METZELER with this Calendar 2017 wants to pay homage to the family of female motorcyclists. Twelve months dedicated to women who defy adversity just to ride their motorcycle with determination, talent and femininity, as they feel a strong attraction to two wheels, and its lifestyle. Every page is a story of courage, passion and challenge.
The "Classics" section of the 2015 calendar begins with a photo from the Tourist Trophy (Isle of Man), 1968 It was a fight from start to finish among the riders on their single cylinder machines. Whilst Glaswegian Denis Gallagher had to retire in this Senior TT, Tony Godfrey finished 12th behind John Williams on his Matchless G50. Tony was only two tenths of a second quicker. However, they were both almost 11 minutes slower than the winner, Giacomo Agostini, and his superior 500cc three-cylinder MV Agusta.
The 2015 calendar is dedicated to the historic motorcycle rallies. At the cover Shinya Kimura of Japan riding his 1915 Indian Twin in the early morning during the Motorcycle Cannonball II pre-1930 Coast-to-Coast Endurance Run. Stage 13 - Klamath Falls, Oregon to Fortuna, California USA
Tourist Trophy (Isle of Man) 1966: Far away from a team garage. Those were the days, when a privateer had to be his own mechanic and a man of resources.
The "Classics" section of the 2013 calendar begins with a photo from Giacomo Agostini, number 6, and Alan Barnett set off for the 1969 Junior TT.
Passion, care, enthusiasm. A biker, even more than a motorist, is and must be an enthusiast. Because a motorcycle tends to be inconvenient – if it rains you get wet, if it’s cold you feel it. In fact, a motorcycle is first and foremost a life philosophy, and then a mode of transport To celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2013, Metzeler has decided to dedicate its calendar to these people – to bikers who, in the most unlikely corners of the world, disassemble, manipulate, reassemble, forge and create masterpieces which are destined to become unique pieces.
The "Classics" section of the 2012 calendar begins with a photo from the start to the Grand Prix of Germany (Hockenheim) 1969, 50cc
In March 2011, Japan was rocked by the strongest earthquake ever recorded. This calendar-half is a tribute to the people and the motorcycle manufacturer, which always occupy an important role in the motorcycle world. The title shows the Kawasaki ZX-9R. Introduced in 1994, she was the most powerful sport bike on the market.
The "Classics" section of the 2011 calendar begins with a photo of the start of the Grand Prize of the CSSR (Brno), 1972, 500cc
The second half of the 2011 calendar is a tribute to all the Cafe Racers, true motorcycle passion over generations.
The "Classics" section of the 2010 calendar begins with a photo of the start of the Grand Prix of Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps) 1970
In the truest sense of "Spirit of motorcycling," Metzeler has decided to donate to each member of the "cubane Harlistas" MOCLA a set of motorcycle tyres. Because this club is representing the true Metzeler thoughts by its stylish V-Twin motorcycles and their maintenance. It has been the world-renowned photographer Michael Lichter, who document this with his artful shots for eternity, like here in the Metzeler Calendar 2010.