I put these on my BMW R1100S. Prior to using these I was experiencing very uneven wear on dual compound tires from another manufacturer. So I wanted to stay away from dual compound. Although these tires are recommended for heavy touring models I chose these for my boxer cup replica since it is a pretty heavy bike. I love them! Cornering and swooping turns are very smooth and grippy. There's a smooth roll when you transition to the sidewall and back up straight again. I highly recommend them, and dealing with Motosport was a pleasure.
Metzeler ME880 Marathon Front Tire
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The ME880 Premium line is dedicated to cruiser and heavy touring bikes.
- Radial and bias-ply replacement sizes.
- Soft compound for high grip allowing the rider to exploit great torque output with total control.
- Machine-specific carcass construction for exceptional riding comfort and stability at all speeds, even under heavy load.
- Tread pattern design with offset central groove's alignment providing very high mileage for never-ending riding fun.
- Size-specific structural design allowing for linear handling which gives excellent comfort and stability at all speeds.
- Optimized tread pattern design allows for improved water displacement and high mileage for safety in the wet and extended long journey comfort.
- Customized tire contour for uniform pressure distribution resulting in excellent handling in corners for linear and easy handling.
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.
Metzeler Advanced Winding: "Metzeler Advanced Winding" is a patented system for optimum spacing between the cords of the 0 steel belt. In certain sections of the tire, the steel cords are wound with different spacing depending on the performance requirements on that particular area of the tire. On both front and rear tire, the spacing is wider in the crown area for more elasticity and self-damping. For sections of the tire used for mid lean, there is increased stiffness to support fast cornering. On the shoulder area on the rear tire, the spacing is again wider for safe feedback and control when riding towards full lean.
MBS-Radial: This symbol identifies a tire with radial carcass and diagonal belt using MBS technology. The radial carcass allows the construction of a low section tire for enhanced cornering stability and reduced weight, while the diagonal belt limits tire deformation for high speed performance.
Single Radius Contour: Specific tire contour developed for custom / touring bikes, characterized by a linear design. A bike-specific profile especially suited to heavy models. The wide crown area ensures great comfort and stability at all speed, thus maintaining very high mileage characteristics. The round side area of the contour provides very linear and easy handling.
This is a great tire and a great buy. The price and ease of the website is unmatched. Super fast shipping. Will absolutly do business again with Motosport.com
My son told me about these tires, smooth riding excellent tread pattern and are wearing very well. I have almost 70,000 miles on my 2003 Honda Shadow Ace and wanted a tire I wouldn't need to change every season, it looks like I finally found it.
these tires are great bought 2 sets for both my bikes performance is outstanding
Best price I found anywhere. Arrived on time. Customer service was excellent with questions I had. Will definatley buy from again.
After reading many reviews on this tire, I had to make a purchase. The tire performs very well, the rough, grooved roads don't yank the bike as the old tires did. The tire performs with its brother in the rear very well on strong cross winds, don't need as much lean. The wet weather use is minimal, the bike did perform well though. I highly recommend the tire.
We have been running 880's on my 2008 BMW K1200 GT and my wife 2006 Yamaha FJR 1300 for longer roads trips (7-10,000 miles) to avoid costly tire changes on the road.
The harder compound of the 880 has reduced road punctures to one in well over 200,000 miles and when we are running a more performance orientated tires we definitely get more road debris punctures.
I began running bias belt 880's on my 2001 BMW 1150 GS for Long distance events and have been satisfied with them.
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