The METZELER brand extends the ROADTEC 01 range with new X-ply sizes 1The award winning METZELER Sport Touring tyre range, with excellent grip in wet and dry, durability and stability is now further extended with additional X-ply sizes to meet greater market demands.

The METZELER brand extends its range of the well-known Sport Touring tyre, ROADTEC™ 01 , with existing radial fitments now complemented by brand new X-ply sizes. Available from March 2018 onwards, the new range extension will provide may more fitments for the highly successful and award-winning tyre.

Highly appreciated since its early 2016 introduction, with victories in the comparative tests of some of the most prestigious international motorcycle magazines, METZELER’s new ROADTEC™ 01 X-ply sizes will provide fitments for older motorcycles as well as the new, smaller capacity motorcycles making a strong return to the market.

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.

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 sports riding style to adventurers or urban commuters, the range now meets the demands of sport-tourers, tourers, nakeds, enduro-street and supersport motorcycles from 150 cc upwards.

While 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 tyres with their rotation generating more heat. A unique carbon-black based compound with approximately 30% silica capitalises on the heat generated by structural flex to reach its optimal operating temperature to deliver good grip in the dry. 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.

In addition to the radial and new X-ply sizes and underlining METZELER’s focus on range extension, the HWM -“Heavy Weight Motorcycles”- version is also available. Designed for heavy motorcycles, such as big cruisers and tourers, the HWM version guarantees greater stability, improving the experience when riding over irregularities in the road surface or during sudden handlebar movements.

For more information on ROADTEC™ 01 and the new X-ply sizes that are available from March 2018 onwards, visit www.metzeler.com.