The new Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact allows the rider to keep everything under control. The tyre follows the riders instincts with a sublime blend of precise and effortless handing
The new Roadtec Z8 Interact is designed to make riding easier, regardless of the motorcycle – for a long and safe experience.
The new tyre contour together with the patented profile design improves handling and reduces steering effort significantly - for maximum confidence in all riding conditions
New Design: The profile shape, inspired by the Greek letter "Pi", maximizes the flexibility of the profile, thus ensuring an optimum tyre footprint under in all conditions. The 3-zone-tension Interact ™ Technology gives outstanding mileage and sporty cornering grip.
A new High Silica compound with Nano particles ensures performance and safety in all weather conditions
The best wet performance in the Sport Touring segment The wet weather handling of motorcycle tyres and especially the braking performance in wet conditions, is becoming an increasingly important feature demanded by the rider. This rider requirement occurs especially if it suddenly rains and a high level of security is needed. Metzeler has decided to develop the new (M) and (O) specifications to provide motorcyclists the latest technology in terms of wet grip by retaining a high level of performance in all other areas. The rear tyre of the specifications (M) and (O) has a bi-compound mixture. The rubber compound in the central section of the tread area, depending on the tyre size, is on average 45 mm wide, with a 70% silica content specifically designed for higher mileage and stability at high speeds. The tyre shoulders comprise of approximately 88 mm on each side of the profile and have a 100% silica compound, which increases dramatically the chemical grip in the wet and reduces sliding under all conditions. The front tyre also consists of a 100% silica compound.
Mileage Sport Touring
Multi Zone Tension Steel Belt
Progressive variation of carcass stiffness
Long Mileage combined with high grip at lean
High Silica Compound
Chemical Grip on Wet Surfaces
Reduced Braking Distance and increased safety feeling on wet
π shaped Tread Design
Efficient Water Drainage
Safety on wet roads with a hi-tech look
110/70 ZR 17 M/C 54W TL (M)
120/60 ZR 17 M/C (55W) TL (M)
120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL (E)
120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL (M)
110/80 ZR 18 M/C (58W) TL (M)
120/70 ZR 18 M/C (59W) TL (M)
150/70 ZR 17 M/C (69W) TL (M)
160/60 ZR 17 M/C (69W) TL (M)
170/60 ZR 17 M/C (72W) TL (M)
180/55 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL (C)
180/55 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL (K)
180/55 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL (M)
180/55 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL (O)
190/50 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL (M)
190/50 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL (O)
190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL (C)
190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL (M)
190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL (O)
140/70 ZR 18 M/C (67W) TL (M)
160/60 ZR 18 M/C (70W) TL (M)
Front F 120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL. Different construction for improved stability. Honda CB650F
Rear F 180/55 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL. Different construction for improved stability. Honda CB650F
Front E 120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL. Different tyre profile developed for enhanced handling. Honda Integra NC700,
Front M 120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL. Different Compound for improved wet grip. All brands, all models
Rear C 180/55 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL. 2 plies Rayon for improved stability. Yamaha FJR 1300; BMW R1200R/RT
Rear M 180/55 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL. Dual Compound. All brands, all models
Rear O 180/55 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL. Dual Compound, 2 Plies carcass. See tyre finder for suggested motorcycles
Rear M 190/50 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL. Dual Compound. All brands, all models
Rear O 190/50 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL. Dual Compound, 2 Plies carcass. See tyre finder for suggested motorcycles
Rear C 190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL. 2 plies Rayon for improved stability. BMW K1600 GT/GTL
Rear M 190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL. Dual Compound. All brands, all models
Rear O 190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL. Dual Compound, 2 Plies carcass. See tyre finder for suggested motorcycles
MOTORRAD (Germany 11/2012)
"... All round talent and wonderful stability, it knows no nervousness or
stubbornness. You can always rely on it, no matter where ... "Conclusion:" With a real quantum leap Metzeler has catapulted to the top of the field. Thus, the superior wet handling characteristics and superior performance on the highway are the key factors for the clear test winner. That Metzeler with this top performance even offer the second best mileage and a very good wear pattern, shows it's exceptional performance of the new tyre. In short, a true "start-finish victory" of the new Metzeler in the "Motorrad" touring tyre test.
Motorrad Testcenter (Germany - Februar 2012)
Referring to the test center, "... the Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact M / O beats the competition by far." In direct comparison with competing products, the new Roadtec Z8 Interact with the specifications (M) and (O) is the clear winner. For the comparison test, a Honda CBR 600 F / ABS and a Suzuki 1250 Badit / ABS were ridden. "
MCN (UK 5/2012)
"Best in Test ... the lap time, which were achieved by the new Metzeler is breathtaking. Offer you immediate confidence and a great riding feeling even on difficult road conditions, like in the wet."
Summary: "every day touring tyre with good feedback in all conditions, excellent wet behaviour and less wear. Grand total: 1st place."
PS (Deutschland 7/2012)
Summary: "The new boss in rain is the Metzeler Z8 Interact in Special Specification M / O..."
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.
Multi Zone Tension
Modular steel cord winding tension: the performance of the tread compound depends on the stiffness of the structure underneath. Performance exactly where needed, giving maximum adaptability to different riding styles.
FCM - Fine Carbon Mix
Fine Carbon Mix compound structure. This new compound has been obtained using the last generation of high-performance raw materials for a quicker adaptability to a wider range of conditions, going from cold to warm, from wet to dry. This new structure ensures highest level of grip both in dry and in wet conditions, thus maintaining extremely high mileage characteristics.