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METZELER SPORTEC M7 RR elected by German magazine Motorrad as the best supersport tyre for the second time.

Created in 2014 from the experience in road racing activities and already the winner of the comparative organized that same year by the renowned German magazine, SPORTEC™ M7 RR is confirmed again as the number one tyre in its segment

SPORTECTM M7 RR, the tyre created from the experience of METZELER in road racing activities, won the 2016 supersport tyre comparative test organized by the German magazine Motorrad. The magazine tested the tyres of the SPORTECTM family, comparing them with Pirelli DIABLO ROSSO™ III, Continental Sport Attack 3, Bridgestone Battlax S21, Michelin Pilot Power 3 and Dunlop SportSmart2.

This is the second consecutive victory for SPORTECTM M7 RR in the supersport tyre sportec m7 rr set rit.jpgcomparative made by the renowned German magazine. METZELER won the comparative in 2014, in its first year, while in 2015 Motorrad did not hold a comparative test. After three years from its market debut, SPORTECTM M7 RR confirms itself as the undisputed leader in its segment, demonstrating how the technology applied to the project is still hard to match by other competitor tyre manufacturers.

The comparative was published in Motorrad 12/2016 issue, which is currently at newsstands, and was conducted using the following sizes on the ultimate Yamaha YZE-R1 ABS model: 120/70 ZR 17 for the front and 190/55 ZR 17 for the rear.

All six tyre models were compared in three test sessions: on track, in a wet test, and on provincial roads to simulate the daily use. Each test was awarded with a maximum score of 100 points, for a total of 300 points up for grabs to win the comparative.

Here below the final ranking and score:

1) METZELER SPORTEC™ M7 RR                                                             273/300 points

2) PIRELLI DIABLO ROSSO™ III                                                                   271/300 points

2) CONTINENTAL Sport Attack 3                                                                  271/300 points

4) BRIDGESTONE Battlax S21                                                                      269/300 points

5) MICHELIN Pilot Power 3                                                                            257/300 points

6) DUNLOP Sportsmart2                                                                                 251/300 points

190/55 ZR17 (75W) SPORTEC M7 RR "B"   b-spec

NEW specification B is for heavy motorcycles. It has a reinforced sidewall providing more torsional flexibility that increases the tire traction in accelerations and out of the turns


The newest member of the Metzeler brand derived from the experience gained in road racing activities, is designed to offer high levels of handling and safety, including wet, bumpy and dirty tarmac.

Metzeler introduces SPORTEC™ M7 RR, the new supersport tyre developed from the experiences of the German brand in road racing activities. It has been designed to deliver high levels of handling and safety, ensuring optimal performance even in difficult situations that you may encounter on the road such as wet, bumpy and dirty tarmac.

SPORTEC™ M7 RR is the worthy successor of the SPORTEC™ M5 INTERACT™, with whom it shares a strong family feeling, while presenting completely new profiles, the use of revolutionary materials in the structure, new compounds and a brand new tread pattern derived from the experience in the road racing, giving it the RR designation .

The newest member of the Metzeler family capitalizes all the experience and the know-how acquired through the participation in the most prestigious road racing races such as the Tourist Trophy, the North West 200, the Southern 100 and the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix in which Metzeler this year has clocked up 16 podiums with 10 wins. SPORTEC™ M7 RR provides with a new level of supersport performance adapting perfectly for road use and is designed for all riders who prefer a sporty riding style and use the motorcycle in varied situations, every day commutes as well as for short trips during the weekend, and that always require grip whatever the road conditions, the weather and the temperature.

Roads are rarely perfect, they often have hidden traps, can be bumpy and suddenly wet and slippery, in some cases even dirty, certainly far from the optimal conditions that can be found on a track. This is why Metzeler decided to develop the SPORTEC™ M7 RR based on the data acquired over the years in road racing that well reproduce ‘taking it to the extreme’, the situations which a rider may encounter every day on the road. The result is a tyre for road use, the SPORTEC™ M7 RR, with a sporting soul and able to offer top notch behaviour in situations of wet and slippery asphalt, thanks to the extraordinary grip that it is able to guarantee even at low operating temperatures.

SPORTEC™ M7 RR in addition to the important feature of grip on wet also features ease of handling and ensures a higher mileage than its predecessor SPORTEC™ M5 INTERACT™.

The latest member of the SPORTEC™ family features a tread that while recalling the pattern of its predecessor π greek SPORTEC™ M5 INTERACT™ it is a clear evolution of it: it introduces a new concept of water drainage and controlled feeling, a non-conventional and patented layout and a geometry of the grooves which evacuate the water collected from the road more effectively, improving the behaviour of the tread and reducing tyre movement. Handling is one of the main improvements of this product, a tyre extremely agile which transmits the rider a strong feeling of safety and predictability of the motorcycle he is riding, even when the road is wet or dirty. This thanks to the combined properties of profiles and structure, unique and exclusive in the SPORTEC™ M7 RR. ...........

METZELER SPORTEC™ M7 RR will be available on the market from January 2014 in the following sizes:


Front Rear
120/70 ZR 17 (58W) 180/55 ZR 17 (73W)
110/70 ZR 17 (54W) 190/50 ZR 17 (73W)
120/60 ZR 17 (55W) 190/55 ZR 17 (75W)
  200/55 ZR 17 (78W)
  150/60 ZR 17 (66W)
  160/60 ZR 17 (69W)


The price and availability of the NEW METZELER SPORTEC M7 RR can you finde online in the webshop.



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