ROADTEC™ 01 is the latest evolution in Metzeler touring tires. With a focus on enhancing grip on wet and low friction surfaces, increased mileage, and a high degree of adaptability to different motorcycles, riding styles, and conditions, the ROADTEC™ 01 provides modern solutions to past and future needs.
PRODUCT MAIN FEATURES:
INCREASED GRIP ACROSS A WIDE RANGE OF RIDING ENVIRONMENTS
The employment of completely new tread design, enhancing mechanical grip coupled with compounds evolved from those of tests-winner ROADTEC™ Z8, allows for increased confidence and feeling while riding in any conditions
EXTENDED MILEAGE & PERFORMANCE CONSISTENCY
New profile (larger and shorter contact patch) in combination with improved compounds ensure extended performance and tire life. Tread design, specifically groove geometry and positioning, ensure long lasting performance.
ENHANCED PRECISION AND RIDING COMFORT
Structural elements, the fine tuning and METZELER INTERACT™ technology, promote adaptive and predictable behavior across a wide range of motorcycles and riding situations.
HEAVY WEIGHT MOTORCYCLES (HWM) VERSION
As the key ROADTEC™ 01 performance attributes could benefit different facets of the touring world, some of the motorcycles which would profit from it are quite peculiar in terms of design (although employing standard sizes), therefore requiring a special version of the tire. The HWM special version (as in “Heavy Weight Motorcycles”) is not to be seen as an enhanced version of the standard one, but rather as a way to bring ROADTEC™ 01 performances to a wider selection of motorcycles.
On these models, HWM version features increased stability by reducing both in intensity and duration the oscillations happening due to road irregularities or steering maneuvers. Distinguishable thanks to a “Weight” icon next to the product name on the tire sidewall, the increased stability is reached by employing a 2-plies carcass on HWM rear tires, where standard rear tires have only 1 ply.
HWM front tire version has the same number of plies (2) as the standard version, and the target is achieved by employing stiffer carcass material and sidewall construction plus a slightly different compound recipe.