Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact

    Ranking: #10 Sportbike Street Tire, #13 Sportbike Track Tire

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    Tire/Tyre Description

    The Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact – the first 5 zone tension motorcycle tyre bearing an incredible level of tailored performance exactly where needed without discontinuity, making it the perfect all-round supersport tyre featuring patented Interact(T) Technology.

    • Variable steel string winding tension (InteractT Technology) with 5 differentiated zones layout for seamlessly balancing mileage for longer trips, enhancing grip for street-sport riding and maintaining precision at maximum lean
    • High silica compound silica blended with resins derived from the track: an accurate mix between sport performance and confidence in wet conditions.
    • Specifically placed grooves increase tyre tread flexibility for an extraordinary sense of confidence at lean along with a rapid and east stand-up on corner exits for true riding pleasure.
    • Innovative lean angle indicator on the rear tread shoulders for measuring your maximum level of usage of the tyre

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    Pros

    • ┬áMileage
    • Neutral turn-in
    • Wet stopping results are very good
    Cons

    • Takes time to warm up

    Overall Tire/Tyre Review

    The Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact tested well. The wet handling was specifically mentioned as benefit of this tire by reviewers. In formal testing wet handling was average. Rode on street and track and handling was solid. Mileage is above average compared to the peer group, earning a first place in one formal test.

    Reviews by Source

    www.motorcycle.com

    Did a wet traction stopping test and results were very good. Neutral turn-in, track-worthy adhesion. Also rode on the track in the wet and handling was solid.

    www.motorcycle-superstore.com Rear Tire

    11 reviews. 4.6 of 5 stars. On a Ducati 1098 – been riding for 0ver 20 years and the M5 is the best tire ever used in the wet, able to accelerate hard out of corners with no slip. Another reports that they like the M5 better than the M3 for the track, warmed up half way through the first lap.

    www.motorcycle-superstore.com Front Tire

    8 reviews. 5 of 5 stars. One rider reports that they are the best set of tires they have ever ridden on, grip is superb, close to getting knee down without any slippage. On a 2006 Buell XB12R Firebolt – on dry very, very sticky, cornering is stable, highly recommend. Another says have ridden all types of rubber over 20+ years, M5 is stable, sticky, confidence inspiring.

    www.revzilla.com

    12 reviews. 4.9 of 5 stars. On a BMW K1200R – used Metzeler Z6 before, like the M5 better, cornering has improved, tires warm up fast and hold up good while braking. On a Buell 1125CR – excellent dry grip and positive feedback in the twisties. On a CBR 100RR – likes the different tension zones, gives a huge increase in control and stability at all lean angles. On a Triumph Daytona 675 – lean in feels nice and neutral, wet traction is great.

    Motorrad Tire test

    In a 2012 Motorrad sport bike tire test for road use tires. Tested in Spain on a Suzuki GSX-R 600. Overall results: 1-Bridgestone S20, 2-Continental Sport Attack 2, 3-Michelin Power Pure, 4-Pirelli Diablo Rosso 2, 5-Dunlop Sportsmart (US Q2), 6-Metzeler M5 Interact.

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