Metzeler Karoo Street Tire 90/90-21 Front [54H].
The off-road tire with on-road performance.
Handling: The profiles of the KAROO™ Street are directly derived from those of the TOURANCE™ NEXT, with the precise aim to increase on-road behavior. It features a multi-radius profile with an increased width and overall length of the contour to increase the surface of the footprint area as well as grip and stability when leaning. The height of the shape has been sensibly increased to improve dampening capacity and comfort. Both front and rear tire profile follow the same scheme and a similar geometry to ensure a synchronized behavior of the set.
Grip: 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 the 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 improved cohesion of the different ingredients at a molecular level, achieving an unmatched level of homogeneity of the polymeric matrix that maximizes its properties and characteristics, granting solid performances over time.
Traction: The tread design of the KAROO™ Street is delivered from the disruptive layout of the 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.
ABS Integration: KAROO™ Streetís 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 tire 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 with by tread pattern vibrations or deformations typically found with other knobby tires.