CRUISETEC™, the new tyre for power cruisers, customs and tourers that METZELER unveiled at the end of 2018 at the German CUSTOMBIKE-SHOW, is the highlight of the exhibition area set up by the German tyre brand in booth 14i / Hall 4 at MOTOR BIKE EXPO, the motorcycle fair which opened its doors yesterday in Verona and will continue until 20 January 2019.
With the new CRUISETEC™, METZELER intends to offer motorcyclists of this sector a more performance-oriented tyre than the segment’s offer to date. CRUISETEC™ has been developed to take advantage of the full performance potential of both the latest models and the most dated bikes. Key is the high level of grip even in wet conditions, the ability to give the bike revolutionary handling in the segment, performance consistency for the tyre’s lifespan and structural characteristics giving riding pleasure, thanks to its stability and precision.
CRUISETEC™ presents revolutionary solutions in the field of power cruiser, custom and tourer motorbike tyres in terms of tread design, compounds, profiles and structure.
In short, a tyre able to get the best out of yesterday’s and today’s motorcycles, giving the tagline “Performance Perfected” which accompanies the product.
Benefits for the rider
• Performance-cruising pleasure
Performance-oriented profiles with higher curvature than tyres in the same segment offer a new level of handling and line taking and holding.
The new tread pattern, innovative compound recipes and the bi-compound rear guarantee immediate response and higher grip, giving confidence, even in wet conditions.
The bi-compound rear layout – which adapts technologies from the sport-touring world to the requirements of higher torque, weight and segment durability – ensures grip without sacrificing the durability of standard tyres.
• Performance consistency
The combination of a solid tread pattern with constant-curvature contours and dual-compound layout ensures performance consistency thanks to even wear and tyre contour conservation.
• Smooth and effortless riding
The conformability of the profiles, thanks to the reduced thickness of the carcass, improves the precision and line holding, to give a neutral, effortless steering and comfortable feel, whilst riding leisurely, plus precision when pushing harder.
• Enhanced confidence and safety
Thanks to compounds with high Silica percentage coupled with conformable carcass, CRUISETEC™ delivers the best wet behaviour in this segment, and is capable of effectively working with all generations of electronic rider aids.