Yesterday, METZELER introduced the new SPORTEC™ Klassik tire at the International INTERMOT Show, which runs from October 1-5, in the city of Cologne, Germany. The SPORTEC™ Klassik is the new METZELER tire in the Classic segment for owners of motorcycles built since the 70s. In recent years we have witnessed a growing trend, the revival of classic motorcycles from years past. Motorcycles from the last 30 years of the 20th century come to life again thanks to restoration or customization, thus giving rise to the Vintage trend, already very popular in the world of design and clothing.
These motorcycles are often at a disadvantage because they are bound to older technology compared to more modern machines, which are equipped with cutting-edge safety systems and tires – and therefore they are not fully benefiting from the rapid tire developments of the last decade.
The tires of these machines have many diverse sizes which are now little used in new street and touring motorcycles, and for this reason they are often neglected in the design of new tires by tire manufacturers. The SPORTEC™ Klassik conception is inspired by the glorious ME1™ CompK, the first tire with “bias belted” (MBS) technology launched by METZELER in the mid-80s, which became a hit among sports bike owners during those years. Continue reading ‘METZELER Launches New Range Of Vintage And Classic Tires At Intermot Cologne Motorcycle Show’