Originally Posted by MaxReving
According to the people from BMW Motorrad that did the introduction event of the new BMW R1200GS LC in Morocco in March then Metzeler has RECALLED all Karoo 3 tires. The reason is that the tire has a major issue if the pressure is lowered for off-road use.
According to the same sources this issue may result in several months delay of the final release date. It is not only an issue with the rubber compound but the general construction of this new tire.
This is not good news for BMW Motorrad since they have relayed on Metzeler to provide this new off road tire for the new and more powerful R1200GS LC.
I'm really hoping this is just an internet rumor, but I have this sinking feeling that you are not blowing smoke. I sent this to my dealer (who happens to be my father-in-law) and he sent a note off to the Metzler in hopes of getting a real answer. I need tires THIS MONTH and if the Karoo 3 isn't coming, I need something.