Product review: Metzeler Feelfree Wintec scooter tyres

The improvement to safety on my cheap Sinnis scooter make these Metzelers worth every penny in the eight months I’ve used them.

What’s good?

Original Equipment (OE) tyres fitted to showroom-fresh machines are generally built for durability and straight-line stability, at the expense of grip, handling, ride quality and all-round confidence. It’s one of biking’s oddest facts, but when you’ve got a cheap scooter like my Sinnis Harrier 125 the OE tyres have even less performance, offering all the grip of a solid plastic, especially in the cold and wet. These Metzelers are a huge improvement and I can now lean my commuter over without the fear of scraping plastic and metal, whatever the weather. I’ve had to fit a bigger rear than the standard 120/70 12, but the difference to handling is minimal and its larger diameter gives me an extra few all-important mph along the A1 in the morning. There’s zero sign of wear and I’ve got the feeling the new rubber will comfortably outlast my scooter.

What’s not?

There are cheaper scooter tyres out there, but the improvement to safety makes the Metzelers worth every penny.

Price £84.80 a pair
Quality 5/5
Value 5/5