Sportec M3 review

The M5 Interact handles like a sports tyre, its profile isn’t as sharp as a full on track-focused tyre but for me, that’s a plus point

Sportec M3 review
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James Whitham, Visordown:

Damp: 1:22.05
Warmed up really quickly and within a lap I felt as though I was braking harder than on anything we’ve tested so far. Turns in really well with good mid-corner grip so long as there’s no standing water – they don’t cut through it as well as the BT-021 or the Angel STs but do have more feel on the damp and drier stuff. Loads more rear grip than the BT-021s on the way out of corners and really easy to get the tyre to re-grip smoothly by either picking the bike up more or gently easing the throttle off just slightly. A few times I was playing with them, trying to make them slide and they just hooked up and made the bike wheelie.

Dry: 1:12.63
The grip from the rear under braking from these is very good, you never feel like you’re going to overshoot anything. Turn-in is good, but they feel a little harsh, not in an unsophisticated, crude way, more in the way that makes you feel that if if you ran over a ten pence piece you’d know which way up it was facing. They have a lot of grip though with similar mid-corner grip levels to the Dunlops and Michelins. It hooks up really well out of corners so, like the Dunlops, you feel confident getting the throttle on earlier, which is what it’s all about.

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From Metzeler:

Latest generation of Supersport tyre developed for sporty riders and racetrack use

  • Dry grip and reference overall performance both on road and on racetrack, thanks to the new compound development
  • Progressive handling behaviour guaranteed by the Metzeler patented 0° steel belt and the Multiradius technology development
  • Tread pattern design and differentiated compound between front and rear ensuring high wet safety feeling and extended mileage

James Whitham, Visordown:

Damp: 1:22.05
Warmed up really quickly and within a lap I felt as though I was braking harder than on anything we’ve tested so far. Turns in really well with good mid-corner grip so long as there’s no standing water – they don’t cut through it as well as the BT-021 or the Angel STs but do have more feel on the damp and drier stuff. Loads more rear grip than the BT-021s on the way out of corners and really easy to get the tyre to re-grip smoothly by either picking the bike up more or gently easing the throttle off just slightly. A few times I was playing with them, trying to make them slide and they just hooked up and made the bike wheelie.

Dry: 1:12.63
The grip from the rear under braking from these is very good, you never feel like you’re going to overshoot anything. Turn-in is good, but they feel a little harsh, not in an unsophisticated, crude way, more in the way that makes you feel that if if you ran over a ten pence piece you’d know which way up it was facing. They have a lot of grip though with similar mid-corner grip levels to the Dunlops and Michelins. It hooks up really well out of corners so, like the Dunlops, you feel confident getting the throttle on earlier, which is what it’s all about.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-top-10s/whithams-ultimate-all-weather-tyre-test/13035-8.html#ixzz1tiMtFDks  

From Metzeler:

Latest generation of Supersport tyre developed for sporty riders and racetrack use

  • Dry grip and reference overall performance both on road and on racetrack, thanks to the new compound development
  • Progressive handling behaviour guaranteed by the Metzeler patented 0° steel belt and the Multiradius technology development
  • Tread pattern design and differentiated compound between front and rear ensuring high wet safety feeling and extended mileage

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