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Metzeler ME880 Marathon Touring Front Tires

The Metzeler ME880 is built to handle the higher loads and handling characteristics of cruisers and touring bikes

  • Front tires feature rounded tread profile for smooth, neutral steering
  • Computer designed tread pattern with offset groove alignment for uniform wear characteristics, low noise
  • Tread pattern has excellent water displacement ability and stability over rain grooves and under hard braking
  • H-rated for speeds up to 130 mph, V-rated for 149 mph or Z-rated for 149+ mph
  • Metzeler tubes available
  • WWW = Wide White Wall
  • NWS = Narrow White Stripe

OE Replacement Tires:

  • 120/70B17 V-rated = BMW K1200LT
  • 150/80R17 V-rated = Triumph Rocket 3
  • 150/80R16 H-rated = Triumph Rocket 3 Tourer 08-10

Model-Specific Replacement Tires:

  • 120/70ZR19 60W-1 = Harley-Davidson V-Rod 
  • 120/70ZR19 60W-2 = Triumph Thunderbird
  • 130/80B16 = 2009 Harley Davidson FL Touring 
  • 120/90S17 (Tube Type) = Honda Shadow 750 Aero/ACE/ACE Deluxe
  • 130/70B18 H-rated = Honda GL1500 Gold Wing
  • 130/70R18 H-rated = Honda VTX1800C
  • 130/70R18 GL H-rated = Honda GL1800 Gold Wing
  • 120/70ZR19 60W = Triumph Thunderbird '10-'12
  • 120/70B21 = Yamaha XV1900 Star Raider '08 

Note: 120/90S-17 tire is a tube type design

Please Note: Check your manufacturer's specifications for required load ratings when replacing OE Tires.

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Metzeler ME880 Marathon Front Tires 4.7 5 58 58
I could not be happier with these tires I bought my 2000 Vulcan Nomad in 2013 with only 8500 miles on it but it had been previously owned by a tire dealer who had a stable of bikes and maintained it extremely well. Despite that, it inexplicably came to me with a pair of pretty inadequate tires. I suspect he had put better tires on it when new then put the original Bridgestone back on the front when he sold it. The tire had plenty of tread but was clearly far from new. It was extremely noisy on turns and in no way inspired confidence in its handling. I forget what the back tire was but it didn't match and even though it had some tread it was prone to breaking away on turns at low speed under acceleration and it locked up on me more than a couple of times under moderately hard braking. When I put these Metzler Marathons on the Vulcan the transformation was nothing short of astonishing. It was like the bike lost 200 pounds. Everything about the way it handled became sportier and more comfortable and it has allowed me to ride with much more confidence than I ever thought I'd have after the first couple months struggling with those old tires. I was able to find another online dealer who offered a better price on them but there were other items I wanted from Revzilla at the same time so I inquired about their price matching policy and just a half hour after my inquiry it was approved. The local shop who installed them was impressed enough with that price that they now get their tires through Revzilla. I should mention one of the other items I bought at the same time was a pair of riding pants that didn't fit, and the return process was super easy. I'm out the $11 return shipping but you pays your money you takes your chances. Still cheaper compared to rip off prices at local stores with way more options available. September 2, 2014
Handles well. I can say the ride is smooth, handling is good. Have not had a chance to ride in rain so can not rate that and since just installed - can not speak on tread life. August 30, 2014
Make handling the bike a dream....... When I purchased my 2003 Honda VTX1800C four years ago, it had the Metzeler ME880 on the front and rear. Before the purchase of the Motorcycle, I did a test drive. I was so impressed with how a 750lbs Motorcycle could handle, even at low speeds. I was in need of tires after 4 years and I didn't hesitate to purchase the ME880's. Very Nice Handling! :) August 13, 2014
Great Tire This is stock rubber for my bike and it performed well enough for me to seek it out as a direct replacement after it wore out at about 12k miles. Tire tracks great and performs pretty well in the wet. August 4, 2014
Excellent Wet Traction Great road grip and wet weather traction. Also very quiet. June 23, 2014
Good front tire Works great and for a good price, if only it would have installed itself May 12, 2014
Good tire. I rode the last one about 15,000 miles before it was shot. I figured best to not try to fix what ain't broke. My '03 Roadstar loves this tire. March 17, 2014
Good tire Put these tires on my suzuki boulevard m50 and love them. Good grip both wet and dry. Stable at any speed - I will be putting these tires on all of my bikes. October 14, 2013
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Metzeler ME880 Marathon Front Tires
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Charles H: price and my last purchase was shipped very fast Oct 23, 2014
A J: Trying the Metz for the first time since my front bridgestone didn't last very long and I was very disappointed with it, for how much these tires cost they should last a long time. So I am hoping the metz is better than the bridgestone. Oct 15, 2014
Lon T: highly recommended by others Aug 30, 2014
James C: I've had this tire before and it performed very well in all conditions. It had about 4000 miles on it and just wore out, but the back tire looks great!! So it just might be one of those things no big deal. Jul 16, 2014
Jonah C: Replacement front tire for 2002 BMWR1200 Cruiser Jul 10, 2014
T L: Because I like Bavaria ! Jun 15, 2014
Stephen C: popular tire and it fits my bike, good wear on treads. May 9, 2014
Kenny L: I have the back tire and my front tire has dry rot ,, If you can please send me a code for a discount ,Will soon need the back tire ,Thank you . Apr 19, 2014
Richard F H: Good people to deal with, called many times for information and have always been treated very well, they want my business, that alone will keep me coming back. Good price Fast service Replace front tire due to date age Run nothing but Metzelers on my road bikes and love them. Mar 11, 2014
jacob M: needed new tires and forums said go for these Mar 9, 2014
Carlos A: I love my girlfriend and this one was for her bike Mar 7, 2014
michael h: great tires Dec 6, 2013
David G: Best wear of any tire we have ever owned. Dunlop and others get about 7K. ME880s got 20K on a 600VLX, 18K on my 750ACE. This is a hard rubber tire which gives you hi miles but won't be suitable for crotch rockets carving curves. Oct 23, 2013
V A: Replacing identical tire on wife's VTX1300. Went 16,000 miles, but started wearing funny due to front suspension wearing. Will freshen front suspension and install new tire. Oct 7, 2013
C S: i need a long lasting yet durable and sticky enough tire to lean my bike even on wet roads Oct 3, 2013
Michael C: fitment and quality Sep 8, 2013
Peter B: Great touring tire. Excellent wear, very good dry and wet traction. Sep 8, 2013
M L: recommended by my riding buddies Sep 1, 2013
Carol S: I hear people get great miles on the ME880. Sep 1, 2013
JESUS G: Recommended by friend. Aug 15, 2013
Marc H asked: I'm considering switching my front 07 Shadow Spirit VT750DC oem tire to the metzeler 110/90-19 62H. Does anyone know if this tire can be used with a tube? Aug 9, 2014
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A S: Most tires can be used wit a tube you just have to make sure spokes (it you have them ) are covered with a rim band to protect the tube form nips while riding. Sep 30, 2014
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Marc H: I did install them. Great tires! Sep 30, 2014
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A shopper asked: My Wife's 2012 Victory Vegas currently has a Dunlop Bias-ply D417, 180-55B-18 on the rear and a Dunlop Bias-ply Elite-3, 90-90-21 on the front. I would like to swap them out to the Metzeler 880's. Metzeler makes a 180/55ZR-18 for the rear and a 90/90H-21 for the front. 1) Are the above Metzelers OK for fitment on her 2012 Victory Vegas? 2) Can you tell me if both of these Metzelers are Radials and if they would create any issues to her Bike such as going from a Bias-ply to a Radial tire? 3) How does the Bike handle when you go from Bias-ply to a Radial on a Bike? 4) I appreciate that you don't want to mix tire make-ups on a Bike (example, front = Bias-ply, rear = Radial)... but what happens if you go from both of them being Bias-ply... to both being Radials? Lots of questions... Thanks. Jan 20, 2013
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Woody798: I can answer some of your questions. I also went from bias to radial some years ago and I like the difference, if you look up on the net under bias ply versus radial you will see a link from Michelin that will describe the differences better than I can. The Metzeler 880 are great tires for you machine and if you follow the size on your rims now and use the same size they will fit, some have gone larger but not sure where the limit is. Handling will be better with radial tires. Hope this helps. Feb 19, 2013
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irvegas: bikerdeano, did you go with the Metzelers, I have the same issue, ordered the tires for my 2008 Vegas, and discovered the front is actually bias. I think this is Ok, for radial on rear, bias in front, this is what Jackpot has stock. What concerns me is Kingpin, which uses the same rear as Vegas, owners report issues with high speed wobble with the Metz on the rear. I think it's a mounting issue. interested in finding out how it worked out for you. May 3, 2013
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A shopper asked: I have a 2003 Harley VRSCA. What is the difference between the Metzler 880 120/70 ZR-19 and 120/70 ZR-19 (60W)? Jul 23, 2012
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RevZilla: The Metzeler ME880 Marathon Front Tire in size "120/70ZR19 60W-1" is the OEM replacement for the Harley V-Rod and the size "120/70ZR19 60W-2" is the OEM replacement for the Trimuph Thunderbird. Both tire sizes are Z rated and have the same 60W weight rating. Jul 26, 2012
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Woody798: Same tire, no difference Feb 19, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is there a difference between the Metzler 120/70H21 and the Metzler 120/70H21OE? Apr 16, 2012
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RevZilla: No, there is no difference. The "OE" designation denotes that this tire is an Original Equipment tire, i.e. the same tire that certain bikes were equipped with from the factory.

For example, the 120/70-21 size was the original equipment tire for the 2008 Yamaha XV1900 Star Raider.
Apr 24, 2012
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Woody798: No difference, OE is for original equipment Feb 19, 2013
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A shopper asked: I was wondering what the difference is between the metzeler 130/90-16 nws, 130/90H16 and the 130/90HB16 WWW Aug 23, 2012
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RevZilla: The sizing of the tires are all the same. NWS is the designation for the Narrow White Stripe (thin stripped white walls) and WWW is the designation for the Wide White Walls (thick stripped white walls). All other without any designation are going to be regular black wall tires. Aug 27, 2012
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
MT90B16 72H 454574 1769600 Out of Stock
MT90B16 WWW 72H 454576 1769700 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
MT90B16 NWS 72H 454578 1769800 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
MH90-B21 TL 54H 454575 1769400 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
MH90-21 WWW 54H 454577 1769500 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
150/80R16 TL 71H 454536 1705300 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
150/80R16 71H 602899 1936600 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
100/90-B18 56H 454678 1193700 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
100/90-19 57H 454653 1040700 Out of Stock
110/90-18 61H 454668 1166100 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
110/90-19 62H 454657 1041100 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
120/70B17 58V 454673 966700/0966700 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
120/70R17 58V 454713 1044700 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
120/70ZR18 59W 454535 1606900 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
120/70ZR19 60W-2 602898 1846500 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
120/70ZR19 60W-1 454706 1420100 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
120/70H21OE 62H 454597 1716100 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
120/80-17 61V 454667 1124900 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
120/90-17 64S 602901 1733100 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
120/90B18 65H 454655 1040900 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
130/70R17 TL 62V 454531 1624000 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
130/70R18 TL 63H 454533 1679900 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
130/70B18 63H 454691 1314100 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
130/70R18 63H 454700 1414900 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
130/80B17 65H 822264 03050196 Out of Stock
130/90-16 NWS 67H 454552 1539600 Out of Stock
130/90-16 67H 454654 1040800 Out of Stock
130/90B16 WWW 67H 454701 1338700 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
140/80-17 69H 454532 1624200 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
150/80-16 71H 454658 1041200 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
150/80-16 WWW 71H 454705 1415200 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
150/80VR17 72V 454526 1335100 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
150/80-17 72H 454596 1705400 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days