Metzeler Roadtec 01 SE is the best sport touring tire according to the magazine iEnglish RiDE.
In a blind test which tested six of the best-selling sport touring tires on the market, Metzeler Roadtec 01 SE is recognized as the best choice for the consumer, with particularly high scores in the categories handling and feeling of confidence.
The new Metzeler Roadtec 01 SE won the comparative dedicated to sport touring tires carried out by the authoritative trade magazine RiDE, confirming its debut on the market as the new benchmark in the segment.
The Roadtec 01 SE radial range, in addition to consolidating the high performance in the wet since the low temperatures offered by Roadtec 01, has also been designed to enhance the sporting characteristics in terms of grip and agility required by drivers. motorcycle sports, naked e sports touring, and it is precisely these characteristics that have made the difference in the test organized by RiDE. In particular, the rear tire combines the well-established Metzeler dual-compound technology with a more sporty evolution of the tread design.
The British monthly compared Roadtec 01 SE with five rival products currently on the market, decreeing the product of the blue elephant brand the clear winner of the comparison. The demanding route studied for the test included the alternation of motorway sections along its twenty-two miles, state roads with fast-moving curves, secondary roads characterized by imperfect asphalts and an urban stretch on different surfaces, in order to reproduce in a manner exhaustive the characteristic use that is made of a touring motorbike. One of the most representative sport tourer of the sector, the iconic BMW R1250RS equipped with tires in size 120 / 70-17 at the front and 180 / 55-17 at the rear, was the refined tool used to carry out the comparison. The test was carried out blindly, so the RiDE expert testers were not aware of which product they had tried at the time of the evaluation and assigned a score from 1 to 10 in five different categories: handling, feeling of confidence, stability, quality driving and feeling.
At the end of the close comparison, the Metzeler Roadtecs 01 SE were the absolute winners of the test having obtained the highest final score of 91 points out of a maximum of 100 and winning the recommendation of the magazine RiDE as 'Best Buy'. Roadtec 01 SE was also the only tire to receive the maximum score of 10 out of 10 points, from at least one of the two testers, in three out of five categories - agility, stability and feeling of confidence.
Particularly praised were therefore the confidence that Roadtec 01 SE transmits to the motorcyclist even in the sportiest uses, thanks to the high road holding right from low temperatures, and the high agility brought to the bike, allowing a light and precise ride at any pace. .
The magazine's final verdict reads: “The difference these tires made to the BMW is impressive - it felt lighter, as if it had better suspension - and they worked incredibly cold from the cold. The biggest improvement of any other tire in the test ”.
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