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Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact Rear Tire

The new Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact allows the rider to keep everything under control. The tire follows the riders instincts with a sublime blend of precise and effortless handing. The wet weather handling of motorcycle tires, and especially the braking performance in wet conditions, is becoming an increasingly important feature demanded by the sport-touring rider. This rider requirement occurs especially if it rains suddenly and a high level of security is needed. Metzeler designed the Z8 with the demands of modern sport riders in mind.

Features:

  • Multi Zone Tension technology, new updated tread profiles and functional tread pattern place the Z8 Roadtec Interact at the top of the sport touring tire class
  • M-Spec and O-Spec tires feature a bi-compound design
  • 8% wider final footprint area than its predecessor due to the variation of steel belt tensions and a strategically placed tread pattern which optimizes pressures in the footprint area
  • 0° Steel Radial technology
  • MAW (Metzeler Advanced Winding) technology
  • The profile shape, inspired by the Greek letter "Pi", maximizes the flexibility of the profile, thus ensuring an optimum tire footprint under in all conditions
  • The 3-zone-tension Interact ™ Technology gives outstanding mileage and sporty cornering grip
  • FCM (Fine Carbon Mix) High Silica compound with Nano particles ensures performance and safety in all weather conditions
  • Innovative tread pattern, a widened and more elliptical footprint and a host of wear-resistant technologies not normally seen in motorcycle tires give the Roadtec Z8 Interact its best-in-segment mileage and optimal wet performance throughout the tires life
  • New patented tread pattern with strategically placed longitudinal central grooves provide ideal drainage for more than 3/4 of all lean angles in the wet. The remaining tread grooves work to add tread flexibility, extending the footprint for stability in the dry
  • Updated design improves wear regularity which gives riders the benefit of a consistent riding performance across the tires entire life
  • (W)-rated for speeds of 168+ mph
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Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact Rear Tire 4.5 5 35 35
Good commuter tire FWIW I've been through a few of these on the rear of my Superhawk and they work fine. I probably am more of an aggressive corner-er than most commuters but there is a strip of unused rubber 1/2 of an inch or so on the edges. A lot of riding is done in straight lines. For me the tread life exceeds the original Dunlop D204ks by about 2K miles. Honestly what's more important to me than anything else is to get a decent tire, know it well and use the same model so I can forget about it and just ride. These fit the bill and I will keep buying them as long as they are sold. They are consistent quality items. February 11, 2014
I had the Z6 - 2011 R1200RT I'm in the market for a new set of Metzeler Interact tires which will be the Z8. My set of Z6's have lasted for 12,000 miles, double the mileage I would get from Metzelers on my previous 2002 R1150RT. I ride in the SF Bay area and surrounding areas and have found the Z6 to offer great grip and very predictable responses. I can't comment on wet weather performance as I rarely ride on wet roads given the residual oil situation on Bay area roadways. Nice to finally have a set of tires that offer long life and high performance for a sport tourer R1200RT. December 20, 2013
Would Not Be My Choice These tires came stock on my K1600GT. I'll start by saying that I am very particular about my tire pressures and always do a "walk around" to check out my bikes before every ride! I would consider myself as a fairly aggresive rider ... I drag parts semi often. The front tire started cupping around 2,500-3,000 miles, the rear was showing cords at 3,872 miles. I had done a walk around and was riding with my wife the day before I found the cords showing. The tire looked fine, still not into the wear bars (close but not into# so we rode two up for a short ride ... maybe 200 miles. We got home late, parked the bike in garage. The next day I was going for a ride and during inspection found a strip in center of tire #all the way around) that measures anywhere from 2" - 4.5" of steel belt! So the tire went from not into wear bars to showing cords within 200 miles!!!!! I am now in process of deciding what tire to run ... the only thing I am certain of it will NOT be the Metzler Roadtec! November 5, 2013
Love this tire. I just received my second set of Z8s for my R1200RT. 12,000 miles on the first set, including a Track Day and there was still tread life left. The weekend before I received the new set I still had the confidence in the tires to ride Ohio Rt 555, some call it “Ohio’s Dragon”. These tires owed me nothing and after 12,000 miles it was just time for a new set. Watch your tire pressure and adjust for 2up or solo and this tire will keep you happy in all road conditions. Believe all the hype, this is one Great Tire! September 21, 2013
As good as it gets in this segment Finally a tire that'll last and still give good service as it goes down. I ran mine all the way down to the wear-bars (OK, not smart) while out on a multi-day trip and they never gave up traction. In the rain they continued to grip nearly as well as new right up to the day they got changed out. Day-to-day service is as good as it gets in this segment. They resist "squaring off" as well as anything I've seen and let my SV1K do what it's supposed to do.... September 21, 2013
Great tires These tires were on my NC700X when I bought it last summer. I put 8500 miles on them and they performed great. Took a trip this past May through WV, Eastern KY and TN. I already had about 6K miles on the tires when I left for the trip. The rear tire was showing some what of a flat spot from the commuting I do to work. Ran into a lot of rain in KY and the tires stuck really well(never slipped) even with the miles I had on them. I probably could have gotten another 2K miles on them but I have another long trip planned in August so I decided to replace them. Just bought a set of Michelin Road Pilot 3's from RevZilla. Thought I would try a different tire for the commuting I do. If the Michelins don't work out, my next purchase will be these Melzlers again. Great tire! They never let me down. I would recommend them. July 18, 2013
pretty good tire I usually use a set of tires per year (about 10k miles). These are OEM from BMW for some of their large touring bikes and that influenced my selection. August 28, 2013
Great tire This is my second set of Z8s on my R1200RT. The wet and dry traction is great and they look like they will last about 10,000 miles. I had to change the first set out early for a trip so I don't know the exact mileage yet. Fast shipping and good prices from Revzilla. July 1, 2013
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Thomas S: I have been on Metzler Z6 tires many years and get good results on my R1150RT. I ride from early spring to late fall and require a tire that is built for wet and dry roads as well as very spirited riding. I trust the Z8 will exceed my expectations. Mar 3, 2014
J C: fast delivery, got what my bike needed Nov 8, 2013
John C: I run these on my '05, BMW R1200RT and feel very comfortable with the handling in all conditions and speed. I'm getting a little over 8K miles per set. Oct 9, 2013
Larry P B: I have and know and trust Metzeler. Good mileage and they stick! Sep 14, 2013
gene n: i have used metzlers for years, dating back to the 70's tried several other brands, happier with metzlers, these particular tires i have had at least 3 sets, good grip, stable, feel secure with these. at least half ridding is two up. Sep 13, 2013
John B: My favorite tire Sep 4, 2013
A shopper asked: is the O spec or the M spec the correct for my K1600gtl.? Oct 16, 2013
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Lawrence S: I have the ?O? tire on the rear and an ?M? on the front of my R1200RT and love them. I ride my RT like a sport bike with less than a - inch chicken strip on the rear tire. The tires have never let me down wet or dry. More important I have never felt my ABS kick in under hard braking. I would highly recommend them for anyone who owns a sport-touring bike. My motto is wide open until you see God, then brake. Oct 17, 2013
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Jeffrey D: My understanding is that this is a designation of the designed grip of the tire in varied weather/road conditions. This is analogous to the M&S "all weather" designation on car tires. It specifically refers to tires that have the mulit-compound contruction, typically in the rear tire. There is no choice between the two specs. The Z8 Interact rear tire has the "M&O" designation. Oct 18, 2013
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Gail A: I have been happy w/my tire for the K12GT but I know nothing about the specs/needs for a K1600. Oct 16, 2013
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A shopper asked: what would be the best tire for a 2012 honda CBR 1000rr? Nov 1, 2013
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Phillip K: That all depends on the type of riding you'll be doing.

Street, Commuting, Track Days, or Racing. etc.etc.

These are great for street,commuting and very light track days; pretty good in the rain too.
Nov 1, 2013
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