Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact Rear Tires
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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
4.4 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.3 / 5
Features
4.3 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Grip
4.6 / 5
Tread Life
4.1 / 5
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Rear / 160/60ZR17 69W TL 747279 2038800 Out of Stock
Rear / 150/70ZR17 69W TL 747280 2069000 Out of Stock
Rear / 170/60ZR17 M-Spec 72W TL 747281 2491900 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 160/60ZR18 70W TL 747282 2186000 Out of Stock
Rear / 180/55ZR17 O-Spec 73W TL 857211 2283800 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 190/50ZR17 O-Spec 73W TL 857212 2284000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 190/55ZR17 M-Spec 75W TL 1037707 2284100 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 190/55ZR17 O-Spec 75W TL 857213 2284200 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 180/55ZR17 M-Spec 73W TL 1037708 2283700 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 150/70ZR17 M-Spec TL 1037709 2491700 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 160/60ZR17 M-Spec 69W TL 1037710 2491600 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 160/60ZR18 M-Spec 70W TL 1037711 2491800 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 190/50ZR17 M-Spec 73W TL 1037713 2283900 Out of Stock
Rear / 170/60ZR17 72W TL 1049355 2069100/2491900 Available: Requires 1-3 business days lead time prior to shipment
Rear / 140/70ZR18 M-Spec 67W TL 1127121 2415800 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours

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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
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
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
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
11 months 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
6 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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