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Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultra Tire

$91.88 - $275.36
$154.95 - $382.95 - Save up to 45%
I'm looking for:
Choose a Front Tire:
  • 100/90-18
  • 100/90-19 Blackwall
  • 100/90-19 Wide White Sidewall
  • 110/90-18
  • 110/90-19
  • 120/55-26
  • 120/70-17
  • 120/70-19
  • 120/70-21 Blackwall
  • 120/70-21 Wide White Sidewall
  • 130/60-19
  • 130/60-23
  • 130/70-18 Bias
  • 130/70-18 Radial
  • 130/80-17 Blackwall
  • 130/80-17 Wide White Sidewall
  • 130/90-16 Blackwall 67
  • 130/90-16 Blackwall 73
  • 130/90-16 Wide White Sidewall
  • 140/75-17
  • 140/80-17
  • 150/80-16
  • 150/80-17
  • 90/90-21
  • MH90-21 Blackwall
  • MH90-21 Wide White Sidewall
  • MT90-16 Blackwall
  • MT90-16 Wide White Sidewall
Choose a Rear Tire:
  • 130/90-16 Blackwall
  • 130/90-16 Wide White Sidewall
  • 140/90-15
  • 140/90-16 Blackwall
  • 140/90-16 Wide White Sidewall
  • 150/70-18
  • 150/80-16 Blackwall
  • 150/80-16 Wide White Sidewall
  • 150/90-15
  • 160/70-17
  • 160/80-16
  • 170/70-16
  • 170/80-15 Blackwall
  • 170/80-15 Wide White Sidewall
  • 180/55-18 Bias
  • 180/55-18 Radial
  • 180/60-16 74
  • 180/60-16 80
  • 180/60-17
  • 180/65-16 Blackwall
  • 180/65-16 Wide White Sidewall
  • 180/70-15
  • 180/70-16
  • 200/50-17
  • 200/50-18
  • 200/55-17
  • 200/60-16
  • 240/40-18
  • MT90-16 Blackwall
  • MT90-16 Wide White Sidewall
  • MU85-16 Blackwall
  • MU85-16 Wide White Sidewall

Overview of Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultra Tire

  • Ultra-high mileage coupled with Metzeler performance and handling
  • Developed in Germany for the roads of America
  • Specifically designed for custom touring bikes
  • Technology offering consistent performance throughout the tires life
  • Outstanding high- and low-speed stability and smooth handling
  • Tubeless/Tube
  • H-rated for speeds up to 130 mph

Safety Warning: Please consult tire manufacturers publication(s) and/or website(s) for information on tire care, safety, installation, maintenance, manufacturers warranty and other information. The tires used for your application must have a load index and speed rating equal to or greater than the tires fitted as original equipment

Specs for Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultra Tire

Units Each
Tire Classification Cruiser
Type Tube or Tubeless
Balance Dot Yes
DOT Approved for Road Use Yes
Directional Arrow Yes
4.7 / 5.0
179 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Stars
142
25
5
0
7
Adhesion/Grip
4.8 / 5
Mileage/Wear
4.6 / 5
Performance
4.6 / 5
Value
4.6 / 5
Wet Weather Performance
4.6 / 5
Would you recommend this product?
Yes (119)
No (3)
Performance
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
ME888
I HAVE RUN METZLER ME880 TIRES SINCE 1990 AND HAVE FOUND THIS TIRE THE BEST FOR ALL WHEATHER RIDING. ME LIVING IN SOUTH DAKOTA MUST PEOPLE WILL STORE THEIR MOTORCYCLES NOT ME I RIDE IN THE RAIN SNOW AND OF COARSE THE SUN. WHEN I ME888 WAS INTRODUCED I TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE FACTS THAT THIS TIRE WILL GIVE ME GREATER MILLAGE ALONG WITH THE BEST ROAD ADHESION OF THE ME880. BELIEVE ME THIS TIRE PASSES THE TEST. I HAVE CONVERTED MANY A BROTHER TO THIS WITH ALL HAPPY AND PLEASED WITH THEIR RESULTS.
October 1, 2015
Performance
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Cures the Wobble
I've had three different bikes that I've put Metzlers on, each one rode better, handled better and felt safer after putting the Metzlers on. And yes, they all had the oem Dunlops. I was a little disappointed when the guy at the local shop told me they quit making the ME880, these ME888s seem to be the same tire tho, same great performance and handling. They do not follow cracks and the wobble is gone.
March 17, 2015
Performance
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Love this tire
So far, this tire handles very similarly to the ME880. Been brand loyal for quite some time. This tire is doing well in Oregon- through rain, and all the twisty-turnies...
April 28, 2016
888
These tires so far have out performed the Dunlop's I had on my super glide, with only 500 miles on them so far. They stick better to the road and just handle great in corners. If I get the mileage out of them my brother does I will be very satisfied. as for right now I will by these tires again. Great service at Dennis Kirk as always, I got everything to change 2 tires in 3 days. And DK had the lowest price on everything that I ordered. Thanks DK
July 31, 2015
Adhesion/Grip
5 / 5
Mileage/Wear
5 / 5
Wet Weather Performance
5 / 5
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
SmoothEd riding, great in all weather, great on long trips.
August 9, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Performance
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Long Lasting Cruiser Tire
I just installed a pair of Metzeler ME888's on a Yamaha V Star 1100. The old tires I replaced were Metzeler ME880's. The ME888 is Metzelers replacement for the ME880. I have no doubt the ME888's will perform as good or better than the ME880's. They are a great tire that performs well hot or cold, wet or dry, and they are long lasting. I've used numerous pairs of Dunlop D404's (the OE tire) on the same bike. The Metzelers last three times longer. They cost more, but are worth every penny because of the long lifespan.
June 3, 2015
Performance
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
metzeler 888
I bought these to replace my Dunlops. What a difference! I like the ride better and the handling is better also. The price from Dennis Kirk was excellent, the lowest I could find. Thanks
January 21, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Adhesion/Grip
5 / 5
Mileage/Wear
5 / 5
Wet Weather Performance
4 / 5
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Willy D
I put the ME888's on both front and back of my 09 Electraglide and I really like them as opposed to the Dunlops that were on. The ride is great as well as handling aspects. Even good grip on "tar snakes". Haven't had to ride in any rainstorms yet, but handled very well on wet pavement after a rain. I got a GREAT price from Dennis Kirk and super fast delivery.
September 5, 2016
Performance
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Awesome Tire
This is the smoothest riding tire I have ever purchased.The people at Dennis Kirk are very informative and willing to answer all questions,the price was much cheaper than other vendors and the shipping was very quick.This is a great place to save a lot of money on quality products !!!
February 26, 2016
Performance
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
The New "Triple 8"
I own a 2011 Victory Cross Country with a hot motor by Lloydz Motor Workz. #115 HP, 118 Ft Lbs# Metzeler 880's on the rear would give me 6,400 miles. The new ME 888 Marathon Ultra gave me 9,350 miles. That is 46% more mileage! The handling and stick in the corners is amazing. It gives me superior stability at high speeds and pinpoint accuracy in the corners. I've been riding for 40+ years and this combo of bike and tires is the best I've ever thrown a leg over. You gotta have 'em!
July 10, 2015
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Can you tell me the range of dates of manufacture on the 6 units you have in stock?
Keith W on Dec 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not sure if you want to know when they were made or how long they last. As far as lasting I can tell you that the last Metzler front tire was on my bike for 4 years before getting this one. The rear tire lasted me for 2 years before replacing it. Both of those tires were not Ultras but the tread depth is deeper on the Ultas. Hope this is helpful.
What does the HB mean on the tire size?180/65 HB 16
A shopper on Jun 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: the first letter is the speed rating... H is for speeds up to 130 mph .. V would be for speeds up to 150 mph. The second letter B stands for the type of tire, either bias or radial...In this case HB means speed rating of 130 mph and bias ply.
Is 2718100 the wide whitewall?
A shopper on Aug 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, that number doesn't come up
Will this tire fit a 3.5 x 21 inch rim?
Mike V on Mar 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I doubt it the rim I put it on was 2.15+
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Will it fit a Honda shadow vt1100 c2?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes-It fits very well it looks good and is wearing better than the dunlops i had on
why is tire considered non compatible for my 2009 vulcan 1700 nomad?
martin k on Dec 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: After doing much research before I bought my 888s I found on Metzeler's web site some specifications. It appears that there are multiple variations of this tire. Each variation may have different tread patterns, different construction, including different belt materials, and different weight capacities. It was confusing. I went with ip code # 2531600 which was a special version for the European Yamaha Midnight Star which is my V Star 1300 in the US. Your bike is heavier and more powerful. This tire may not be up to handling that increased weight and power. Try to find the Metzeler web site, it may help.
Good luck but buy the right tire.
Dennis
I have a 21 X 3.25 wheel - will this Metzeler 120/70-21 fit on it?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That's what I have on my front
I have a 2003 ultra classic with factory sidecar and want to know which would be the best choice for a high mileage rear tire?
Ted P on Mar 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I installed the Marathon tires on my 02 ultra and they have been great ! , the feel of the road I excellent in addition to giving a very supportive feel . I would do these again once they wear out , in addition the wear has been good , I regularly check the air and keep them at max pressure ..
My HD came with stock rear tire size mu85 b16... I want to know how much wider can I go with this application? Blackline fxs
A shopper on Dec 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It depends on several factors. What bike you are speaking of..... fatboy, ultra what? The most important is that when you widen your tire you could change the balance of your bike. You have to ensure your tire doesn't hit the belt guard so you may have to go to a different model HD belt guard that allows for the width of the tire. You don't want the tire to hit upon the upward and downward motion of the rear portion of the bike.
I'd check some forums to see what others have actually done, not what they think! I personally have placed a wider tie on my deuce but not my ultra. Also remember you may have two of the same size tires but different brands and they WILL be different widths! I can attest first hand. It may not be much but it could be the difference in safety...............
My super glide has cast wheels. Do I need tubes?
fatcatfred on Sep 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No. Your wheels are for tubeless tires if they are cast. Put a new valve stem in also.
Does it have a balance dot?
A shopper on Jul 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not that I'm aware of. But it did not require a lot of weight to balance the wheel as I recall. These tires are awesome in my opinion. A great tire for traction in the rain. One of the best. Hope this helps. Guy
You do not make a Metzler rear tire to match the front me888 ? Or m I not seeing it??
Ron . on Jul 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I recently purshased front and rear me888's from Kirk i would contact Metzler directly for info..keep in mind Metzelers' run higher pressure than Dunlops..Harley got mine wrong.
tube size for this tire ?
A shopper on Apr 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Mine is tubeless
how much wider can i go on the rear tire for my 2016 softtail slim? stock is mu85-16.
harold(butch) h on Dec 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You might have to buy a new swimg arm and fender to go wider. I'm not real sure but i would check with a shop builder. I'm sorry i wish i could be more help.
I have a Metzeler 150/70 B18 M/C 76H ME 880 on my bike now what is the difference between the 880 and the 888?
A shopper on Oct 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 888 is the long mileage version, as stated will attain more mileage and slightly harder compound tire.
What is manufacture date on tires in stock ?
Cubby on Dec 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Can be anywhere from 6 months to 1 1/2 years
Will the 150/80 16 work for a 16x5 rim?
A shopper on Aug 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No
I HAVE INSTALLED MANY OF THESES ME88 TIRES MOTORCYCLES. PLUS MY OWN BIKE. IN DOING SO I DOCUMENTED THE MILLAGE. TO SEE WHAT MILLAGE IS OBTAINED ON THESES TIRES FOR CUSTOMERS. MY QUESTION IS HOW DOSE ONE GET A TIRE WARRANTIED. I HAVE A CUSTOMER THAT ONLY GOT 4800 MILES ON HIS REAR TIRE. THE BIKE IS A 1988 FLHTC. CORDS ARE SHOWING APROX. 1/3 OF THE TIRE. I DID SEND A E MAIL TO METZLER WITH NO RESPONSE. IF YOU LOOK AT MY CUSTOMER HISTORY WITH DENNIS KIRK YOU WILL SEE I PURCHASE A LOT THRU EACH YEAR. OF NOT ONLY TIRES BUT PARTS TOO. I HAVE HAD GOOD LUCK WITH THIS TIRE AS I HAVE A CUSTOMER THAT I HAD INSTALLED ON HIS FLSTC AT THE SAME TIME AND HE IS JUST PAST THE 11000 MILE MARK BUT IS DUE NOW FOR A TIRE CHANGE AS THE CORDS ARE STARTED TO APPEAR. NOW FOR YEARS I RAN THE ME880 AND AVERAGED 8000 MILES ON THE TIRE. BUT WHEN METZLER CAME OUT WITH THE ME888 SAYING IT WAS A LONGER MILEAGE TIRE SAYING APROX 12000 I HAVE BEEN SELLING THIS POINT TO EVERYONE I HAVE INSTALLED. MY CUSTOMER WANTS ME TO WARRANTY HIS TIRE BUT I HAVE NO WAY THAT I CAN GET METZLER TO HELP ME. I PURCHASED THE TIRE FROM DENNIS KIRK SO I ASKING YOU FOR SOME HELP IN RESOLVING THIS ISSUE? THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP YOU CAN APPLY.
WLG45 on Jul 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not saying "smoke shows", but if there's no thread left, manufacturer can't warranty which is where it needs to go.
The dimensions state Inflated Width is 6.26". Is that correct, or a typo? Seems like 5.26" would sound correct.
Darin L on Apr 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I believe you are correct, our website has been changed
What size tire do I need for a 21x3.5 wheel?
A shopper on Mar 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I like a 120/70
Matching front tire?
A shopper on Mar 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they do make the matching! I have them on my 07 Suzuki Boulevard!
What would front and rear both cost for royal star 1300?
A shopper on Oct 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: What year is your Royal Star?
what is the difference between 2318500 and 2318800?
Paul S on Mar 8, 2017
Is this tire OK paired with a Metzeler Lasertec on the rear?
Todd S on Feb 25, 2017

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