Metzeler Racetec K3 review

Even wear and total stability when accelerating out of corners

Specification dedicated for street use, bringing the winner of many National Championships to the normal road

The launch was held at a soggy then sun-drenched Brands Hatch. Metzeller fitted the tyres to a range of 600cc and 1000cc sportsbikes.

The Interact has newly designed grooves; there are less of them but they are bigger than the outgoing version of the tyre. I was given the perfect chance to test the capability of these within seconds of stepping onto a drizzling Paddock Hill bend. Cold and on the brakes the front felt dependable within laps.

I rode quicker than I would on the road in the same conditions, and this is not from some race-hardened hack, but from a road rider with average levels of riding experience. In the wet this tyre felt as good as the Dunlop Roadsmart, which won our wet weather test a few issues back.

Two hours later, the track was dry. I took an R6 with a full fuel tank and lapped until the reserve light came on. The K2 compound tyre provided fantastic feedback on every section of the track. High speed turn-in was constant; the Interact was smooth, allowing me to carry plenty of corner speed and to get on the throttle earlier and harder. Through Surtees and into Clark curve the Interact-shod 600 changed direction really easily. After forty-two laps, the tyres still felt good – if anything, the more laps I did the better they felt.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/product-features/tyre-launch-metzeler-racetec-k2-and-k3-interact-review/14266.html#ixzz2tlYFoJyu

From Metzeler:

Easier to go faster

  • The new Racetec adopts INTERACT™ technology, the latest evolution of the patented 0° steel belt
  • The new winding process of a 0° steel belt reduces the contribution made by belts and carcass to stress resistance all along the profile.
  • Lower tension in the crown area creates more flexibility and the tyre can adapt itself better to the road surface, enlarging its footprint.
  • High steel belt winding tension in the shoulder area ensures maximum and uniform pressure on the contact patch: the trajectory is therefore always precise, without any deviation.

120/70 R 17 M/C 58V TL
120/70 ZR 17 M/C 58W TL
    
180/55 ZR 17 M/C 73W TL
190/55 R 17 M/C 75V TL
190/55 ZR 17 M/C 75W TL

The launch was held at a soggy then sun-drenched Brands Hatch. Metzeller fitted the tyres to a range of 600cc and 1000cc sportsbikes.

The Interact has newly designed grooves; there are less of them but they are bigger than the outgoing version of the tyre. I was given the perfect chance to test the capability of these within seconds of stepping onto a drizzling Paddock Hill bend. Cold and on the brakes the front felt dependable within laps.

I rode quicker than I would on the road in the same conditions, and this is not from some race-hardened hack, but from a road rider with average levels of riding experience. In the wet this tyre felt as good as the Dunlop Roadsmart, which won our wet weather test a few issues back.

Two hours later, the track was dry. I took an R6 with a full fuel tank and lapped until the reserve light came on. The K2 compound tyre provided fantastic feedback on every section of the track. High speed turn-in was constant; the Interact was smooth, allowing me to carry plenty of corner speed and to get on the throttle earlier and harder. Through Surtees and into Clark curve the Interact-shod 600 changed direction really easily. After forty-two laps, the tyres still felt good – if anything, the more laps I did the better they felt.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/product-features/tyre-launch-metzeler-racetec-k2-and-k3-interact-review/14266.html#ixzz2tlYFoJyu

From Metzeler:

Easier to go faster

  • The new Racetec adopts INTERACT™ technology, the latest evolution of the patented 0° steel belt
  • The new winding process of a 0° steel belt reduces the contribution made by belts and carcass to stress resistance all along the profile.
  • Lower tension in the crown area creates more flexibility and the tyre can adapt itself better to the road surface, enlarging its footprint.
  • High steel belt winding tension in the shoulder area ensures maximum and uniform pressure on the contact patch: the trajectory is therefore always precise, without any deviation.

120/70 R 17 M/C 58V TL
120/70 ZR 17 M/C 58W TL
    
180/55 ZR 17 M/C 73W TL
190/55 R 17 M/C 75V TL
190/55 ZR 17 M/C 75W TL

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