Metzeler Expands RoadTec 01 Range With New X-ply Sizes

Cycle News Staff | January 27, 2018

The upcoming sport-touring Metzeler RoadTec 01 X-ply tires will provide fitments for older motorcycles as well as the new, smaller-capacity motorcycles. The RoadTec 01 X-ply tires are expected to be available this March.

Metzeler RoadTec 01 X-ply tires
Metzeler RoadTec 01 X-ply tires

Here’s what Metzeler says about the upcoming RoadTec 01 X-ply:

Compared to the radial version, RoadTec 01 X-ply features the use of different structures and compounds. In this way Metzeler applied the best solution for each and every application to meet the highest target performance for both radial and X-ply.

Metzeler RoadTec 01 X-ply tires

RoadTec 01 has been developed with absolute versatility in mind, enabling excellent wet performance, mileage and stability for pure road use. From short trips with a sporty riding style to adventurers or urban commuters, the range now meets the demands of sport-tourers, tourers, nakeds, enduro-street and supersport motorcycles from 150cc upward.

Metzeler RoadTec 01 X-ply tires
Metzeler RoadTec 01 X-ply tiresWhile the RoadTec 01 radial carcass has a 0┬░ steel belt with Interact technology, the X-ply carcass features increased rigidity, especially in the sidewall area. Front and rear X-Ply compounds feature a different approach compared to radial tires with their rotation generating more heat.

A unique carbon-black based compound with approximately 30% silica capitalizes on the heat generated by structural flex to reach its optimal operating temperature to deliver good grip in the dry.

Metzeler RoadTec 01 X-ply tires

Special plastifying resins, enhancing compound mobility and adhesive properties, are combined with Silica to ensure that the RoadTec 01 also delivers incomparable grip in the wet. The relatively stiffer structures of the X-ply, coupled with chemical components and tread adhesives, therefore provide a very high level of grip, both in dry and wet conditions.

Metzeler RoadTec 01 X-ply tires
In addition to the radial and new X-ply sizes, a HWM – Heavy Weight Motorcycles – version is also available. Designed for heavy motorcycles, such as big cruisers and tourers, the HWM version is made to offer greater stability, particularly┬á when riding over irregularities in the road surface or during sudden handlebar movements.

Metzeler RoadTec 01 X-ply tires

For more information on RoadTec 01 and the new X-ply sizes that are expected in March 2018, visit www.metzeler.com

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