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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-27-2005, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Metzler Z6 tire

I have an 05 Honda F4i and got a flat on the Dunlop sportmax at 2000miles. It didn't look like it was going to make it to 3000. I ride back roads 60 miles each way into north GA to work a couple days a week and ride 250 miles in the mtns on Saturdays. I had a Kawasaki ZRX and Honda ST1300 and have a 2004 Honda VFR with Bridgestone BT020's and ride them pretty hard and like them. I decided when the VFR needs a rear to try the Z6, turns out the F4i needed one 1st.
I've put 500 miles on it (still have the sportmax on front) in 3 days, 250 Saturday in the twisties. I don't drag knees or scrape pegs (thats why I went with it) and would be on the track if I did. I do ride pretty fast and pretty hard though and am very happy with the tire. I am going to put one on the VFR when it needs a rear and hope to get 5k or more, we'll see. I thought I'd share this for those of you who are considering a longer lasting (but still ZR rated) tire. I rode it the way I always ride and thought it felt great.

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I am on my second set of Metzler M1's on my 99 VFR. Love 'em! Stick better then the stock Bridgestones, don't last as long, but handle awesome.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-24-2005, 09:35 AM
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I have go Z6's

I just had Z6's mounted maybe 800-900 miles ago. They will slip sometimes going around corners. Could be my jerky throttle hand, or just cold tires, or maybe not the perfect tire for my bike. I ride a 1999 CBR F4, so it is a light bike.

On the positive side, I love the way they handle--smoother than the D208's that I had before. I keep them at 34 psi front and 38 psi rear. That is the pressure they had when they were first installed.

I can also say the Z6's grip better than the Michelin Pilot Roads I had.

I have heard of people getting 12,000 miles out of a Z6. I don't want my tires so soft that I have to change them every 4,000 miles, so the z6's are fine by me.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-22-2005, 11:46 AM
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Yeah Metzler! Run em on both my beemers. For the heavy bikes the z6 is a great choice. So you get some power slide action out of the apex, but I think that is fun. On the R1100s it is like moto gp at slow speeds.
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