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METZELER Expands Classic Racing RACETEC RR Range with 18-inch Sizes

With the RACETEC RR now in the new 18-inch sizes, in addition to the existing 17-inch sizes, METZELER approaches classic racing focusing on high performance post-classic motorcycles.

METZELER RACETEC RR street legal tire has been developed for in road racing and now expands its range with new 18-inch sizes in the K1 compound designed for classic racing.

In the new sizes, the RACETEC RR made its successful debut at the Bol d’Or Classic race that took place last Saturday and METZELER won by equipping the Kawasaki GPZ1100 led by Marcel Kellenberger and Stefan Merkens of the Bolliger Classic Endurance team.

The three new sizes are available in a specific K1 compound, the softest among those of the METZELER RACETEC RR, to ensure maximum performance on road and track, and further developed to ensure versatility and adaptability to the specifications of old machines.

In classic races, riders might compete on motorcycles that no longer perform like modern ones, but METZELER realizes that these motorcycles still require tires with modern performance.

Classic races take place both on road circuits – such as the Isle of Man, where each year in August the Manx Grand Prix Senior Classic race is held with old superbikes from the 90s – and on race circuits, such as the prestigious Bol d’Or Classic.

In most countries, a motorcycle must be at least 25 years old to be considered vintage, while the category for classic motorcycles is usually intended for machines produced before 1972 and for post-classic, built between 1973 and 1985.

With the RACETEC RR now in the new 18-inch sizes, in addition to the existing 17-inch sizes, METZELER approaches classic racing focusing on high performance post-classic motorcycles. This approach provides riders with first-class dry performance and greater control over their valuable, ageing but still powerful motorcycles.

The RACETEC RR rear is bi-compound, offering excellent grip in cornering as well as great stability at high speeds. Unlike its predecessor, all the sizes and compounds of RACETEC RR have the speed index W in brackets, which enables these tires to be used on public roads and not just on circuits.

RACETEC identifies the METZELER range of products dedicated to sport, while RR, defined as Road Racing, underlines the context in which this project was born. The RACETEC RR comes directly from the experience of METZELER in Road Racing competition in which the brand has been highly successful for many years.

With substantial efforts in these activities, METZELER has been able to completely renew its sports range of tires. SPORTEC M7 RR was developed and launched followed by the new Racing Supersport RACETEC RR that now expands its tire range with the latest 18-inch sizes to further meet the needs of the classic racing.

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