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Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultra 180/65B16 Rear Tire

J&P Cycles Part Number: 693-181

Manufacturer Part Number: 2318700

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Description for Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultra 180/65B16 Rear Tire

Metzeler Risk Free Guarantee

• The Metzler ME 888 rear motorcycle tire is a high mileage, high performance tire specifically designed for touring bikes

• The ME 888 is a steel radial belt tire constructed with a single ply of steel cords wrapped around a radial tire carcass. This unique design feature gives the Metzler tire exceptional high speed stability

• By using the steel belt design in the ME 888 touring bike tire, Metzler gives riders a more durable tire that distributes heat more uniformly

• The redesigned tread patterns on the Metzler ME 888 provide better water drainage and increase performance in wet weather riding

• The Metzler ME 888 180/65B16 Rear Tire is also available in wide whitewall 105-488

Product Specs

Product Specs for Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultra 180/65B16 Rear Tire

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Load Range:
81 - Maximum Capacity 1019 lbs
Manufacturer Part Number:
ME888 Marathon Ultra
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Speed Rating:
H - Rated up to 130 MPH
ME888 Marathon Ultra
Tire Construction:
Bias Ply
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Compatible Models

Harley-Davidson® Models

  • Touring Electra Glide Classic FLHTC : 2009–2013
  • Touring Electra Glide Police FLHTP : 2009–2014, 2018–2019
  • Touring Electra Glide Standard FLHT : 2009
  • Touring Electra Glide Ultra Classic CVO Anniversary FLHTCUSE8 : 2013
  • Touring Electra Glide Ultra Classic CVO FLHTCUSE4 : 2009
  • Touring Electra Glide Ultra Classic CVO FLHTCUSE5 : 2010
  • Touring Electra Glide Ultra Classic CVO FLHTCUSE6 : 2011
  • Touring Electra Glide Ultra Classic CVO FLHTCUSE7 : 2012
  • Touring Electra Glide Ultra Classic CVO FLHTCUSE8 : 2013
  • Touring Electra Glide Ultra Classic FLHTCU : 2009–2015, 2017–2019
  • Touring Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low FLHTCUL : 2015–2016
  • Touring Road Glide Custom FLTRX : 2010–2013
  • Touring Road Glide FLTR : 2009
  • Touring Road Glide FLTRX : 2015–2019
  • Touring Road Glide Special FLTRXS : 2015–2017
  • Touring Road Glide Ultra CVO FLTRUSE : 2015–2016
  • Touring Road Glide Ultra FLTRU : 2011–2013, 2016, 2018–2019
  • Touring Road King Classic FLHRC : 2009–2014
  • Touring Road King FLHR : 2009–2019
  • Touring Road King FLHR Anniversary : 2013
  • Touring Road King Police FLHP : 2009–2019
  • Touring Street Glide FLHX : 2009–2017
  • Touring Street Glide Special Anniversary FLHXS : 2018
  • Touring Street Glide Special FLHXS : 2014–2018
  • Touring Ultra Limited Anniversary FLHTK : 2013, 2018
  • Touring Ultra Limited CVO Anniversary FLHTKSE : 2018
  • Touring Ultra Limited CVO FLHTKSE : 2014–2018
  • Touring Ultra Limited FLHTK : 2010–2019
  • Touring Ultra Limited Low FLHTKL : 2015–2019

Indian Models

  • Chief Classic : 2014–2018
  • Chief Dark Horse : 2016–2019
  • Chief Vintage : 2014–2019
Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews for Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultra 180/65B16 Rear Tire

Overall Rating

5 out of 5 stars (based on 18 reviews)

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For the price this is an excellent tire. I have ran the Harley Dunlap and was able to get almost 10,000 miles on each one. This was in Southern California and primarily freeway miles. Now that I’m in east Texas the roads are brutal and not as many freeway miles. So far this holds in the corners and rough roads way better than Dunlaps.. only reason I gave 4 starts is because I don’t expect the tire to last as long. It’s a trade off I’m willing to take.


Excellent traction through the curves with this tire. I ride my Road Glide as hard as it can take and these stay put. As per wear - I've stretched them to 10k miles and am now definitely due for a new rear. Not sure how they classify as a "marathon" tire when they last as long as any dunlop does. But hey, great traction for 10k miles is pretty good i guess.




Put this on my 2011 FLHTK. First ride on the tire 300 miles. Ride is better than the Dunlop's. Tire does not seem to follow the road snakes. Thirty MPH cross wind's and seems to hold the road fine. Did not notice any more road noise than other tires. Will see how they wear and ride in the rain. Would buy again.


Good tires, will know more when I see how they hold up


A ton of grip. Makes me feel confident in the handling of the bike. Now i lean a little more and accelerate a little harder. Great service as allways and fast shipping. Thanks J&P.


Great tire for the price. Hold the road nicely.


I am on my second set of these. I put 26,000 miles on and only used 2/3 of the tread. I only changed them due to a trip of 6,000 miles and changing summer temps. I am sure I could have gotten 36k. don't think I will be switching to any other tires.


We ride a lot. We do a lot of camping, so there is extra weight on the rear tire. We've gone from Dunlops and Bridgestones to ME880's and ME888's. I'd try the Michelins because friends say they are great, but I really like the 888's, so why switch?? Maybe I can get a second bike.. My wife has the same tires on her bike, and on a really hot Kansas day when I'm behind her I can see the hard rubber stripe in the center of the tire. I like the cornering traction, but mostly I like that the tire profile stays round longer through its life. The bike leans over easy corner even with 7,000 miles on the tire.


Great tires, Great price. Fast ship. All good. Recommened.

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