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    New Metzeler Karoo Street tyres
    on: Mar 08, 2018, 10.59 am
    Mar 08, 2018, 10.59 am
    Hello

    Has anyone tryed or know any comments about the knew Metzeler Karoo Street tyres? I'm about to replace the (very good) Metzeler Tourance and was thinking of trying those new ones. The Tourance are great tyres, both on and off-road, with their obvious limitations, as they are something like 80-20 tyres and I'm hopping these new Karoo street gives some more (light) off-road capabilities, without loosing the on-road ones...

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    Re: New Metzeler Karoo Street tyres
    Reply #1 on: Mar 08, 2018, 07.10 pm
    Mar 08, 2018, 07.10 pm
    I await to hear also

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    Re: New Metzeler Karoo Street tyres
    Reply #2 on: Mar 08, 2018, 08.38 pm
    Mar 08, 2018, 08.38 pm
    I've requested some info from a Metzeler contact and I'll post it on here if/when I get a reply.....
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    Re: New Metzeler Karoo Street tyres
    Reply #3 on: Mar 08, 2018, 10.33 pm
    Mar 08, 2018, 10.33 pm
    Just what I have seen in the magazines and that has been all positive. I think I will give them a try next tire swap

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    Re: New Metzeler Karoo Street tyres
    Reply #4 on: Mar 12, 2018, 01.55 pm
    Mar 12, 2018, 01.55 pm
    As I mentioned earlier, I have a contact well placed in the Offroad section of Metzeler (part of the Pirelli group) to whom I passed your query, vmfpg.   

    He did comment that the Tourance is a very good match for the CT.  I've just replaced the OEM Bridgestone Battlax tyres on my CT with Metzeler Tourance tyres and they are a big improvement.

    These are his comments: 

    " The Karoo Street has not been “launched” yet and I’ve not ridden on them,  so at the moment we don’t have any feedback for you.. sorry .

    I’m currently using the Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR on my 2011 R1200 GS (same tyre combo as a Crosstourer 110/150) and they are very good on the road and offer good grip on light off road…

    What sort of mileage does the rider do on an annual basis ? – as to gain some more Off road grip you will always sacrifice some of  the on- road mileage because of the difference in the size and layout of the tread blocks………

    The Scorpion Rally STR range is fitted as Original equipment to the Ducati Multistrada Enduro and the Ducati Desert Sled….  They have also featured in MCN in some long terms tests on a few bikes with very good reviews…  "

    Hope that helps, vmfpg.


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    Last Edit: Mar 12, 2018, 02.02 pm by navigator1946
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    Re: New Metzeler Karoo Street tyres
    Reply #5 on: Mar 12, 2018, 11.23 pm
    Mar 12, 2018, 11.23 pm
    I wonder where Metzeler feels this tyre( the Karoo street) fits in to the range. The first Tourance was once the "crossover"tyre in the range.

    If the contact in Metzeler is talking about the first "Tourance" he's a little out of date!, its a single compound tyre ( that I have used a lot years ago) that was updated to a "Tourance EXP" and updated again to the "Tourance Next".
    130hp on a wet road will have the first Tourance feeling giddy IMO.

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    Re: New Metzeler Karoo Street tyres
    Reply #6 on: Mar 13, 2018, 09.31 pm
    Mar 13, 2018, 09.31 pm
    Thanks for the report Navigator1946.
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    Re: New Metzeler Karoo Street tyres
    Reply #7 on: Mar 21, 2018, 04.36 pm
    Mar 21, 2018, 04.36 pm
    Hi Martin/Navigator 1946

    Many thanks for your feedback; for sure I'll give them a try on the next replacement and I'll come back with my comments.

    Answering to Thetracker comment, the original Tourance, although are single compound and doesn't last as long as the Next and the EXP, they are pretty good both in on and (light) offroad, wet or dry. The next two generations are far more street oriented and does not perform so well in offroad as the originals. I've tryed all of them on the Varadero and on the CT and came back to the originals. It's the best compromise and gives me a lot more confidence and fun on both situations.

    Keep in touch.

     



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