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Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact Rear Tires
  • Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact Rear Tires
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Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact Rear Tires

  • Offers high level of grip on both wet and dry conditions, while providing excellent mileage
  • Features Metzeler's Interact Technology
  • 0° Steel Radial
  • Five tension zones for maximum control, confidence and agility - superior performance for city riding and/or canyon carving on supersport or naked motorcycles
  • D-Spec tires feature Metzeler's Multi-Zone Compound Technology
  • New tension layout ensures a high level of confidence and control while leaning with the best progressive feedback of the supersport segment on the street as well as the track
  • New Dura Sil high silica formula with dedicated resin compounds sets a new benchmark of the segment in terms of wet traction
  • Effective Pi shaped tread pattern with optimized land/sea ratio engineered for better performance in all conditions
  • Quick warm up and wet traction
  • High steel tension/low compound flexibility in the crown center area for mileage and stability; low steel tension/high compound flexibility in the shoulder for better handling and grip
  • W-rated for speeds of 168+ mph

Note: "190/50ZR17 E" tires are designed specifically as OEM replacement for the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R.

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Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact Rear Tires 4.8 5 48 48
Great tire Very stable tire, confidence inspiring, good grip, I would recommend this tire to anybody February 9, 2015
Great Tire It's a good tire, good grip and good on carves. I recommend this tire. December 15, 2014
Good Tire 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! -Donny 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
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Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact Rear Tires
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
P A: it was either this or the Dunlop Q3's. Mar 12, 2015
Alberto O: My bike came with the racetec k3 (great tires), 2600 miles later they are toasted, the sportec M5 are the next sensible choice, great performance and a little more miles or so they say! Jan 19, 2015
Eric A: I've been so pleased with the M3's, I figured I'd try the new and improved version. Dec 10, 2014
Darryl C: Looking for sports tire for top notch cornering but with better tread wear than Q3's. 06 ZX6R 636 Oct 27, 2014
H O: 'cause it's a good tire and it's German. Just like my bike ('09 K1300S ) and my Schuberth. See a pattern here??? Sep 16, 2014
Marten M: Research concluded that this was the best type of tire for type of riding I am currently involved with. May 29, 2014
Chris H: Aprilia RSV4 - used the K3 prior to this and didn't use them enough on the track. I'm switching to the M5. Apr 1, 2014
renaldo g: These tires had great reviews and let me tell you, they were spot on! Absolutely the best tire I have ever purchased. They warm up quickly and are still warm 10-15 minutes after riding. Worth every penny. Mar 2, 2014
A F: ordered last year was great tire at great price. Feb 18, 2014
Robert S: Wanted to have it ready when my rear wears out in the middle of the summer. Jan 14, 2014
Aaron H: Product reviews for this tire are very good, and I got a deal on a free front with the purchase of the rear. Dec 30, 2013
Daniel R: Best street tires with great cornering grip for the money. I've put 2000 hard miles on them and they have not flattened in the center or overly worn out. Great grip for a street tire. Nov 5, 2013
Joseph S: needed new tires and I like what other people had to say about the Metzeler m5. Sep 23, 2013
Jonathan F: Wanted to test out a different tire. Wanted decent mileage without sacrificing performance. Went out of the ordinary suggestions of people to branch out and try more of whats out there and see what it has to offer. Aug 12, 2013
A shopper asked: Is they a big difference between the M5 D spec and non- D spec tire? Jun 18, 2014
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A s: The d-spec has a harder compound in the center to give extended tread life. I ride a 08 vfr800 that weighs 525 plus my 220lbs & I've ridden about 3k miles, mostly highway commuting & there is still plenty of tread. I believe I'll most likely were them out t the same time. There're a great tire in the dry & wet. Very predicable, smooth & quite Jun 22, 2014
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Aris V asked: Hi, I own a Honda CBR919RR (1999 model), so sizes are 130/70-16 & 180/55-17.
I have been looking at the Metzeler range for this bike and the only thing available is the M3 for the front and the M5 for the rear.
So my question here now is, how does this Metzeler combination stack up against the Bridgestone Battlax S20 in forms of ride feel and maximaum grip quality?
I don't commute, I ride the twisties on weekends and do 2-4 track days per year.

I currently have Pirelli Diablos on it (just plain Diablo, not rosso etc) and the compound is way too hard for good grip on the track, as the last couple of times on the track it actually got quite scary as the rear was stepping out under power out of the corners.

So, Metzeler M3/M5 combo or Bridgestone S20??
Oct 20, 2013
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Jason D: The P Diablos are garbage. Use them for drawing lines on the road and smoke in the sky. Burn them up. My cousin had the same problem. I love my Metzelers, but unfortunately I don't ride that hard. They've been really great for my casual riding style. I had to tone down the take off because the difference in grip between them and my old tires was so big. I like to keep my front tire on the ground. My opinion is that the M3 and the M5 are great tires. I've had both, but never as a combo. Good luck man. Oct 20, 2013
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JOSEPH L: Hi, I cannot speak for Bridgestones, but for Metzeler M3 Sportec I can. These tires are all I have ridden since I have owned my Honda VFR. They are excellent an choice, whether you are a commuter or weekend warrior. The materials used for the tire are designed to provide suberb grip and wear durability. As for the track, again I cannot speak for its performance. Your choice for tire type would obviously be governed by a tire designed specifically for the track, such as a softer tire. As for which brand, you can't go wrong with either. But, I know some riders who swear by Bridgestones for track use. Hope that helps. Oct 21, 2013
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Maura M: I have not used the met let's on the track but they are very sticky and grip the road very well. Oct 20, 2013
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A shopper asked: Additionally, all motorcycle tires are normally marked with three or four digit code on their sidewalls, which represent the date of manufacture (the first two digits are the week of the year, the last digit is the year of the decade it was manufacturered in).
Can you post thet too.
Thank you Revzilla Team
Oct 4, 2011
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AliB: Thank you for your suggestion. We are currently looking into how we can provide more technical information on tires. It's very difficult for us to post all the information found on the side of each tire, since many ship directly from manufacturer and that specific information is not provided for each tire in an automated format. Nov 8, 2011
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Stuart K.: Got this off the Metz website

120/60 ZR 17 M/C (55W) TL
120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL
190/50 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL
180/55 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL
190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL
160/60 ZR 17 M/C (69W) TL

Hope that helps.
May 31, 2012
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jmoretti13: The J at the end denotes that it is an overseas sizing (sometimes found with BMW and others)...only order this tire size if your bike calls out for it, otherwise order the standard 120/70zr17. Mar 25, 2013
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A shopper asked: My TZR uses a 17 inch front with OEM spec at 110 70 R17 and the rear at 140 60 R18. Is there a M5 available for both of these wheels?
Aug 12, 2012
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RevZilla: The Metzeler M5 are a sport oriented tire, and are not available in an 18 inch size. The only tire we currently offer in a 140/60-18 is the Shinko 006 Podium tire, and there is a matching front available in the 110/70-17 size as well. Aug 15, 2012
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Rear / 160/60ZR17 69W 602893 1971300 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Rear / 190/50ZR17 73W 602895 1948500 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 170/60ZR17 72W 747275 2028300 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 200/50ZR17 75W 747263 2028400 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 190/50ZR17 E 73W 836094 2158300 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 190/55ZR17 D-Spec 75W 878599 2361700 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 180/55ZR17 D-Spec 73W 878600 2361800 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours