Metzeler MCE Karoo 2 Front Motorcycle Tire

Metzeler MCE Karoo 2 Front Motorcycle Tire
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    Metzeler MCE Karoo 2 Front Motorcycle Tire

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      Designed with the large-displacement, heavy, high-speed dual-purpose motorcycles in mind, the Metzeler MCE Karoo Motorcycle Tire is perfect for that off-road adventure. With the aggressive knobs and smooth tread pattern, this is a true off-road tire with a smooth and silent street ride. The MCE Karoo features a reinforced carcass for extended off-road touring.
    • The Metzeler MCE Karoo tire was designed for large-displacement, heavy, high-speed dual-purpose motorcycles.
    • Dual sport tires recommended for 10% on road 90% off road.
    • Motorcycle tire knobs are aggressive enough for off-road traction, but adapted for smooth street performance.
    • Carcass on the motorcycle tire is reinforced for extended off-road touring.

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    good stuff
    no worries
    July 18, 2013
    UT
    great for occasional off road
    I've worn out 4 or 5 of these on the front of my XT600. I ride about 50% pavement and 50% gravel or very hard dirt. They only last a couple thousand miles but is worth it to me having aggressive knobs on gravel/dirt. Might not work great on big "adventure" street bikes but I like it for dry hard terrian on my old Yamaha. I stay home when it rains so not at all concerned about mud performance.
    May 2, 2013
    UT
    Awful Tire
    Used on my KTM 950 and it handled badly in soft terrain, created a lot of head shake.
    February 5, 2011
    payson, UT, US
    Metzeler Karoo 2
    A friend and I bought tires for our GS's at the same time - he picked up the Conti TKC80's and I went with the Metzeler Karoos and we thought it would be interesting to compare. The Karoo front has a larger tread radius than the TKC 80s with slightly smaller blocks but basically similar. The steering tends to wander a bit on asphalt, which feels odd but is predictable. My GS seems to oversteer a bit with the Karoo - nothing serious, but you'll be resisting the highway corners more than with more road oriented rubber. The tire performed very well off road - similar reports from my buddy and his TKC80 ... and let me assure you, the tires were tested hard crossing creeks and running the gauntlet of decommissioned logging roads in central British Columbia.

    Best Liked: confident handling off-road, could handle being pushed hard on the pavement once I got used to the tire. tough

    Least Liked: screamed like a banshee between 100 and 115 kph (bring earplugs), oversteer in the corner
    July 1, 2010
    BC
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