ME 888 Marathon Ultra Tires for GL1800

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ME 888 Marathon Ultra Tires for GL1800
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The new ME 888 or Triple 8 tires represent a new Ultra High Mileage offering from Metzeler that couples long life with Metzeler's performance and handling. These tires are made for the GL1800 models.

Features:

  • The only Honda Goldwing specific tire featuring ultra mileage and Metzeler performance
  • Over 1.5 million kilometers of on-road testing
  • All new profile, carcass structure, tread pattern, and compound
  • Technology offering consistent performance throughout the tire's life
  • Outstanding high and low speed stability and smooth handling
  • Redesigned parabolic grooves for better water drainage
  • Siilca based resins, improving the level of chemical grip on wet surfaces
  • Deeper tread depth for vastly increased tire life
  • Tubeless

8 Member Reviews

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4/27/2017
Roy
New Springfield, OH
50_stars
love em

I have 14000 miles on 888 on rear of my Wing should get at least another 1000 mile before the wear bar 16000 on front probably make it to 20000. You cant beat there grip. One thing I learned is to check your tire pressure at least weekly daily if you are traveling. Do they cup yes not as bad as Dunlops but they cup and get noisy I can live with that for there great grip. The only way they would wear out in 3500 miles as described is either extreme overloading or extreme under inflation.

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8/5/2016
Caruzin
40_stars
Love Hate Relationship

I am new to the Goldwing family and specified the installation of Metzler 888,s on this bike after having a great experience with Metzler 880's on my previous motorcycle, a Honda VTX1300S. My primary reason for going with the Metzlers is their ability to practically ignore tar strips, lift bridge grating, and those rough sections of paved roads which have been ground down in preparation for resurfacing. Before buying our used Goldwing, my wife and I test rode a brand new one equipped with Bridgestone tires. They totally tracked any groove in the pavement to the point they were downright scary. Certainly in that realm, both the Metzler 880's and 888's are amazing. However, they are quite noisy tires, especially when leaning over (even slightly) on curves in the road. They join in with the chorus of other whines coming from the Goldwing, ie alternator and transmission gear whine. I can't really comment on mileage yet since I only have about 4000 miles on them. I'm not an aggressive rider and usually got about 12,000 miles per set of Dunlops on my VTX so we'll see how these Metzler's hold up to my riding style on the heavier Goldwing. I also rarely ride in the rain so I can't comment on their performance in wet conditions.

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9/27/2015
Genaro
Houston, TX
30_stars
Problems on my set

Have both front and rear ME888, they do ride a bit loud and any speed over 100mph on a GL1800 feels really bad(front tire is all over the place) Had a better experience with the ME880. Even the "Centramatic Stainless Wheel Balancers for GL1800" could help the ME888.

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9/27/2015
Genaro
Houston, TX
50_stars
Problems on my set

Have both front and rear ME888, they do ride a bit loud and any speed over 100mph on a GL1800 feels really bad(front tire is all over the place) Had a better experience with the ME880. Even the "Centramatic Stainless Wheel Balancers for GL1800" could help the ME888.

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8/31/2015
william
mckinney, TX
40_stars
Sorry these other folks are having problems

This is my second set of the 888s. I have not experienced the handling issues in the other reviews. They do sing to you after a few miles. I only gave them 4 stars do to Metzler claiming "ultra high milage", worn out just under 10k (just like the 880s, elite 3s and Avon's)

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