Steve its no big deal, Metzlers have been so cheap and work well for me.... Hans I have noticed it on all sets of Metzlers and could never really tell the difference in either tire. The 880 or the 888. Still the same mileage and noise. I have about 14 on them now.
On another note, now I got to go put the bike on a stand and see what mine sounds like.............
With the people left unguided, For so many troubled years
In a cloud of doubts and fears, Their world was torn asunder into hollow Hemispheres......Neal Peart