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Metzeler Roadtec Z6 Sport Touring Tires
  • Metzeler Roadtec Z6 Sport Touring Tires
  • Metzeler Roadtec Z6 Sport Touring Tires

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Metzeler Roadtec Z6 Sport Touring Tires

  • CMT (Contour Modeling Technology) combines different profiles to optimize handling at all lean angles
  • MAW (Metzeler Advanced Winding) Technology
  • Patented 0° Steel Radial belt technology provides stiffer carcass for perfect balance of performance for one and two-up riding, minimized stand-up behavior under mid-corner braking situations
  • Up to 20% dry grip improvement (over the ME Z4) thanks to FCM (Finite Carbon Matrix), a new carbon black compound structure
  • Unmatched tread life thanks to the combination of carcass, compound and tread design to provide you with a totally balanced performance during the entire life of the tire
  • W-rated for speeds up to 168 mph
  • Model-specific and OEM replacement tires use a letter code after the tire size 
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Front / 120/60ZR17 55W 454486 1448200 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 120/70ZR17 58W 454487 1448100 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 110/80ZR18 58W 454488 1448500 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 120/70ZR18 59W 454489 1448400 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 120/70ZR17 (K) 58W 454528 1606600 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 120/70ZR17 (G) 58W 454529 1611000 Available: Expect 1-2 business days lead time prior to shipment
Front / 120/70ZR17 (U) 58W 454530 1631200 Available: Expect 1-2 business days lead time prior to shipment
Front / 120/70ZR17(C) 58W 454534 1634400 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 160/60ZR17 69W 454500 1448700 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 170/60ZR17 72W 454501 1449100 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 180/55ZR17 73W 454502 1448600 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 160/60ZR18 70W 454504 1448900 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 160/70ZR17 73W 454515 1619500 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 180/55ZR17 (C) 73W 454543 1561800 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 190/50ZR17 (U) 73W 454544 1631300 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 180/55ZR17 (K) 73W 454545 1580000 Available: Expect 1-2 business days lead time prior to shipment


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Metzeler Roadtec Z6 Sport Touring Tires 4.5 5 8 8
long life! I purchased a Brand New BMW 800st in 2012, equiped with Metzler z-6 tires. I only recently changed my tires as they lasted a solid 15,000 miles! I was shocked. Granted the bike is not a super heavy sport touring bike, and I rarely ride 2 up, and 80% of my riding is highspeed highways ( 65-80 mph) Still, I was thrilled with the longevity. I did feel there were times when the wet grip on cornering was a bit missing, but not enough to shy away from buying a new pair , ( now z-8). I have 3,000 on the z-8 and feel a bit less traction on accelerating into corners... They feel a tad less sticky than my z-6's Still they feel great on my highway jaunts November 8, 2015
Great Sport Touring Tire I can't comment on tread life as I've only had them for about 800 miles. Otherwise these tires are really excellent. Wet weather grip is astoundingly good. Another reviewer complained that the tires are made in China but mine are clearly marked "Made in Germany". If it matters to you. April 6, 2015
fine tire These are still a fine tire, with a few qualifications: 1. Made in China. Not a big deal to me, but not obvious from the description. Printed in tiny text on the tire. If you thought this was a tire made in europe like I did, keep looking. I feel this is a somewhat deceptive practice by Metzler/Pirelli, because it led me to compare prices against Michelin. 2. Hard to mount on some wheels. Compared to a Michelin Pilot the bead is somewhat tight. It fit on my Suzuki wheel but just barely. Grip is great for my commuting/st purposes. Wear seems fine so far. This is a solid, thick, heavy tire for heavy bikes. March 16, 2015
Back to Metzeler When I purchased my R1100RSL a year ago, within twenty four hours I punctured the rear Z6 and had to get new tires. I went with the Michelin Pilot Road 3's and they were excellent tires. However after getting a drill bit in the fairly new rear tire, and finally needing to replace the front, I decided to go back to the Z6's. So far, I have found the Metzelers to be as good as the Michelins. I have yet to see how they will hold up life wise, but they should get me in the same ballpark as the Michelin line. I also own a 1200GS with Tourances on it and they are holding the road fantastically with good tread life. With the Metzelers running a little bit less cost wise, they are an excellent choice when you have budgetary concerns. August 25, 2014
After a few thousand miles, Metzler Z6 good purchase After putting a few thousands miles on my ST1100 with the Metzler Z6 tires I have been out in the cold, the heat, and the rain. Not once have I felt the bike lose traction unexpectedly. This was a solid purchase. Thanks Revzilla for putting this tire in your recommendation list for sport tourers like me. July 31, 2014
Very good high speed stability I used to fit the Z4 to my ST1100 for years until they were replaced by the Z6. I use my bike for daily commuting to work as well as road trips couple of times a year, and these tires give me confidence to go fast even during a downpour. However, I have encountered uneven wear for the rear tire which prompted pre-mature tire change. No such problem for the front. Otherwise would have rated it a 5 stars. July 29, 2014
German technology and quality. Picked up a mint condition, low mileage 1995 BMW R1100RSL. The rear tire was in good shape, the front was worn pretty good. After installing a new front tire the ride and handling was greatly improved. I'll be ordering a new rear tire this spring just for peace of mind. This is an excellent sport touring tire. March 30, 2014
Metzeler Roadtec Z6 Sport and Touring A sport touring bike should have just the right combination of features to get you somewhere far away comfortable and make the ride getting there exciting and interesting. The Metzeler Roadtec Z6 allows you to ride in a sportbike style while providing a good deal of durability so you arrive at your destination ready to attack some twisties on both dry and wet pavement. July 20, 2013
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Anna B: same tires I had on the bike before they worked great ...gonna need another set soon! Jul 11, 2015
paul y: oem on my bike Nov 13, 2014
John M: This is the best tire for my ST1100 Nov 7, 2014
tom c: oem Jul 15, 2014
Toby B: In 1995 this was standard equipment on the BMW R1100RSL. Overall a really great handling tire. German technology, need I say more? Mar 29, 2014
Michael M: Its a fine tire for commuting. Predictable handling in wet or dry, and longer miles than I've gotten from other models. I buy the same kind over and over because I like knowing what to expect. Nov 14, 2013
Tod C P: Reviews and my matching front is new. Rear is great shape but 2006 manufacture date and too old for me to trust. Sep 8, 2013
A shopper asked: 2010 k1300gt which tire ? not sure what the "K"or "C" means May 25, 2014
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Glenn H: The "K" tire is what is recommended for your particular bike. The K vs C rating has to do with the stiffness of the sidewall. This affects how much load the tire can carry and how comfortable or sporty the ride is. I believe both tires will fit though. The C version is used on my R1100RT sport touring model. May 30, 2014
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Toby B: The "K" or "C" prefix number is a BMW reference number as to what bike this tire was originally supplied as new. It has nothing to do with traction or compound. There is only one type of the Roadtech Z6, just make sure that you order the correct size and pay no attention to the letters. Hope this helps. May 30, 2014
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