The Marathon Ultra ME888 is a tire that many riders have come to trust since it is being manufactured by Metzler, a company with valuable legacy for handling and performance. The legacy of Metzler goes back many years when they started in the cruiser market. Something specific about this new tire is a new chalk board. The carcass materials have been changed also, along with the shape of the tires and the tread pattern. The Metzler manufacturer have actually changed the shape of the tire to get a greater contact patch about 15% larger to improve dampening and handling. This feature is giving an advantage in the way the tire accepts the load as it’s rolling down the road. This will also provide you longer mileage.
In regards to the compound of this tire, the addition of silica to this new ME 888 tire has made a tremendous improvement in matter of handling and performance. Silica saline brings two important things in this tire: it lessens rolling resistance and improves chemical wet grip. The tread grooves channel the water weight to keep the tire from hydroplaning. The significant difference in the tread pattern is that Metzler has bridged the tread groove gaps with a little extra reinforcement. So the reinforcement keeps the tire from flexing too much. When the tire flexes less it gets longer mileage.
ME 888 is focused more on the touring and cruiser market which makes this tire fit for Harley-Davidson bikes. Metzler offers large variety of sizes like 20 in black wall and 12 in wide white wall. You should know that a white wall tire is not just a sticker or a veneer on the side of the tire. It is definitely a component of the compound of the tire. So a number of research and development goes into the creation of a white wall tire in order to make sure the handling attributes are the same as in the black wall tire.
So why would you decide upon this triple 8? You are gonna look for this tire because of the handling attributes and the ease that feels like adding power steering to the motorcycle. You’re gonna love it riding in the rain for this tire channels water very conveniently making your bike handle a lot nicer. This tire will get you on dry roads, wet roads or even on bridge grading.