Safety on wet and low friction surfaces
On ROADTEC™ 01, Metzeler developed a new concept of tread design capable to enhance mechanical traction, with a clearly perceivable benefit when accelerating and braking.
Front tyre features a large amount of transversal grooves that grip the asphalt as single elements and increase the amount of water drained.
Rear tyres feature both long and short grooves with opposed orientation and with different functions.
When braking, the short grooves prevent lateral movements and increase motorcycle stability.
When accelerating, the long grooves enhance the traction of the compound especially on low friction surfaces.
The groove orientation contributes also to increase the mileage: both groove design and pitch have been tuned to leverage on a high land-sea ratio and a high quantity of rubber in contact with the ground.
At the same time, the groove orientation, follows the direction of the wear-wave lines, ensuring a regular consumption of the tread and allowing tread design to last until the very end of the tyre’s life.
The shape and layout, besides being a distinguishing feature of ROADTEC™ 01 tread design, greatly contribute to maximize the level of water drainage and mechanical friction.