Metzeler Z8 Motorcycle Tires

New Yamaha FJR1300 fitted with award winning Metzeler Roadtec Z8

  • Please note: Tire sizes vary by ride, please check your current tir includes ONE Front and ONE Rear Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact tire with the following features:

    The new Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact allows the rider to keep everything under control. The tire follows the riders instincts with a sublime blend of precise and effortless handing.

    • The new Roadtec Z8 Interact is designed to make riding easier, regardless of the motorcycle - for a long and safe experience.
    • The new tire contour together with the patented profile design improves handling and reduces steering effort significantly - for maximum confidence in all riding conditions.
    • New design: 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.
    • A new high silica compound with nano particles ensures performance and safety in all weather conditions.
    • The best wet performance in the Sport Touring segment.
    • Note: The wet weather handling of motorcycle tires, and especially the braking performance in wet conditions, is becoming an increasingly important feature demanded by the rider. This rider requirement occurs especially if it suddenly rains and a high level of security is needed. Metzeler has decided to develop the new (M) and (O) specifications to provide motorcyclists the latest technology in terms of wet grip by retaining a high level of performance in all other areas. The rear tire of the specifications (M) and (O) has a bi-compound mixture. The rubber compound in the central section of the tread area, depending on the tire size, is on average 45 mm wide, with a 70% silica content specifically designed for higher mileage and stability at high speeds. The tire shoulders comprise of approximately 88 mm on each side of the profile and have a 100% silica compound, which increases dramatically the chemical grip in the wet and reduces sliding under all conditions. The front tire also consists of a 100% silica compound.

    Tire Properties:

    • Multi-Zone tension steel belt allowing for progressive variation of carcass stiffness which gives long mileage combined with high grip at lean.
    • High Silica compound allows for chemical grip on wet surfaces for reduced braking distance and increased safety feeling on wet.
    • π-shaped tread design for efficient water drainage making for safety on wet roads with a hi-tech look.

    Technical Data:

    Steel radial: Innovative belt structure with a single ply of steel cords wrapped around a radial carcass at 0. Patented high performance technology by Metzeler for both front and rear tires. Steel features a higher stiffness than textile and this allows the reduction of the tire weight. Steel radial belt reduces the dynamic deformation of the tire under centrifugal forces giving the tire an excellent high-speed stability. Thanks to the more uniform heat distribution, mileage is increased and wear characteristics are more uniform.


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Metzeler Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Tire - Rear - 160/60ZR-17, Position: Rear, Tire Size: 160/60-17, Rim Size: 17, Load Rating: 69, Speed Rating: (W), Tire Type: Street, Tire Construction: Radial, Tire Application: Sport 2038800
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  • The new Z8 Roadtec Interact with its Multi Zone Tension technology, new updated tread profiles, and functional tread pattern is set to take the pinnacle of the sport...
  • A final footprint area 8% wider as compared to its predecessor due to the variation of steel belt tensions and a strategically placed tread pattern which optimizes...
  • The Roadtec Z8 Interact achieves its best-in-segment mileage and optimal wet performance throughout the tires life thanks to an innovative tread pattern, a widened...
  • Metzelers new patented tread pattern reduces front tire land-sea ratio to 11% and the rear tire land-sea ratio of 13%. Strategically placed longitudinal central...
  • The updated design of the Roadtec Z8 Interact improves wear regularity which gives riders the benefit of a consistent riding performance across the tires entire...
2011-08-30 17:32:23 by supertireguy

Same Size As Stock Recommended

With a few exceptions the stock tire sizes are the correct tire sizes that you should use.
Front tires available in your 120/90/17 size include; Metzeler ME880, Dunlop D404, Pirelli MT66, Bridgestone Exedra G701...
You can use the Tire Finder feature at Motorcycle Superstore to browse tire choices in your sizes...

Metzeler METZELER TIRE Z8-INT 120/70ZR18
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  • Size: 120/70ZR-18 (59W)
  • Style: Street
  • Color: Blackwall
  • Warranty: Tires that have manufacturing or material anomalies are covered under the warranty. Out of round, lateral or radial run out of more than 1.3 mm from center...
METZELER METZELER Tire Z8-M 120/70Zr17 58W 2283600
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