RoadTec Z8 Gets High Marks in Tire Test

Munich, Germany,  In their current July/August 2011 double issue, the editorial board of a German motorcycle travel magazine Motorrad & Reisen recently updated their best tire list. The result was extremely positive for Metzeler: the Roadtec Z8 InteractTM stood at the top having earned 3 out of 4 possible top marks. With the mileage (very good), handling (very good), behavior in curves (good) and the wet performance (very good), the Roadtec Z8 has made a solid showing, together with two competing products.

There was no surprise when the Roadtec Z8 InteractTM brought forth the following comments: “With the Metzeler Roadtec Z8 InteractTM, the rider has everything under control. The tire follows its instincts with an incredible blend of precise and effortless handling. The Roadtec Z8 InteractTM is designed to make driving easier, regardless of the bike – for long and safe riding experiences.”

• The tire’s new contour in combination with a patented tread design improves handling and reduces steering effort significantly, for maximum confidence in all driving situations. An innovative new design: matching the physical profile shape with a tread design inspired by the Greek letter “Pi”, functional in that it increases the flexibility of the profile, thus ensuring optimum tyre contact surface area in all conditions.

• The Multi Zone Tension technology (InteractTM technology) of the 0°steel cord gives the “Z8” long-distance performance and stability along with perfect cornering grip.

• A new composition of the silica component and its dispersion at a nano-scale increases the performance and safety levels in all weather conditions.

“Independent comparative tests from touring magazines like Motorrad and Reisen are critical for establishing also the real-world application of our products. The magazine staff and its readers are riding many kilometers” says Francesco Pietrangeli, Director of Marketing for Metzeler Motorcycle Tires, “enough to offer a valid feedback to tire dealers and consumers on the performances of our newest tire, the Roadtec Z8 InteractTM.”

For more information on the Roadtec Z8 InteractTM as well as Metzeler’s entire motorcycle tire range, please visit our website at: www.metzelermoto.com

About Metzeler Motorcycle Tire

On the road since 1892, Metzeler has over 100 years of experience meeting motorcyclists’ toughest tire demands with unflagging innovation and setting trends others must follow. Whether one is drawn to the longevity of its classic design or uncompromising performances, Metzeler is an iconic brand to motorcycling worldwide. Established in Munich, Germany, offices are spread throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania, while production occurs in Germany and South America. All this makes Metzeler the “Two Wheels Specialist”, appreciated by motorcyclists for its quality and technology. Metzeler’s continued commitment to road safety is consistent with the European Road Safety Charter and its primary objective of saving 25,000 lives through the improvement of motorcyclists’ safety knowledge as well as their active riding skills. For more information on Metzeler and its line of motorcycle tires, please visit: www.metzelermoto.com