The new ROADTECTM 01, the tyre launched on the market by METZELER in 2016, won the 2016 sport touring tyre comparative test made by the German magazine Motorrad which elected it as the best tyre of the test.
The comparison, won by ROADTECTM 01, comparing to the following tyres: Continental Road Attack 2 EVO, Dunlop RoadSmart III and Michelin Pilot Road 4.
The comparative test, published in the 13/2016 issue of Motorrad on newsstands these days, was conducted using tyres in 120/70 ZR 17 front and 180/55 ZR 17 rear sizes mounted on a Honda CB 1000 R. The test took place in France at the Circuit de Automobile Karland Mireval owned by the Goodyear-Dunlop Group and in the streets around the circuit for the road test.
The testers from Motorrad took into account several factors testing the tyres to the extreme. All tyres were tested in two specific tests, a road test to simulate daily use and a wet test on track Each test included parameters such as handling, steering precision, grip and stability in cornering, grip under acceleration and the braking distance at 100 km/h plus many other factors which were evaluated.
This is the final ranking drawn up by Motorrad:
1) METZELER ROADTEC™ 01
2) DUNLOP RoadSmart III
2) CONTINENTAL Road Attack 2 EVO
4) MICHELIN Pilot Road 4
Following the win in the supersport tyre comparative with SPORTEC™ M7 RR (issue 12/2016) an additional confirmation for METZELER which can now also claim the distinction in the sport touring segment from Motorrad.
The tyre brand of German descent has great heritage in this sector having previously been voted by Motorrad in 2015 as the best sport touring tyre on the market with the METZELER ROADTEC™ Z8 INTERACT™.
With ROADTEC™ Z8 INTERACT™ the METZELER brand was already the best in class in the Sport Touring segment but the philosophy of the blue elephant brand, however, is to constantly invest in research and development in order to improve even those products which are already considered the undisputed market leader. The result is the new ROADTEC™ 01 that,whilst keeping a strong link with the family it belongs to, draws a clear dividing line with the past, using completely different development and design criteria compared with the previous products. This is why, to complete the name, ROADTEC™ is not designated a higher model number in respect to the Z8 but with the number 01 instead. This identifies the tyre as a completely new project, from the materials used, to the profiles, to the compounds up to the most visible element, the tread pattern.
With respect to the ROADTEC™ Z8 INTERACT™ROADTEC™ 01 increases the mileage and enhances the grip on wet and low friction surfaces.