New tire provides consistent performance, designed to upgrade the handling of older and current motorcycles and offer stability and excellent grip, even in wet conditions

Bad Salzuflen, Germany, Nov. 30—During the Custombike Show that opened its doors on November 30 in Bad Salzuflen, Germany, Metzeler unveiled the new Cruisetec, the Custom Touring tire designed to optimize the performance of modern and past V-twins and intended for motorcyclists who want to get the most out of their motorcycles in terms of handling and grip.

With the new Cruisetec, Metzeler extends its successful V-twin range towards performance-oriented use. This tire upgrades the handling of current and older motorcycles, featuring remarkable grip even in wet conditions, ground breaking performance and innovative stability features. Cruisetec features revolutionary characteristics for tread pattern, compound recipe and carcass specifications in the production of tires for V-twin motorcycles.

Metzeler has developed Cruisetec to meet the needs of motorcyclists who increasingly look for emotional, carefree riding and live their riding passion on V-twin machines with custom performance in mind. Cruisetec has been designed to pair with the latest generation of cruisers and Tourers, machines that manufacturers are equipping with high-rated performance parts and the latest electronic rider aids. With the Metzeler Cruisetec tire, these motorcycles can meet their full potential for agility, increased lean angles, improved stability, comfort, shorter stopping distance and faster cornering. Thanks to a cutting-edge combination of technological features—including industry-leading innovations—experienced V-twin riders and newer riders alike can enjoy a perfected riding performance, confidently confirming Metzeler’s product tagline, “Performance Perfected.”

The main benefits of the new Cruisetec include:
Enjoy performance cruising, which means great handling, line taking and line holding. Immediate response at all stages also in wet conditions and enhanced cornering grip and safety
Performance consistency, which means handling is preserved throughout the entire tire lifespan thanks to the combination of a solid tread pattern with its constant-curvature contours and dual-compound layout that preserves the tire profile thanks to even wear
Smooth and effortless riding thanks to maximized line holding when entering and maintaining lean angles and comfort
Enhanced confidence and safety, also in the wet,which derives from the effective interaction of the tire with electronic rider aids

Metzeler Cruisetec is designed to respond to the needs of V-twin performance riding, and complements the Metzeler portfolio for V-twins, which now consists of:

  • Cruisetec, perfecting the performance of yesterday’s and today’s V-twins
  • ME 888 Marathon Ultra, featuring an incredibly wide range which includes whitewalls, orange-wall and extra-wide sizes
  • ME77 Perfect, a vintage tread pattern developed to upgrade the ride of old-school customizations

The new Cruisetec tire will be available starting January 2019 in the following sizes:



—Press release


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