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Metzeler Introduces New CRUISETEC Touring Tire For V-Twins

Chaparral Motorsports
December 5, 2018
(Press Release)

During the CUSTOMBIKE SHOW that opened its doors today in Bad Salzuflen, Germany, METZELER unveiled the new CRUISETECâ„¢, the Custom Touring tire designed to optimize the performance of modern and past V-Twins and intended for motorcyclists who want to get the most out of their motorcycles in terms of handling and grip.

With the new CRUISETECâ„¢, METZELER extends its successful V-Twin range towards performance-oriented use. This tire upgrades the handling of current and older motorcycles, featuring remarkable grip even in wet conditions, ground breaking performance and innovative stability features. CRUISETECâ„¢ features revolutionary characteristics for tread pattern, compound recipe and carcass specifications in the production of tires for V-Twin motorcycles.

METZELER has developed CRUISETECâ„¢ to meet the needs of motorcyclists who increasingly look for emotional, carefree riding and live their riding passion on V-Twin machines with custom performance in mind. CRUISETECâ„¢ has been designed to pair with the latest generation of Cruisers and Tourers, machines that manufacturers are equipping with high-rated performance parts and the latest electronic rider aids. With the METZELER CRUISETECâ„¢ tire, these motorcycles can meet their full potential for agility, increased lean angles, improved stability, comfort, shorter stopping distance and faster cornering. Thanks to a cutting-edge combination of technological features - including industry-leading innovations - experienced V-Twin riders and newer riders alike can enjoy a perfected riding performance, confidently confirming Metzeler's product tagline "Performance Perfected."

The main benefits of the new CRUISETECâ„¢ include:

  • Enjoy performance cruising, which means great handling, line taking and line holding. Immediate response at all stages also in wet conditions and enhanced cornering grip and safety.
  • Performance consistency, which means handling is preserved throughout the entire tire lifespan thanks to the combination of a solid tread pattern with its constant-curvature contours and dual-compound layout that preserves the tire profile thanks to even wear.
  • Smooth and effortless riding thanks to maximized line holding when entering and maintaining lean angles and comfort.
  • Enhanced confidence and safety, also in the wet, which derives from the effective interaction of the tire with electronic rider aids.

METZELER CRUISETECâ„¢ is designed to respond to the needs of V-Twin performance riding, and complements the METZELER portfolio for V-Twins, which now consists of:

  • CRUISETECâ„¢, perfecting the performance of yesterday's and today's V-Twins.
  • ME 888 Marathonâ„¢ ULTRA featuring an incredibly wide range which includes whitewalls, orange-wall and extra-wide sizes.
  • ME77 Perfect, a vintage tread pattern developed to upgrade the ride of old-school customizations.

The new CRUISETECâ„¢ tire will be available starting January 2019 in the following sizes:

FRONT                                                  REAR

MT90B16 TL 72H                              MU85B16 TL 77H

130/90B16 TL REINF 73H               180/65B16 REINF TL 81H

150/80-16 TL 71H                            150/80B16 REINF TL 77H

130/80B17 TL 65H                           130/90B16 REINF TL 73H

130/70R18 TL 63H                           180/70B16 TL 77H

130/60B19 TL 61H                           180/60R16 REINF TL 80H

100/90-19 TL 57H                            MT90B16 TL 74H

120/70ZR19 TL (60W)                     200/55R16 TL 77H

110/90-19 TL 62H                            160/70B17 REINF TL 79V

MH90-21 TL 54H                              200/55R17 TL 78V

120/70B21 REINF TL 68H               180/55B18 REINF TL 80H

240/40VR18 TL (79V)

180/55ZR18 TL (74W)

150/70B18 REINF TL 76H

260/40VR18 TL (84V)

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