Metzeler ME 888 Marathon Ultra Rear Tire

ME 888 Marathon Ultra Rear Tire

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Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultra Rear Tire

Designed and manufactured in the shadow of a legend, the new Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultra is not a redirection in focus, but a refinement of ride qualities. Sharing in the excellent traits of the ME880, the ME888 rear tire is everything that and more. The best mileage period, together with effortless all-weather handling and great value make this the only metric and cruiser tire to be worthy of the ride.

  • Ultra high mileage coupled with Metzeler performance and handling
  • Developed in Germany for the roads of America
  • Specifically designed for custom touring bikes
  • Technology offering consistent performance throughout the tire's life
  • Outstanding high and low speed stability and smooth handling
  • Tread pattern provides excellent water dispersion and all-weather grip
  • H-rated for speeds up to 130 mph
  • Item # 57020
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Metzler 888

Great tire, customer tire, these tires are getting very popular. Got here quick, and a good price.

Mitch - September 12, 2016

(Niangua, MO)

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Metzler 888 140-90-16

The 888 that I ordered is replacing another 888 that went 12,000 miles on a Road King. The tire removed still had about 1/16" or a little less tread depth left. I have used Metzler 880's and Dunlop 402's in the past and have kept records. If the 888 last longer than the Metzler 880 it's not by much if any. The rear tires on my Softail last just about the same as on the Road King. A Dunlop 402 will last 6,000 to 6,500 miles. A Metzler 880 or 888 will last 12,000 to 12,500 miles. That's not abusing the tire at all - no burn outs or really hard braking at every stop. Probably 80 to 90 percent of those miles are rider only - no passenger. Metzler 880's 888's and Dunlop 402's all handle and ride comparable to me - wet or dry. I'm not going to push any tire very hard on a wet road. As far as cornering - my motorcycles have pipes and floorboards that drag the ground before the tires get tested very much. Motorcycle Super Store has always delivered very quick and their prices are as good as I have found anywhere. I've bought all of my motorcycle tires from them for years. I wouldn't keep going back if their prices and service were not really good.

Alan - September 12, 2016

(Nashville , TN)

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Like these tires

So these tires are a little softer than I would like but they track great.

Joemama - August 25, 2016

(Elgin, IL)

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metzellar tire

I love it, everything I expected.

Norman - August 18, 2016

(Madawaska, ME)

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Trustworthy high end tires

I have a FXLR Harley Davidson. I have 880 up in front and 888 in the rear. Couldn't ask for better tires especially the cost of there here at Motorcycle superstore. I shopped around for better prices and kept ending up here. I wouldn't buy any other brand , Metzer has my business for as long as there keep making tires like the 888.

Ivy - August 3, 2016

(Hayward, CA)

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Good tires

Always had good luck with these tires.

Allen - August 3, 2016

(St. Charles, IL)

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Metzler 888

I have run Metzler 880 for several years. I ride am 02 super glide. We will say riding style is "spirited". I was excited about the 888. I am on the second set. The ride is great except for the chicken strip. Cornering is awesome. Wear is marginal. Both rear tires only made it 6600 miles, down to the cords. The I front about 9500. I would take the 880 back. I think next time I will try something new.

Randy - August 3, 2016

(Ammon, ID)

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Me 888 ultra

The tire handled fine but came apart . The outer rubber came separated from the nylon cords. Two chunks of rubber and 15 cracks in the tread. Was very shock to see a tire do this.

Gene - July 25, 2016

(Southington , OH)

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Excellent Tire but not perfect

2009 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Compared to the stock Dunlops and the Dunlop American Elite the new Metzeler ME888 the Metzeler certainly is equal to or better than both of them when it comes to Stability and both dry & wet Traction. In the area of cornering all three are just about equal with, perhaps, a very very slight edge to the Metzeler (FYI the chicken strip is about 3/4"). Where the Metzeler trounces the other two tires is in tread life. Ijust replace the rear tire when the wear bar was just starting to be rubbed a bit. The mileage at change was close to 12.8K. I should easily get another 12.8 out of the existing front tire. If there is a downside to the ME888 it is the higher tire pressure you must run in order for them to both perform and to have decent mileage. I have found 42 in the front and 45 in the rear to be just about perfect for me. When you are close to tire changing time the ME888 does square off the rear tire which them gives you a distinctive whine/howl when you lean into the corners. I would buy them a third time but just might switch to the Michelin Commander II for a change. Specifications that may help you: Height 6'6" Weight 215. 15,000 to 20,000 miles per year. At least 2 trips per year close to 2,000 miles each, commuting, lot's of twists and turns up and down the east coast.

Daniel - July 12, 2016

(Leesburg, VA)

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Happy with the tire. Good value great tire

John - July 12, 2016

(Jacksonville, FL)

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Great Tire

I am extremely pleased with this tire with just over 11,000 miles on the current set. I'll probably have these swapped out within the next 500 miles or so. This tire outlasted Michelin's and Dunlop's on Montana's notoriously rough roads where chip sealing is used. Normally I have bested 6,000 miles on Michelins and slightly less on a set of Dunlop's. These tires have proven their worth, and yes, compared to dealer pricing on these, I'm saving quite a bit.

Lyle - May 31, 2016

(Kalispell, MT)

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I've been riding on Metzeler's for years. I can get 10k+ on them, with no complaints. Recently went from the 880 to the 888 and found a size difference that forced me to return and re-order a size down. Due to belt clearance on my WideGlide I could run a 140/90 880. The 888 is 1/4" wider and would not work. Be cautioned there. To MS's credit, the return went smoothly and shipping is very fast.

Don - May 31, 2016

(Oneonta, NY)

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5 years

I've been using these tires over 5 years now. I get decent mileage from them as compared to others that are higher priced.

Randy - May 25, 2016

(Lowland, NC)

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Troubled Metzlers

I wish I could say something nice about my recent experiences with Metzlers. I've been running Metzlers for 30+ years and over 300,000 miles on 3 different bikes (2 Gold Wings and currently a '07 Ultra) and the last 3 were nothing but problems. Of the last 3, the first (an ME 880) only lasted about 6800 miles. wore right down to the cords on one trip. The second (also an ME 880) chunked out at about the 9500 mile mark. This last one (an ME 888 Marathon) has 2 chunks out of it in 9800 miles with plenty of tread depth left. The tires road well and handled great but something changed in the last 5-6 years and these aren't the Metzlers of old. I trusted Metzlers for many years but that trust has run out.......

Aaron - May 6, 2016

(Buckley, WA)

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So far....

Great tires so far I put a pair on my 1500 Vulcan they have about 500 miles right now. As far as I can tell they are exactly what I was looking for.

Knight - May 6, 2016

(Grapeland, TX)
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