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Old August 31st, 2018, 07:13 PM   #11
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I Ride: 2014 Hyperstrada 821, KTM 390 Duke, Royal Enfield C5 , Yamaha R15, Homebuilt ACE FIREBALL 535
Most of my riding is on moderately good paved roads with occasional gravel and mud stretches. The scorpions did seem to offer less grip than I expected and they wore quickly. I have had excellent performance from a set of Metzeler M5s on my KTM 390 and I went with a set of Metzeler M7RR tires for the Hyper.
Dry grip from this tire is very high and I can confidently push the bike hard on mountain roads. The tire seems to handle surface transitions without any fuss when leaned over fully. I have only about 5mm of chicken strips left on the rear tire.
The tire has been amazing in the rain and wet grip is insane. Earlier with the slightest amount of surface water on the road, I'd have the traction control cutting in all the time. Now even on sport mode and DTC 7 , in rain, the Traction control does not cut in much and the bike feels much faster.
I suppose that the Roadtech 1 will be a great tire to use. You'll probably get better life than the pure sport tires while retaining most of the grip.
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Old September 2nd, 2018, 05:22 AM   #12
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I am hard on tires because of my use of full throttle and enjoyment of twisty backroads. As such, I have worn out a number of tires on the motorcycles in the garage.

The Roadtec 01 was a surprise on tow northern California rides. Great grip wet & dry. Great durability and rim protection with hundreds of potholes. Great traction when exploring the limits of adhesion.

My Review: Metzeler Roadtec 01 - Long Life & Great Traction
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Old September 2nd, 2018, 09:51 AM   #13
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Roadtec 01 is great on California roads like these:













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Old September 7th, 2018, 09:02 AM   #14
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Just got the Roadtec 01ís installed! Hoping for some good weather this weekend. I did notice the TC light flickering under light acceleration in first and second. But only in urban mode which I donít use much.
The tires are exactly spec size, would a slight variation in circumference cause this?
Anyway I can convince the computer all is good?

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Old September 7th, 2018, 09:52 AM   #15
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I dunno if you can change the size the computer expects but I have read that the same size tire will still vary in circumference which can throw off traction control and abs. If it's only happening in urban mode it's probably not a big deal, and worst case you can always dial back the aggressiveness of the TC setting.
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Old September 7th, 2018, 09:57 AM   #16
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Thanks Nate,

Iím not concerned just very surprised how sensitive the system is. Track day coming up so the circumference will probably reduce a bit anyway
Just got half an hour in before the rain and happy with feedback from these tires so far!


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Old September 7th, 2018, 01:12 PM   #17
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Most of my riding is on moderately good paved roads with occasional gravel and mud stretches. The scorpions did seem to offer less grip than I expected and they wore quickly. I have had excellent performance from a set of Metzeler M5s on my KTM 390 and I went with a set of Metzeler M7RR tires for the Hyper.
Dry grip from this tire is very high and I can confidently push the bike hard on mountain roads. The tire seems to handle surface transitions without any fuss when leaned over fully. I have only about 5mm of chicken strips left on the rear tire.
The tire has been amazing in the rain and wet grip is insane. Earlier with the slightest amount of surface water on the road, I'd have the traction control cutting in all the time. Now even on sport mode and DTC 7 , in rain, the Traction control does not cut in much and the bike feels much faster.
I suppose that the Roadtech 1 will be a great tire to use. You'll probably get better life than the pure sport tires while retaining most of the grip.
Never had those problems with either the scorpion 1 or the 2 that I use now. Sure any of these tires are very good.
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Old September 9th, 2018, 07:53 AM   #18
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After careful consideration I got the Pirelli Angel GT. From everything I read it's a toss up between those and the Metzleer Roadtec 01. It appears the Metzeler may be better in the wet, but I never ride in the rain.

Took the Angel GT out and gave them a nice scrub on Glendora Ridge Road, and I'm SUPER pleased. What I like best is how the front wheel just falls into a turn now. It's a real upgrade for my type of riding which is fast curvy roads.

I have read of people getting 10k miles out of them. If I get 6k I'm fine.

Thanks to all of you for your input!!!!
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Old September 9th, 2018, 09:19 AM   #19
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You'll be happy with those (angel gt). I'm on my second set and they've never let me down on the road, in the rain, or on the track. Exceptional mileage and resistance to squaring off as well.
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