Metzeler Racetec Slick Racing Tyres
Metzeler Racetec Slick follow the same compound pattern as the Metzeler Racetec RR treads. With exactly the same logic the compounds available are K0 Qualifier, K1 (Soft) Normal race use and K2 (medium) aimed at longer distances although has also proven to be very useful in short distance racing. The traditional supersport rear size of 180/55 has been evolved into a 180/60. Similarly the traditional superbike rear size 190/55 has evolved to a 200/60. This gives the Racetec RR Slick a sharper and wider contour, which means a larger contact pact at all lean angles. The profile also speeds up the transistion from upright into lean angle, meaning you reach that corner quicker and thus more grip at full lean. Apart from the compounded options, there is also the CompK version which is for those of us that are not looking to shave off seconds but want the tyre to last a little longer and to have fun on a track day so making it really good value for money in comparison.