ERJ staff report (TP)
Munich, Germany – Motorcycle tire company Metzeler have partnered with Simon Pavey and the BMW Off Road Skills course, held in Wales.
Using the latest BMW machinery (R1200GS/F800/G650), Off Road Skills provide off road training and adventure schools with structured training programmes specifically designed to instil basic techniques for every aspect of off road riding.
Headed by Dakar veteran Pavey, the school puts emphasis on teaching abilities, techniques and skill in a fun and friendly environment – making it the ideal partnership for Metzeler and the KAROO 3 tire.
Offering “consistent grip in both on and off road conditions”, the KAROO 3 is designed for explorers who aim to go fully off-road in their adventures. Ideally suited to big Adventure bikes, the tires were developed alongside their road based sibling the TOURANCE Next. Both tires were launched in 2013 simultaneously with the benchmark Adventure machine, the latest BMW R1200 GS model.
Metzeler have travelled the long road of Adventure riding with BMW since the original GS model in 1980 with the Enduro 1 with both a sporting and OE relationship. The International BMW Motorrad GS Trophy utilises the KAROO range for its competitors.
Pavey said: “Our off-road skills courses are carried out on extremely varied terrain from asphalt, gravel, river crossings and deep mud. It’s so important to have a tire on the bikes that can handle all of this abuse and also have good durability, which is why we’re so glad to be using the Metzeler KAROO 3 on all the BMW machines here.
“We’ve just returned from two trips to Portugal with a total of 48 riders, we had great feedback and lots of comments about how well the KAROO 3 performed even on the tarmac.”
With a packed schedule of courses to suit all abilities, BMW Off Road Skills kick off the new season on 28-29 March and runs through to the end of October.
Metzeler was founded in 1863. It originally produced a variety of rubber and plastic products, expanding into aviation in 1890 and automotive and motorcycle tires in 1892
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Press release from Metzeler