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Old 07-15-2017, 04:20 PM
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Metzeler Roadtec 01

In the "For What it's Worth" department, I've just replaced the original OEM Metzeler 03s after 3800 miles. I value the best grip I can get, and want wet-weather performance as well - longevity is not a top priority...

I'd ordered Dunlop Q3s, for fun, but the dealer got the 01s instead... they made it easy to take them rather than wait. (We decided it must have been Russian interference)

I'd looked at these briefly before, and notice that they're available in a GT version for the heavier Sport/Tourers. These are the regular model, and I've put just under 600 miles on them, in everything from hot and sunny to 40 miles in a ridiculously heavy rain last Saturday. I WAILED on them today It's probably a bit early to predict mileage, but I wouldn't be surprised to get 5-6k out of these, and they've surpassed my expectations, especially in grip confidence. I think I like these better than any Michelin tire I've ever run on a KS.

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Re: Metzeler Roadtec 01

I have a set of 01's on my bike, K13S, and really like them. The carcass takes up the little nasty bumps and the tire gives plenty of confidence. I'll try the new RS from Michelin to see what the difference is, it may be better suited to my S1000R bike. But I'm very happy on my K bike with these tires (01's). I was a M5 devotee for many years but time marches on and so do tires. Pilot Pure's were great, so light and soft. I'd like to get about 45 to 5000 miles a set. We will see.
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Re: Metzeler Roadtec 01

My new favorite tires.And heavy specs both.

Second pair this year but I removed the first at half wear before I hit the road.

Second pair? Front is already half worn if not more in about 10 days.Too much straights at higher that recommended pressure and heat in the 105-110F.I lowered the pressure...the BRP and about 5000 turns later wear has evened out.grape:

No need for that elbow brace I was thinking of using with the PR4GTs.Pain is gone.....

Looks like a 4 pairs of tires season again......!
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Re: Metzeler Roadtec 01

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My new favorite tires.And heavy specs both.

Second pair this year but I removed the first at half wear before I hit the road.

Second pair? Front is already half worn if not more in about 10 days.Too much straights at higher that recommended pressure and heat in the 105-110F.I lowered the pressure...the BRP and about 5000 turns later wear has evened out.grape:

No need for that elbow brace I was thinking of using with the PR4GTs.Pain is gone.....

Looks like a 4 pairs of tires season again......!

That's a GREAT year! The more tires, the better
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Re: Metzeler Roadtec 01

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That's a GREAT year! The more tires, the better

Great but....$$$$!!!!

Will see,may have to mount a pair of Shinko Ravens if just to get back home in September.Back home to my half worn Roadtecs?

But holy fuck are them Metzelers ever hard to mount! I can do 2 PR4s mounted/balanced in less than 2 hrs.No way I can do that with the Roadtecs.

I like stiff/oem pressures...if just for the better control in high winds.Was quite noticeable going from PR3/4 to GTs.Sure tested the Roadtecs last week riding around potential tornado touchdowns.I feel secure....!
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Re: Metzeler Roadtec 01

You guys have got to give me your secrets! I had 01s fitted and really like them, good grip, good feel and good in the, but they were shot in 2400 miles, well the edges anyway, rear no tread left on the sides, and the front was just squared so badly it was dangerous. Still had plenty of tread left in the middles. (Just for reference I get around 4000 miles from a PR4 rear an about 6000 from a PR4 front.)

I am now running a 01 rear(I had the tire already) and M7RR front, I like the combo. I think my l mileage on this set is better, but will confirm when I get home.
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Re: Metzeler Roadtec 01

My M7RR's went away with easy winter miles in less than 4K. Not acceptable for me. As mentioned, I have the 01's on and if they do the same I'll give the Michelin Power RS or the new Dunlap a try. Tires for me (and I am easier on them these days) need to put out 4,500 miles. I don't need a track tire on the K bike. Something in the middle please.
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Re: Metzeler Roadtec 01

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You guys have got to give me your secrets! I had 01s fitted and really like them, good grip, good feel and good in the, but they were shot in 2400 miles

Don't know how you manage that - mine now have 4mm left on the rear, 3mm on the front after 6000 miles.
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Re: Metzeler Roadtec 01

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You guys have got to give me your secrets! I had 01s fitted and really like them, good grip, good feel and good in the, but they were shot in 2400 miles, well the edges anyway, rear no tread left on the sides, and the front was just squared so badly it was dangerous. Still had plenty of tread left in the middles. (Just for reference I get around 4000 miles from a PR4 rear an about 6000 from a PR4 front.)

I am now running a 01 rear(I had the tire already) and M7RR front, I like the combo. I think my l mileage on this set is better, but will confirm when I get home.

And I'd like to know how you got 6k out of a PR4 front! I got 4K out of that rear, and less than that out of the front - the ONLY tires I've ever tried on a K that wore that way

I'll let ya know how these do as the miles pile up, they're impressing me thus far...
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Re: Metzeler Roadtec 01

I have always got more miles out of front tyres, but the Roadtecs were both shot in the same mileage.

I have just over 2,000 miles on the current set (01 rear and M7RR front) and they both still look pretty good.

Back when I was in the UK on a K1200S I was getting around 9k miles rear and 12k miles front on the PR2 at the time. This was mostly commuting into London, with weekend jollies around the SE England countryside.
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Re: Metzeler Roadtec 01

I left for the WSB ride with the 01's on the GT w/about 50mi on 'em, the ride was about 2,430mi & they seem to have worn very little. Ran 42ish tail, 38ish nose.

They felt planted over all the terrain covered from slab, to smooth twisties, pot holed/humped broken tarmac, and even some gravel (probably rode more gravel on the trip than most GS owners do over the life of their ownership)..

I'll give 'em ...will have to see how they last. Had Angel GT's prior & got around
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Re: Metzeler Roadtec 01

I'm going to cast a dissenting vote. I hate all tires with no center tread. We have either 500 or 2000 miles left on our 01s. As for grip the PR4s felt a little better and had slightly better ride quality but the PR4s have a thin carcass, resulting in 2 flats in the last few years. (The only 2 flats ever in over 450k !!) But when the 01s go south I'll likely go back to the PR4s, thin carcass and all.
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Re: Metzeler Roadtec 01

For years I had PR3 then PR4 on my K13S, mostly because of the rainy weather in Belgium. Always had a great satisfaction with those... once you take the time to heat them up, even on dry roads. They also were great in winter on the occasional (little) snowy and (seldom) icy roads. Now I have traded them for the 01 and it's only to get better this and better that. I'm really happy with them. There have been tested on twisty roads, dry and wet and at warp speed on the German Autobahn. Looking forward for the next winter to see how they behave in sub zero whitish conditions.

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Re: Metzeler Roadtec 01

I now have 5500 miles on my set of Roadtec 01, I just finished a 2500 trip through the Smokey Mountains and up through Virginia. Before the trip I felt that the edges were squaring off, but I don't get very many turns on my way to work.

So after a 100 miles of turns through Kentucky the tires were acting like they did when they were new.

I just measured the tires:

Rear 2-3 /32 in the center, not even close to the wear bars, 1000miles or more yet
Front, 4/32 in the center
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Iíll cut a long story short wasnít a fan of the Michelin 2/3/4 but borrowed a mates KTM GT for a few weeks and had Mich 5ís fitted phew new ball game.
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I had Michelin Road 5s put on about 1000 miles ago. From doing 150 mph to cruising around town, the tire feels planted, easy turn in, smooth, still look new. I like them.
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I've just changed a set of 01s for some pirrelis. Both worn out together at 11000kms the most I've ever got out of a set of tyres good grip no problems.
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Re: Metzeler Roadtec 01

I put a set of Roadtec 01s on my R12RS and I liked them much better than the OEM Z8 Interacts, but got surprisingly poor mileage from them. I ride at a spirited pace, but I'm not a throttle & brake abuser, so I usually get fairly good wear from my tires. The 01s I replaced at 3K+ miles because I was departing on a 2000 mile ride, and it was doubtful they would have made it. I replaced the 01s with a set of Pirelli Angel GTs, and they are so far superior that there is no comparison...
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I've had three sets of 01s now. The first two lasted well over 10000 miles and were brilliant in all conditions. The last set squared off terribly and started making an atrocious noise at 50mph after less than 3000 miles. I noticed they said "made in china" on the last set - were they "fake"? In any event, they've now been replaced with some Road 5's... noticeably sharper turn-in and after a lowly 1000 miles on them so far, they seem as good as new.
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