Metzeler ME 880 Marathon Touring Rear Tire

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    Metzeler ME 880 High Mileage Touring Rear Tire

    With a design specifically built to handle the higher loads and handling characteristics of cruiser and touring bikes, the ME 880 Marathon rear tire is engineered with a flatter tread profile and larger contact patch to give that perfect balance of traction and mileage.

    • Computer-designed tread pattern with offset central groove alignment gives uniform wear characteristics throughout the life of the tire
    • Tread pattern has excellent water displacement ability and stability over rain grooves and under hard braking, even under heavy loads
    • Low rolling resistance and noise delivers increased riding comfort
    **Notes:
    • 150/80B-16 (77H), 150/80HB-16 (71H)
    • 170/60VR-17 tire features a 0° steel belted radial construction.
    • 150/80B-16 tire reinforced.
    Model-Specific Tires:
    • 170/80HB-15 = Honda VTX1300S & VTX1300R & VTX1800S
    • 160/80B-16 = Honda GL1500 Gold Wing
    • 180/70HR-16 = Honda GL1500C Valkyrie & VTX1800C & VTX1800R
    • 180/60HR-16 = Honda GL1800 Gold Wing
    • 180/55ZR-18 = Harley-Davidson V-Rod
    • 210/40R-18 = 2008 Yamaha Raider
    • 200/60VR-16 = 2006-08 Kawasaki VN 2000
    • 200/55R-17 = Harley Davidson Fat Boy
    • 180/65B-16 = Harley Davidson '09-10 FLHTC, FLHTCU, FLHRC, FLHX

    OEM Replacement Tires:
    • 160/70VB-17 = BMW K1200LT
    • Item # 6127

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    Metzeler ME880

    Best tire for my BMW K1200lt. I am getting approximately 10,000 miles on the tire. I ride hard and fast. Tires perform wonderfully. Motorcycle Superstore always gives me the best price on the internet. Very fast shipping and for free. Can't beat their customer service. Thank you.

    Harold - October 29, 2014

    (Brookville, NY)

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    Very good mileage

    I waited until I had run over 15,000 miles on these tires. I had Dunlop tires previously and they only made it 10,000 miles before needing replacement. I couldn't tell a difference as they were very good handling, cornering, wet and dry traction and they did what I wanted. I still have a few miles left to put on them but have already ordered Metzeler tires for my next set as well.

    Carol - October 28, 2014

    (Suwanee, GA)

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    Metzeler Marathons

    My 5th set of these on my old GL. I like them a lot. Have run Dunlop 404's and Duro Tours before, both tracked badly, wore out too fast. These took a bit of tweaking to find the right pressure but once dialed in they provide a superior ride to any of the others. On my 78 Wing they like at least 36-38 psi. I have more cornering stability than the 404's could imagine and almost zero tracking on grooved roads. 20,000 miles from a front tire and 12-14,000 from a back is pretty amazing.

    Whiskerfish - October 27, 2014

    (Norfolk , VA)

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    lovin the twisties

    This was such an amazing experience on a 750 Magna Honda! The Metzeler worked their magic, making the bike ride and handle like a completely different machine. Turning effort (well their isn't any). The first thing you notice is the perfect roundness of the tire. I checked and found that by going to Metzelers I gained three MPG. Great tires.

    MICHAEL - September 17, 2014

    (Park Hills, MO)

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    ME 880's, Front and Rear

    These tires track and handle GREAT. I would never ride on anything else. This is my 2nd pair and get long lasting tread life. With free shipping, the price can't be beat. They're "five star" all the way!

    Bud - September 16, 2014

    (Loganville., GA)

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    Not what I would consider a good tire- less than 4k miles when it developed a bounce. After inspection the tire had separated and had cord showing. I found this over 3 hours from home on my way to ride The Dragon. Thankfully I found it in time. No more Meltzer's for me.

    todd - July 21, 2014

    (lyons, GA)

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    Excellent Tire

    This review is for the ME880 on the rear of a Kawasaki Vulcan 900LT which uses a 180/70HB-15. This last ME880 gave over 16,000 miles of service before the wear indicators were beginning to show that it was time for a change. Previous ME880s on this particular bike lasted up to 19,000 miles. By contrast, the OEM Dunlop rear tire on this bike had no tread left when replaced at 10,700 miles. Handling with the ME880 is excellent and the tire has very good wet and dry traction.

    Mick - July 21, 2014

    (Shelton, WA)

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    200-55R17 rear tire

    Motorcycle Superstore delivered them quickly and in perfect condition. We had them mounted and balanced by Vintage V Twin here in Spokane. We haven't taken any long trips, no burn out pits, and it is cord bare. I do ride all but 2 or three months out of the year, but the weather is not extreme here. All the wear is right down the middle. I replaced the front at the same time, and its fine. Seems to be the problem with the 200 series in general, as the factory recommended Dunlop's don't last 3000 miles. The matching front tire that we bought at the same time looks and rides like we bought it yesterday. I will definitely pay close attention to the miles on the next tire as I'm over a year. I think under the circumstances with the reviews on the 200 series tires I've read- and personal experience to date I'm just going to buy the cheapest rear tire I can put my hands on, and run it untill it falls apart. I'll let ya' know how that goes.

    Kip - June 30, 2014

    (Spokane, WA)

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    Metzler 880 Marathon

    Been on the 880 since the first factory tire on my Soft Tail wore out. So much has been written about them that I can't add anything to the good reviews and I disagree with any bad ones. Love 'em.

    Jeff - June 25, 2014

    (Santa Monica, CA)

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    blow out

    Had this tire on the back of a HD Softail, it blew out with less than 1500 miles on it. Other than that it was a great tire.

    Kendall - June 09, 2014

    (Vancleave, MS)

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    ME 880

    This is the 5th set of ME 880 tires. Average around 8,000 to 10,000 miles on a set. Ride rain or shine. Very stable tire all around. I ride an 02 Victory. Good product at a good price . -Dave

    David - May 09, 2014

    (Barre, MA)

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    Best set on my VTX 1800

    Purchased a pair of these two years back. Had them shipped direct to the garage that put them on for me. A plus if your shop is listed. Great traction wet and dry. Very durable tire. Hit a large pothole first month I owned them. No detriment to performance! Still rolling with 12,000 miles on this pair. Plenty of tread left, hopefully another 6-10,000. Would strongly recommend this tire or the new Metzeler model 888. VTX 1800 is a large bike, these tires have been the best for the money!

    Lucus - May 05, 2014

    (Eagan, MN)

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    New to Metzeler ME880 Series

    So far I love these tires. Best handling I have ever had on my VTX1300R. I did a lot of reading before switching to the Metzeler and all the reviews were great. I am beginning to see why already.

    VTX1300R - April 05, 2014

    (Madison, IN)

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    me880

    Just installed on my 07 Ultra Classic so we will see. Arrived on time and tire looks great. I have always ran Shinkos and been pleased other than mileage on rear tire. Bought this one after a friend with same bike showed me his tire with 21,000 miles on it and still no cord showing.

    todd - April 05, 2014

    (lyons, GA)

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    Definitely high mileage

    Have these on front and back of my Honda Shadow 750. I do 20-25K miles per year, and these generally last me 12-14 months.

    Stephen - February 24, 2014

    (Woodbridge, VA)
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