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  1. I saw these new Karoo 4 tires here in Colombia and they look pretty cool. Then I saw @Manybikes post on Instagram yesterday about them: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ce9TNllueG-/ And has a YouTube video about them: They look great and I'd agree they appear to be an improvement over the Karoo 3 but I think I'm detecting some more BS jedi mind tricks on their positioning this tire as a "50/50" tire. As I'd pointed out with the Anakee Wild from Michelin, the way in which tires are increasingly being positioned in terms of an percent on vs off road are essentially meaningless. And I say "jedi mind tricks" because 50/50 is the largest segment for adventure tires so the thought is they'll attract the biggest market if they just call it a "50/50" tire. 8 years ago back in 2014, the Karoo 3 was postioned as a 70/30 dirt/street tire positioned to compete with the TKC-80. I tried them and was pleased with both their off road traction (COBDR) as well as mileage (3600 miles vs 3200 miles for a TKC-80). I thought 70/30 was a stretch given they appeared a bit less dirt-capable than the TKC-80 but whatevs. But if you look at Revzilla's description for the Karoo 3 you'll see they describe it inversely as a 70/30 street/dirt tire! Okay. Never in a million years would I call it this way. I suspect it's a typo and they simply got it wrong. Metzeler says this tire is replacing the Karoo 3, saying the 3 "was getting a bit long in the tooth." Huh? I've no problem with trading out an older design for a newer but never saw the Karoo 3 as outdated. But if the new Karoo 4 is a 50/50 tire (not) then that implies the Karoo 3 was too? Color me confused. But Eric, you say, the Karoo was 70/30 dirt/street! I mean street/dirt (Revzilla)! Therefore the Karoo 4 is also 70/30 dirt/street (street/dirt?). Bottom line: dirt/street designations are now meaningless. I also think imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and see Motoz notes in this new Karoo 4. Kyle's durometer shows the rear is quite soft and Metzeler says they're not sure what the mileage will be but then later say you can count on 5-10% more mileage than the Karoo 3. For me on the GSA that was 3600 miles so I'd call that a good value. Metzeler makes a good tire but the market is so crowded now. I'm eager to get some riders' experiences with this new tire. I may just give them a try here in Colombia. Let me know what YOU think below...
  2. ADVPulse has a story out on a new set of tires, the MC360 from Metzeler. They were used on some AT's recently so they seem big-bike friendly.
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    The new Tourance NEXT. The Enduro street tyre that dares you to challenge any weather condition and any road. The latest generation of Enduro Street tyres, featuring new compounds, profiles, structure and tread pattern for unmatched levels of stability, safety on wet and mileage. > Improved wet grip and stability > Improved mileage over previous Tourance EXP > Dual Compound rear sizes > Ideal choice for the latest generation Adventure touring bikes > OE on the new BMW R 1200 GS
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    The best new Enduro On/Off tire for your off-road adventures. A new concept of for Adventure and Enduro On/Off tires dedicated to off-road expeditions, that feature both off-road traction and on-road stability with an excellent mileage. Considered a 30/70 tire (on/off road). > Improved Off -Road traction and handling > Increased mileage over its predecessor > Cutting edge tread design lends to improved performance > Suitable for both light and heavy Enduro bikes
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    Enduro tyre with very good on-road performance dedicated to the globetrotters always looking for fun riding no matter what the terrain is. > Dedicated tread compound perfectly combining safe on-road cornering grip and good off-road traction > Tread pattern geometry designed for fast self-cleaning: stable and precise trajectories without skidding also on soft, muddy terrains > Great handling with easy corner entry, stable cornering and high safety margins when riding at the limit
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    Special all-round rear tyre dedicated to on-road riding but with decent performance on light off-road terrains.
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    Dual Purpose tyre developed and tuned for the big, modern street oriented Enduro bikes > Improved carcass structures for enhanced straight line stability at high speed with smooth rolling characteristics for long distance journeys > Maximum mileage on the street and great traction also on light off-road surfaces thanks to the specific compound > Great grip with light and precise handling make riding easier in all weather conditions
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    The most street orientated enduro tyre for big "Adventure" bikes > Metzeler’s patented 0° steel belt technology on the front and rear tyre provides great straight line and braking stability. Maximum precision in the curves and excellent bump absorption also in fully loaded conditions. > Superior compound for high grip on wet and dry surfaces: the perfect combination for long distance journeys > New tread pattern engineered to ensure best on-road performance in all weather conditions and traction on light off road surfaces > “M” specification to satisfy higher mileage needs when mounted on large Enduro-street "Adventure" bikes
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