Good tire. 2007 Honda VTX 1300 Metzeler 880 on the front. Metzeler 888 on the on the rear. Just rode 750 miles on highway 101 nothern California to Tacoma, Washington. Two up and loaded to the max. These tires are very good, never slipped once in a corner. I would recommend this tire combination.
Put on a fresh set for a trip around Nova Scotia. About 1500 miles later the rear delaminated or blew a belt at speed. It was hot weather riding 2 up loaded for vacation. The bike wasnt quite sidways but close. The RCMP Cop tailing me said he thought we were "goners". Friggin nightmare ensued to get back traveling with a donated used tire on a saturday afternoon. When I got home I bought another Me880 figuring it was a fluke. Last week we ran up the maine turnpike to Bath then backroads home. Bike felt sqirrely. Just now found chunks of rubber missing and delaminated. Front tire not half worn yet. Time for something safer
This is the third ME880XXL that I have had installed on my M109R. Consistently get ~14,000 miles out of this tire and I have never had any issues with one. I trust this tire and the brand, and that is why I will most likely continue to use it. Never experienced anything to steer me away from this choice when a replacement is due.
Fast shipping. A solid notch above the Trailwings. Really stable and grip is a nice improvement. I barely notice the wind blast from Semi Trucks now. I ride the Suzuki Vstrom 1000. I commute every chance I get and hit the back roads just the same. Much better holding my line and confidence inspiring. Tread life is nice.After 1700 miles and one month barely any sign of wear. I can push harder in the curves now which is nice considering the 19" front and 17" back tire. A premium tire so far and good at all I have asked of them.