Metzeler Roadtec 01 named MCN Tyre of the Year again

Motorcycle News has selected its ‘Tyre of the Year’, and again it is the Metzeler Roadtec 01. The back-to-back victory for the sport touring tyre, comments Metzeler, confirms the “excellent qualities” that the Roadtec 01 possesses.

The decision to name the Roadtec 01 the MCN Tyre of the Year is the latest in a series of honours to come its way since the tyre’s launch in January 2016. In its debut year it was voted Best Sports Touring tyre by MCN and it also topped the comparative test published by German magazine Motorrad. Later in the year, the Metzeler tyre was crowned Tyre of the Year by MCN for the first time. This year, MCN repeated the sport touring tyre comparative test and the winner was again the Metzeler Roadtec 01. Two consecutive successes in this crucial market segment convinced the editorial team to also award it Tyre of the Year in 2017.

Chief road tester Michael Neeves from Motorcycle News explained the reasons why the Roadtec 01 was selected 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 MCN Tyre of the Year award in a row – the Racetecc RR won the award in 2015. “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,” commented Simon Carter, Metzeler UK marketing manager. “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.”

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