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Old September 24th, 2018, 06:30 AM   #181
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Hey everyone, I just mounted a set of Metzler Roadtec 01 tires and on my 2013 HyperStrada 821. My bike had about 5,000 miles on the original Pirelli Scorpion Trail tires. They had plenty of tread left and probably could have gone another 1,000 +.

My first ride was a 260 mile hot, dry day that included lots of twisties. Of course, I wasn't pushing new tires and came home with .75 in chicken strips... However, my first impression relative to the still serviceable stock Pirelli tires was that the Roadtecs did indeed turn in quicker and did allow quick, confident midturn corrections. The roadtecs felt nimble compared to the stock tires but also a bit harsh. The tires seem really hard/stiff. I'm 180 pounds and my HS is pretty naked... So, overall a pretty light combo for touring tires these days. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced roughness on roadtecs. I dialed down my rear dampener a bit to compensate for the harsher ride. I'm hoping the harshness goes away with more mileage but am a bit worried that the roadtecs are just designed for heavier bikes.

Please let me know your experience on the RT 01s!

Thx!
Road tech 01 sell 2 tipes HWM for heavy bikes and the regular ones that are the ones for the HS. In my opinion, great tires for the HS, much better than the original pirelli.
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