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Metzeler Karoo 3 Dual Sport Tire

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90/90-21 - Bias Ply - Tube Type - 54 - T
110/80-19 - Bias Ply - Tubeless - 59 - T
120/70-19 - Radial - Tube Type - 65 - Q
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140/80-17 - Bias Ply - Tubeless - 69 - T
140/80-18 - Bias Ply - Tube Type - 70 - T
150/70-17 - Bias Ply - Tubeless - 69 - T
150/70-18 - Bias Ply - Tubeless - 70 - T
170/60-17 - Radial - Tubeless - 72 - Q
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Product Details

Metzeler Karoo 3 Dual Sport Tire

The Metzeler Karoo 3 Tire is new concept of Adventure and Enduro On/Off tires dedicated to off-road expeditions and featuring both off-road traction and on-road stability with excellent mileage. Specifically engineered for medium to large displacement bikes that spend time both on and off road, these 70% street / 30% off-road tires offer off-road traction and stability on road with excellent mileage.

   Karoo 3 Enhancements

  • New tread compounds capable of obtaining a more uniform mix which in turn provides mechanical resistance to lacerations while still maintaining high dampening capability
  • Trapezoidal tread pattern has an innovative geometry which ensures progressive off road traction at various lean angles
  • Improved Off -Road traction and handling
  • 30% more mileage than its predecessor
  • Cutting edge tread design lends to improved performance
  • Suitable for both light and heavy Enduro & Adventure bikes   

Features

  • Differentiated spacing and larger tread
  • Increased mileage On Road and Off Road
  • Footprint area is more uniform and constant
  • Increased stability and reduced vibration
  • 0° Steel Radial technology
  • MAW (Metzeler Advanced Winding) technology

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Specifications and Options

Brand Metzeler
Front / Rear Front, Rear
Tire Size 90/90-21, 110/80-19, 120/70-19, 140/80-17, 140/80-18, 150/70-17, 150/70-18, 170/60-17
Bias / Radial Bias Ply, Radial
Rim Size 21, 19, 18, 17
Tube / Tubeless Tube Type, Tubeless
Load Index 54, 59, 65, 69, 70, 72
Speed Rating Q, T

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excellent mix on road fire road use
alan p on Sep 18, 2018
Good reviews across the internet for this tire. Bike Bandit stocks the best!
Mark M on Mar 23, 2017
excellent mix on road fire road use
alan p on Sep 18, 2018
Needed a rear to go with half worn front. Got approx. 4K mi. on first rear and front with same mileage is half used, if even that much.
Jeff S on Mar 20, 2018
Good reviews across the internet for this tire. Bike Bandit stocks the best!
Mark M on Mar 23, 2017
good reviews
Garry W on Mar 7, 2017
Online research and recommendation of others
Rusty on Jul 17, 2016
Needed a rear to go with half worn front. Got approx. 4K mi. on first rear and front with same mileage is half used, if even that much.
Jeff S on Mar 20, 2018
good reviews
Garry W on Mar 7, 2017
can you run 150/70-18 with tubes I am getting a new Yamaha T700? which I believe,is tube type?
A shopper on Nov 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Please check with the experts at Metlezer.

I'm not an expert but.... am running tubes in a Karoo 3 tubless tire.
My KTM spoked rim will accomodate some tubeless tires. Some tubless
tires dont have the proper bead area to seat with the rim. The concern there
is running around a curve at 50 mph and have the tires bead loose grip and pop
off the bead.

I've contacted Michelin and Metzeler and found them informative.
Can I run front 120/70-19 TT on 19" x 2.15" and rear 140/80-18 TT on 18" x 2.5" without any issues?
A shopper on May 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! If that is the recommended tire size of your bike, you should be able to run them without any issues. Unfortunately we cannot offer anything other than the original size tires due to safety and performance reasons. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
Will they fit on my 2005 BMW f 650 GS Dakar?
Ulysses M on Mar 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question Ulysses. If you have the stock wheels of your BMW they will fit for the front tire size 90/90-21. For the rear tir, Metezel Karoo 3 does not offer the OEM tire size but you can put a 140/80-17. The only difference will be 10mm taller. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
16 Reviews
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No (3)
Would you recommend
Yes
Best long lasting dual sport
I purchased these for my wr250r and love them, the 90/90/21 for the front, and 140/70/18 on rear, yes they fit on stock rims and have plenty of room for chain , this is truly what the bike needs, a nice size masculine tire, these are a belted tubeless tire, but I run them with tubes, as per metzeler confirmed I can.
I will add more updated photos soon, here is 1 pic of rear.
Rear after install,
Rear after install,
April 18, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Better than expected
I mounted these on a KTM 625 and went on a ride, Good traction on the road, even with wet leaves. I did some light off-roading and it kept traction fairly well, except in deep gravel. I would buy again.
November 27, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Much better than Dunlop.
I replaced some Dunlops with this tire and will never go back. Since they are new I can't speak for milage so I only gave them 4 stars; time will tell. KTM 690 Enduro
July 1, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Great tires
Great tires, great price and fast shipping!
February 27, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Would you recommend
No
Good traction, but hard riding
I was looking for a longer lived alternative for my beloved TKC 80's for my 2012 BMW GSA 1200. After putting around 300 miles on a set of Metzeler Karoo 3's {100 on dirt forest service roads} Pros' & Con's.... Pro, I am satisfied with their traction on & off pavement. Con, I mounted them myself on a No Mar tire machine, the sidewalls were stiff as truck tires. easily the most difficult tires I have mounted. This seems to translate to a harsh ride on pavement. They sing a little, that's to be expected of a tread design like these have. But on sharp edge bumps, uneven pavement or rolling over man holes they are harsh rolling tires. Kind of disappointed. I'll rate these 3-1/2 stars
October 21, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Metzler Karoo 3
So far I am well pleased, I have not yet ridden in the rain; so I can't comment on riding in the wet. Traction is good and handling is good on pavement, The tires do well on woods roads, fire trails and unimproved roads. I have yet tried them in rocks. They do as well as anything in deep sand. If they wear well, I will buy them again.
September 18, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Would you recommend
No
KTM 690 EnduroR - Decent all round tire but lacks lateral traction/grip offroad
2015 KTM 690 EnduroR. Previously had Pirelli Scorpion 50/50 tires. I have about 500 miles on these. They look great and handle on the streets quite well. Noise is minimal thus far. Wet traction on the streets is good. The first time I went off road, I was immediately disappointed, not to mention nervous. In light sand, the front tire will want to go any direction but straight and want to wash out on you constantly. On any surface off road, the back end will come out quickly and unexpectedly at inopportune times with moderate throttle. The combination of both of these makes for a very nervous ride offroad if trying to push the bike. On gravel at low speeds (<10MPH), I have done several 180s without wanting to do so due to the back end coming out and not being able to catch it. Straight line acceleration and braking is good offroad. The tread design does dig in and get you through most anything. Overall, I am more confident on road now, but had to slow WAY down off road. If you ride on the streets mostly and just want to cruise around offroad, these will be good, but if you like to push your bike offroad and ride it more like a dirtbike, I dont recommend these. Once these wear out, I will be going back to more of a 50/50 tire. The Scorpions were nearly as good (surprisingly) on the streets, albeit stupid loud, but just a pleasure off road....very predictable and confidence inspiring.
May 17, 2018
Would you recommend
Yes
Good on/off road for GS1200
The Karoo3 works well on dirt (has a nice paddle effect for sand), decent on road, and looks good on the GS. If used for long distance highway touring, be prepared for some howling.

Rear lasts about 4K miles and front about twice that.
April 5, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Very Impressive
Had my first long trip in Colorado, mix of on/off road, mostly dirt up in mountains. Have them on BMW HP2 Enduro and really liked the mix of great off road traction and tracking along with a stable secure ride on the road. Yes they are a bit noisy, but over the miles they quiet a little. Very secure in the rain, and I felt cornered well dirt and road. Overall very pleased and will probably get new set when needed.
July 10, 2017
Would you recommend
Yes
"07 Triumph Scrambler
i have had little experience with this type of tire. I did extensive research to figure out the right tire for my riding habits This tire stays pretty quiet on the street and holds the road on curves. The narrowing gaps toward edges of tread put a lot of rubber on the pavement for turns yet they are open in the middle to get a great bite on gravel or dirt. They are perfect for the way I ride.
February 15, 2017
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