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110/80R-19 (59R) Metzeler MCE Karoo 2 Front Motorcycle Tire

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  • When selecting new motorcycle tires, be sure they meet the requirements of your motorcycle and its expected usage. Please use our vehicle drop down selector at the top of this page to assist you in choosing a tire for your vehicle. Always refer to your owner’s manual for correct tire specifications for your vehicle.

    Size 110/80R-19
    Tire Construction Radial
    Load Rating 59 (536 lbs.)
    Speed Rating R (106 mph)
    Max PSI 36
    Load Range B
    Tread Plies 2 Rayon 2 Polyamide
    Sidewall Plies 2 Rayon
    Position Front
    Sidewall Blackwall
    Weight 10.19 lbs.
    Rim Size 19
    Tube / Tubeless Tubeless
    Directional Yes


    Inspect and check tire pressure often. This is the most important tire-maintenance function you can perform. Refer to your machine's documentation for proper maintenance. Always give tires a gentle "run-in" period of 100 miles to get the feel of new tires--this means they should not be subjected to maximum power, abrupt lean-over, hard cornering, etc. Always match the front and rear tires for optimal handling, safety and performance. Mixing radials, or mixing radials with bias or belted-bias tires, may adversely affect handling and stability.


    The charts and information on this page do not imply interchangeability. Consult your machine's manual to determine correct replacements, clearances, compatibility and stability, load-bearing capacity, speed rating, radial vs. non-radial, pattern and tread compound requirements, inflation recommendations and front-to-rear tire matching. Wrong selection can result in tire failure or loss of control with serious injury or death.

    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.

Metzeler MCE Karoo 2 Front Motorcycle Tire Reviews

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

good stuff

Comments On Jul 18, 2013:no worries

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

great for occasional off road

Comments On May 02, 2013: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.

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Awful Tire

Comments On Feb 05, 2011:Used on my KTM 950 and it handled badly in soft terrain, created a lot of head shake.

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Metzeler Karoo 2

Comments On Jul 01, 2010: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

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