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ROADTEC Z8 INTERACT

METZELER

RANKING: #9 Sport Touring Tire

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Tire Description

Everything about the new Roadtec Z8 InteractT has been designed to put the rider in control. It responds like an extension of the rider’s instincts, creating an invigorating blend of precise riding feel and effortless handling. Roadtec Z8 InteractT is capable of making the ride easier in all conditions, no matter what bike: it allows the rider to enjoy the distance, safely.


New generation of profile matched with new patented tread design provides easy handling and reduced push steering for maximum confidence in all maneuvers. New modern look: ? design allows optimisation of the elastic properties of the structure to obtain the best contact between tyre and road in any condition. 3 zone tension (InteractT Technology) gives mileage on straight and grip in lean. New high silica compound with nano – particles increases performance and safety in all weather conditions.

PROS:

  • Like better than Michelin Pilot Road 2

  • Inspires confidence with stability

  • High level of feedback

CONS:

Overall Review

The Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact inspires confidence in stability, cornering, dry traction and wet traction. Tested on a variety of bikes and performed well on all of them. Especially impressed with handling with new front, worn rear. This will often introduce handling issues, but the reviewer still felt the tires delivered 90% of the handling performance. Others say the tire is better than the Bridgestone BT 021, Dunlop Roadsmart and Michelin Pilot Road 2s. Another likes the Z8 over the Z6.

Reviews by Source

13 reviews. 4.5 of 5 stars. On a Moto Guzzi Griso – got 4,500 miles, good traction and cornering on dry. On an R1200 RT – inspires confidence and provides excellent stability and feedback, wet or dry.

14 reviews. 4.8 of 5 stars. On a 2008 Suzuki GSX650F – inspires confidence in stability, cornering, dry traction and wet traction. On an RT1200 – bike handles better than with PR2s, Z8 provide precision steering, excellent stability. On a 2009 C14 – better than Bridgestone 021, Dunlop Roadsmart, Michelin PR2s. Another moved from Z6 to Z8, feels the Z8 is even better in wet and dry.

Tested on Yamaha FZ8 Fazer – very smooth and reassured progression from upright to leaned over. Honda CB1000R – neutral roll-in with high level of feedback, coming on/off power mid-corner didn’t seem to disturb stability. BMW R1200RT and Honda VFR1200 – neutral handling. Bandit 1250 with new front and rear with 7,500 miles on it – 90% of the handling performance from a tyre to end of life is impressive.

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ROADTEC Z8 INTERACT

METZELER

RANKING: #9 Sport Touring Tire