Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact Rear Tires
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
A great perofrmer on my R1100S at a good price
Replacement tire for the R1100S that has performed well all around in my sport touring riding style. Too early to tell longevity, but it should be fine
July 7, 2014
My favorite tire now.
Good tire, can def tell a difference in the corners and grip on wet surface. This is not my fav tire and I intend to keep buying.
May 27, 2014
Probably my new favorite tire
Haven't had any issues with these tires at all. The grip is amazing - I've only gone down on them once where I flicked the bike over too fast in a turn on a cold morning (100% my fault, but luckily no damage). I use my bike every day for commuting with the occasional trip up to the twisties, and I got about 8000 miles from them.
May 3, 2014
Front tire is "Made in China"
Somewhat disappointed to find the "Made In China" letters on the sidewall. I thought these would be German tires.
May 21, 2014
ordered my 2nd set *that great*
I ordered fronts and rear in april 2013, I just ordered my 2nd set with just at 4000miles on them. The rear began showing threads, but I did notice my air pressure was down to 25. If it weren't for the low pressure I would still be riding the first set.
Front looks in great shape.
Theses tires are great rain or shine.
February 18, 2014