I still like the look of the wire wheels though, so I think the hot ticket is to put the smooth Metzelers on the spoked hoops. Once I put the Karoos through their paces off road, maybe I'll get a set of Continental TKC 80s. I've ridden thousands of miles on those on a variety of adventure bikes, and they work well on road and off. Frustratingly, the new Urban G/S, which is essentially just a restyled Scrambler, can be had with TKC 80s from the factory, but the Continentals aren't an option for the Scrambler. Your dealer will surely install a set for you, but you'll be on the hook for the price of the tires and the labor to mount them.