RANKING: #2 Sport Touring Tire
Improved compound solution that enhances the chemical grip and adhesive properties in all different situations. Our patented mixing process delivers a more homogeneous compound that emphasizes the chemical properties and results in more resistance to wear. Radial fronts feature a full-silica compound, capable of providing excellent chemical grip in conjunction with the mechanical grip created by the groove layout. Radial rears feature a dual-compound layout, where the center stripe covers approximately 20% of the tire width, with the remaining 80% equally split between the two shoulders. The central stripe has a balanced mixture of silica and carbon-black to enhance high-speed stability, heat dispersal and to provide balance between abrasion resistance and grip. The full-silica compound on the shoulder is similar to that of the front; combined with the tread groove design it delivers excellent grip also on low friction surfaces. The use of a similar compound on front and rear shoulders provides a homogeneous contact feeling into lean.
The Cap&Base scheme – featuring a thin layer of central compound extending underneath the shoulder compound – provides proper heat distribution. All ROADTEC™ 01 radials are coupled with the Metzeler 0° steel belt Interact™ technology, contributing both to riding precision and high mileage.
Mileage higher than competitors
Loud, wining noise from front
Some loss of traction as the tire ages
The Metzeler Roadtec 01 replaces the Roadtec Z8. In one multi tire test, the Roadtec 01 was ranked second behind the Pirelli Angel 2 GT.
Reviews by Source
Multi tire test referenced from Pirelli. The Metzeler Roadtec 01 was rated second highest at 8.9 of 10. The test was a mix of road and track testing.
44 reviews, 4.7 of 5 stars. One rider reports the front is noisy. On a BMW R1200R, at 12k miles there is cupping, mostly highway riding, recommend the tire. Another has had the rear tire lose traction multiple times. On a Ducati Multistrada, says they prefer the Metzeler Roadtec 01 to the Dunlop Q3, easier turn in on corners, last twice as long as Q3. On a Concours 14, prefer the Metzeler Z8 over the Roadtec 01, got 3,800 miles rear, 6k miles front on the Roadtec 01, getting 6k rear, 10k front on Z8. On an FZ-09, got 8.5k miles out of Roadtec 01, got 7k from Pirelli Angel GT, felt the Roadtec handle the best in the cold. On a 2017 KTM SuperDuke GT, felt they rode hard until reduced pressure to 35 front, 38 rear. On a 2016 Yamaha FJR 1300, have had 3 sets and doesn't plan to switch, get 11k miles, mostly commuting and trips, handles well in the wet. On a 2007 Triumph Speed Triple, plan to switch back to Michelin Pilot Road series after lost traction as the tires got older. On a KTM SuperDuke, prefer the Roadtec 01 over the Pilot 4.