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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.

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Metzeler ME 880 Marathon Rear Tires 4.7 5 52 52
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
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
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
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
Excellent Tire The tire went on and balanced perfectly on the rim,using a high speed machine. August 26, 2013
I love the "grip ability" on wet roads of these tires, even when they are worn down It's the ONLY tires I will buy for the bikes I have that they make the sizes for. I have at the moment 4 bikes & these are on 3 of them. August 5, 2013
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Metzeler ME880 Marathon Rear Tires
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
William B: Replaced stock Harley Davidson Sportster tire. Revzilla sales team recommended the ME880 Marathon for the longer highway miles that I ride. Apr 15, 2014
jacob M: needed new tires and forums said go for these Mar 9, 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. Amazingly, fronts and rears wear at exactly the same rate so we always buy them in sets. Oct 23, 2013
Carlos D: On my bike now Sep 10, 2013
DAVID W: Same size tire that is on bike now Sep 4, 2013
M L: recommended by my riding buddies Sep 1, 2013
Tyler D: Have always used metzler tires good life and plenty of grip Aug 17, 2013
JESUS G: Recommended by friend. Aug 15, 2013
Edward W asked: 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? Feb 19, 2014
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Karl B: 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! Feb 19, 2014
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Robert F: There are bias ply tires in the line I believe that the bias ply have a B in their designation. Feb 19, 2014
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John S: Depends on the tire size. Tire size will show i.e. 150/70B18. B=bias; R=radial Feb 19, 2014
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Edward W: Thanks. Feb 21, 2014
Yarvis T: They are definitely tubeless but am not sure if they are bias ply, I believe they are radials? Feb 20, 2014
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Edward W: Thanks. Feb 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: How many miles does the Metzler 880 Last? Dec 1, 2013
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Michael H: 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. Dec 1, 2013
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Yarvis T: It's hard to say how long they last because in MY case I have two bikes and don't ride either hard. Granted I put miles on them just not hard miles. I got 13k out of a set and would have gotten more if not for the nail I picked up. Dec 1, 2013
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A shopper asked: What does the 80H mean for tire sizes and why does is cost extra? Oct 9, 2012
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RevZilla: 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.
Oct 9, 2012
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A shopper asked: can you tell me the biggest rear Metzler tire that i can put on my 1997 dyna wide glide? Jan 8, 2013
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Product Style RevZilla SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
Rear / 170/60R17 78V (Reinforced Radial) 454522 1862200 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 210/40R18 84V (XV900) 454546 1808200 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 140/90B16 NWS 77H 454580 1539700 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / MT90B16 74H 454589 1769900 Out of Stock
Rear / MU85B16 77H 454590 1770100 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / MT90B16 WWW 74H 454591 1770000 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / MU85B16 WWW 77H 454592 1770200 Out of Stock
Rear / MU85B16 NWS 77H 454593 1770300 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Rear / 150/80B16 77H 454594 1846900 Out of Stock
Rear / 180/65B16 81H (Reinforced) 838624 03060198 Out of Stock
Rear / 160/70B17 73H (HD;Not BMW) 454606 03080022 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 160/80B15 TT 74S (Shadow Aero) 602908 1733200 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 130/90B16 73H 454659 1041400 Out of Stock
Rear / 140/90B16 77H 454660 1041500 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 140/90B15 70H 454661 1041600 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 150/90B15 80H 454662 1041800 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 170/80B15 77H 454663 1041900 Out of Stock
Rear / 150/80B16 71H 454664 1042000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 180/70B15 76H 454665 1042100 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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 11010430 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 240/50R16 84V (Rocket III) 454671 1205200 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 160/70B17 79V 454674 0966800 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 150/80B15 70V 454675 1125000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 200/50R18 76W (Fury) 454688 11013074 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 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 180/70R16 77H (Valkyrie) 454699 1042600 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 130/90B16 WWW 73H 454702 1338900 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 200/70B15 82H 454703 1401800 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 170/80B15 WWW 77H 454704 1415100 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 140/90B16 WWW 77H 454707 1425800 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 150/80B16 WWW 71H 454708 1425900 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 180/55ZR18 74W (V-Rod) 454711 11014351 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment