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    Original tires on 2014 RT

    Were Metzlers ever used from the factory? Mine has Michelins but from PO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slip View Post
    Were Metzlers ever used from the factory? Mine has Michelins but from PO.
    My 2016 (built in Nov 2015) came with Metzeler Z8 Interact tires on it. I didn't like them, btw. After a trip with the bike heavily loaded going to SLC for the 2017 Rally, they were shot... very cupped/scalloped up front and very squared off in the rear after just 4500 miles total.

    I changed to Metzeler RoadTec 01 (HWM) which were good for 5500mi before getting very cupped (front) and squared off (rear), and as of yesterday I'm trying Continental Road Attack 3 GT based on recommendations I've gotten from this and the BMWLT forums. I'm trying to find tires that grip and don't cup/scallop up front, but that I can still ride through the canyons at a decent speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slip View Post
    Were Metzlers ever used from the factory? Mine has Michelins but from PO.
    Yes, BMW shipped bikes with either Metzlers Z8 (came on my 2014), Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT, or a Dunlap I think?

    Jay

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    Quote Originally Posted by strataj View Post
    Yes, BMW shipped bikes with either Metzlers Z8 (came on my 2014), Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT, or a Dunlap I think?

    Jay
    Just curious, Always had them on GS. think thats the next tire.

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    Per our own Jeff Dean in his "Cycle World" long term test of the wet-head RT, the bike originally came with either Michelin, Metzler, or Continental.

    https://www.cycleworld.com/2015/07/0...pecifications/
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    Mine came with Metzeler Z8. They didn't last long but I did like the way they handled and felt.
    I've been running PR4GTs for the last 45K km. They last much longer but don't feel as good. YMMV
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    MY 16RT came with Z8, loved it, handling pouring rain last April in San Diego, good handling at 70 MPH, I was hard on SAP so the tire did not last 6K miles, second set with RS3 and again hard riding with SAP it would last pass 8K miles but at 6K5 and a 2K miles trip ahead I replaced with another set. So far, 4K miles with RS3 and it still look brand new, superb handling in hot weather but you have to becareful when it damp, a little side slips here and there, keep that tire pressure up and no cupping issues here, 37 F and 44 R. I might try conti on next set. Ride safe.
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    Sap ?????
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