Built to handle the higher loads and handling characteristics of cruiser and touring bikes. Rear tires feature flatter tread profile and larger contact patch for better traction and mileage. Computer-designed tread pattern with offset groove alignment for uniform wear characteristics, low noise. Tread pattern has excellent water displacement ability and stability over rain grooves and under hard braking. H-rated for speeds up to 130mph, V-rated for speeds up to 149mph or (W)-rated for speeds of 168+ mph.
"Wife has 2002 Yamaha. Tires were as bald as an eagle. So I did some research on tire brands. Looking for gummy tires with the greatest traction. So I settled on the ME 880's . I am so happy with my choice. As it turns out, while my wife was practicing left & right turns,( just finish motorcycle training with no real street exp.) stops & goes. She made a left hand turn from a complete stop. The road has a rather deep dip. I thought she was going down with the bike. She counter steered like a mad man. The bike handle like a charm. I said in my mind, 'WOW the tires really work. Not one sign of slipping. had the tire slipped just once, the bike would have gone down. These tires are a great choice. So what if I loss a few MPG on the road. This was the best $300.00 I've spent on the bike. The safety of my wife is paramount number 1. As soon as my Michelin tires wear out if not sooner, on my Kawasaki Vulcan 750. They will be getting a new pair of ME 880's. I've heard great stories about these tires. Now I'm one of them. Seeing is believing. I'm a true believer now. P.S. I was behind her when all this happen."