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post #1 of 3 Old Feb 22nd, 2013, 3:46 am Thread Starter
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New Metzeler Marathon ME888 Ultra tyres

I just "discovered" these on the Metzeler website. Anyone know anything of them yet ? It sure would be nice if Metzeler could improve on some of the previous ME880 issues. I note in their blurb that they refer to increased mileage. Seems to me we may have an attempt here at responding to Michelin with their Commander 2 tyre, which although not made specifically for our K12LT's, are factory fitment to approximately 40% of new HD's.

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post #2 of 3 Old Feb 22nd, 2013, 10:23 am
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Re: New Metzeler Marathon ME888 Ultra tyres

Indeed, they're beautiful tires and all. And I really like the 0* steel belting.....but (at least on the US website) there isn't a size offering that's even remotely close to that needed for the LT. It would just figure.


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Re: New Metzeler Marathon ME888 Ultra tyres

I noticed that you own a Cavalcade. I had a 85 Madura 1200 for 107,000 miles. How many miles does your cavalcade have?Those were great bikes.I wish Suzuki had kept with the touring model.
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