RANKING: #3 Sportbike Street Tire, #2 Sportbike Track Tire
METZELER SPORTEC™ M9 RR innovative chord technology has contributes to a larger space for the rubber to dynamically perform, without effecting the stiffness. The strong structure providing a quick and predictable response to riding inputs whilst at the same time delivering an enjoyable, smooth and relaxed riding experience. Thanks to innovative mixing process and to ultra-fine silica, SPORTEC™ M9 RR features full silica in all compounds for both front and rear sizes. SPORTEC™ M9 RR performs optimally also at low temperature. The speed of warm up, allows you to confidently enjoy your first corner. The sharp central contact patch efficiently moves standing water into the adjacent longitudinal grooves. The grooves deliver outstanding stability, by draining more water as speeds increase and as the weather worsens. Full silica prevents overheating and preserves tyre integrity, for the maximum performance throughout the entire lifespan. Dual-compound for both front and rear sizes optimises abrasion resistance and extends mileage by more than 10% compared to METZELER SPORTEC™ M7 RR.
Quick warm up
Side grip and stability
The Metzeler M9 RR is the replacement for the M7. Tire life and carcass stiffness is improved over the M7. Multiple reviewers say the M9 is an improvement over the M7. The tire has quick warm up, side grip and stability.
Reviews by Source
8 reviews, 5 of 5 stars. One rider says the Metzeler M9 RR is more grippy than the Q3 in the corners, wear in the center is better than 2CT. On a BMW S1000R, the Metzeler M9 RR are better than the S20, easily the sportiest road tire have ever had on any motorcycle, comes up to temperature also instantly, provides excellent feedback. Multiple people prefer the M9 over the M7. On a 2020 XSR900, grips like crazy, no disturbance when shifting, quick left and right transition, very fast warm up, feels tire better than Q3+, mileage is looking good.
4 reviews, 5 of 5 stars.
There aren't many mileage reports yet, but per Metzeler the M9RR should get 10% more life than the M7. So, somewhere between 6-8k miles. At extreme lean angles the side grip and stability have improved over the M7.