Metzeler ME880 Marathon Rear Tires
  • Metzeler ME880 Marathon Rear Tires
  • Metzeler ME880 Marathon Rear Tires

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Metzeler ME880 Marathon Touring Rear Tire

The Metzeler ME 880 is built to handle the higher loads and handling characteristics of cruiser and touring bikes.


  • Rear tires feature flatter tread profile and larger contact patch for better traction and mileage
  • 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
  • WWW= Wide White Wall

OE Replacement Tires:

  • 240/50R16 = Triumph Rocket 3
  • 180/70R16 = Triumph Rocket 3 Tourer 2008-2010
  • 160/70B17 = BMW K1200LT 1999-2009

Model-Specific Replacement Tires:

  • 200/55R17 = Harley Davidson Fat Boy
  • 170/80B15 = Honda VTX1300S & VTX1300R
  • 180/70R16 = Honda GL1500C Valkyrie
  • 180/70R16 = Honda VTX1800R
  • 170/80B17 = Honda VTX1800S 
  • 200/60R16 = Kawasaki VN2000 2006-2010 

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

4.7 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.3 / 5
4.6 / 5
Tread Life
3.6 / 5
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Rear / 140/75R17 67V 1115335 1970800 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 170/60R17 78V (Reinforced Radial) 454522 1862200 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 200/55R17 78V 1115336 1970900 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 210/40R18 73H (XV900) 454546 1808200 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 140/90B16 NWS 77H 454580 1539700 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / MT90B16 WWW 74H 454591 1770000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 160/70B17 73H (HD;Not BMW) 454606 1755400 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 160/80B15 TT 74S (Shadow Aero) 602908 1733200 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 140/90B16 77H 454660 1041500 Out of Stock
Rear / 140/90B15 70H 454661 1041600 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 150/90B15 80H 454662 1041800 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 150/80B16 71H 454664 1042000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 180/70B15 76H 454665 1042100 Available: Requires 1-5 business days lead time prior to shipment
Rear / 140/80B15 67H 454666 1042200 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 140/80B17 69V 454669 1193800 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 240/40R18 79V (Zero Degree Steel Belt Radial) 454670 1568300 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 240/50R16 84V (Rocket III) 454671 1205200 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 150/80B15 70V 454675 1125000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 200/50R18 76W (Fury) 454688 1619600 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 200/60R16 79V (VN2000) 454689 1307500 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 160/80B16 75H 454692 1422300 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 180/60R16 74H (Gold Wing) 454696 1422500 Out of Stock
Rear / 180/70R16 77H (Valkyrie) 454699 1042600 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 130/90B16 WWW 73H 454702 1338900 Out of Stock
Rear / 200/70B15 82H 454703 1401800 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 170/80B15 WWW 77H 454704 1415100 Out of Stock
Rear / 140/90B16 WWW 77H 454707 1425800 Out of Stock
Rear / 150/80B16 WWW 71H 454708 1425900 Available: Requires 1-5 business days lead time prior to shipment
Rear / 180/55ZR18 74W (V-Rod) 454711 1435100 Available: Requires 1-5 business days lead time prior to shipment


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4.5 / 5.0
22 Reviews
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Tread Life
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4 / 5
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
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
One of the best for the money
This is my second Metzeler tire for my 2006 HD VRSCD. It had roughly 11k on it and was purchased and installed in 2008. A thin slither of metal caused it to deflate. A Stop n Go mushroom plug kept air in it (somewhat) until I could get the rear tire from RevZilla. Since my friend was going to help me remove and install the tire, the folks at RevZilla had the tire shipped to his home in NJ. I couldn't believe that tire was at his home in TWO days! My friend couldn't believe it either. RevZilla does a really cool thing which is to BOX the tire and ship. The tire got to his home in perfect condition and super fast! Oh yes, because of some discounts, I got the tire delivered at the LOWEST price on the Internet! Under closer inspection I need to order the front tire as well and I intend to order once again from RevZilla because again, they have the lowest price. I couldn't be happier with my decision, thanks RevZilla!
October 15, 2012
2006 Harley Davidson VRSCD Night Rod
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
Would not run anything else
I have run the Metzler tires for 25 yrs and there is nothing that compares, I have these tires on both my 2003 Indian Spirit and 2012 Chief, I get about 7k out a rear and 14k out of front, I change my front with every other rear change, tire troubles are easy to avoid, these tires need a little care, check air often, they LOVE WET ROADS and take turn with confidence, my Chief road weight is 890, I would not buy any thing else, I go through 2-3 rear tires a year, run the BEST and be happy
May 20, 2013
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
3 / 5
Tread Life
1 / 5
Not worth it, Tread design caused issue
Had this tire for over a year. the tread pattern made it so that the triangular pattern bulged out and made it unsafe. When contacting local dealer, they did not want to replace saying that it was normal for this tire. Emailed Metzler and just advised it must be handled by local dealer. Last time I get a Metz tire. Shinko is my next one. Ride with a large group and was very good for over 1500 miles in 3 days. No problems.
July 23, 2013
2007 Honda VTX1300C
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Grips the road
This tire grips the road like its bleeding adhesive. Great traction but because of that, there is reduced tread life. I always use Metzler because I prefer staying on the road no matter the RPM's. Great tire - great performance.
March 22, 2016
2009 Harley Davidson Road King Classic FLHRC/I
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Came highly recommended from other riders
I am always looking for a good buy. And was told by several of riders this tire will last longer and not cup like other brands
April 23, 2013
1998 Harley Davidson FXDWG/I Dyna Wide Glide
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
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
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
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
2011 Kawasaki VN900C Vulcan 900 Custom
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Great Tire
I have run all manufacturers Tires. My friends and family pressured me to try this one. Its ride and handling is unbelieveable. Sticks hard in the corners and smoothed out the overall ride. No more bouncing or trying to wash out on the dreaded highway ground up roads.
September 12, 2012
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
great features
Bought this rear tire because handling of my roadking with dunlop tires has been poor. I heard about and seen long life with 880 tires. Handling has improved judt with rear tire. Mechanic said if I had dunlop he would not have mounted tire. He said dunlop to hard to mount properly and loved the 880 metzeler. Cant wait to add front tire.
February 1, 2013
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Why did you choose this?
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Frank G on Sep 6, 2016
Been riding on this back tire for awhile sticks well rain or shine, long life, looks great. Revzilla has won over my business with their great pricing and wonderful delivery. I shop here first.
Dave L on Jul 12, 2016
same comment
Frank G on Sep 6, 2016
Excellent tires!
Nathan B on Aug 19, 2016
Been riding on this back tire for awhile sticks well rain or shine, long life, looks great. Revzilla has won over my business with their great pricing and wonderful delivery. I shop here first.
Dave L on Jul 12, 2016
no better tire for me than metzeler
D A on Jun 11, 2016
It is a difficult choice based on the 50% higher cost than the other choices but hoping the extended life this tire provides keeps me on the road rather than wrenching tires on & off.
mark c on Jun 5, 2016
I usually get around 10,000 miles out of these, so I'm pretty happy with them...
Dan C on May 22, 2016
It's the same tire that was on the bike when I bought it and it got really good reviews. It's a popular tire and seemed like a wise decision.
Michael E on Apr 23, 2016
price was the lowest I have seen
philip w on Mar 11, 2016
$50 rebate with purchase of pair of tires. Would have chosen the Mich. Commanders II if it was not for the rebate.
Tires feel great. Bike rolls much smoother, and turns and steers better.
Dan G on Feb 24, 2016
last longer than other brands. natural and cleanest rubber in the rain forest!
harder rubber takes a little longer to warm up, once shes at operating temp your locked in and rolling!
Mostly bought it because of the reviews from other riders! lets see what happens?
John s on Jan 20, 2016
Only tires I'll run on HD shovelheads and panheads. Who cares if they don't look vintage, they work.
GreasyGringo on Nov 30, 2015
Danny G on Nov 3, 2015
I already owned two sets of these on my 2002 BMW R1150RT and they handle well in dry and wet conditions and I get great distance out of them. This last set lasted almost 10K miles and the front still has good tread so I am only purchasing the rear tire. I really like Revzilla too and have been to the store in Philly and will buy from them any chance I get. DVD
David D on Sep 15, 2015
Never owned them before, but they are highly recommended by others with the same bike.
Gary M on Sep 10, 2015
Recommended on forums.
S I on Jun 9, 2015
Long wearing tire!
Many miles of smiles!
Alan H on Jun 1, 2015
information given to me by individuals who use this brand.
George K on May 28, 2015
My front tire is shot, and I wanted to replace both tires together with the same make/model tires
Nathan B on May 26, 2015
This is one of the only tires that will fit my Yamaha 1900 Raider. Revzilla did a great job of ensuring that I paid less here then anywhere else...Thanks
Jerry M on May 12, 2015
Reviewing the video it seemed like the best choice."
David C on May 9, 2015
Have used this brand and model for a few years now with no problems. Revzilla has very good pricing on these also, this is the second set I have purchased from them
david s on May 2, 2015
Right size (hard to find) and good reviews.
DarthJ on Jan 20, 2015
The reviews on this tire were good. Also, with the help of your videos, I did research.
Saul S on Jan 2, 2015
I recently purchased a used 2009 1200LT, I wanted to put the same tires. Plus I watched your video and it sounds like a great tire.
Edina G on Sep 21, 2014
why not?
Jason L on Sep 8, 2014
highly recommended by others
Lon T on Aug 30, 2014
Lasts many miles and fits my BMW
A s on Jul 8, 2014
Did not order this.
Doug R on May 1, 2014
Replaced stock Harley Davidson Sportster tire. Revzilla sales team recommended the ME880 Marathon for the longer highway miles that I ride.
William B on Apr 15, 2014
needed new tires and forums said go for these
jacob M on Mar 9, 2014
great tires
michael h on Dec 6, 2013
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. Amazingly, fronts and rears wear at exactly the same rate so we always buy them in sets.
David G on Oct 23, 2013
On my bike now
Carlos D on Sep 10, 2013
Same size tire that is on bike now
DAVID W on Sep 4, 2013
recommended by my riding buddies
M L on Sep 1, 2013
Have always used metzler tires good life and plenty of grip
Tyler D on Aug 17, 2013
Recommended by friend.
JESUS G on Aug 15, 2013
Excellent tires!
Nathan B on Aug 19, 2016
no better tire for me than metzeler
D A on Jun 11, 2016
I have a vintage motorcycle (a 1980 XS850SG) and, as I understand it, I should only run tubeless bias ply tires on it. Are these tires tubeless and bias ply?
Edward W on Feb 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are tubless and bias ply. The specific Metzeler ME 880 tire that I use on my BMW K1200LTE are one of a few tires that I can mount and safely run on my BMW. I need to have a tire with a V rating. This is because I need a side wall that is stiff and will not collapse and/or separate due to the high weigh load carrying requirements of my bike. I like the way the ME 880 allows me to handle different roads and road conditions. The ME880's provide the grip and traction to allow a motorcycle as big as the BMW K1200LTE to handle to be ridden aggressively on very twisty roads like the "Dragon's Tail" 311 hair pin turn in 11 miles safely and in full control even when the Tail was wet. Get a set of ME 880's and you will never want to mount any other tire on your MC. Others might not agree with me, but I have been riding since I was in elementary school and that was somewhere back in the 1960's. Good luck and enjoy!
I have the GL1800 Goldwing Triked in 2011 by Champion. Front tires wear out (even when 2 wheeler) in 9k miles. I have replaced the front with a rear tire Bridgestone 180/70 R16 mounted on the front. 8500 miles on it and the center wear line is almost gone now. Is there a tire for the trike version of the GL1800 2006 that will produce more miles? I make long rides and at times will turn in 6400 to 7200 miles on a single ride. Basically means a new front tire in 2 rides or less. Last time out I had to replace the front tire while on the ride.
GLal on Oct 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: My experience with the Metzler is on a BMW K1200LT riding two up with 42 PSI cold. I have been through several sets of these and have been getting 12K before changing. Use Metzler on the front with the same pressure and also get 12-13K. The ride and performance have always been good so I never experimented with anything else. Hope this helps.
Looking for the best tire for a stock rim on a 2007 yamaha VMAX?
A shopper on Jul 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I found the tire to be too flexible for aggressive riding. If you are riding like an old geezer you would be OK. My tire cupped and went bald before it hit 3,000 miles. I stopped doing burn outs a long time ago.
Do you have the ME 880 rear tire size 180-65R16 and the front ME880 130-80R17?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That’s my sizes, but I am on my third set of ME880. Front and rear. Slayed the Dragon on them, and have been shocked to the bone in the rain on the them. What more can I say. Love them.
PS I ride a Suzuki Intruder (S50 Boulevard).
Is this tire a radial or bias ??
william e on Apr 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The tire I bought, 160/70B17 79V is a belted bias ply tire. There are some Marathon 880's that a radials. Just look for the R in the size. Or just call Revzilla. I have found they are always very helpful.
I have an 82 GL500 Silverwing Interstate. Would these be suitable on a lighter bike, like mine? I do a lot of dirt, gravel, and cottage road riding, plus highway. Minimal city riding. Thanks for your thoughts!
A shopper on Apr 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I use this tire on my BMW K1200LT. This USA heavier fully kitted luxuary touring bike built for spirited 2-up riding. This tire is capable of handling the higher weight load and a higher speeds without any issues for me. This is my second set of tires. I have riden limited gravel but for dirt road / gravel / single track / mtn / desert type riding I takemy F800 GS and ride TMC 80s or Heidi Scouts or Kenda Big blocks.
Personally, I wouldn't take a heavy load street tire to a dirt fight. I don't know your bike but there are lots of 50/50 tires for almost any wheel size/bike weight. Only one I won't buy again is the trail wing...
Good luck
How many miles does the Metzler 880 Last?
A shopper on Dec 1, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I've always gotten 10K to 12K from mine, with the center tread being the only real area of wear. I drive a 1100 Vstar, and 2-up about 50% of the time. I do search out the twisties as often as I can, but I would say most mileage is on 2-lane blacktop.
I ride a Triumph Speedmaster and have had ME880s for 6 years (2 sets) and have had no issues, but triumph forums are full of negative comments on how dangerous these tires are in the wet. Anybody have an issue with these in wet conditions? I never have, but maybe I've just been lucky.
Trevor N on Aug 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I never had problems. R1200C. Use common sense. Slow, better yet, stay out of the rain. I got great mileage also, 9K.
What does the 80H mean for tire sizes and why does is cost extra?
A shopper on Oct 9, 2012
BEST ANSWER: The "80" is the tire's aspect ratio. This is the ratio of sidewall height to width of the tire. To calculate the aspect ratio of a tire, divide the sidewall height with the tire's width. The larger the aspect ratio number the higher the profile of the tire. For example, a 90% aspect ratio is a higher profile than an 85% aspect ratio.

The "H" in 80H refers to the speed rating of the tire. An H rated tire is for speeds up to 130 miles per hour.

On our product pages, tires are priced by size. This is done to help simplify our product offerings. Typically, the larger the tire the more expensive it is going to be.
Does the Metzler 880 180-70B16 fit the 2015 FLHTK limited low and what difference does it make from the 180-65B16 OE tire?
A shopper on Aug 31, 2016