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Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact Rear Tires

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The new Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact allows the rider to keep everything under control. The Road Tec Z8 follows the rider's instincts with a sublime b… Read More

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Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact Rear Tires

The new Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact allows the rider to keep everything under control. The Road Tec Z8 follows the rider's instincts with a sublime blend of precise and effortless handing. The wet weather handling of motorcycle tires, and especially the braking performance in wet conditions, is becoming an increasingly important feature demanded by the sport-touring rider. This rider requirement occurs especially if it rains suddenly and a high level of security is needed. Metzeler designed the Z8 with the demands of modern sport riders in mind.

Features:

  • Multi Zone Tension technology, new updated tread profiles and functional tread pattern place the Z8 Roadtec Interact at the top of the sport touring tire class
  • M-Spec features a bi-compound design
  • O-Spec features a bi-compound design and a 2-ply carcass for heavy sport-touring bikes
  • 8% wider final footprint area than its predecessor due to the variation of steel belt tensions and a strategically placed tread pattern which optimizes pressures in the footprint area
  • 0° Steel Radial technology
  • MAW (Metzeler Advanced Winding) technology
  • The profile shape, inspired by the Greek letter "Pi", maximizes the flexibility of the profile, thus ensuring an optimum tire footprint under in all conditions
  • The 3-zone-tension Interact ™ Technology gives outstanding mileage and sporty cornering grip
  • FCM (Fine Carbon Mix) High Silica compound with Nano particles ensures performance and safety in all weather conditions
  • Innovative tread pattern, a widened and more elliptical footprint and a host of wear-resistant technologies not normally seen in motorcycle tires give the Roadtec Z8 Interact its best-in-segment mileage and optimal wet performance throughout the tires life
  • New patented tread pattern with strategically placed longitudinal central grooves provide ideal drainage for more than 3/4 of all lean angles in the wet. The remaining tread grooves work to add tread flexibility, extending the footprint for stability in the dry
  • Updated design improves wear regularity which gives riders the benefit of a consistent riding performance across the tires entire life
  • (W)-rated for speeds of 168+ mph
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4.4 / 5.0
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Bang For The Buck
4.3 / 5
Features
4.3 / 5
Style
4.0 / 5
Grip
4.6 / 5
Tread Life
4.1 / 5
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Good grip, very long wearing.
BMW R1200R, OEM tires. 11,500 miles and still tread left. Never had a tire slip in wet or dry. Was meticulous about pressures. Replacing for max safety, but could easily get 1-2K more miles. Would like to try other tires out of curiosity, but can't imagine how others could be better, so gonna replace Z8s.
June 14, 2014
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Good commuter tire
FWIW
I've been through a few of these on the rear of my Superhawk and they work fine. I probably am more of an aggressive corner-er than most commuters but there is a strip of unused rubber 1/2 of an inch or so on the edges. A lot of riding is done in straight lines.
For me the tread life exceeds the original Dunlop D204ks by about 2K miles.
Honestly what's more important to me than anything else is to get a decent tire, know it well and use the same model so I can forget about it and just ride. These fit the bill and I will keep buying them as long as they are sold. They are consistent quality items.
February 11, 2014
Ride:
1998 Honda VTR1000 Super Hawk
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Great street tire!
This is a great street tire for a sport bike. It has great dry grip and wet also. I road these tires from Arkansas to Texas in poring rain and never skipped a beat.
November 24, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2013 Triumph Speed Triple
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Great tire
This is my second set of Z8s on my R1200RT. The wet and dry traction is great and they look like they will last about 10,000 miles. I had to change the first set out early for a trip so I don't know the exact mileage yet.

Fast shipping and good prices from Revzilla.
July 1, 2013
Ride:
2009 BMW R1200R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Great Tire, Would Recommend
I've had these tires for about 500 miles now as a replacement for the Dunlop D222s that came stock on my CBR500. Compared to the Dunlops, they seem to have a slightly more aggressive feel. I've ridden one these tires in cool mornings, hot afternoons, pouring rains, and they have performed well in all cases. Can't comment too much on the tire life yet, but so far these seem like a good bang for the buck.
August 9, 2016
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Only have 500 miles on it but great tire & sure tread life will ge great.
great handling & sticks like glue in the rain. I'm sure tread life will be great.
June 8, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2013 Triumph Bonneville
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
3 / 5
Good OEM tire, I think?
These tires came stock on my 15' BMW R1200R. I loved the way the performed. However, I only got about 6100 miles on the rear tire and it's trashed. Front looks like it has some life left, but I want a new set of Michelin PR 4's so I'm replacing them both. I'm a fairly conservative rider but here in Arkansas we have a ton of twisty, fun roads to ride, and many of them are chip and seal pavement. I'm sure that combination contributed to the short life of these tires. It will be interesting to see how the next set compares. I can't say I strongly recommend the Z8's, but I had a blast with them while they lasted. If you have better pavement and straight roads it wouldn't surprise me if you were able to double the mileage I got. Hope this helps.
FYI I think I road on wet roads one time and they did pretty well so my rating on wet traction is with little experience.
April 25, 2016
Ride:
2015 BMW R1200R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Style
3 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Great O. E. Tires
So far so good. The rear tire was delivered propmtly and in new condition. I have trekked about 500 miles so far on this tire which is replacing the same tire on my 2016 R1200R after a nail killed its life short.
October 25, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Great for everything but road hazards.
This is my second one in just under two years, stepping up from the predecessor Z6 which was on the bike when I bought it and got an estimated 12.5k Mi on.
I wasn't happy about swapping the Z8 out after just 7.5k, but more than half a dozen tiny punctures convinced me otherwise—and also that an alley shortcut strewn with fine debris can be expeditious, but expensive.
Can't really say anything bad about the tires, but in the Midwest it takes a lot of work to find roads sufficient to keep the center from wanting to square off. Never came across traction issues rain or shine, or on those hard won curvier roads at the west end of Illinois. (Handles gravel roads just as well of both kind—fine, and chunky.) Also handled the dedicated advanced training course I took last year without complaint, getting some wear down to the little elephant into the faster and sharper corners.
I'd love to have tried out the Interact 01, which I run on the front, but they don't come wide enough. The Z8, though, isn't just a consolation prize.
April 2, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Great tires
These tires were on my NC700X when I bought it last summer. I put 8500 miles on them and they performed great. Took a trip this past May through WV, Eastern KY and TN. I already had about 6K miles on the tires when I left for the trip. The rear tire was showing some what of a flat spot from the commuting I do to work. Ran into a lot of rain in KY and the tires stuck really well(never slipped) even with the miles I had on them.
I probably could have gotten another 2K miles on them but I have another long trip planned in August so I decided to replace them.
Just bought a set of Michelin Road Pilot 3's from RevZilla. Thought I would try a different tire for the commuting I do. If the Michelins don't work out, my next purchase will be these Melzlers again. Great tire! They never let me down. I would recommend them.
July 18, 2013
Ride:
2012 Honda NC700X
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Suggested by my bike (2014 CBR650F) owners manul. They're a great tire, very grippy, well made and give confidence in corners.
Devin S on Sep 30, 2017
They are supposed to be competitive with my pilot road 3's at a slightly lower price.
tweak1029 on May 27, 2017
Suggested by my bike (2014 CBR650F) owners manul. They're a great tire, very grippy, well made and give confidence in corners.
Devin S on Sep 30, 2017
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M F on Jun 14, 2017
They are supposed to be competitive with my pilot road 3's at a slightly lower price.
tweak1029 on May 27, 2017
Did a 3k high summer tour with these in high desert heat and wet coastal areas and rain; these tires provided full grip and confidence
Wolfgang A on May 6, 2017
Milage and performance
Jay Z on May 1, 2017
I love Metzeler! I've tried pretty much all the major brands on my R1 with Michelin being my most recent dalliance, but I always come back to them for consistently predictable grip in all conditions and decent treadwear.
Todd B on Apr 29, 2017
tire replacement
Silas C on Apr 14, 2017
OEM replacement and good overall performance and treadwear.
Brett J on Mar 1, 2017
Unreal performance on my R1100RT. Sticks like glue in the rain.
R A on Feb 5, 2017
Oem size for my CB1100
Randy M on Feb 3, 2017
Looking for a "sportier" sport touring tire for my Ducati Multistrada 1200. Reviews were good, looked to be in line with my priorities.
David S on Jan 21, 2017
it is the standard size/model for my BMW R NINE T. Great traction and no issues.
J S on Oct 17, 2016
This tire is amazing for wet roads. I have a R1000RS that I use to commute all year round in the San Francisco area. 160 miles round trip. My tires last over 10k+miles.
Patrick W on Sep 26, 2016
good reviews
John k on Aug 2, 2016
I've been using this type of tire for years it's a wonderful time it'll replace the one that has a big hole in it right now
Arthur R on Jul 28, 2016
It was rated the best all around tire of this type.
Jay D on Jul 12, 2016
previous history w/ product - rain grip
Paul L on Jul 2, 2016
Great tires, nice grip all around including during rain, good mileage on my yzf600 (9.5K - 10K)
Chad B on Jul 1, 2016
Latest version of OEM tires for my cycle (1996 BMW R1100RS).
Vincent R on May 10, 2016
New Scrambler rear tire
Robert N on Apr 23, 2016
Long lasting tire
Tony831 on Apr 20, 2016
My RS loves these tires, and so do I.
Lon Michael S on Apr 13, 2016
Outstanding wear. I got 15K out of my last rear tire. I do really ride easy so your mileage may vary. I mounted this one on a 2009 BMW 1200RT.
Roaddawg on Mar 6, 2016
Revzilla has great prices on Metzler this month, and Metzler has a $50 Rebate ( on a front-rear set), too. Fantastic net cost, too good to pass up. Don't you agree? After rebate, $225 for the pair!
James H on Feb 12, 2016
I have these now and they've lasted 17,500 miles so far. Only replacing to be cautious.
Rhett T on Nov 19, 2015
Looking for a higher mileage tire that preforms well
bubbie on Oct 4, 2015
reviews and use my revzilla cash
Michael J G on Oct 4, 2015
My 2002 BMW R1150r currently has the Z6 on it and they are about worn out, I like the way they handle and have not had any problems out of them, I figured the Z8 is the new tire to the Z6 so why not run with the new tires, My BMW dealer could not get the Z8's they gave me a price for the Z6 that was about the same as the Z8.
BMWR1150R on Aug 30, 2015
Read a review of Sport Touring Tires in the 29.5.2015 Issue of Motorrad Magazine (German). The Metzeler Z8 M/O was rated top. My two most recent Tire Sets were Pirelli Angel St and Angle GT...both great tires IMO. It's just that Metzeler is owned by Pirelli so somehow these two brands seems to "leap-frog" one another.
A R on Jun 28, 2015
It's what BMW puts on their bikes and they last a very long time. Why switch?
Ray W on Feb 6, 2015
Newer style using a different compound which extends the mileage life of the tire
Max H on Dec 6, 2014
Great price on a good tire! "O" spec should provide more miles before next change.
Cory M on Sep 23, 2014
Needed a tire to put a lot of miles on yet had to be able to perform pretty well in the twisties.
Eddie L on Aug 28, 2014
Quality
Andrew R on May 2, 2014
I have been on Metzler Z6 tires many years and get good results on my R1150RT. I ride from early spring to late fall and require a tire that is built for wet and dry roads as well as very spirited riding. I trust the Z8 will exceed my expectations.

After 13 months I've got 8K on the tires with another 1 to 2k left on the front and rear Z8. Traction is very good in wet and really good on dry roads with a loaded bike.
Sandman on Mar 3, 2014
fast delivery, got what my bike needed
J C on Nov 8, 2013
I run these on my '05, BMW R1200RT and feel very comfortable with the handling in all conditions and speed. I'm getting a little over 8K miles per set.
John C on Oct 9, 2013
I have and know and trust Metzeler. Good mileage and they stick!
Larry P B on Sep 14, 2013
i have used metzlers for years, dating back to the 70's tried several other brands, happier with metzlers, these particular tires i have had at least 3 sets, good grip, stable, feel secure with these. at least half ridding is two up.
gene n on Sep 13, 2013
My favorite tire
Red Jack on Sep 4, 2013
Reviews
M F on Jun 14, 2017
Did a 3k high summer tour with these in high desert heat and wet coastal areas and rain; these tires provided full grip and confidence
Wolfgang A on May 6, 2017
With the Roadtec Z8 Interact tires, I want to understand the difference between their "M" "E" "O" ratings are before I purchase what I need for sizing (which is 120/70 ZR 17)? Thank you
A shopper on Mar 31, 2017
Andrew: Guys has anyone tried these on the rear of the R1200GSA LC. I am looking for a tyre that will give me more than the 7000Klms i have on the Tourance Next. Do a lot of two up touring and solo fast corners so looking for both grip and miles?
A shopper on Sep 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I ride Z8 Interact front & rear on my R1100RT, (replaced Z6 tires). Grip and response is very good for me - dry and wet. Mileage is better than Roadtec Z6s. Used to replace Z6s after 7000 miles (11,265 km) but I may not ride as aggressively as you. Z8 front tire has 10153 miles so far (16,339 km). Original rear Z8 picked up 3 nails so I replaced it early... Replacement Z8 has 5815 miles (9358 km) and lots of life left.
M spec vs O spec designation?
A shopper on May 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: O spec has stronger sidewalls making it more suitable for higher loads (e.g. riding with luggage and/or pillion). M spec tires have a softer carcass, resulting in a bigger contact patch
Hello, I'm a loyal Revzilla customer. I ride a 2009 Kaw Concours 1400 ABS.
I have a set of PR3's now and I've put about 7000 miles on them so far. The front has plenty of meat left with a bit of cupping. The rear still has at least 30-40% life left but has extreme cupping. I commute about 250 miles a week a ride a lot of 2 up on the weekends. I ride the C-14 like an old man.
Question: I'm doing a 10,000 mile 5 week trip next June through the USA south west and I will be towing a single wheeled "Third Wheel Trailer" with minimal loading in it. The C-14 also has the big heavy Corbin trunk installed. I'm considering the Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact Rear Tire or a set of PR4-GT's.
I'm hesitant of the PR's due the cupping I experienced with the PR3's.
I seek advice on my tire choice ?
Thank you,
Dan from Canada
A shopper on Oct 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: DDan,
I love the Z8's for their stability during wet weather conditions. I am a USCF cycling official and have to ride in all sorts of conditions and sometimes at speed in the rain. The Z8's in the rain have never given me cause for concern while negotiating a high speed turn.

As for cupping, you may not be able to entirely avoid cupping. Tire cupping or irregular wear is a somewhat common occurrence on all vehicles. On a four-wheel vehicle, you are advised to rotate your tires periodically to even out wear. Unfortunately, you do not have this luxury with a motorcycle because front and rear tires, unlike those on most four-wheel vehicles, are not interchangeable.

However, there are steps that can be taken to minimize cupping and uneven wear on a motorcycle: Maintain your motorcycle and particularly your front and suspension. Avoid hard braking whenever possible. Braking causes the tire to grab and wear in one direction. When braking is applied to the front tire, the load transfer over-flexes the tire and increases the tendency for cupping and uneven wear.

Maintain your tire pressures. Under inflation and overloading of motorcycle tires are significant causes of cupping and uneven wear, particularly in association with hard braking and/or trailer use.

Once a tire begins to show signs of uneven wear, even following these steps may not improve the condition.

Tire companies can, and are, helping to minimize cupping and uneven wear but you, the rider, must do your part. Following the aforementioned guidelines will help avoid uneven wear.

Enjoy your trip,
Larry
is the O spec or the M spec the correct for my K1600gtl.?
A shopper on Oct 16, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I have the “O” tire on the rear and an “M” on the front of my R1200RT and love them. I ride my RT like a sport bike with less than a ½ - inch chicken strip on the rear tire. The tires have never let me down wet or dry. More important I have never felt my ABS kick in under hard braking. I would highly recommend them for anyone who owns a sport-touring bike. My motto is wide open until you see God, then brake.
hello.
what is the difference between the old metzeler z8 and the new z8 m/o in riding.
is it more sportive in handling? or more neutrale, pointier or rounder?

i drive the pirelli angel gt now, and its a little bit to sporty, just a little bit
A shopper on Apr 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It is definitely a more durable tire but even though it is tougher, I didn't notice a degradation in handling.

I'd also say that it did make handling better. Easier to turn and hold a line. Hard to say if this is due to the new compound or simply because I'd replaced a very worn tire.

I would definitely purchase them again
Metzler z8 type M/o?
A shopper on May 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: According to Metzeler's website, both are dual compound tires but O has a 2 ply carcass.
Which spec rear Z8 would be best for my ZRX 1100? It is a 550lbs. (plus) bike.y
Gene on Mar 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: O-Spec. Worked great on my 460lb 2009 Ducati MTS 1100S! M-Spec for smaller bikes, like Kawasaki 650 Versus. Ed. See my review
How would these hold up on broken tarmac (bad roads)?
Vikhyath K on Jan 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Great! The tread patter is engineered for a variety of road surface types including our North Eastern US roads that are deteriorated badly.
what would be the best tire for a 2012 honda CBR 1000rr?
A shopper on Nov 1, 2013
BEST ANSWER: That all depends on the type of riding you'll be doing.

Street, Commuting, Track Days, or Racing. etc.etc.

These are great for street,commuting and very light track days; pretty good in the rain too.
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