Grip on all kind of asphalt
ROADTEC™ Z8 INTERACT™ connects you to the road, especially in the wet.
It always ensures the best stability and allows you to ride with maximum confidence and a safe feeling thanks to the groove layout of the tread pattern, inspired by Greek 𝜋 shape and engineered to enhance water drainage in the hardest conditions.
The grooves modify the stiffness of the tire and are used to calibrate and optimize the entire contact patch pressure at every lean angle.
Their shape and position have been studied to provide mechanical grip at different lean angles and types of riding. Water drainage, even in deep water, is granted by the presence of large grooves in the footprint area, regardless of the angle.
The central longitudinal grooves are deeper and longer to increase water evacuation. They cover approximately 70% of lean angle typically reached in wet conditions, which delivers a complete feeling of safety. In dry conditions, they work as a pin, which increases the flexibility of the tread and enlarges the footprint area, thus providing stability especially at high speed.
Radial grooves on the shoulders provide optimum drainage at high lean angles, so even those who ride enthusiastically in the wet will discover that the Roadtec™ Z8 Interact™ provides maximum safety in all conditions.
The inclination of the groove wall is designed for a consistent water flow throughout the tire's life, even when the wear process is near completion.