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Old 04-02-2008, 05:22 PM   #1
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Metzler Opinions?

I wasn't sure what was on the new CBR when I picked it up but my brother checked this morning and told me it has a Metzler 190/50 zr17 mc 73w on the rear that's fairly new. I tried googling but can't find jack on this tire, anybody have any opinions on it? If it's , got an idea of what I should replace it with? The bike will mainly see the track and a little street. I don't need anything too aggressive b/c I can't afford to change them often and I won't be riding as hard as some of you do anyways.

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Old 04-02-2008, 05:32 PM   #2
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bridgestone bt002 racing streets or pilot power 2ct
as for the metzler that's on the bike right now....i have no clue which metzlers that is. but i did have metzler m3's (i think that's what they were)....they were fairly nice.

also, you should be on a 180/55 rear
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pirelli Corsa 3's. just ran a track day with them. good sticky tires, and good street tires as well
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Old 04-02-2008, 05:43 PM   #4
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pirelli Corsa 3's. just ran a track day with them. good sticky tires, and good street tires as well
ya but expensive as ! but the metzlers are a good long lasting tire. but again it's all preference
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ya but expensive as ! but the metzlers are a good long lasting tire. but again it's all preference
I know each brand has their good and bad lines and I was wondering about this specific Metzler. I've never heard of it and I can't find anything online. I don't have the bike with me right now so I maybe he just missed something on the tire when he was reading it off to me :dontknow:

It seems to break loose real easily coming into and out of turns but I haven't gotten it fully warmed yet to see how it does, just a few short trips around the neighborhood. I'd like to be able to leave it on ther because it is only about 700 miles old and I hate spending $$ but if it's not a decent tire then I need to look into something else.
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ya but expensive as ! but the metzlers are a good long lasting tire. but again it's all preference
Thats cuz i got them on sale from Motorcycles Unlimited.
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I know each brand has their good and bad lines and I was wondering about this specific Metzler. I've never heard of it and I can't find anything online. I don't have the bike with me right now so I maybe he just missed something on the tire when he was reading it off to me :dontknow:

It seems to break loose real easily coming into and out of turns but I haven't gotten it fully warmed yet to see how it does, just a few short trips around the neighborhood. I'd like to be able to leave it on ther because it is only about 700 miles old and I hate spending $$ but if it's not a decent tire then I need to look into something else.
that's because the specs you posted are just the tire size and speed rating. look at the tire again for the actual model of tire.
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that's because the specs you posted are just the tire size and speed rating. look at the tire again for the actual model of tire.
Thanks I'll have him check for me when he gets home from work and post back up.
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metzelers for the win
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:16 PM   #10
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M3s aren't too bad for the track and are pretty good for the street...

Since your front needs replacing anyway, I'd get a good set of matching tires. Corsa IIIs are said to last on the street and I know they are sticky on the track.

DON'T SKIMP!! A few extra bucks spent on tires is worth it!
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It's this one:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx

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as for the metzler that's on the bike right now....i have no clue which metzlers that is. but i did have metzler m3's (i think that's what they were)....they were fairly nice.

also, you should be on a 180/55 rear
I've heard good comments on the M3 as well, but houseofpain's right... the 190s may be a bit too much for a 600, yet alone the fit on 5.5s.
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I've run the sportech M1 and M3's.. both are quality tires, I had no issues with them.. I run 2Ct's now and love them..
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Personally I don't like em. TOO SOFT. I ran a mezler on my chopper and with burnouts I only got 2000 miles on em. I switched to AVON alot better tire I think. But if I was buying for a sportbike get Pilot powers. Best street tire period.
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Nothing wrong with the M3 for track days, though a 180 would probably work better for the 600.

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CorsaIII's for the win. I got 6 track days out of my last set, and a few hundred street miles out of them, plus they are petty good in the wet as well. You will not be dissapointed with these! By far, in my opinion, the best track day/ street tire on the market
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I liked my M3's when I had the ZX7...running 2CT's now and enjoy them as well. I think I got like 5 trackdays and maybe 4k miles out of my rear M3.
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Nothing wrong with the M3 for track days, though a 180 would probably work better for the 600.

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PM'd, you got a 180 to trade?
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