Metzeler Wins FIM SuperEnduro Championship

March 16, 2015
Courtesy of Metzeler
Metzeler took its sixth title with Taddy Blazusiak in France  and the eighth with KTM  thanks to the performance offered by the MCE 6 Days Extreme in the new soft rear compound
Metzeler took its sixth title with Taddy Blazusiak in France (and the eighth with KTM) thanks to the performance offered by the MCE 6 Days Extreme in the new soft rear compound.

Over the weekend METZELER won the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship with Taddy Blazusiak riding his KTM.

METZELER has dominated this championship since its creation by the International Motorcycling Federation in 2008. In fact this is the eighth consecutive title in this discipline, captured together once again with KTM, and the sixth in a row with the Polish rider, after those won in 2008 with David Knight and in 2009 with Ivan Cervantes.

Taddy Blazusiak has been consistent throughout the season and yesterday in Cahors, France, he was crowned SuperEnduro World Champion in the Prestige class for the sixth time. The Polish rider finished the season with a total of 320 points and an advantage of 42 points on his nearest pursuer. To contribute significantly to this success were the METZELER MCE 6 Days Extreme tires, in this case the new soft rear version 140/80 – 18 M/C.

At the end of the 2014 Enduro World Championship season METZELER renewed the MCE 6 Days Extreme, the Enduro F.I.M. tire having won 24 titles in the FIM Enduro World Championship in just 9 years.

The new rear tire was developed with Taddy Blazusiak. This tire has a new compound designed especially for indoor activity and the most extreme races, such as Hell’s Gate, Erzberg and The Tough One. It features an innovative formulation which has allowed us to obtain a significant decrease of hardness and dynamic stiffness, in all temperature ranges.

This result was achieved using dedicated plasticizer components and special polymers, which granted an increase of transitional temperature. Consequently there is an increase in ‘hysteresis’ at low-medium temperatures, resulting in better grip and ride on the harder terrain normally encountered in extreme riding conditions. At the same time, the tire presents enough stiffness to avoid excessive transversal movements or ‘sliding’ of the motorcycle ‘back-end’, under sudden acceleration.