Interact™ Technology. Five zone tension: the new tension layout ensures the best balance between mileage, high grip for sporty riding road riding and precision at maximum lean.
Interact™. New generation of riding feeling: an incredible sense of confidence whilst at lean and easy to stand back up to allow maximum grip when exiting a corner.
New high Silica compound sets the new benchmark of the segment for wet behavior across a wide range of temperatures for safety feeling and confidence on wet roads
Five zone tension: modular steel string winding tension
Linear change of tyre softness along the profi le
Performance exactly where needed
New generation of Dura Sil compoundQuick
Quick warm up and wet traction
Safety feeling in every riding condition
π shaped Tread Design
Modern look and Improved lasting
Cool and smart
Front E 120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL. Stiffer belt construction for improved stability. Kawasaki ZZR 1400
Rear E 190/50 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL (E). Stiffer belt construction for improved stability. Kawasaki ZZR 1400
Performance Bike Magazine 6/2013
“…The M5 Interact are like the Rolls Royce of sporty road tyres – treading the fine line between grip, handling and comfort exceptionally well…”
MO (Germany 08/2011)
"... the name of Sportec is "programme". A tyre for riders seeking active engagement while riding ..."
Performance Bikes (UK 07/2010)
“...Bike feels great on these, very light, planted and positive.... ‘Feels like they
have really concentrated on making the best road tyre they could ...”
Innovative belt structure with a single ply of steel cords wrapped around a radial carcass at 0°. Patented high performance technology by Metzeler for both front and rear tyres. Steel features a higher stiffness than textile and this allows the reduction of the tyre weight. Steel radial belt reduces the dynamic deformation of the tyre under centrifugal forces giving the tyre an excellent high-speed stability. Thanks to the more uniform heat distribution, mileage is increased and wear characteristics are more uniform.
Metzeler Advanced Winding
“Metzeler Advanced Winding” is a patented system for optimum spacing between the cords of the 0° steel belt. In certain sections of the tyre, the steel cords are wound with different spacing depending on the performance requirements on that particular area of the tyre. On both front & rear tyre the spacing is wider in the crown area for more elasticity and self-damping. For sections of the tyre used for mid lean, there is increased stiffness to support fast cornering. On the shoulder area on the rear tyre, the spacing is again wider for safe feedback and control when riding towards full lean.
Contour Modelling Technology
Advanced design technology of the tyre contour is tuned to meet high performance riding demanded on the latest bikes. A combination of different profiles on front and rear are optimised to be complimentary at any given angle of lean. The final contour design of the tyre set features the best aspects of performance for every riding style on all of the latest bikes: predictability, feedback at the limit of grip and cornering stability.
Latest generation of high-performance compound, with a high Silica content and new reinforncing elements to give better stiffness and superior mechanical resistance. This new compound has been developed to guarantee a fast and efficient adaptability form cold to hot, dry to wet, normal road to racetrack use with high durability.
Interact - Multi Zone Tension
Modular steel string winding tension: the performance of the compound depends on the stiffness of the structure. Performance exactly where needed for maximum adaptability to different riding styles