Metzeler Returns as Official Tire of AMA Supermoto National Championship

The 2017 season will feature 5 events throughout North America

Metzeler returns as official tire of AMA Supermoto National Championship
Metzeler is continuing its partnership with the AMA Supermoto National Championship for 2017.Photo Courtesy of Metzeler

Metzeler has signed on for the fourth consecutive season as the official tire of the AMA Supermoto Championship. For 2017, the season will feature five events that are set to take place throughout North America, including the opening round on April 8 at Kern County Raceway in Bakersfield, California. This series features some challenging forms of racing including the cross-disciplines of pavement and dirt riding, which makes tire selection crucial as riders battle for the chance to be crowned champion at the season finale in Pensacola, Florida on October 7.

“AMA Supermoto is extremely happy to bring back Metzeler as the official tire of the 2017 Championship,” said Alexander Mock, President of AMA Supermoto. “The Championship continues to experience growth at a incredible rate each season. With riders’ competing at an all-time high on the track, it is crucial to have high performance tires like the RACETEC SM that can withstand riders’ of all skill levels and the ever-changing conditions on the track.”

Gage McAllister riding with Metzeler tires
Metzeler has captured three consecutive Pro Open Championships with Gage McAllister, all of which relied on the incredible performance of the RACETEC SM tires. McAllister will have his sights set on capturing his fourth straight championship when the opening round kicks off at Kern County Raceway.Photo Courtesy of Metzeler

Three different options will be available on the rear, K0, K1, and K2 in 165/55R/17 sizing, including a fourth rain option that is designed for wet conditions. METZELER engineers used development from the Racetec RR to improve traction in the dirt sections of the track and still retain optimal wear. The central and shoulder notches feature a unique design that allows the tire to clean itself out, ultimately helping riders when navigating dirt sections.

On the front, K1 and K2 slicks were released last season in a 125/75R/17 and have been designed with a lower profile that enhances agility and confidence when cornering or in quick changes of direction. The same compounds are used on the 16.5” option, which increase grip and versatility. A rain option is also available for when conditions are wet.