The more flexible casing and aggressive tread pattern also offers a number of other benefits for riders:
• Improved traction in a straight line and more progressive handling in corners.
• The ability to run higher pressures, to reduce the risk of the tyre coming off the rim, with no loss of grip or comfort.
• No ‘running-in’needed as the flexible casing offers great performance from the starting gate. The new casing has also been engineered to optimise the size of the contact patch.
This, along with aggressive front and rear tread patterns offers maximum levels of grip for precise steering and traction, even when racing in very difficult conditions.
Directional intermediate and side tread blocks ensure good steering response from the front tyre and traction from the rear. The central blocks are designed specifically to enhance braking performance and traction on all types of track surfaces. They act like hooks to dig-in and drive the motorcycle forward.
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.
The Michelin Starcross 5 Medium rear tyres (as well as the soft) have intermediate tread blocks which are positioned in staggered rows to reduce the “see through” zones, which can cause handling issues when changing the angle.