Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact Rear Tires
I believe Metzler makes one of the best sport bike tire in the business. Tire feels wonderful on my gsxr 750. Very confident inspiring and lean angle gauge is a pretty cool feature!
April 7, 2015
I'll be buying again
My Triumph Speed Triple came with Metzeler K3's which lasted all of 2300 miles (2600 on the front). I wanted something that would last longer but performed nearly the same. I don't notice any difference and I'd say I'm a quite spirited rider around all the twisties in the San Francisco Bay Area. Warm up quick and I feel confident ripping it around the corners the same with these as the K3's. Didn't rate wet traction as I haven't ridden in the rain and don't know the tread life as I have only about 500 miles on so far.
April 6, 2015
Very stable tire, confidence inspiring, good grip, I would recommend this tire to anybody
February 9, 2015
It's a good tire, good grip and good on carves. I recommend this tire.
December 15, 2014
Its a good tire, I like the grip and the tread life.
December 15, 2014
Zero issues or complaints
6,672 miles before the center was worn to the bottom of the tread. Living in NJ, the sides still had decent life left.
Over the life of the M5's, I never once had them wash out or do anything unpredictable.
The rear only lasted 11 weeks before being beyond worn out, but its to be expected when touring/commuting on a sport tire.
September 15, 2014
Awesome road AND track tire
I have had these tires on my bike for at least 7k miles and i still have plenty of tire left. I took them to the track a couple weeks ago and they held up and gripped great! Once the tire is warm is delivers awesome traction and i was 110% comfortable at high speeds in the corners.
For the track riders, I have a 07 gsxr 600 and i ran my front tire at 28 psi and my rear at 26 psi for reference. That is the cold tire pressure of course.
Metzeler has definitely made a believer out of me and it is going to be really hard for me to switch to a different brand.
August 20, 2014
One of the Best!
This is one of the best tires I have ever had! After owning a Metzeler Sportec M3 and loving it (aside from the horrible tread life), i decided to try the Metzeler M5. The compound has an amazing feel on both the side tread and center tread. Although the center tread is a harder compound (for longer tread life), it provides excellent traction! The side compound is another story, which is why i am writing this review!
Earlier today i was doing some canyon riding and the tire felt amazing. I get all the way over on my tires so it is very important I get a tire with good grip. As I was taking some very tight curves (going 40-45mph) I accidentally got too low and hit my foot peg. As soon as i hit the peg, my foot popped off and i thought i was for sure going down (as i was still in the curve). All i felt was this amazing tire holding me to the ground with its amazingly grippy compounds! The side tread feels great to touch, very sticky and soft, yet durable. Quick warm up time.
If you are considering buying this tire, take my word for it, it is the best tire you may ever own! (for street use anyway) Very Similar to the Michelin Pilot Power 3!
Metzeler, I thank you for making such a great tire!
Bike: 2006 Yamaha R1
Tire Size: OEM Spec 190/50ZR17
August 13, 2014