Installed both front and rear 888's on my Honda VTX1300R in preparation of a circle the United States Tour. After 10,000 miles of curves, desert heat and high speed roadways,the tires performed flawlessly! I can't comment on rain performance as I only experienced around an hour in the rain during my 6 week trip. Cornering was a breeze as the tires stuck like glue to the road. Tread life after 10,000 miles is still good with an anticipated 5,000 more miles. Very satisfied and the 888's are my go to treads.
I installed a rear on a KTM950SE. The tire works real well for my use-- pavement and dirt roads, forest roads, and mostly mild single track. Pretty much all hard surface.
But it was the fastest wearing tire I ever had on the bike-- wear bars showing at about 2,000 miles. Total of 45,000 mile on the bike, so I've tried a lot of different tires- and usually get 2500-4000 miles per rear.
I'm sure that a good part of that wear is the 60-80 mph highway use (usually 30-60 minutes per ride) I have to do in order to get to/from the good riding.
Since 1988, I have always (100%) used Metzeler MC6 tires. I was glad to find them offered at Motorcycle Superstore. When you're happy with a product, you don't want to make a change. Many people have notice that I run Metzler tires and seem impressed.
Great tire in the Wet and dry. I commute on my BMW F800GT. I just got a service on my bike today and thought I might need new tires. I have had these on since new. I now have 16k on my bike and the dealer said I am at 60% tread. Im good for a bit.
They are worth the money.
I need a tire that handles well, but also works well in lower temperatures that are common in Michigan. This tire is great because it is confidence inspiring in the corners and still works in colder temperatures. Too many high performance tires don't work well unless it's 80 degrees. I have these tires on both my Ducati 996 and MV Agusta F4-1000R. Highly recommended.
I have had the Z6 rear on my CTX700 for 7,000 miles and it should easily go 11,000. The traction and life is much better than the Z8 that came on the bike. Will probably replace it with another Z6 barring no bad events between now and later.