The Metzeler Racetec RR Slick Motorcycle Tyre has been designed for professional racing and has been developed on Racetrack and Road Circuits around the world.
- Top adherence, agility and predictability all the time
- Trajectory precision and high speed stability
- Adaptability across different asphalts, temperatures and motorcycle setup
- Performance consistency over the course of a lengthy road race
The Metzeler Racetec RR Slick Motorcycle Tyre is versatile and can be used on a wide range of asphalts at differing temperatures. On the Front Tyre, the rider should choose their compound of choice depending on whether they prefer higher stability and precision when entering the corner (K2), or predictability and “edge grip” (K1). Predictability in racing tyres is the capability to alert the rider when the limit of adherence is close. When hard-braking and leaning to turn in a corner, the racer will feel this warning in the form of a softening of the handling combined with understeering due to the slipping fore carriage.
The capability to handle such a situation is a contributing factor in making racers go faster. The neutral characteristics of RR Slick warns the rider when limits are being approached which enables the racer to experience a higher control feeling, to chase their best lap time.
In the rear Tyre, the choice of compound should be based on the asphalt friction coefficient (high severity/friction and low severity/friction, depending on the circuit or road race) and asphalt temperature (with the threshold being around 25°/30°degree). The addition of specific resins in the compounds recipes and the employment of a specific mixing process allow RR Slick to be used through several thermic cycles.
A major update that has occurred is change of dimension, consisting in the oversizing of the 180 and 190 sizes. The traditional supersport rear size, 180/55, has been evolved into the 180/60. Similarly the traditional superbike rear size 190/55 has evolved to 200/60. This means the Tyre will feature a sharper and wider contour, allowing for a larger contact patch at all lean angles. The profile speeds up the transition from upright, into lean angle, meaning you reach lean angle quicker and thus more grip at full lean faster.
These Tyres have been constructed using Single-Ply Rear Tyre structures which make them very similar to those for stock production of hyper sport machines, making it possible to use tyre pressures closer to those recommended by your motorcycle manufacturer, assisting the initial set up of the Bike on Race day. The compounds are extremely versatile and designed and tested to cope with a wide range of applications in terms of both asphalt roughness and the associated operating temperature range.
Compound Information – Super Soft, K1 = Soft, K2 = Medium.