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Metzeler Karoo Street Tire

SKU
Metz-Karoo-Street
$275
EARN 55 Coins (10 Coins = $1)

Best ADV tires we have found in Vietnam. Top level ADV tire used around the world, used on Tigit Motorbikes' CB500X. Handles well, isn't loud on the road, and can tackle some mild offroad.

How to choose a tire

It is best to try and get tires as close to OEM in size (tires that came with the bike). To do this, Google your motorbike model and the wheel.

"Honda XR front wheel size", or "Honda XR front tire size".

The most important number is the rim size (explained below), but ultimately, all the numbers are important. Changing the height, or width of the tire may "work/fit", but it will have consequences such as alternations in the handling. 

How To Know Your Tire Sizes

Width (130/90 - 16)

The first number in a tire size represents the nominal width (usually in millimeters). Width is measured in a straight line from the furthest point on one sidewall, across the tread, to the furthest point on the opposite sidewall.

Aspect Ratio (130/90 - 16)

The aspect ratio indicates the height of the tire's cross-sectional profile. It is expressed as a percentage of the tire's width, so an aspect ratio of 55 means the tire's cross-section is 55% as high as it is wide.

Rim Size (130/90 - 16)

This number is the diameter of the rim on which the tire will fit. The number is expressed in inches.

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Plenty of sales / technical jargon written below. All you need to know is that this is a top level ADV tire used around the world. We have tested it, and decided to use this tire on our fleet of Honda CB 500x motorbikes.

Handles well, isn't loud on the road, and can tackle some mild offroad.

On road agility

The profiles of the KAROO™ Street are directly derived from those of the TOURANCE™ NEXT, with the precise aim to increase the on-road behaviour. 

It features a multi-radius profile with an increased width and overall length of the contour to increase the surface of the footprint area and hence grip and stability also when leaning. 

The height of the shape has been sensibly increased to improve dampening capacity and comfort.

Both front and rear tyre profile follows the same scheme.

Grip on dry and wet

KAROO™ Street features a high silica compound with a balanced proportion of carbon-black and resins to achieve a high level of grip on road, both on dry and wet conditions. 

A relevant percentage of carbon black increase knobs resistance to ‘tearing’ and premature wear when used on-road.

The right choice of polymer typology, fillers and resins combined with our exclusive and patented mixing process is the key to improve the cohesion of the different.

Traction in all conditions

The tread design of the KAROO™ Street is delivered from the disruptive layout of KAROO™ 3 and its uniquely shaped knobs with the precise objective to provide great on-road performance, wear regularity and a high level of stability combined with a cross-country appeal.

Extra-large central blocks create a wide and solid contact patch which ensures high speed stability on-road.

When riding off-road, the V-shaped knob layout with its multiple operating edges of blocks ensure acceleration, traction and braking grip; on-road, the multi-pitch knob layout is able to reduce contact vibrations, and it contributes to maximize wear uniformity and deliver effective mileage. 

Longitudinal grooves in the middle of the central blocks provide water evacuation and self-cleaning ability form dirt.

Wide transversal grooves contribute to make central blocks to dig the soil, providing off-road traction especially on dirt and hard-packed clay soils.

The variable shape of the block, together with their V-shaped layout ensures multiple operating edges that enhance off-road traction.

Big lateral blocks ensure a large contact patch when leaning, providing cornering grip and stability even at high speed.

Integration with electronic rider aids

KAROO™ Street’s ensure an optimal integration with electronic rider aids such as ABS and traction control.

The combination of the extra-large blocks with their V-shaped layout and the high stiffness of the tyre structure enables a high level of stability, traction and smooth rolling, providing a clean signal and information transmitted to the ABS, Traction Control and other rider electronic aids, not interfered by tread patter vibrations or deformations typically found with other knobbly tyres.

How to choose a tire

It is best to try and get tires as close to OEM in size (tires that came with the bike). To do this, Google your motorbike model and the wheel.

"Honda XR front wheel size", or "Honda XR front tire size".

The most important number is the rim size (explained below), but ultimately, all the numbers are important. Changing the height, or width of the tire may "work/fit", but it will have consequences such as alternations in the handling. 

How To Know Your Tire Sizes

Width (130/90 - 16)

The first number in a tire size represents the nominal width (usually in millimeters). Width is measured in a straight line from the furthest point on one sidewall, across the tread, to the furthest point on the opposite sidewall.

Aspect Ratio (130/90 - 16)

The aspect ratio indicates the height of the tire's cross-sectional profile. It is expressed as a percentage of the tire's width, so an aspect ratio of 55 means the tire's cross-section is 55% as high as it is wide.

Rim Size (130/90 - 16)

This number is the diameter of the rim on which the tire will fit. The number is expressed in inches.

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