Metzeler Roadtec Z6

    Ranking: #5 Cruiser Tire, #11 Sport Touring Tire

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    Tire/Tyre Description

    Evolution of sport-touring radial tire tuned on the characteristics of modern bikes with outstanding performance in all conditions. Right fitment also for modern big enduro bikes with specific contour design for extended mileage and confidence-inspiring riding feeling also in loaded conditions. Excellent wet performance with solid contact feeling. Fine Carbon Matrix compound: best dry grip engineered to exploit the performance offered by modern bikes, providing long mileage.

    www.metzelermoto.com

    Pros

    • Good corner adhesion
    • Decent tread life
    • Handle well in bad weather

    Cons

    • Don’t offer a wear indicator, so you might be surprised when they run out of tread
    • Metzeler warns that you should not run a Z6 rear without the Z6 front because they were designed to work together for water dissipation.

    Overall Tire/Tyre Review

    The Metzeler Roadtec Z6 is generally considered to be less long-lasting compared to the Metzeler ME 880, but provides better traction. Generally positive reviews of the tire regarding wet and dry handling. There is a consistent complaint about not having wear bars. Some have reported they have been stranded because they did not know the tires needed replacing. Metzeler warns that you should not run a Z6 rear without the Z6 front because they were designed to work together for water dissipation.

    Reviews by Source

    www.motorcycle-usa.com

    Tires were developed using quadraplex extrusion which bonds the tread, undertread and sidewall compounds to the radial steel belt simultaneously. This should decrease the chance of delamination and balance issues. A somewhat luke warm endorsement.

    www.mototirereviews.com

    Rear. 28 reviews. 8.9 of 10 stars. Noise 10, dry traction+steering response 9.5, cornering stability 9, wet traction 8.5, tread life 8. Average total miles 8,375. On a BMW R1150RT – decent mileage, good cornering feel at sane sport touring speeds, correct air pressure a must on these tires, less than confidence inspring on wet surfaces, limit comes very sudden wet or dry, rear tire wear bar is difficult to read. On a Suzuki SV1000S – grip and feel is good, never inspired confidence in the rain, didn’t like the wear indicators on the rear. On a Triumph Speed Triple – long wear, good all around traction, wear bars hard to read due to strange sipeing on the tire. On a BMW R1100 RS – rode decent, stuck decent, lasted fairly well, rear tire was gone with no notice.

    Front. 42 reviews. 9.2 of 10 stars. Dry traction+cornering stability+steering response+noise 9.5, ride comfort+wet traction 9, tread life 8. Average total miles 8,292. On a BMW R1150RT – decent mileage, good cornering feel at sane sport touring speeds, correct air pressure a must on these tires, less than confidence inspring on wet surfaces, limit comes very sudden wet or dry, rear tire wear bar is difficult to read. On a Buell X1 – great wear, great wet weather grip.

    www.bikebandit.com

    21 reviews. 4.6 of 5 stars.

    www.motorcycle-superstore.com Front

    94 reviews. 4.7 of 5. Generally positive reviews. Like the tire life, wet and dry handling, low noise. On a BMW F650CS – had run Dunlop Sportmax and Bridgestone Battlax, this tire is better, sticky and quiet, no wobble or slide. On a 1996 BMW K1100RS – got 7-9,000 miles, on 4th or 5th set. On a BMW R1150RT – was difficult to balance. On a 2006 ST1300 – handles very well, the feel and control is amazing. On a 2005 FJR1300 – has used 1 set Z4, 2 sets Z6 (6,000 miles), 1 set Michelin Pilot Road (5,000 miles), 1 set Michelin Pilot 2CT (4,000 miles) – like the Z6 better than Z4, brake loose at max lean angle with hard accelaration more than the Michelin Pilot 2CT.

    www.canyonchasers.com

    Have pushed the tires harder than any tire in a while and was delighted. Improved confidence and suspension compliance. Noted that the rear tire goes quickly from tread to worn because of the lack of tire wear indicators in the center of the tire.

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