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Metzeler ME888 Triple 8 Marathon Tires

The new ME 888 or Triple 8 tires represent a new 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 880 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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Metzeler ME888 Tires 4.9 5 15 15
Great tire! Tire handles great in all weather! Tread life is great so far. Very impressed October 13, 2014
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
Awesome tires Great tires! The handling and response was very precise. August 11, 2014
Have had 880 Waited for this tire for my 2011 Road Glide for a few weeks. Got e-mail Monday it was finaly available in the 130/70/18 size ordered it late Tuesday got it yesterday morning had it mounted and balanced and put on bike after midnight. Put 100 miles on it today and WOW better than expected. Cant wait to due some long distance on this one. Thanks Revzilla for Quality service and Metzler for another quality product. July 19, 2014
So Far, So Good I bought this tire for my 2012 HD Ultra to replace its Dunlop OEM.front tire. I got 21.5K from the Dunlop, and am hoping to at least get that much from the ME888. Haven't riden in the rain, so can't comment on grip Only have 1500 mi on tire so far, so can't comment on tread life. I installed the tire myself, using the Harbor Freight tire changer and balanced it using Ride-On balancer/sealer. The Ride-On works well, and the tire meets expectations in smoothness, and road grip. Now, how many miles will it last? We'll see.... April 21, 2014
Can't say enough good things Bought these for my 2012 Road King Standard. I can't believe how tires can make such a difference in ride and handling. Amazing. So much better than the stock dunlops. Have only about 300 miles, so can't comment on tread life. But I don't care. the ride is soooooo much better than my old tires, overall mileage doesn't matter. And the handling is as improved as the ride. Couldn't do more to recommend them. March 25, 2014
Great looking tire I have only a few thousand miles on this tire. No issues, has performed very well. Good tread wear, even wear markings, and has held pressures consistanty over temp change. Will buy another. January 6, 2014
Best F**KING TIRE I was riding all night with my old lady on the back. Were bar hopping. At 2am jumped on the freeway , something didnt feel right. But we kept going. I kept wondering why the handling felt wrong. I dropped my old lady off at her sisters and had a hour left to ride home. Stopped at gas station. The tire had zero air in it. But it held us both up and got her home with NO air. Couldnt even tell it was flat by looking at it. The walls are so thick its a run flat tire. We must have hit a nail in Hollywood and the tire held up. Didnt kill us at over 70MPH on the freeway. Amazing tire. Trust your life on it and always check your air pressure! November 24, 2013
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daryl c: reviews,reputation Sep 16, 2014
edward h: 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 Sep 9, 2014
Myron F: Good mileage,but very noisy. Have used Metzelers before on BMWs. Aug 18, 2014
David S: 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. Jul 19, 2014
Karol K: Put the tires on my 2005 Roadglide and worked great. Now putting them on my 2011FLTRU. What a difference in handleing. Jun 1, 2014
Jeremy K: 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. May 19, 2014
Leisa M: Returning Customer & best prices. Jan 17, 2014
Folkert C: Metzeler makes a great motorcycle tire. I've always switched to Metzeler once the factory tires have worn out and have never been disappointed Jan 17, 2014
robert w: Friend told me about it read reviews and spoke with rep.at Daytona Oct 24, 2013
ML40027 - Mike L: Brother bike is already running Metzeler tires and wants to try new 888's Sep 17, 2013
A shopper asked: 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!!!
Feb 21, 2014
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Pete M: 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. Feb 21, 2014
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Tom M: Short answer is yes. It is always best to run matching tires front and back because of balance and ride handling. I'm running the 888 on the back tire and a Dunlap on the front, not by choice, but because of a road trip tire replacement. There isn't much difference between the 880 and the 888 that affects handling. Great tire! Feb 22, 2014
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Matt S: According to Revzilla's video breakdown on the M888 tires, you can run the 880 with an 888 tire. I have 888's front and rear and love them. They grab really well and with the softer compound on the edges, they hold in the turns like butter.
Highly recommend them!!
Feb 21, 2014
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walter l: The 888 is 10 times the tire of the 880. i will run nothing else on my Harley!!!!!
and yes i run them front and rear and my tracking problem disappeared.as the tread patterns are completely different i would not recommend combining them....Walt
Feb 25, 2014
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Richard R: yes you can Feb 23, 2014
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A shopper asked: 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..?
Feb 3, 2014
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Jerry S: 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. Feb 19, 2014
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Santford R F: I put my 888's on a HD Roadking so I'm not sure how they will work on your bike. l'm very pleased with the 888's on my bike. Sorry I couldn't be of any help to you. Good luck.

Feb 19, 2014
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Steven P: It will fit just fine the profile may be slightly lower but you will never notice it. This has been a great tire for me. I tell everyone to buy it Feb 18, 2014
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A shopper asked: 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? Jul 20, 2014
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Stacy E: 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. Jul 24, 2014
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Santford R F: Don't know about the Goldwing but I have these on a Roadking and they are great for a long trip. I don't see why these will not work very well on you Goldwing.

Jul 23, 2014
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A shopper asked: 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)?
Aug 7, 2013
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Myron F: 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. Aug 13, 2013
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Front / 130/70R18 63H 936521 2429400 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Front / 130/80-17 65H 878590 2318200 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / MT90-16 72H 878591 2318100 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 130/90-16 67H 880290 2318000 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Front / 100/90-19 57H 878592 2318300 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Front / MT90B16 74H WWW 936523 2407500 Out of Stock
Front / 130/90-16 67H WWW 936524 2407600 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Front / 130/80B17 65H WWW 936525 2407700 Out of Stock
Front / 100/90-19 57H WWW 936526 2407800 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Front / MH90-21 54H WWW 936527 2408500 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Front / MH90-21 54H 936528 2408600 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Front / 130/60-23 65H 936529 2429300 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Front / 130/90-16 73H WWW 936535 2408300 Out of Stock
Rear / 180/60R16 74H 936522 2429500 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 180/65-16 81H 878593 2318700 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 170/80-15 77H 878594 2318400 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / MU85-16 77H 878595 2318900 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 130/90-16 73H 878596 2318500 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 150/80-16 77H 878597 2318600 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / MT90-16 74H 878598 2318800 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 170/80-15 77H WWW 936530 2407900 Out of Stock
Rear / 140/90B15 70H 936531 2408700 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 150/80B16 77H WWW 936532 2408000 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / MU85B16 77H WWW 936533 2408100 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / MT90B16 74H WWW 936534 2408200 Out of Stock
Rear / 140/90B16 77H 936537 2408800 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 140/90B16 WWW 936538 2408900 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 160/70B17 79V 936539 2409000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours