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METZELER unveils at CUSTOMBIKE SHOW the new CRUISETEC™, a Custom Touring tire that optimizes V-Twin performance

 

The German brand expands its tire portfolio for V-Twins with a new tire providing consistent performance, designed to upgrade the handling of older and current motorcycles and offering stability and excellent grip, even in wet conditions.

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BAD SALZUFLEN, Germany (November 30, 2018) – During the CUSTOMBIKE SHOW that opened its doors today in Bad Salzuflen, Germany, METZELER unveiled the new CRUISETEC™, the Custom Touring tire designed to optimize the performance of modern and past V-Twinsand intended for motorcyclists who want to get the most out of their motorcycles in terms of handling and grip.

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With the new CRUISETEC™, METZELER extends its successful V-Twin range towards performance-oriented use. This tire upgrades the handling of current and older motorcycles, featuring remarkable grip even in wet conditions, ground breaking performance and innovative stability features. CRUISETEC™features revolutionary characteristics for tread pattern, compound recipe and carcass specifications in the production of tires for V-Twin motorcycles.

CRUISETEC in action

CRUISETEC in action

METZELER has developed CRUISETEC™ to meet the needs of motorcyclists who increasingly look for emotional, carefree riding and live their riding passion on V-Twin machines with custom performance in mind. CRUISETEC™ has been designed to pair with the latest generation of Cruisers and Tourers, machines that manufacturers are equipping with high-rated performance parts and the latest electronic rider aids. With the METZELER CRUISETEC™ tire, these motorcycles can meet their full potential for agility, increased lean angles, improved stability, comfort, shorter stopping distance and faster cornering. Thanks to a cutting-edge combination of technological features – including industry-leading innovations – experienced V-Twin riders and newer riders alike can enjoy a perfected riding performance, confidently confirming Metzeler’s product tagline “Performance Perfected.”

CRUISETEC on Thunderbike Harley-Davidson Sporster Iron 883 & FXDR

CRUISETEC on Thunderbike Harley-Davidson Sporster Iron 883 & FXDR

The main benefits of the new CRUISETEC™ include:

Enjoy performance cruising, which meansgreat handling, line taking and line holding. Immediate response at all stages also in wet conditions and enhanced cornering grip and safety.

Performance consistency, which means handling is preserved throughout the entire tire lifespan thanks to the combination of a solid tread pattern with its constant-curvature contours and dual-compound layout that preserves the tire profile thanks to even wear.

Smooth and effortless riding thanks to maximized line holding when entering and maintaining lean angles and comfort.

Enhanced confidence and safety, also in the wet,which derives from the effective interaction of the tire with electronic rider aids.

METZELER CRUISETEC™ is designed to respond to the needs of V-Twin performance riding, and complements the METZELER portfolio for V-Twins, which now consists of:

  • CRUISETEC™, perfecting the performance of yesterday’s and today’s V-Twins.
  • ME 888 Marathon™ ULTRA featuring an incredibly wide range which includes whitewalls, orange-wall and extra-wide sizes.
  • ME77 Perfect, a vintage tread pattern developed to upgrade the ride of old-school customizations.

The new CRUISETEC™tire will be available starting January 2019 in the following sizes:

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S&S Cycle 60th Anniversary 124” Engine

Our 60th gave us an excuse to step outside the box and build something we really can’t do in a production environment. Our crew spent months perfecting this brushed nickel finish under a powdercoated clear. Look amazing and made better as it’s wrapped around a hand built 124″ v-series engine. ~DZ Continue reading S&S Cycle 60th Anniversary 124” Engine

Tappet Cuffs – High Performance Tappet Stabilizers for M8 Models

1The latest iteration of the beloved big twin is proving to be a stout motor that responds well to hop ups and a sound flogging, making it a favorite of ours. One of the components we were not happy with is the plastic tappet guides that could potentially let tappets twist under high RPM and when coupled with high lift cams. S&S developed a clean solution in our new machined aluminum and hard anodized Tappet Cuffs. Designed to stabilize tappets in high performance M8 engines, these should pair well with any cam change and are a must have for Stage 2 and above builds.

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