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Tire construction

Examples and explanation of the main types of motorcycle tire structures


Interact™: multi zone tension Interact™: multi zone tension
Interact™ is the modular multi tension steel cord winding technology, allowing Metzeler tires to offer the best performance in all conditions.
The performance of the tread compound is influenced by the stiffness of the structure.
Mileage, grip, handling...the differentiated tensioning of the steel belt underneath the tread compound gives a tailored performance, exactly where needed, giving maximum adaptability to different riding styles.
Metzeler Advanced Winding 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 tire, the steel cords are wound with different spacing depending on the performance requirements on that particular area of the tire. On both front and rear tires the spacing is wider in the crown area for more elasticity and self-damping. For sections of the tire used for mid lean, there is increased stiffness to support fast cornering. On the shoulder area on the rear tire, the spacing is again wider for safe feedback and control when riding towards full lean.
Multiple Radius Contour Multiple Radius Contour
Engineering technology for contour design dedicated to high-performance riding. The contour curvature differs between the crown and shoulder area in order to provide the most intuitive and effective handling and grip characteristics. The crown and shoulder areas feature a sharper radius for faster and more precise handling (crown) and safer stability limits feedback (shoulder). A wider radius characterizes the side area, ensuring a larger contact patch for cornering stability.
Metzeler Belt System Metzeler Belt System
“Metzeler Belt System” is the patented technology by Metzeler for the diagonal belt on cross-ply tires. This modular-like construction technology really allows tuning each single size to the specific needs of the bikes for superior stability. This means that weight and performance of the tires are specifically developed for the more traditionally styled yet powerful bikes, enhancing their dynamic performance.
MBS-Radial MBS-Radial
This symbol identifies a tire with radial carcass and diagonal belt using MBS technology. The radial carcass allows the construction of a low section tire for enhanced cornering stability and reduced weight, while the diagonal belt limits tire deformation at high speed.
Single Radius Contour Single Radius Contour
Specific tire contour developed for custom-touring bikes, characterized by a linear design. A bike specific profile designed especially for heavy models. The wide crown area ensures great comfort and stability at all speeds, maintaining very high mileage characteristics. The round side area of the contour provides easy handling.
Contour Modelling Technology Contour Modelling Technology
Advanced design technology of the tire contour is tuned for a high-performance riding style on modern bikes. Complimentary front and rear tire profiles are optimized through them having different contours, but each of them optimized to match at a single lean angle. The final contour design of the set features the best performing behavior for every riding style and all modern bikes: predictability, grip limit feedback and cornering stability.
Fine Carbon Matrix Fine Carbon Matrix
“Fine Carbon Matrix” compound structure is a new compound that 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 the highest level of grip both in dry and in wet conditions, thus maintaining extremely high mileage characteristics.
Dura Sil Dura Sil
Latest generation of high-performance compound, with a high silica content and new reinforcing 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.
Steel Radial Steel Radial
Innovative belt structure, with a single ply of steel cords wrapped at 0° around a radial carcass. Patented technology by Metzeler for both front and rear high-performance tires. Steel features a higher stiffness than the traditional textile material used and also reduces tire weight. A steel belted radial reduces the dynamic deformation of the tire under centrifugal forces giving the tire excellent high-speed stability. Steel is an excellent conductor, therefore providing a more uniform heat distribution which allows higher mileage and wear characteristics are more uniform.
Wintec technology Wintec technology
Sipes are "cut" in to the tread for fast warm up and incredible contact feeling with a compound designed to work perfectly at low temperatures. The Wintec technology allows riding for 12 months a year in safe conditions without compromising the performance.


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