Metzeler Roadtect 01 Awarded "Tyre of the Year"

METZELER ROADTEC™ 01 awarded "Tyre of the Year” by Motorcycle News for the Second Consecutive Season

The renowned sports touring tyre makes it three in a row for METZELER tyres winning this prestigious award

Munich (Germany), 18 October 2017 – The METZELER ROADTEC™ 01 has won the "2017 Tyre of the Year" award chosen by the UK publication Motorcycle News. The prestigious British title had already awarded the sport touring tyre this important accolade in 2016, its debut year, confirming the excellent qualities of METZELER ROADTEC™ 01.

METZELER ROADTEC™ 01 has been proven as a reference tyre in the market and MCN is just the most recent award already obtained by this tyre. Last year at its debut METZELER ROADTEC™ 01 also won the Sport Touring tyre comparative tests promoted by the German magazine Motorrad and by MCN in addition to the "Tyre of the Year 2016" award. This year, MCN repeated the sport touring tyre comparative test and the winner was again METZELER ROADTEC™ 01. Two consecutive successes in this crucial market segment convinced the editorial team of Motorcycle News to award it this year with the "Tyre of the Year" award.

Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves from Motorcycle News explained the reasons why the METZELER ROADTEC™ 01 won the award for the second consecutive year: “The METZELER ROADTEC™ 01 has moved the game on a notch. They warm up exceptionally fast, even in the coldest conditions and offer good grip no matter the weather. They’re almost perfect.”

For METZELER this is the third consecutive "Tyre of the Year" award as RACETEC™ RR won the award in 2015, to be added to the three consecutive ones obtained as the "Best Tyre Brand" from the German magazine Motorrad.

Simon Carter, Metzeler UK Marketing Manager, added: "Winning the Tyre of the Year Award for three consecutive years, of which two with ROADTEC™ 01, is a source of tremendous satisfaction for all of us at METZELER. Those successes, as well as the victory for two consecutive years of the sport touring tyre comparative test and the Motorrad magazine's award as Best Tyre Brand for three consecutive years, confirms the high quality and technological superiority guaranteed by METZELER and its products".

The regularity by which the METZELER continues to be awarded with such prestigious titles is an important confirmation of the commitment and passion the brand is devoting to research and development. Providing motorcyclists with innovative solutions and setting themselves as a market reference points within their respective segments whilst at the same time continuously improving those products which are already undisputed market leaders.