Fits: K1200S, K1200R/R Sport with "wide" rear wheel, R1200S with "wide" rear wheel
The first 5 zone tension motorcycle tire bearing an incredible level of tailored performance exactly where needed without discontinuity, making it the perfect all-round supersport tire featuring patented Interact™ Technology.
-Variable steel string winding tension (Interact™Technology) with 5 differentiated zones layout for seamlessly balancing mileage for longer trips, enhancing grip for street-sport riding and maintaining precision at maximum lean
-High silica compound silica blended with resins derived from the track: an accurate mix between sport performance and confidence in wet conditions
-Specifically placed grooves increase tire tread flexibility for an extraordinary sense of confidence at lean along with a rapid and east stand-up on corner exits for true riding pleasure
-Innovative lean angle indicator on the rear tread shoulders for measuring your maximum level of usage of the tire
New Sportec M5 Interact™
Sportec M5 Interact™ is the most highly engineered Supersport tire destined for demanding riders who face all riding conditions and demand the best performance. The new M5 features the Interact Technology in a 5 zones tension to offer the best enjoyment and duration for naked and supersport bike riders. In every weather, on every road, this is perfect all-round supersport tire.
New "Pi"-inspired Tread Pattern
It's a perfect circle, thus incorporates the mathematical Greek symbol "Pi", a component to the formula of a circle’s circumference.
The tread pattern of the new Sportec M5 Interact ™ is the result of an extensive series of tests to achieve high effectiveness in dry (stability) and wet (drainage) conditions, but also provides an increased life for the tire. The registered design of the Sportec M5 Interact™ tire tread resembles the Greek letter "Pi".
The shape and distribution the tread grooves contributes to the overall performance of the Sportec M5 Interact™ with very effective water drainage as well as a superb flexibility. This increased flexibility complements the Interact™-based tire structure in maintaining an optimized contact area to avoid slippage which positively affects wear uniformity and thus mileage.
Structure: INTERACT technology
Metzeler engineers answered the most diverse requirements of the supersport segment with a new stage of development on the tensions of the tire’s steel-belt: The new Sportec M5 Interact™ boasts five well-defined zones over the entire contour of the tire, achieving always the best grip lean for each angle, stability and constant feedback.
Interact™ technology is a precise tuning of the high-tech steel belt winding tensions combined with a perfectly matched carcass, without the discontinuity experienced by alternative multi-compound products.
With this new structure, Metzeler engineers also succeeded in optimizing the total area of the tire footprint at every lean angle with up to an 8% increase, while improving also its shape and pressure distribution. This success is felt in every situation: with an increased stability in a straight line, better contact feel at the central part of the curve and safe grip at full lean.
High Silica Mixture Compounds
The two newly developed tread compounds of the Sportec M5, unique between front and rear, seamlessly partner with the Interact™ structure. Derived from a completely new mixing procedure and produced with a larger percentage of silica, they bring top-of-segment adhesion on dry land as well as uncompromising confidence in wet conditions, still keeping a rapid warm-up time for a maximum supersport grip level right from the first pull of the throttle.
An additional motorcycle tire first comes from the Sportec M5’s new lean indicator which offers riders visual confirmation of the maximum level of the tire’s usage: riders can verify which of the 5-stage markings were contacted while riding. The five lean indicator markings are placed on the shoulder of the rear tire where the profile meets the road surface at angles of approximately 25°, 30°, 35°, 40° and 45° (depending on vehicle weight and tire pressure).
Dimensional weight listed
Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact Sport 190/50ZR17
Produced by Metzeler of Germany