With its high performance in every condition, Metzeler Sportec M3 is the first choice in terms of grip, handling and safety. Nobody does it better. With precise steering behaviour it keeps the line, and on top it provides the best feedback which gives the driver a safe feeling plus fun and makes it possible to realize high speed while cornering. In addition its stylish and effective design makes your motorbike distinguish from the mass.
- Warm up quickly
- Fast turn in
- Tire life is lower, but in line with other tires in this class
- Sensitive to road grooves or uneven road surface
Overall Tire/Tyre Review
The Metzeler M3 is a good tire for agressive road riding, or for the track. They provide quick warmup and allow you to hit the throttle hard in the corners. A number of the reviewers were repeat users of this tire. Some reported the tire was sensitive to road grooves or uneven road surfaces.
Reviews by Source
82 reviews, 4.7 of 5 stars. One person reported turn-in and acceleration out of corners was good at the track. On a Kawasaki 6R - ridden on Dunlop 207's, handling much improved with the M3. On a 1998 Honda CBR900RR - bike turns in and holds a straight line perfectly well. On a Honda CBR1000F - switched from M1 to M3, the M3's stuck like glue, definite improvement over M1. On a 07 ZZR600 - have ridden on 8 different tires, like the M3 better than any of the others, about 4,200 miles on the rear. On a Honda CBR1100xx - had been running Pirelli Diablo Strada on the rear, and either Diablos or Corsa IIIs on the front, M3 feel much better in many ways, trust them completely and in corners they stick like glue.
Front 70 reviews, 4.8 of 5 stars. Rear 61 reviews, 4.7 of 5. On a 98 Katana - have 3,000 miles and estimate half way done, stick like glue. On a 1994 ZX-6 - was thinking of giving up motorcycling until got these tires, no slipping, stable. Another says better than Pilot Power 2CT. On a Honda 929 - was getting 6,000 miles with previous tires, now getting 17-18,000 miles. Another reports that they can feel everything right up to max lean angle, feedback and traction in dry and wet is second to none. On a 2006 VFR800 - likes the tires better than BT 016, 208's, bike now tracks true and straight through the corners, on the gas earlier on corner exit.
Rear. 1 review. 10 of 10 stars. Cornering stability+noise 10, steering response 9, dry traction+wet traction 8, tread life 6. Average total miles 2,700.
Front. 2 reviews. 10 of 10 stars. Cornering stability+noise 10, steering response 9, dry traction+wet traction 8, tread life 6. Average total miles 2,700.
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25 reviews. 4.5 of 5 stars. One rider says they like it better than the Battleax BT-015, handles well wet or dry, if in the intermediate or higher group at the track suggest don't use this tire. On a GSXR - gives a larger contact patch at extreme angles compared to stock Sportmax, a little taller as well. Another says excellent dry traction, warms up within a couple of miles, great when raining. Another says warms up within a mile or so, has a lot of feel even when cold. On a YZF 600 - outperform Dunlop Sportmax, minor break-in, decent warm up time, feel stable and confident. On a Ninja ZX9-R - gets 6,000 miles, no warm-up time to speak of, had a whitetail hit the bike at full lean and did not crash.
www.kneedraggers.com Front Tire
11 reviews. 4.5 of 5 stars. One rider says used it on the track, dragging elbows, never once slipped out, even drove through throttle mistakes. Another got 4,700 miles including one track day. On a YZF 600 - tire is pretty tall, allows for flickability and traction at lean. Another rider used to use M1s but like these tires better.
Metzeler M3 review on a Hayabusa. Does everything that they expect from a tire. Also, liked the Pirelli Diabolo tire, over the Metzeler M3.
7 reviews. 3.4 of 5. Complaint of tire tracking road groves.
The Metzeler M3 was part of a sportbike tire test by Visordown. Wet Test: 1.22.05, 4th of 8 tires tested. Dry test: 1.12.63, 1st of 8 tires tested. Overall 2nd of 8 tires tested.