The Metzeler Sportec M7 RR tyre is now available in the dimensions typical of adventure bikes. Approvals for the models of various manufacturers are available.
It is an open secret that not a few adventure bikes never get to see a piece of unpaved track in their motorcycle life. Some may regret this, but there are plenty of good reasons even for pure road riders to choose one of the numerous adventure bikes.
If we leave fashionable aspects aside, there is still an engine performance that is often not inferior to that of sports motorcycles. In addition, adventure bikes often have a pleasantly bullish engine characteristic, a very handy chassis, and the high, upright seating position is especially suitable for taller motorcyclists. In short: with an adventure bike you can be fast, comfortable and sometimes very sporty on the road.
Metzeler now takes these usage habits into account. Starting this season, the tyre manufacturer will also be offering the Sportec M7 RR tyre in the typical dimensions of large adventure bikes. From March 2019 the sizes 120/70 R 19 and 170/60 R 17 of the Sportec M7 RR will be launched on the market, in April further dimensions common to adventure bikes will follow.
Overview of Metzeler Sportec M7 RR approvals for adventure bike models
front: 120/70 R 19 M/C 60V TL
rear: 170/60 R 17 M/C 72V TL (from March 2019)
Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally (MY 2015), BMW R 1200 GS; Adventure (MY 2013-16), R 1200 GS (MY 2017), R 1250 GS / Adventure (MY 2019), R nineT Urban G/S, R nineT Scrambler (19″/17″) (MY 2016-), Ducati Multistrada 950 (MY 2017-), Multistrada Enduro 1260 (MY 2019-), Scrambler Desert Sled (MY 2017-), Triumph Tiger 1200 (MY 2018-), Tiger Explorer (MY 2016-)
front: 110/80 R 19 M/C 59V TL
rear: 150/70 R 17 M/C 69V TL (from April 2019)
BMW R 850 GS; R 1100/1150 GS/Adv.., R 1200 GS/Adv. (MY 2004 -08), Honda Varadero 1000, Crosstourer, KTM 1050 Adventure / 1090 Adventure, Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V / 1200 NTX, V85 TT (MY 2019), Suzuki V-Strom DL 650 / DL 1000, Triumph Tiger Explorer/XC, Tiger 800, Tiger (T 709, 709EN), Yamaha XTZ 1200 Z Super Ténéré