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
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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!*
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.