-129) no less than three times in the rain with no issues. If guys are looking to ride in the rain the exact same way they ride when it’s dry, then yes, these tires could probably use a bit more grip. In my opinion, any traction issues I’ve experienced in the rain have been 100% my fault, not the a result of poor performance from the tire. Riding year round (yes, including January), I’ve experience no issues with grip in dry conditions, whatsoever.

I’m currently on my first ME888 on the front (11,500 miles… still ticking), and my second on the Rear, I would undoubtedly buy these tires again.
September 25, 2015
1 year ago
2013 Triumph Speedmaster
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Road Star with Great Tires..!!
Uber-research of all the sub-atomic details about tires led me to a pair of ME-888's. Magnitude of difference from OEM BS tires, both noun and adjective. At 1K miles now both solo and 2-up on the Metzelers. Smooth and stable at all speeds, kung-fu grip, no signs of wear yet (except for the mold parting compound...natch). Tar snakes and lane paint cringe at my passing. Revzilla will get you in-hand with any product you choose in a professional and complete way - start with a pair of Metzelers...go from there.
July 20, 2015
2011 Yamaha XV1700A Road Star
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Does exactly what they claim!
I ride in all kinds of weather, and it is comforting to feel the grip on the road while riding in the rain to include while in a lean. This is my second set and I get 12-14K out of a set, although I do admit that I may drive beyond what some may consider balding. I haven't tried may different tires, but for me I found a set that does exactly what I need, why would I risk trying another.
July 2, 2015
2012 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited FLHTK
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Great tire!
Tire handles great in all weather! Tread life is great so far. Very impressed
October 13, 2014
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great tires, confidence inspiring
I ride a 2005 Road King. I have used Dunlops, Michelin Comando II's, and the ME 888's. Michelins lasted but had 0 wet traction. Dunlops did not last. The 888 rear I have now has 19k miles on it. Traction, once the tires are warmed up, is almost as good in the wet as on dry pavement and they warm up quickly.
September 16, 2014
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Fresh Rubber for Sport Touring
These ME888's replaced a pair of ME880's that have been on my 2001 Honda Goldwing, GL1800A, for 14,500 miles. I got about the life expectancy out of the ME880's that I expected given how hard I ride the bike. Unlike most Goldwing riders, I use my GL1800 primarily for two up sport touring riding as opposed to straight up and down long distance interstate runs. The Metzlers simply far outclass the OEM Dunlops that came with the bike in terms of dry grip, wet weather traction, handling, and wear.

The ME888 is the upgraded, new and improved, version of the ME880. In the 2,000 or so miles I have put on them so far, they have not disappointed. They feel every bit as sure footed as the Metzler M5's I have on my Kawasaki ZX14. Wet weather traction appears to be improved, but I only have about 3 hours of wet weather riding on these so far. The handling is outstanding. The bike seems much more nimble with the ME888's over the ME880's they replaced. Bear in mind, however, that I'm essentially comparing worn out ME880's to brand new ME888's. But if memory serves, even when the ME880's were brand new, they didn't respond as well as the ME888's do now. Very little effort is now required to put the bike into aggressive lean angles for turns, even with my wife riding shotgun.

One final note--I only use nitrogen in my motorcycle tires in order to maintain more consistent tire pressures with changes in ambient and tire temperatures. Your mileage may vary, of course, but based on my experience filing the tires with nitrogen substantially improves the handling consistency of the bike in all conditions.
July 13, 2015
1 year ago
2007 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R
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Great grip
Instant better handling with this tire. Havent had it long enough to notice tread wear. I also avoid riding in the rain so I cannot rate wet traction.
July 27, 2015
1 year ago
2008 Harley Davidson Night Train FXSTB/I
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Haven't had these long enough to rate tread life and I don't ride in the rain. These were an excellent choice of a highly rated bike tire. I spoke with some friends who had the 880's and 888's. Everyone said that the triple 8 performance was exceptional and I believe it. There is no comparison of the H-D Dunlop tires and the ME888. VERY noticeable difference in handling and ride. Most of you know that H-D wants over $500 for tires and these were shipped for $277! I am VERY satisfied!!
September 23, 2013
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Bullet Proof
This tire after reading other peoples reviews seemed to be just what I needed. It came in a box with cardboard spacers to keep the tire expanded. Makes mounting lots easier. It just looks Bullet proof. A great looking tire, required no balance weights.
Shipping was fast it came from Las Vegas The ride is Superior
to the Avon I replaced. I only have 1000 miles on it but looks like it should wear like Iron. And it was designed for my Electra Glide Have not rode in the rain yet but I have no doubt it will be steady as a rock I highly recommend this tire to anyone with a heavy bike who`s tired of a squishy ride.
July 29, 2013
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had them before they are good tires
Mark R on Sep 10, 2016
Brand confidence; Softer rubber compound near tire's edge, harder rubber compound near tire center.
Matt S on Jul 29, 2016
had them before they are good tires
Mark R on Sep 10, 2016
Good experience with previous ME880 tires.
David C on Aug 27, 2016
Brand confidence; Softer rubber compound near tire's edge, harder rubber compound near tire center.
Matt S on Jul 29, 2016
Recommended rear tire for a BMW K1200LT
Donald S on Jul 28, 2016
Revzilla's on-line tire reviews from other riders stated: These tires (Metzeler ME888) resolved there bikes wondering issues on uneven, seamed, or patchy paved roads.
Mark M on Jul 27, 2016
Nephew needed tire. Good uncle;)
Rodger P on Jul 11, 2016
I read about this tire a while back and it's supposed to have a sticky yet durable compound that would fit my riding needs
Trevor P on Jun 22, 2016
Have used Metzeler tires in the past and was very pleased with them. Buying from Revzilla because I'm saving a substantial amount of money versus what my local m/c dealership wants for the same tires.
Laurence Y on Jun 21, 2016
Great reviews locally and across the internet.
Russell C on May 26, 2016
Great tire on Victory
Robert M on May 18, 2016
Reputation for durability after poor life of original Dunlop Harely tires
Wayne D on May 10, 2016
Looked at 4 different tire manufacturer makes and models and read all of the reviews...looking for a tire that gets good mileage and handles well and this seemed to fit the bill..I've never run on this brand so time will tell
Peter A on May 9, 2016
Great tire
Rita B on Apr 27, 2016
good reviews
J E on Mar 7, 2016
I ran these on my '05 Road King and loved them. Switching my '11 Ultra Limited to Metzeler 888's.
Jerome H on Dec 1, 2015
I have purchased a Metzeler 888 rear far been very happy.
Richard H on Nov 20, 2015
I got 19k miles out of my first ME888, figured I'd keep getting more miles per dollar.
Andrew F on Oct 18, 2015
The prior Metzlers got great reviews and were recommended by a friend whose opinion I trust. I am hoping the updated version is even better.
Michael G on Oct 6, 2015
Used this tire before and very happy with it.
K E on Sep 8, 2015
Very good feed back on the ME888 tires.
James117 on Sep 1, 2015
Few choices left for the BMW K1200LT. Glad Metzeler finally rated the 888 for this bike. I hope the mileage is better than the 880 rear tire on this bike, which was poor for a touring machine.
J U on Aug 20, 2015
When it was time to replace the OEM (Dunlop Elite 3) on my 2013 Victory X Country I chose the triple 8. Great, Great tire in handling, wear, performance, long lasting... the list goes on. I didn't pick it because it's German, I picked it because it's the best! BTW, this is my second set having gone 16K miles on the first.
Lance M on Jul 16, 2015
Good reviews
Jana H on Jun 19, 2015
To get more miles and like the way the tire feels and looks
Rick R on Jun 10, 2015
Kevin H on Jun 8, 2015
Have used this brand and model for a few years now with no problems. Revzilla has very good pricing on these also, this is the second set I have purchased from them
david s on May 2, 2015
ordered thest because a friend swears by them says factory dunlop tires offer a harder ride then these.
Tom W on Apr 6, 2015
Recommended by a friend.
David A on Feb 8, 2015
The brand of tire was recommended to me by a relative who has them on his bike. I was looking at the ME880 tires but they were not in stock in my size. After seeing the reviews and comparisons to other tires I felt this one was the best for the price. This will be my first tire with this brand and will be interested to see how they perform. I ride a 2003 Yamaha V Star 1100.
Eric T on Jan 26, 2015
daryl c on Sep 16, 2014
metzeler---best tires ever for my 2000indian chief--lot of hills and curvy mountain roads here--i can lay that big indian on the floor boards and never miss a beat. Rode 4 days in rain last May preformed great. These tires are exceptional.. Hawk
edward h on Sep 9, 2014
Good mileage,but very noisy. Have used Metzelers before on BMWs.
Myron F on Aug 18, 2014
They are supposed to be an upgrade to the great ME880s. I just rode 4,000 miles on the new 888s and I love them! If I get more miles out of them than the 880s or not is still TBD. So far I like them.
David S on Jul 19, 2014
Put the tires on my 2005 Roadglide and worked great. Now putting them on my 2011FLTRU. What a difference in handleing.
Karol K on Jun 1, 2014
i heard that metzler me 888 tires and the me 880 tires are the best tires on the market from a safety instructor for motorcycle safety.
Jeremy K on May 19, 2014
STEVE L A on Feb 4, 2014
Returning Customer & best prices.
Leisa M on Jan 17, 2014
Metzeler makes a great motorcycle tire. I've always switched to Metzeler once the factory tires have worn out and have never been disappointed
Folkert C on Jan 17, 2014
Friend told me about it read reviews and spoke with Daytona
robert w on Oct 24, 2013
Brother bike is already running Metzeler tires and wants to try new 888's
ML40027 - Mike L on Sep 17, 2013
Good experience with previous ME880 tires.
David C on Aug 27, 2016
Recommended rear tire for a BMW K1200LT
Donald S on Jul 28, 2016
I have a 2007 Yamaha Tour deluxe. I had bridgestones on the bike and I bought a Metzeler 880 on the rear and loved it!!! I am curious about the Metzeler 888 and if I can run an 880 on the back and a 888 on the front???

I'd appreciate any help!!!

thank you!!!
A shopper on Feb 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I think they are a great handling tire so far. After 1000 miles I still do not notice any wear. I have a 2013 Harley electric glide ultra limited. This is a heavy bike and having a tire that is dependable is important to me. I ride 15000 miles a year and long life out of a tire is the next priority ofthe tire I choose. The 888's have so far met every chalange I have thought of. I hope this helps you make a dedecision.
What is the load rating of the MT-90 -16 74b ( It is not listed as reinforced sidewall,) Is it the same as dunlup 402 (OEM)?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Honestly,I do not know. Should be more than the 880 tire.I do have the 888 on my 900 lb. HD Ultra Classic with no adverse effects. Hope this helps.
My wheels are wire spoked so I need tubed tires,will it matter if I use tubeless tires or am I limited to tubeless?
A shopper on Jul 31, 2016
Are they radial ?
A shopper on Apr 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, not to my knowledge. I have put about 500 miles on them all dry and love the ride and grip. Have a large Harley and so far they have been great. Good luck and hope this helped.
I have a Vulcan voyager 2010 with the factory michelin. Is it ok to run the 888 on the back and the Michelin on the front? The front tire has a few more miles to go.
A shopper on Jun 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: While it's not recommended by most manufacturers to mix tires there are some riders that do. The main thing to remember is to not mix bias and radial tires.
Hi...I currently have a 140/80H-17 tire on the front of my 2001 Honda Aero 1100...the ME 888 listing shows a 130/80B-17 as available...I understand the width is 10mm less than original....I'm thinking it will fit but just be about a 1/4 inch less in width.....just need confirmation that it will fit w/o problem and perhaps be a better steering tire than the wider original..?
A shopper on Feb 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes I have the ME888 tires on my Kawasaki and they are great. My opinion is this the tire is all it says it is however there is no competing with rubber on the road. I would always buy the better tire ME 888 but more rubber is better ie: surface to grab the road. I would prefer Metzeler make the proper width for the application with the better tire.
Has anyone tried these on a Goldwing GL1800? I'm getting ready for a 6000 mile plus trip mostly in the twisties. I like to ride the Wing like a Sport Tourer so handling is my most important criteria. Any experience or thoughts out there?
A shopper on Jul 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I purchased a rear one for my Road King last year and love it. Grip is much better than Dunlop and handling is awesome. I just installed a new front so I would have matching tires, but haven't had a chance to ride yet.
what does the 67H mean in the tire size?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The 67 is the load index and the H is the speed rating which is 130mph. The 67 load index is a rating of 677 lbs.
how many miles can I expect on Suzuki vl800?
A shopper on Jun 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello I ride a k1200lt BMW and I get 1200/1600 miles on it highway .Rick rear tire great tire
If I buy 888 tires where are they made?
A shopper on Apr 20, 2016