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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 54 54
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
A great tire for my HD Ultra Classic due to the heavy weight of the bike. Tire works well in all conditions and last longer that other brands I have tried in the past. I highly recommend the Metzeler 880 to any cruiser. November 6, 2013
These Things are The Monkey's Pajamas! I was just coming back from the shop where they fitted new Metzeler 880's to My Honda Shadow Aero 750.. And thought - "it's a nice day" .."let's put a quick 60 miles on these new tires - take her up into the mountain highway twisties.. Y'know.. Just to see".. Well.. The OEM Recommended (and original) Tires on this bike were Dunlop 404's.. And now, having ridden both - I can say - with a hand on my heart.. Honda would sell a LOT More Bikes if they started putting Metzelers 880's on them! The Difference is night and day.. How to explain the difference? Well.. My Aero always flowed down the road like a lady in ball gown.. You didn't tell the bike were to go - you kinda suggested - asked "nicely" - and "hoped she wasn't "in a mood".. Compared to that.. Cornering on the Metzelers is like being on a train track, transit over gravel? I barely felt my bike shift, road pitting, grooves, and tar snakes? a good 85% - That's "Eighty-Five" Percent Less tracking and "feel" over those things compared to the Dunlop 404's.. Braking??!! Just ..OMG!!!!, I can stop on a dime with these things!! Slow, tight parking lot maneuvers are also so much more sure-footed.. Think cutting fresh bread with a butter knife compared to a razor-sharp bread knife kinda "difference".. I was so impressed with the difference between these two tires that I simply had to Write a quick initial impressions review.. I'm blown away - It feels like a different bike, a BETTER Bike.. MY Better Bike - It's MINE and YOU Can't Have It! :o).. Well Done Metzeler! I only Rated these new tires moderate-to-high on wet, and tread life as I have no experience with these two things as yet but.. "I'm Assuming" they will so much better than the Dunlops :o) I am Now Definitely a Metzeler Man. So, Having Said ALL That, and if you Still NEED Somebody to tell you to "buy a thing".. Well.. Okay.. If you ever find yourself in the position of having to choose between the Dunlop 404's, and the slightly more expensive Metzeler 880's.. Do Yourself a favor.. Do Your BIKE a favor.. Go with the Metzelers. You WON'T Regret it. Take Care, and Ride Safe Ladies and Gents.. October 25, 2013
No Shaky Middle Man Just for a second, think of your tires as the negotiator between you and the road. The last thing you want is a shaky middle man. These tires grip well wet, pretty much elimate road snakes (tracking), that wiggle over railroad tracks, and deliver an all around better ride. I put 200/70/15 on the rear, and a 90/90/21 on the front of a VN 900. Fit is tight on both ends, but there is no problem with clearance. When it comes time for tires again, I will order these again. October 10, 2013
Excellent Tire The tire went on and balanced perfectly on the rim,using a high speed machine. August 26, 2013
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Metzeler ME880 Marathon Front Tires
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
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
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 SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
MT90B16 72H 454574 1769600 Out of Stock
MT90B16 WWW 72H 454576 1769700 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
MT90B16 NWS 72H 454578 1769800 In Stock: Ships next business day
MH90-B21 TL 54H 454575 1769400 In Stock: Ships next business day
MH90-21 WWW 54H 454577 1769500 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
150/80R16 TL 71H 454536 1705300 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
150/80R16 71H 602899 1936600 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
100/90-B18 56H 454678 1193700 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
100/90-19 57H 454653 1040700 Out of Stock
110/90-18 61H 454668 1166100 In Stock: Ships next business day
110/90-19 62H 454657 1041100 In Stock: Ships next business day
120/70B17 58V 454673 0966700 In Stock: Ships next business day
120/70R17 58V 454713 1044700 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
120/70ZR18 59W 454535 1606900 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
120/70ZR19 60W-2 602898 1846500 In Stock: Ships next business day
120/70ZR19 60W-1 454706 1420100 In Stock: Ships next business day
120/70H21OE 62H 454597 1716100 In Stock: Ships next business day
120/80-17 61V 454667 1124900 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
120/90-17 64S 602901 1733100 In Stock: Ships next business day
120/90B18 65H 454655 1040900 In Stock: Ships next business day
130/70R17 TL 62V 454531 1624000 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
130/70R18 TL 63H 454533 1679900 In Stock: Ships next business day
130/70B18 63H 454691 1314100 In Stock: Ships next business day
130/70R18 63H 454700 1414900 In Stock: Ships next business day
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 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
140/80-17 69H 454532 1624200 In Stock: Ships next business day
150/80-16 71H 454658 1041200 In Stock: Ships next business day
150/80-16 WWW 71H 454705 1415200 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
150/80VR17 72V 454526 1335100 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
150/80-17 72H 454596 1705400 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days