Anyone tried the METZELER ME888 MARATHON ULTRA?

Discussion in 'Wheels/Tires' started by thanos, May 19, 2020 at 2:55 PM.

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  1. May 19, 2020 at 2:55 PM #1

    thanos

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    Metzeler has the correct sizes for Vmax1700*

    METZELER ME 888 MARATHON ULTRA

    120/70 ZR 18 M/C (59W) TL

    200/50 ZR 18 M/C (76W) TL

    Anyone tried them?
    Thanks

    *The only difference is the Speed Rate. Metzeller has W versus Bt028 with V
     
  2. May 19, 2020 at 3:50 PM #2

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    My recommendation would be Shinko Verge 011's for best performance.

    They also are not very expensive.

    I did have a Metzeler 240 on my wide wheel and did not like it at all.
     
  3. May 19, 2020 at 3:54 PM #3

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    When I bought my Gen 1, it had Metzlers on it. Now granted they were 10 years old when I got the bike, But they gave the death wobble to my bike. Not a fan personally. Now running Bridgestone tires.
     
  4. May 24, 2020 at 5:45 PM #4

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    I just bought the exact pair you speak of. Changed the tires myself....note, if you DON'T use zipties to put the rear tire on, you are a masochistic. It took me all of 20 minutes to get the back off and the new 888 on. Compared to the BattleAxe that was on there (2nd one), this tire is a lot stiffer. Nice tread pattern. I won't be able to talk about ride til next week. My brake pads are shot and it's the holiday weekend....perfect.

    Everything I read about the 888 radials says they last and are sticky enough. I love the Battleaxes, but getting 3.5 k miles out of them is painful. The centers ALWAYS wear out regardless of how I drive. I blame Cincinnati roads which are pittiful. The highways look like files, sawing away my tires. I went a bit tougher....and a little more money to see if I can level the field with the department of transportation.

    I work alot, so I might not get back to this for a while....but I will try

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