The Metzeler Racetec SM Motorcycle Tyre is a NHS competition Tyre for professional Supermoto racing. These Tyres include advanced racing compounds and a profile for the most effective straight and sideways riding.
- Tyre Technology at the service of line holding and drift control
- Versatility at its best – state-of-the-art technology compounds with a continuous focus on widening Tyre operating range
- Dedicated lower profiles enhance agility and riding confidence
- Available in 16.5″ Front Tyres for increased contact feeling
- Rear Tyre excels for self-cleaning following off-the-road sections thanks to unique Radial Grooves
The Metzeler Racetec SM Motorcycle Tyre has compounds, structures and profiles which are specifically designed for Supermoto racing, whilst 16.5 and 17 inch options offer a wide range of fitments.
The Front compounds on the Racetec SM are differentiated between front and rear tyres. They have a 100% silica compound with a reduced porosity, capable to ensure fast warm up and self-cleaning properties when riding in the off-road section of the track. These Tyres can be used without Tyre Warmers, and the front tyre compound choice should be based on 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 Rear compounds feature an enhanced thermal stability to keep under control the overheating effect triggered by drifting in shoulder area. These Tyres can also be used without Tyre Warmers and should be based on 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).
Racetec SM is the sole Supermoto tyre adopting 0° radial steel belt both on front and rear tyres, coupled with a lightweight carcass to promote ease of handling and trajectory holding. The result of this is a stable tyre that distributes forces uniformly to the contact surface.
The Front Tyre features a large central diameter which leads to a wide contact patch that enables a more efficient braking and the possibility to keep braking into corners. The thick lateral section provides enhanced dampening properties for off-road sections and prevents chattering on on-road sections. The Rear has a profile which is obtained through the multiple radius contour technology, which deliver different behaviours at different lean angles. The crown and shoulders feature a sharper radius for faster and precise handling (crown) and greater cornering stability (shoulder).
Racetec SM enables a predictable rear drift, ensuring ease of control in each cornering phase. The concept of predictable drift derives from the Supermoto cornering.
Compound Information – K0 = Super Soft, K1 = Soft, K2 = Medium. Compound choice can vary depending on bike setup and riding style. Please check with your dealer or racing service.