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Metzeler ROADTEC 02: the Super-Sport-Touring Tire With DYNATREAD Technology 

Two tires in one, thanks to innovative patented DYNATREAD technology, which adapts the behavior from Sport-Touring to Supersport.

Metzeler presents the new ROADTEC 02 tire, a mix of technology and sustainability that integrates the most recent technological innovations from the brand, redefining the benchmark for the Sport-Touring segment.

ROADTEC 02 is the first tire to use DYNATREAD, the patented adaptive tread design technology that allows it to adapt its behavior from Sport-Touring to Supersport based on the motorcyclist’s riding style, almost creating a new category of tire: the “Super-Sport-Touring.”

ROADTEC 02 is made with more than 43% of bio-based and recycled materials,* as certified by a third party, Bureau Veritas. The use of this type of material also offers excellent results from a performance point-of-view.

This new motorcycle tire is aimed at those who use Sport Touring, Naked, Crossover, Adventure but also Supersport machines and who are looking for a tire with a sportier appearance and performance than those of a traditional Sport-Touring without giving up good mileage and safety, even on wet surfaces.

Patented DYNATREAD Technology and Adaptive Tread Design

DYNATREAD is the new patented technology that translates into an adaptive tread design capable of varying the behavior of the tire to adapt it to different riding styles and conditions. In other words, in a single tire you have the possibility of combining different riding styles, from Sport-Touring to Supersport, and ROADTEC 02 is the first tire to exploit this innovative technology.

When the motorcyclist has a touring riding style or is in wet conditions, the long grooves of the tread pattern favor the evacuation of water and the correct mobility of the tread compound, helping to offer quick warm-up, comfort and grip, expressing the qualities and behavior typical of a Sport-Touring tire.

However, when a sportier riding style is utilized, typically in dry conditions, greater load transfers and lateral thrusts created by higher lean angles generate considerable pressure on the tires, causing part of the grooves to close, thus increasing the compactness and stability of the tread band. This results in greater support and more direct feedback for the rider to make the most of the grip qualities of the compound, improving riding precision and modifying its behavior to become close to that of a supersport tire.

The front and rear tires have been designed with the same tread pattern to guarantee the same adaptive behavior on both axles, as well as improving acoustic comfort.

Tread Design, Bi-Compound Rear and Full-Silica Front Tires

The tread pattern of the new ROADTEC 02 takes inspiration from that of the SPORTEC M9 RR tire to achieve a sporty performance and retain the METZELER family feeling, which draws inspiration from the Greek letter π, a constitutive element of the tire behavior, providing the correct tire flexibility and efficient water evacuation.

The tread pattern of the new ROADTEC 02, compared to its predecessor ROADTEC 01 SE, increases the full/empty land/sea ratio, thus increasing the footprint and making it more uniform as the lean angle varies, so as to guarantee a smoother and more precise ride. Furthermore, a smaller presence of grooves leads to fewer interruptions on the tread band, to the benefit of acoustic comfort.

ROADTEC 02 further improves the already excellent wet performance of its predecessor thanks to the use of new full-silica compounds for the front tires and for the shoulders of the rear ones to optimize chemical grip, particularly on wet roads. The center section and the base of the rear tires have a high silica content (over 80%) to best balance grip with thermal stability.

The rear tires are dual-compound with the central section extending for approximately 20% of the tire width, while the remaining 80% is equally divided between the two shoulders.

The use of different plasticizing resins differentiates the rigidity of the two rear compounds while offering stability at high speeds, grip when leaning and safety in the wet.

Made With More Than 43% of Bio-Based and Recycled Materials

Thanks to years of studies and research on new materials and a careful selection of its suppliers, with ROADTEC 02, it has been possible to create a tire with more than 43% of bio-based and recycled materials,* a claim certified by Bureau Veritas, the world leader in verifying conformity and certification in quality, environment, health, safety and social responsibility (to ISO14021 standard).

In fact, it is the first line of Metzeler products to be characterized by a high percentage of bio-based and recycled materials, verified by a third party according to the ISO 14021 standard and produced in ISCC+ certified factories.

The bio-based and recycled materials selected to produce ROADTEC 02 were also chosen for the contribution they can make to the performance of the tyre.

Metzeler ROADTEC 02 tires are available in the following sizes:

  • Front:
    • 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W) TL
    • 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W) TL (C)*
    • 110/80 R 19 M/C 59V TL
    • 120/70 ZR19 M/C 60W TL
  • Rear:
    • 150/70 R 17 M/C 69V TL
    • 160/60 ZR 17 M/C (69W) TL
    • 170/60 ZR 17 M/C 72W TL
    • 180/55 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL
    • 180/55 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL (C)*
    • 190/50 ZR ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL
    • 190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL
    • 190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL (O)**

*CCC – homologated 
**Dedicated to big Sport-tourers

* Thanks to a combination of physical segregation and mass balance approach. Depending on tyre size, bio-based and recycled content ranges between 14-19% and 28-34% respectively. Bio-based materials are natural rubber, textile reinforcements, bio-chemicals and bio-resins, while recycled materials are – through mass balance – synthetic rubber, silica and carbon black.

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