I wanted to try the 888 on a Rocket but they didn’t offer them. My recollection is that they are an improvement - still sticky but last longer.Has anyone used the Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultra front tire on their Touring? I am wondering if the ME888 be a better choice than the ME880 Marathon?
I am really curious to see your impressions of these after some time & wear on them. Please report back and let us know!For those interested, I picked up my Rocket today with the new Avon Cobra Chromes (front and rear). This is my first time with something other than the standard Metzelers. I was only supposed to ride it the thirteen miles home from the shop since I am still recovering from the injuries from my Speed Triple accident last month. But once I got on the bike at the shop I knew I wanted a good ride so off I went.
I put about 100 miles on the new Avons. Grip felt the same, cornering confidence felt the same. So, good there I guess. One difference I did notice is the Rocket seems to drop into a curve much easier, or lighter. Not sure how to describe it. It was a bit off-putting at first but I quickly became used to it. I had a good ride with no issues. It will be interesting to see the difference in lifespan, though.
So there you have it. First impressions.
I had the same thing happen on my T-bird riding on a memorial day trip. I had tread, then I didn't.I am impressed Sean, I like to see my tyres worn out before I change. My last rear had the canvas showing all the way around after a long ride home.
I have stopped running Avon tyres, had 3 failures with them on the R3 and the wife's Storm, bubbles in the tread. I now fit auto clicker the Bridgestone Excedra's and the new H50. Not quite the same mileage but a lot cheaper and better holding on corners