ROADTEC™ 01 is able to ensure outstanding grip across an extended range of tarmac, weather and temperature conditions, even going beyond ROADTEC™ Z8 M/O, a test winner in 2015. This means unsurpassed rider confidence when leaning, braking and accelerating, which can be experienced when riding in urban environments, on inter-urban roads and highways.
Ensuring a top level of safety on these different conditions is made possible by combining a completely new tread design, new profile and a dual compounds layout for rear sizes.
ROADTEC™ 01 tread design features a high number of grooves whose development is transversal to the rotation direction, with the advantage of increasing compound mechanical grip on the ground. The benefit of transversal grooves extends in many different conditions: from riding with cold wet weather on lightweight motorcycles, to longer highway trips during summer on a big touring bike. The tread design as a whole also grants a higher water drainage ratio compared to ROADTEC™ Z8 M/O, thanks to grooves placement and the geometry which has been fine-tuned depending whether the motorcycle is leaning or riding in a straight way.
ROADTEC™ 01 profile and dual compound layout play an important role on reaching the target in term of safety, grip and riding confidence: on the rear tyres, the shorter and larger contact patch...
Holds a higher number of tread design elements, thereby increasing its efficiency.
Includes a higher section of the full-silica shoulder compound, which is capable of delivering the highest chemical grip on wet and low friction surfaces.
Dual compound layout on rear sizes features a central stripe with high silica content mixed with carbon black, to increase mileage and stability, while shoulders have a full silica compound providing top notch chemical grip even on more difficult surfaces such as wet and worn tarmac. The central stripe covers approximately 30% of the tread pattern section, with the remaining 70% of full silica compound equally split between the two shoulders.
Front tyre sizes use a full silica compound similar to the one on the shoulder of the rear tyres, in order to provide excellent chemical grip in conjunction with the mechanical grip provided by the tread design. The employment of a similar compound between front tyres and rear tyres shoulders also helps providing a homogenous contact feeling to the rider.