Metzeler Sportec M3 Supersport Front Tires
Ok at best.
I wanted to try something new this go around with tires. I'm coming off of a Bridgestone bt16 and bt16 pro. Honestly I'm not impressed by any means with the Metzlers. They definitely don't provide the grip the bt's did and they take forever to heat up. Sluggish is how I would describe the way the Metzlers feel. I'm not saying they are terrible but they definitely aren't as good as the Bridgestones. I can ride for an hour and put my hand on the tire and it's pretty warm and not very tacky. If I did the same to the Bridgestones they would be almost hot to the touch and very tacky. I don't have the confidence I did with my last two sets of tires. I have ridden in the rain with them and they did pretty good. I have about 500 miles on them and they seem to be holding up alright. I will not buy again, there are better options out there in this price range.
November 13, 2015
Great tire !! very very bad tread life
Had a set of M3's on my 1000rr ..
they had great road to rider feel !
always gave me confidence in turns !
great wet weather feel !
But and a big BUT only lasted 2000 miles , I do get on my bike and the roads do get hot her in NC during the summer and my bike does make tons of power but 2000 miles is still very low compared to my last set of Q3's or even 2CT's that lasted on average 4000 miles ...
I can say they wore evenly from side to center ..
I recommend these tires as long as your not going to put lots of miles on your bike like I do ....
Be safe out there !!
August 12, 2015
Great tire for the money
For overall performance on the road for powerful street bikes, this tire is the best around when considering price and performance.
July 30, 2014
Metzeler sportec m3
Just what I wanted. Arrived very fast. Grippy sport tire, great product. Would recommend to anyone who wants a great tire.
August 11, 2014
Good for the price
Bought this with the rear so I don't need to mirror too much of what I said on the review for the rear. Like any new front it feels weird for about 100 miles (not dangerous, just weird) until it stops feeling like it's carving its own path. Used it for about 60-80 miles in the rain and no problems felt.
Mechanic had a little trouble putting it on the rim because he said the rubber was harder, but also said that it was a good thing. Would explain the good feedback feel I get from the front.
Also i enjoyed the delivery process. Ordered it and then received it the following morning. Pretty sure the physical site is a few states away and tires go by ground shipping, but I don't mind having orders delivered by a mystery F1 car.
If you want a Metzeler for good sport riding I would say get a D-spec M5 tire, but when money is tight the M3 is still a good choice.
June 16, 2014
Great tire for the money
Best tire for all around performance and wet grip, and milage
July 30, 2014
Great for the price
This was OE from purchase date. This tire needs to be warmed up before serious rides. Not a cold weather tire until warm. Wet traction fine, but I wouldn't hang it out. Not a long life tire for touring bikes. BMW K1300s great single rider hot days mountain roads of Colorado tire !!! Fantastic. Took a trip to souther CO sigle rider 225lbs me + 200lbs gear & luggage 1K miles & you could see the difference in tread wear after the ride was done. From slow town cruise, normal highway speeds to Hyper sport speeds thru desert country performed well. There are better all around tires out there, but these are still available and a great value for the money. Revzilla shipped with no issue. Chop chop. (Great article in BMW owner news!!)
July 7, 2014
Worth it on a budget
First time ordering a tire through Revzilla because the tire prices dropped below motorcycle-superstore, which i thought was great. Always enjoyed the helpful review videos that go with some of the available products and now had an oppurtunity to order (wanted the Shoei rf1100 but when it went on sale, they didn't have size and color I wanted which makes sense, new model was out and stock was running thin). Also, I ordered the tire expecting to get it the next week. I got it the next day, best shipping so far.
I've done enough miles on my bike now to have used the stock dunlops, pilot pures, pilot power, 2ct's, m5 and now the m3 because of a budget pinch when i was looking at prices. I would normally prefer a dual compound because I like the idea of a longer life on the center strip when doing highway commutes.
That said, the M3 works well for the price, which was a really decent deal at the time. Took about 150-200 miles for the mold lines from manufacturing to wear off and traction feels decent, again for the price and compared to newer model compounds. I'm getting close to 500 miles on the rear and about 440 on the front M3 which has included 60-80 miles in colder New England rain, which compared to my experience with tires in rain down in FL, the M3 is not a bad choice.
I would say to get the M5 d-spec if you can, but if you've got a budget constraint at the moment, the M3 is not a bad choice.
June 16, 2014