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Old Oct 25th 2015, 07:39 AM   #1
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Metzeler M7RR Review

Ok here goes... I got a set of Metzeler M7RR tires to run on the pani and see if they lived up to what Metzeler said about them. I'll break it down into 2 sections. Street and Track.

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Right after installed it was pouring rain and they were flawless. I never once saw a TC Light and have more confidence in the rain on these than any tire ever. I even started pushing it while it was raining and nothing. Not a slip at all. And that was in sport mode not wet mode. On cold morning roads same thing. Flawless, absolutely brilliant. Not even cold tearing from hitting the on ramps and gassing it pretty good. Warm roads the traction got even better. Only slight negative was that at normal play speed on the roads I noticed that I really didn't have alot of feedback from it, but then again it was on the street so meh..

Street Rating - 4.99999999 of 5 stars.. Best sportbike street tire I've ever ridden in 20 years of riding.


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Metzeler said it functions as a Street/Trackday tire. I say Horrendous. On the track whether it was cold track already hot etc whatever these are the absolute worst trackday tire ever made. Zero and I mean zero traction. I run top of Advanced Group bottom of Expert group and I was passed by almost every single A group rider yesterday and everyone came up talking about my bike sliding everywhere. I know I felt it. In one turn at about 1/2 of my normal pace my bike and I slid for about 4 feet before the tires grabbed. So after a bit more research we found out this is a basically a Superhard tire with a Hard Carcass. I had zero feedback and after running mid A group pace the tire was still not warm at all. These tires cost me my trackday today and strongly advise these only be ridden on the street as they are a Phenomenal streetbike tire. These were billed as a comp to the SP.. I found out later yesterday that the SP/SC equivalent is the Racetech RR from them and that they are flawless on the track.

Track Rating - 0.0000000 of 5 stars..
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Thanks for the feedback Mike. I had high hopes for these. Could you have been running tire pressures that we're off of what is recommended?.... Just very surprised they felt that way.

I will be stickin with Pirelli!

You saved me $400 lol
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Whoopass - No I started the pressures at 30f/28r hot like was advised and to then drop them until I got in the sweet spot since there was no real tech available on them yet. After each session I dropped the pressure 1 psi each until I got to 28f/24r and then I slid like i was drifting so much worse. I decided to go back up and try 32f/30and29r and it was horrible.. no matter which way I went it just got worse.. These are just not made to be a street/trackday tire.. Plain street tire..
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Yup.. I may try the Racetech RR's next weekend when we run or just run the slicks I bought lol
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I'm seriously considering the Racetec RR K3 on mine. If I'm not simply sticking to the tried and already superb SPs..
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I'm seriously considering the Racetec RR K3 on mine. If I'm not simply sticking to the tried and already superb SPs..
I was begging for SP's yesterday lol... Some of the local racers ran them and were faster on them than they are on the SC's..
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I was begging for SP's yesterday lol... Some of the local racers ran them and were faster on them than they are on the SC's..
Cold day?
In the cold day, or if it is slightly damp, SP is so much easier to manage than SC.
It degrades a lot quicker though. A half worn SP would lose more lap times compared to new SP, than a half worn SC compared to new SC.
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Cold day?
In the cold day, or if it is slightly damp, SP is so much easier to manage than SC.
It degrades a lot quicker though. A half worn SP would lose more lap times compared to new SP, than a half worn SC compared to new SC.
It was a bit cold in the morning.. I've ran the SP's in April up here and nothing.. Extreme grip at all times.
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my experience with Metzelers has always been like having sex with a thick condom.
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