Metzeler Sportec M9 Rr

Discussion in 'Tyres' started by Greywolf55, Feb 24, 2021.

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  1. Greywolf55

    Greywolf55 Noble Member

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    After 4000 miles on the OEM Racetec RR K3's I ordered up the Sportec M9rr's .

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  2. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3
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    The m7's remain my all time favourite! Not tried new m9's. Stopped buying them when I got the superduke because I went through 2 sets 1500 miles o_O. But apart from milage, they were the best feeling wet and dry and most confidence inspiring tyre for me!
     
  3. MotoDruid

    MotoDruid Member

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    Aha! I just ordered some for my Speed Twin. I am tired of plugging holes in the Diablo Rosso's. I have a set on my S1000XR and the puncture at the sight of a lumberyard. Frustrating. Putting some R5's on that but if these M9's are as good as I'm reading, I may put them on the XR also.
     
  4. J S Chappell

    J S Chappell Well-Known Member
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    Iloved the M9's on my street tripple, I went up to Tan hill in Arkengarthdale in early January in mist and murk, they were amazing. On warm dry roads the best I've had. I have R5's on my XR ,they work really well both wet and dry, wear rate is excellent too, not sure how the M9's would last on it, but I bet they would be awesome.
     
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  5. jollyjohn

    jollyjohn New Member

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    I have these tyres on my speed triple & really like the feel of them. I had Bridgestone T30evo before which I never really like, strangely the bike feels higher on these tyres. I wouldn`t of thought the larger profile would of been noticeable. I have only done 500 mile on them so can`t tell about pushing on in corners.
     
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  6. Greywolf55

    Greywolf55 Noble Member

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    I loved the Racetec's and was surprised to get 4k out of them , always consistent. Looking forward to the new M9's.
     
  7. Greywolf55

    Greywolf55 Noble Member

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    Finally got them installed , they are a bit firmer than the Racetec K3's , but that's no surprise , the should give me a few more miles. Spring is finally here , 77F (25C) today ! time for a proper ride.
     
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  8. Iceman

    Iceman Senior Member

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    I agree Greywolf, the Racetec RR K3 are a great tyre wet or dry, you can get them for £240 a pair for the STRS - personally I run Supercorsa's SCV3s and find them a really great tyre even in the wet if you keep to sensible road speeds, I know they don't cover great mileage, the cost doesn't come into it for me as I just factor it into the annual running costs, currently you can get them for around £350 a pair. There is also the new Pirelli Diablo Rosso 1V out for £226 a pair, although I have not heard of any reviews to date as to how they perform. I think if a particular tyre suits a rider and their bike stick with them, after all it's all about enjoyment
     
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  9. Greywolf55

    Greywolf55 Noble Member

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    The M9's are very linear, not quite as much stick as the Racetec K3's , but that was to be expected.
     
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  10. Greywolf55

    Greywolf55 Noble Member

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    After 500 miles on the M9's I noticed the harder compound was a bit more nervous over the bad pavement than the Racetec K3's. I backed the rebound/ compression off 2 clicks all around and it made a world of difference. Now they feel about the same as the K3's , much smoother and a bit easier to push hard in the twisties... lesson learned.
     
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