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ROADTEC™ 01 SE – The sporty side of touring

Following the success of the multi-award-winning ROADTEC™ 01 since 2015 in the sport-touring tyre segment, METZELER continues it's success with the ROADTEC™ 01 SE.

The ROADTEC™ 01 SE radial range completes METZELER’s catalogue, consolidating the strengths of the ROADTEC™ 01—its exceptional performance in wet conditions and high mileage—enhancing sports characteristics in terms of the grip and agility needed by supersport, naked and sport-touring riders.

To meet sports requirements that imply high performance at sharp leaning angles, the tread design for the ROADTEC™ 01 SE builds on that of the ROADTEC™ 01, with evolution towards a tyre with a slicker shoulder, optimising drive with a greater surface area in contact with the asphalt.

The front models of the ROADTEC™ 01 SE inherit the latest version of the full-silica compound used for the ROADTEC™ 01 and feature the same tread pattern in the middle section, a key aspect of its exceptional grip on low-friction surfaces. The shoulders are slicker, and the relative structural refinement optimises performance through half and full lean, improving agility and steering stability.

The rear models of the ROADTEC™ 01 SE use a bi-compound and, as for the front, feature a sportier evolution of the ROADTEC™ 01 tread pattern, aimed at offering greater drive at sharper leaning angles together with comfort and driving pleasure capable of satisfying even the most demanding riders, on long routes and winding roads. ROADTEC™ 01 and ROADTEC™ 01 SE: two products perfect for any adventurer with a sports attitude.

Named Best Sport-Touring tyre by UK publication Motorcycle News. MCN summed it up perfectly when they said "When it comes to that magic combination of sweet steering, confidence and stability, the Metzelers are once again the best tyres here".


Earlier this year UK motorcycling magazine RiDE has looked at six brands of sports touring tyres and declared the Metzeler Roadtec 01 SE its top pick. In its evaluation of size 120/70-17 and 180/55-17 rubber, tested on a BMW R1250RS, RiDE awarded the Metzeler tyres a score of 91 points out of a possible maximum of 100 and recommended the Roadtec 01 SE as its “best purchase”.

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