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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 4.6 5 39 39
Made In Germany One thing about Germans is that they make great tires. The tire looks great and performs excellent. October 9, 2014
Maybe I will buy again I was satisfied with the Z8s overall but I didn't have enough confidence in them to give them a 5 star rating. I know this isn't the tire's fault but I got two flats in the rear tires. I replaced the tire after the first flat while it only had 3000 miles on it and the second rear tire had 6400 miles on it when it got flat. Front had 9400 miles on it and still seemed to have a 1000 or more left. But since I was replacing the rear I did the front as well. I also had the rear break loose a couple of times which I didn't care for either. As for handling they did for the most part very well. The front I should say since it performed great for 9400 miles. I may buy again but first I want to see how other tires perform before going back. I just put on Bridgestone T30s and will see how they do compared to the Z8s. September 27, 2014
Good grip, very long wearing. BMW R1200R, OEM tires. 11,500 miles and still tread left. Never had a tire slip in wet or dry. Was meticulous about pressures. Replacing for max safety, but could easily get 1-2K more miles. Would like to try other tires out of curiosity, but can't imagine how others could be better, so gonna replace Z8s. June 14, 2014
Sticking with them. Had Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interacts as OEM on my BMW R1200RT. Liked so well, and lasted so long, I'm sticking with them as replacements at over 11,000 miles. May 12, 2014
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
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Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact Rear Tire
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Cory M: Great price on a good tire! "O" spec should provide more miles before next change. Sep 23, 2014
Eddie L: Needed a tire to put a lot of miles on yet had to be able to perform pretty well in the twisties. Aug 28, 2014
Andrew R: Quality May 2, 2014
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: Andrew: Guys has anyone tried these on the rear of the R1200GSA LC. I am looking for a tyre that will give me more than the 7000Klms i have on the Tourance Next. Do a lot of two up touring and solo fast corners so looking for both grip and miles? Sep 10, 2014
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Robert M: I ride Z8 Interact front & rear on my R1100RT, (replaced Z6 tires). Grip and response is very good for me - dry and wet. Mileage is better than Roadtec Z6s. Used to replace Z6s after 7000 miles (11,265 km) but I may not ride as aggressively as you. Z8 front tire has 10153 miles so far (16,339 km). Original rear Z8 picked up 3 nails so I replaced it early... Replacement Z8 has 5815 miles (9358 km) and lots of life left. Sep 11, 2014
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ronald s: I have a little over 7,000 miles on this tire on the rear of r1200rt and it just started to flatten off in the center. Good grip around corners and on wet roads. Looking at the tread wear I think I will get to at least 10,000mi. Sounds like our riding styles are similar. Sep 11, 2014
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Joe A: I run this tire on the back of a K12GT. Do a lot of moto camping not much 2up. I live in Savannah,GA camping is done in the N.GA mountains. I get good grip in the mountains and mileage running there and back and on the flats roads around S.GA. Usually 13k or better. Sep 12, 2014
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Joe A: Now that my brain is working I also ran this tire on the a R1150RT with similar results Sep 12, 2014
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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 ½ - 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: hello.
what is the difference between the old metzeler z8 and the new z8 m/o in riding.
is it more sportive in handling? or more neutrale, pointier or rounder?

i drive the pirelli angel gt now, and its a little bit to sporty, just a little bit
Apr 30, 2014
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Mark L: It is definitely a more durable tire but even though it is tougher, I didn't notice a degradation in handling.

I'd also say that it did make handling better. Easier to turn and hold a line. Hard to say if this is due to the new compound or simply because I'd replaced a very worn tire.

I would definitely purchase them again
May 1, 2014
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Don C: First of all, these are the tires that I'm currently running on my 2012 BMW R1200R. I've been very happy with the Metzeler Z8 tires. I purchased the new Z8 for two reasons -

First - it's designed to have better wet weather performance than it's predecessor. In my experience, unless there is an insane amount of water on the road, the wet grip of the tires is outstanding. Moderately aggressive, even extreme, lean angles are possible. The Z8 inspires confidence when the road is wet.

Second - it's an OEM tire for my bike. I tour all over the country and know from personal experience that flats happen. Being able to fix the flat and then drive into a dealership knowing they'll almost certainly have the necessary replacement tire is comforting.

Frankly, these are better tires than I am a rider. In order to really get into the area where you'd see a difference between this tire and it's predecessor, you'd have to push the limits of the tire. I'll never willingly do that. In fact, I've really given up trying to find "just the right tire." Virtually all of the high end tires available today will possess handling capabilities that I won't approach. I like that. It takes the stress out of tire shopping. Having said that, I've found that this tire allows a confident tip in, holds a line well, and will give ample warning on those rare occasions when my enthusiasm overcomes my caution and I start to push the bike hard. One last point. I'm obsessive about tire pressure. I check the pressures frequently and am rarely more than a pound or two low. I consider myself a spirited, not aggressive, rider. As a result, I find that I'm able to get something on the order of 12,000 to 14,000 miles on my rear tire - more on the front. The rear tire will square off, but it's rate of wear is quite acceptable to me.

I hope this has been helpful.
May 5, 2014
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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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