Michelin has launched the new StarCross 5 range of Off-Road/Motocross tires that deliver high performance in a wide array of conditions. The new StarCross 5 line introduces Michelin’s latest technologies following an extensive three-year development and testing program.
The StarCross 5 was designed based on feedback from riders of all levels, from amateurs to world champions. Compared to its predecessors (Michelin Starcross 3/4), the StarCross 5 line is based on a new casing design said to deliver several significant performance improvements.
The new casing design incorporates stronger, higher density materials that reduce weight up to 15 percent without compromising strength or durability. The casing construction also features Michelin’s all-new Comfort Casing Technology (CCT), said to provide exceptional shock absorption and reduce rider fatigue.
Lastly, the new casing design has been engineered to optimize the size of the tire’s contact patch. Combined with aggressive front and rear tread patterns, specially designed for each tire in the range.
According to Michelin, tread designs for the StarCross 5 range of tires improve performance across a multitude of applications. The intermediate and side tread blocks ensure good steering response from the front tire and traction from the rear. The central blocks are designed specifically to enhance braking performance and traction on all types of riding surfaces.
Integrating Michelin innovations shared across tires for Agriculture and Off-Road truck racing, the Michelin StarCross 5 line sports a self-cleaning tread design to help release soil from the tire. The design includes revolutionary fine horizontal tread lines to release soil and enhance traction in a range of different soil conditions.
Additionally, the MICHELIN StarCross 5 Soft rear tire features “Mud-Phobic Bars,” which also enhance tire cleaning to prevent soil from building up and reducing traction. The MICHELIN StarCross 5 Sand rear tire features a specially designed tread with monster scoops, which work to evacuate sand more efficiently.
Available in four versions (Hard, Medium, Soft and Sand), MICHELIN StarCross 5 tires are designed to give high levels of performance across the broadest range of ground conditions and terrain found in Off-Road/Motocross applications.
The Michelin StarCross 5 range is available in a large number of sizes, including some key new sizes to cater to all Off-Road/Motocross riders.
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