Metzeler Sportec M7RR Motorcycle Tyres
The new Metzeler Sportec M7 RR is the latest sport tyre from this German manufacturer and is in line to eventually replace the very popular Sportec M5. So being a newer tyre there will be improvements right? "What are these?" I hear you say, well first lets start with the actual development of the tyre. It has been uniquely made using the experience and feedback derived from British roads hence the RR markings on the tyre stand for Road Race. The front tyre is a single 100% Silica compound, which is the stuff that gives you good wet-weather grip. The rear tyre as you would expect now-days, is dual compound, with soft silica shoulders for that extra grip when cornering at speed (with a harder compound beneath for stability) the centre compound is "harder" so to offer more mileage and stability. Zero degree belts running around the tyre carcass are tensioned differently in certain areas – this is the Metzeler ‘Interact’ technology which Metzeler have been using for the past few years on various ranges such as the M5 and Z8. The belts have high tension in the middle and edges for stability and less tension in the shoulders for feel and grip.