MADISON, Wis. - Metzeler’s new ME888 Marathon Ultra, dubbed the Triple Eight (888), is an evolution of the company’s high-mileage ME880, Christopher Wall, Metzler marketing director, told Parts Unlimited sales representatives this week at the company’s annual National Vendor Presentation here. But the tire won’t be available until the first quarter of 2013.
Pricing and specs on the tire aren’t being revealed in Metzeler’s soft launch here at the NVP. “We just want dealers to be aware that it’s coming,” Wall said, noting that "it's the only ultra mileage V-Twin tire with Metzeler peformance and handling."
At the same time, Wall announced the new multi-compound Roadtec Z8, also slated for delivery early next year. Details on Z8 pricing and specifications will be available shortly, Wall said.
Wall told Parts reps to encourage dealer use of the PartsNetWeb and DragNetWeb Internet sites to look up pricing and product information. “There are, maybe, four times as many products available online as in the catalog, something that dealers should know about,” he said.