Metzeler ROADTEC 02 is two tyres in one thanks to tread that adapts to the motorcyclist’s riding style. The new Super-Sport Touring product has an Adaptive Tread Pattern technology that adapts to the riding style and conditions. We are currently at the Global Launch but here is Metzeler’s Press Release.

With dual-compound rears and 100 per cent silica-based compounds, it has been designed to offer high performance and riding pleasure in a full range of operating conditions The new Metzeler ROADTEC 02 tyre, now available to the public, introduces a new technology that allows you to benefit from the behaviour of two different tyres in a single tyre.

The Adaptive Tread Design adapts the geometry of the grooves based on the motorcyclist’s riding style, thus varying the surface in contact with the asphalt and consequently the behaviour of the tyre, from Sport-Touring to Supersport. Almost a new category of tyre, the “Super-Sport Touring”, allows a much wider range of performance depending on the riding style.

When the motorcyclist has a touring riding style, or in wet conditions, the long grooves of the tread pattern favour the evacuation of water and the correct mobility of the tread compound, helping to offer quick warm-up, comfort and grip. In other words, the qualities and behaviour typical of a Sport-Touring tyre. However, when a sportier riding style is preferred – in dry conditions, greater load transfers and lateral thrusts cause part of the grooves to close, thus increasing the compactness and stability of the tread band. This allows you to make the most of the grip qualities of the compound, improving riding precision and modifying its behaviour, to become close to that of a supersport tyre.

Stay Tuned for our Metzeler ROADTEC 02 Test Report

The front and rear tyres have been designed with the same tread pattern to ensure the same adaptive behaviour on both wheels. The tread pattern of the new ROADTEC 02, compared to its predecessor ROADTEC 01 SE, increases the full/empty land/sea ratio, thus increasing the footprint and making it more uniform as the lean angle varies, so as to guarantee a smoother and more precise ride. Furthermore, a smaller presence of grooves leads to fewer interruptions on the tread band, to the benefit of acoustic comfort (less road noise).

We are currently at the Global Press Launch of the Metzeler ROADTEC 02 and will have a full report up shorty.

Read our Metzeler tyre tests including ROADTEC 01 here

The rear tyre is dual-compound to combine stability at high speeds with grip when leaning also on wet surfaces, the latter also achieved thanks to the new generation of 100 per cent silica-based compounds, both for the front and rear, which optimise the chemical grip on wet roads.

Metzeler ROADTEC 02 tyres are available in the following sizes

120/70 – 17, 120/70 – 19, 110/80 – 19 Fronts
150/70 – 17, 160/60 – 17, 170/60 – 17, 180/55 – 17
190/50 – 17, 190/55 – 17

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