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Metzeler ME880 Marathon Front Tire

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Metzeler ME880 Marathon Front Tire
Metzeler ME880 Marathon Front Tire
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  • Please note: Tire sizes vary by ride, please check your current tire and wheel sizes before placing the order. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service at 1-866-333-8033.

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.

Tire Properties:

  • 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.

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.

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.

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Overall 5 out of 5 stars
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Location: Omaha, NE
Great tire

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

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Location: Central NY
Great Tire

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.

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Location: macomb michigan
Top of line

these tires are great bought 2 sets for both my bikes performance is outstanding

07 boulevard c90
Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Ease of Installation
Location: Lincolnton, Nc

Best price I found anywhere. Arrived on time. Customer service was excellent with questions I had. Will definatley buy from again.

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Ease of Installation
Location: Minooka, IL
Better Traction

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.

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Ease of Installation
Location: Blaine Wa
High Mileage - reasonable performance

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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routemanron 1 year 8 months ago
Is this a radial tire
MotoSport Staff Expert
1 year 7 months ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
No, This particular tire is not a radial tire. But the Metzeler ME880 Marathon tire is available in a 150/80-17 radial tire as well.

You can find the radial version of this tire here:
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