Metzler no longer makes the ME880 in the 170/60R17 size that fits my 2002 R1150RTP. I've had great experiences with this tire, and I'm sad to see it go away. I've been getting 12k miles per tire, which I think is pretty extraordinary mileage for a m/c tire.
My mechanic recommended - and installed - the Metzler Z6 as the next best option. I'm hoping the Z6 provides the same wet weather performance (I'm in Seattle) and lifespan as the ME880.
What type of tire life have Z6 users experienced?