Michelin Starcross 5 – Front Tyre – Soft
Michelin has launched the new MICHELIN StarCross 5 range of motocross tyres following an extensive three-year testing and development programe with riders of all levels, from world championship riders to amateur racers. By pooling their respective expertise, the Research and Development teams and Michelin Motorsport worked together to obtain a thorough understanding of the bikes and tyres, in addition to their shared experience in the field, often in extreme conditions.The MICHELIN StarCross 5 range breaks new ground for the MICHELIN group in the world of motocross.USAGES AND TERRAINS
Available in four versions (Hard, Medium, Soft and Sand) MICHELIN StarCross 5 tyres are designed to give high levels of performance on all types of ground conditions and terrain found in motocross and cross country races.
Compared to its predecessors (MICHELIN StarCross 3 and 4) the MICHELIN StarCross 5 range features a new, lighter casing design which offers easier and quicker handling with no loss of durability due to the use of stronger, higher density materials. This more flexible casing also offers a number of other benefits for riders, including:
- improved traction in a straight line and more progressive handling in corners
- the ability to run higher pressures (with no loss of grip or comfort) to reduce the risk of the tyre coming off the rim
- no ‘running-in’ needed as the flexible casing offers great performance from the starting gate
- easier to fit
Directional intermediate and side tread blocks ensure good steering response from the front tyre and traction from the rear while the central blocks are designed speci fically to enhance braking performance and traction on all types of track surfaces – where they act like hooks to dig-in and drive the motorcycle forward.
The MICHELIN StarCross 5 range is available in a large number of sizes, plus some new sizes to cater for cross country racers: