ew Sportec M5 Interact™ is the most highly engineered Supersport tyre destined for demanding riders who face all riding conditions and demand the best performance.
The new M5 features the Interact Technology in a 5 zones tension to offer the best enjoyment and duration for naked and supersport bike riders. In every weather, on every road, this is perfect all-round supersport tyre.
New "Pi"-inspired Tread Pattern: Metzeler’s New Signature
The new patented tread pattern design “interacts” with the entire structure (above all with the 0° steel belt) to calibrate and optimise pressures in the footprint area.
This new technology interacts with the high tension of the steel belt to improve tyre flexibility on the straight, thus enlarging the footprintwhilst simultaneously ensuring footprint maximisation at every lean angle where the steel belt on the shoulder is under lower tension.
It's a perfect circle, thus incorporates the mathematical Greek symbol "Pi", a component to the formula of a circle’s circumference.
The tread pattern of the new Sportec M5 Interact ™ is the result of an extensive series of tests to achieve high effectiveness in dry (stability) and wet (drainage) conditions, but also provides an increased life for the tyre. The registered design of the Sportec M5 Interact™ tyre tread resembles the Greek letter "Pi".
The shape and distribution the tread grooves contributes to the overall performance of the Sportec M5 Interact™ with very effective water drainage as well as a superb flexibility. This increased flexibility complements the Interact™ based tyre structure in maintaining an optimized contact area to avoid slippage which positively affects wear uniformity and thus mileage.
Metzeler engineers answered the most diverse requirements of the supersport segment with a new stage of development on the tensions of the tyre’s steel-belt: The new Sportec M5 Interact™ boasts five well-defined zones over the entire contour of the tyre, achieving always the best grip lean for each angle, stability and constant feedback.
Interact™ technology is a precise tuning of the high-tech steel belt winding tensions combined with a perfectly matched carcass, without the discontinuity experienced by alternative multi-compound products.
With this new structure, Metzeler engineers also succeeded in optimising the total area of the tyre footprint at every lean angle with up to an 8% increase, while improving also its shape and pressure distribution. This success is felt in every situation: with an increased stability in a straight line, better contact feel at the central part of the curve and safe grip at full lean.
High Silica Mixture Compounds
The two newly developed tread compounds of the Sportec M5, unique between front and rear, seamlessly partner with the Interact™ structure. Derived from a completely new mixing procedure and produced with a larger percentage of silica, they bring top-of-segment adhesion on dry land as well as uncompromising confidence in wet conditions, still keeping a rapid warm-up time for a maximum supersport grip level right from the first pull of the throttle.
An additional motorcycle tyre first comes from the Sportec M5’s new lean indicator which offers riders visual confirmation of the maximum level of the tyre’s usage: riders can verify which of the 5-stage markings were contacted while riding. The five lean indicator markings are placed on the shoulder of the rear tyre where the profile meets the road surface at angles of approximately 25°, 30°, 35°, 40° and 45° (depending on vehicle weight and tyre pressure