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2012's Newest Off-Road Tires — 10 Tread Trends


June 14, 2012

524 and 525 Series

Shinko

Shinko Tire’s 524 Series front and 525 Series rear off-road tires feature a wide self-cleaning tread pattern that is ideal for soft to intermediate terrain off-road and MX riding. Reinforced knobs resist tearing and chunking in extreme riding conditions. The 524 front and 525 rear are available in a variety of standard sizes to fit most MX and off-road bikes. All Shinko tires offer strong dealer profit margins and a competitive, lower than average, retail price.

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For More Info: www.shinkotireusa.com


  

ContiGelandeSport Intermediate

Continental Tire

The ContiGelandeSport Intermediate is an all-around motocross tire for training and racing on soft to hard terrain. The front tire offers high traction and stability during braking, thanks to the CAD-calculated force-orientated polygonal knob geometry. The tire is stable in deep lean angles with maximum directional stability and exact steering. The “Black Chilli” tread compound offers riders longer life and even wear of knobs during braking and cornering. The rear tire features extremely high holeshot traction for fast acceleration out of the gate and out of corners due to the trapezoidal knob geometry. Reinforced X-ply construction with good inherent damping offers more stability and control in slides and jumps. The rear’s newly developed “Black Chilli” compound gives the tire constant grip, even in longer races. 

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For More Info: www.conti-moto.com 


   

Kenda

Millville II

Kenda says its next generation Millville tire is sure to make a splash in the Motocross and Off-Road circuits for 2012 and beyond. The new compound formula provides the best of traction and durability. The newest Millville offers improved braking traction due to paddle shape 

pattern as well as improved cornering traction with more biting edges. A new tie bar knob support has been added to reduce knob squirm and increase durability.

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For More Info: www.kendausa.com 


 

Black Water Evolution

ITP

ITP is now celebrating its 30th anniversary with the introduction of the all-new Black Water Evolution. ITP is building on its history of innovation and applying the considerable tire design and production experience gained with three decades in the business. Utilizing the most advanced tire technology, the Black Water Evolution has been developed specifically for the distinct demands of the latest side-by-side vehicles. This 8-ply-rated radial tire features a unique non-directional tread design that provides awesome traction while maintaining a smooth ride and precise, 

balanced handling. Its all-new “Tough Tread” rubber compound offers exceptional wear and abrasion resistance for extended tire life. 

Exclusive “Sidewall Armor” protects the vulnerable shoulder area from penetration, greatly increasing reliability. Quality is assured because it’s engineered and manufactured right here in the U.S.A.

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For More Info: www.itptires.com 


 

Silverback-XLite

STI Tire & Wheel

The Silverback-XLite takes most of the features of the original Silverback and puts them in a lighter and more value-oriented package. It still delivers maximum traction in deep mud from its distinctive, aggressive, widely spaced tread pattern, but with less bulk. The lugs range from 1.125 to 1.250 inches tall depending on tire size. This allows for smoother, more versatile performance when not slinging mud. It’s easier on the machine, and when comparing costs, it’s also much easier on the budget. 

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For More Info: www.stitireandwheel.com 


 

Tractionator Enduro IT

MotoZ

The Tractionator Enduro IT tires are designed for serious off-road grip and long wear. The DOT approved tires offer a unique tread pattern and hybrid natural/synthetic compound. The tire are available in 18, 19, and 21-inch sizing, and are available through Pacific Powersports and Motovan.

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For More Info: www.pacificpowersports.info 

 

 


 

Hardcore Series

Pro Wheels

Pro-Wheels’ new Hardcore series spans a range of full size MX and off-road tires available in two compounds, medium and hard. These six-ply tires give riders long lasting wear with no premature chunking of knobs. The lineup was designed to be a good working tire that maintains a good price point. Mini tires also available with the full product range from 10 inches to 21 inches. 

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For More Info: www.prowheelracing.com

 


 

Vee Rubber

Vee Rubber Motocross Tires 

From the pro to the weekend competitor, Vee Rubber’s lineup of motocross tires will bring out the best of any rider at a very affordable price. The VRM140 will handle any intermediate terrain. The VRM229 is an intermediate design, and the VRM300 is specifically designed for hard terrain applications. All of these tires are available insix-ply for GNCC, and have puncture resistant casings. They are also available in four-ply for lightweight motocross racing.   All these tires are available in the 

Tackee and standard compound.  Suggested retail starts at $65.   Vee Rubber also offers heavy duty and super heavy duty tubes for off-road use.

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For More Info: www.veerubber.co.th 


 

Magnum MX Tires

Magnum Distributing

Magnum MX Tires offer high levels of traction in all types of terrain, though they’ve been designed primarily for soft to intermediate conditions. Available in mini sizes through full sized applications, Magnum offers two different styles of front 21-inch knobbies for varying conditions. Low retail prices offer great value for customers while also maintaining high profit margins for dealers. Retail prices range from $25-$77. 

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For More Info: www.magnumdistributing.com

 


 

MX907HP

Sedona

The MX907HP is Sedona’s new hard-pack terrain compound designed for blue-groove traction. The cross-patch tread design provides a larger contact patch that maximizes both in-line and cornering traction, while its multi-knob tread pattern technology assures a large footprint. Siped and dimpled knobs add more bite-edges for the ultimate in traction, and the rigid four-ply carcass enhances stability and absorbs impacts.

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For More Info: www.sedonatires.com 


 

 




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