Somebody, at some point, appears to have whispered into a German tyre developer’s ear that Harley-Davidsons have tyres with orange side-walls, because apparently these have been designed to have a distinctive Harley look!
When I saw the title, I conjured up ideas of laid-up forgotten classics and the colour that whitewalls eventually do go, but then I opened the pictures and … err, well at least it will match the pinstripes on a Sturgis’ wheels, and the tank badge on the Dyna model … if a Sturgis would look right in white … orange wall tyres, and that is a stretch.
Still, each to their own. I felt conspicuous with the protective blue sheen.
On the positive side, these tyres are available in both sizes – 100/90×190 front and 150/80B16 rear – and they’re based on the Metzeler’s highly regarded, high mileage ME888 Marathon.
|Metzeler ME888 Marathon Orange Wall Tyres|
|Zod 737171||100/90×19 MC 57H front tyre||£213.72|
|Zod 737172||150/80B16 MC 77H rear tyre||£307.18|