Metzeler ME880 Marathon Rear Tire

Metzeler ME880 Marathon Rear Tire
Metzeler ME880 Marathon Rear 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.

Purchase a set (one Front and one Rear) of two (2) select Metzeler Tires (non-race, non-motocross) between June 1st and August 31st, 2016, and you may be eligible to receive a $50 Metzeler Visa prepaid card by mail!*

*For additional details, terms and conditions, please see the attached Metzeler Fast Fifty Rebate form or visit HERE.

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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5 Reviews
4.8 out of 5 stars
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BLACKVTX
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
MY THIRD 880

I JUST BOUGHT MY THIRD METZELER 880 FOR THE BACK OF MY 2006 HONDA VTX 1300C. I HAVE HAD GOOD LUCK WITH BOTH FRONT AND REAR TIRES, THEY HANDLE WELL AND HOLD THE ROAD. I TEND TO RIDE ON THE HARD SIDE MOST OF THE TIME, UNLESS RIDING 2 UP, AND I HAVE NEVER NOT HAD CONFIDENCE IN MY TIRES CORNERING. I HAVE GOTTEN BETWEEN 10,000 TO 12,000 OUT OF MY TIRES, AND WHEN THESE ARE GONE, I WILL BUY THEM AGAIN. LOOKED AT 4 OR 5 OTHER SITES, FOUND ABOUT THE SAME PRICE ON ANOTHER SITE, BUT WOULD HAVE HAD TO PAY FOR SLOWER SHIPPING, HERE I GOT FREE 3 DAY, EMAIL WITH A TRACKING NUMBER SENT TO ME, AND ON TIME ARRIVAL FROM UPS, MAKING THIS SITE THE BEST DEAL AROUND. ORDERED LATE ON THURSDAY NIGHT, TIRE SHOWED AS PROMISED ON WEDNESDAY OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND.

Metzeler ME880 Marathon Rear Tire
qxinfinity
Pasadena, CA.
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Bad As tires for newbies!

Wife has 2002 Yamaha. Tires were as bald as an eagle. So I did some research on tire brands. Looking for gummy tires with the greatest traction. So I settled on the ME 880's . I am so happy with my choice. As it turns out, while my wife was practicing left & right turns,( just finish motorcycle training with no real street exp.) stops & goes. She made a left hand turn from a complete stop. The road has a rather deep dip. I thought she was going down with the bike. She counter steered like a mad man. The bike handle like a charm. I said in my mind, 'WOW the tires really work. Not one sign of slipping. had the tire slipped just once, the bike would have gone down. These tires are a great choice. So what if I loss a few MPG on the road. This was the best $300.00 I've spent on the bike. The safety of my wife is paramount number 1. As soon as my Michelin tires wear out if not sooner, on my Kawasaki Vulcan 750. They will be getting a new pair of ME 880's. I've heard great stories about these tires. Now I'm one of them. Seeing is believing. I'm a true believer now. P.S. I was behind her when all this happen.

ScooterCapt
Pittsburgh,Pa
Durability   Performance   Style  
Very pleased

2nd one off these tires I purchased definitely better wear than the dunlops that come stock with the hd's... Mostly ride with passenger with combined total weight of 450 lbs.

intpimp
deleware
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Best price and super fast shipping

I ordered online on sunday and they told me before purchase it would be delivered in three days, but I received it on the second day and the delivery was free.

Lndshrk66
Minooka, IL
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Better Traction II

Look at review from the front tire, very good traction on rough, grooved roads. Wet weather minimal, yet stills gives confidence that it will perform. You won't go wrong purchasing a set of these tires.


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7 Questions
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Rick
Q: Tire Fit?
2 months 7 days ago
I have a 2003 Triumph Speedmaster with a 170/80-15 rear tire. Will the Metzeler ME880 Marathon 180/70-15HB 76H fit? Is it wider, taller?
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
2 months 3 days ago
A: The 180/70-15 would be wider and shorter (lower profile) than the 170/80-15.
girlperson
Location: Princeton, wi
Q: My tires size?
2 years 4 months ago
My bike currently has a150/80 B 16 on the rear, well this tire fit my application?
MotoSportRyanT
Expert MotoSport Staff
2 years 4 months ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: There actually is a Metzler ME880 that is a 150/80-16 that would fit your bike perfectly.

http://www.motosport.com/Metzeler-ME880-Marathon-Rear-Tire
Buster
Location: Blackburn
Q: Do these tyres come in white walls? if not do you have an equivelent white wall tyre for a Harley Davidson fatboy 2014 model. rear tyres are 200/75 17?
2 years 8 months ago
MotoSportRyanT
MotoSport Staff Expert
2 years 7 months ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: This tire would be the same width and rim size as the stock tire on your Harley but the "55" (instead of the 75) indicates the side wall on this tire has a much lower profile (height) than the tire on your bike.

I actually do not list any 200/75-17 Tires we sell. You may want to double check your tire size and make sure it isn't in fact a 200/55-17 like this tire is.
hambone
Location: Yankton, SD 57078, USA
Q: What tire size is compatable with a 170/70 16? 2012 vulcan nomad?
Over 3 years ago
my current stock tire only lasts 4000 miles(rear) front is a little over 8000 miles. i do not burn tire off, i am slightly aggressive on riding but i am not abusive. i am looking for a longer lasting set of tires.
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff
Over 3 years ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: The Metzeler ME880 is a great tire. This is one of the most popular cruiser tires out there. They handle well, whether it is dry or wet, and they get great mileage out of them also. I am sure you would like this tire on your Nomad and you should see a good improvement in mileage also. Remember to keep the air pressure set, as motorcycle tires can wear incredibly fast if the pressure is not correct. For your Nomad, the stock size for the rear is not available but for your bike the tire to purchase would be the 180/70-16 for the rear and 130/90-16 for the front. Plenty of Vulcan riders use this setup and are incredibly happy with it.
lori
Location: pa
Q: Will this tire fit a 2000 bmw k1200lt?
Over 3 years ago
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff
Over 3 years ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: Yes this would be the correct size for your BMW K1200LT. The ME880 is a great cruiser tire and is one of the more popular models due to its great handling in wet and dry conditions. You can also expect great mileage from this tire.
Darwin
Q: On this tire what does the 17B 73H mean?
Over 3 years ago
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff
Over 3 years ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: "17" Means it is for a 17 inch wheel. The "B" means it is a Bias Ply tire. "73" is the load index, this tire is rated for 805 LBS. The "H" is the speed rating of tire, this tire is good up to 130 MPH.
ggiusti
Q: My stock tires are 200/50-17 can I run the 200/55r17?
Over 3 years ago
2011 triumph storm
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff
Over 3 years ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: The 200/55 tire will be taller than what you are running right now. It will be about 10mm taller which is just under half an inch. If you have some extra clearance to compensate for that you should have no issues running that size tire.
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