I have had Metzelers since 1985 and nothing else, used them for 300,000 miles at least. They handle great, never had a problem in rain and I trust my life with them. I get good wear, but I also use them to the wear marks are gone or more. If they go down in air press. is a nail or something in them. I use to ride the curves pretty hard for a old guy, but have given that up.
I have been thoroughly impressed with Metzlers on my Honda VTX 1800. This is a heavy bike with significant torque, and I'm a heavy guy. (Total weight of the bike and rider is well over 1,000 pounds.)
With these tires, my bike feels nimble and light weight. I feel very confident leaning the bike in corners, even dragging my pegs when I feel the need. Wet traction has proved adequate as I don't get caught in the rain often, but on the few occasions, I never felt a loss of traction.
This purchase is my second set of Metzlers and I don't intend on switching brands on the next purchase either.
Replaced my front tire on my v star 1100 with this tire and what a difference. It looks nicer with the white wall and handles better. Now just can't wait to wear out my back tire so I can get white wall in the back. Would definitely buy this tire again.