Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact Tires
Some of the best level of grip on both wet and dry conditions I ever felt'
Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact was perfect feeling soon as I put them on. High steel tension/low compound flexibility in the crown center area, was very impressive. feels like you are on a steel rail. Five tension zones I could lean it all the way over on my first ride and felt no sliding at all. Very high level of confidence and control while leaning with the best progressive feedback I have ever felt. From what I have read not much different from the M3, you get more millage that could save you some money. One thing I am very smooth with inputs, so I cant tell you if you like to tear tires up and test for over heating. No answer here. I can tell you after over 1 million miles, these tires are some of the best I ever felt on a superbike. Mine is a 2006 GSXR750 with 2200 miles on it.
May 15, 2013
best DOT tire i've seen!
I have used this tire on several different bikes and I love it! I like the grip and feedback a lot and have used them on the track with my track bike! Great tires, would recommend for every riding style...
March 25, 2013
The best tire I have ever used on my 2003 Honda 919. Great traction wet or dry. Comes VERY slick new, so you will have to really work it in for about 150 miles. But overall a great tire
February 18, 2013
Great tires, even better deal! Great website......
February 11, 2013
Better feel than the M3
I only have about 100 miles on this front tire so i can't comment on the wear or in rain. I changed the back tire from M3 to M5 1000 miles ago and it seems to be wearing better than the M3. I do feel more confident with the grip on the M5. This is a really nice tire and quick warm up. I ride primarily street. Highly, highly recommend. 2002 RC51
February 11, 2013
Great product for mountain carving or track days. Very stable during rain. With the 5 tension bands you can feel the difference in traction at any lean angle.
January 28, 2013
Awesome Tire, don;t want to change
The M5 is an amazing tire. All the reviews before me talk about how well this tire sticks to the road. Believe you me that I am scared to try out any other tire from now on. I have become so use to the grip that I am worried what might happen if I move into a hard tire. I guess it all depends on how you ride but I see about 6-8k out of a set of these tires. I want to say that I am pretty rough on the tires outside of a track. So on the oil change I get a new set put on. Recently had to replace my rear because of a run in with a twig. I have attached pictures. I don;t know where I picked it up at but it happened. Thinking of which I remember picking something up in my last rear M5 before the twig. These tires are soft!! I love it.
December 10, 2012
Right out the box, the tire just looks good. Being an artist I appreciated the tiny illustrations on the tire, I thought it looked very cool. During the first couple of miles, during the break-in period I leaned into a quick sharp corner (accidentally forgetting about the break-in period) and the tire did not slip! These tires are very sticky. I've only ridden about 420miles on them so I can't really comment about the tread life. Rain or shine this tire has not slipped on me once so far, I would definitely consider these tires again when the time comes for replacing.
November 23, 2012