Maxxis has announced details of its new Maxxcross MX-ST motocross tyre.
Developed and tested with input from seven-time AMA Supercross Champ Jeremy McGrath, the Maxxcross MX-ST has a lightweight, pliable carcass design, strong construction and a uniquely-spaced tread block pattern that, says Maxxis, delivers superior stability, drive, and comfort, plus prolonged tyre life.
The new ply material offers improved resistance to deformation, enabling greater cornering stability, braking and jumping performance. The sidewall provides stronger vertical stiffness and there’s a harder compound to better absorb energy when landing. The company adds that the new compound improves grip by up to 19 per cent over the previous generation Maxxcross IT.
A new tread block design on the front increases braking grip and stability, and the arrangement of half-blocks and shoulder blocks aid predictable turning and help reduce oversteer.
A new tread pattern design on the rear tyre uses 33 central blocks – reduced from the conventional 36. The tyre retains 36 middle blocks – with sharp angles to help them bite in soft terrain – and 36 shoulder blocks, all of which combine to bring about better turning performance and increased grip and acceleration.
The new Maxxis Maxxcross MX-ST is currently available in 80/100-21 and 110/90-19.