Metzeler have a new tyre coming to the ADV market, aimed at riders who spend most of their time on the tarmac, but who may want to explore off-road from time to time.
The new Karoo Street retains the aggressive styling of the Karoo 3, but is said to offer sport touring like performance on the road without any great sacrifice in mileage.
Developed for the latest generation of adventure motorcycles, the new Karoo Street uses a high-silica compound which works to boost wet grip. The profile is derived from the German firm’s sport touring tyres, providing riders with excellent handling characteristics.
Metzeler engineers have also worked hard to create a tread pattern which delivers a genuine level of off-road performance, while also limited tread flex to aid on-road stability even when fully-loaded.
We have been told to expect the tyre in the UK towards the middle of 2018, and it will be available in the following sizes:
- 150/70 R17 M/C 69V TL M+S – Rear
- 170/60 R17 M/C 72V TL M+S – Rear
- 150/70 R18 M/C 70V TL M+S – Rear
- 110/80 R19 M/C 59V TL M+S – Front
- 120/70 R19 M/C 60V TL M+S – Front
- 90/90-21 M/C 54V TL M+S – Front
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