The brand METZELER has been selected by Honda Racing UK as Official Tyre Supplier for its 2022 Road Racing campaign, which includes the Isle of Man TT and the North West 200 as both events return following a two-year hiatus. The team will run the latest generation METZELER RACETEC RR Slick tyres on the 30th anniversary Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP Superbike and RACETEC™ RR road legal tyres on Superstock machinery.
Mitas extends its mousse range with a new rally version to meet the specific demands of rally racers from all over the world.
Gustavo Pinto Teixeira, Vice President Two Wheels at Trelleborg Wheel Systems, explains: “When developing the new Mitas Rally Mousse, we had in mind that racers are seeking a durable and versatile mousse option, which will deliver constant performance throughout the whole race.”
The complete development process was supported by professional racers in various weather conditions and terrains. The most demanding test was performed by rider Simon Marčič during the arduous 2022 Dakar Rally. He reviewed the mousse in an online video after he successfully finished the race: “This new Mitas Rally Mousse really proved its superior performance in terms of versatility, and resulted in the perfect choice for different types of rally from short to long ones.”
The new Mitas Rally Mousse features a durable compound that is suitable to high speeds and resistant to heat and sharp objects, delivering superior performance on vertical technical sections.
It is designed for use in combination with a range of Mitas Rally tires including E-12 RALLY STAR, E-13 RALLY STAR, C-21 STONEKING and C-17 STONEATER Dakar, and available in the 140/80-18 rear and 90/90-21 front sizes In addition to the Mitas Rally Mousse, the Mitas mousse range includes products for Motocross and Enduro, available in several 18 to 21-inch sizes and in three different versions: from a standard for motocross and cross country, to a soft version for enduro and an extreme version for technical extreme enduro sections.
With a progressive spiral belt for a larger contact area in corners, a spiral steel belt for optimal directional stability and a dual compound rear tire for the ideal balance between mileage and grip, the Supermaxx SC is ideally suited for BMW's cutting-edge new product. This new Maxxis tire also optimizes efficiency with low rolling resistance to allow maximum mileage on a single charge. The Supermaxx SC was developed for use on both motor and battery-powered scooters.
"Maxxis is proud to be associated with BMW with the all-new Supermaxx SC, developed under Principal Innovation and a corporate culture revolving around the Triple 3 system: 100% Quality, 100% Service and 100% Trust," said dr Wally Chen, Chairman of Maxxis International. “With our innovative tire development and commitment to meeting BMW requirements, we look forward to expanding the OE fitment of BMW vehicles.”
The Maxxis Supermaxx SC is available in sizes 120/70 R14, 120/70 R15, 160/60 R14 and 160/60 R15 as replacement tires for the new BMW Scooter and other aftermarket maxi scooters.
During the Motorcycle Trophies, MICHELIN ROAD CLASSIC received the prize for the best motorcycle equipment of the year. This tire intended for neo-retro motorcycles combines driving pleasure and safety.
Michelin does not forget classic motorcycles with the new Michelin Road Classic tire which uses the group's latest technologies. It was Franck Ferreira da Silva, Business Segment Manager Michelin who came to collect his prize.
Mitas price increase from April 1, 2022
The price increases for Mitas motorcycle tyres of 15%
Effective from April 2022, Trelleborg Wheel Systems has announced price increases up to 15% on all brands and segments globally.
This price increase is a result of the current market fluctuations and the sharp rise in the cost of raw materials, energy and logistics. Increases will vary by region to reflect the local market conditions.
Specific details on the actual increase will be communicated directly to customers by Company representatives in each market.
Mitas introduces a new version of the MITAS SW-07 SPEEDWAY tire, one of the tires most commonly used by speedway racers all over the world. The most advanced speedway tire Mitas has ever made, it is specifically designed for the highest level of competitive speedway racing.
A newly developed compound and construction for the SW-07 SPEEDWAY tire provides improved grip and footprint, delivering an extraordinary performance throughout the race. The new version is easily recognizable by an orange stripe marking on the tread pattern.
All the tire features of this new Mitas tire are strictly designed and implemented in accordance with International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) regulations and it can therefore be used in all races and championships under FIM.
From April 1st, 2022, prices will increase by an average of 8%, for racing tires by 5%
So order quickly before it gets more expensive or the tires are not available at all, because the delivery situation will not improve this season. And the Ukraine war wasn't even included in the calculations.
METZELER KAROO 4 designed for on/off use, a tyre intended for the equipment of adventure and maxi enduro motorcycles that allows motorcyclists to go beyond the boundaries of adventouring.
KAROO 4 features a revolutionary patented tread pattern, which raises the tyre's all-round performance levels on both asphalt and on different types of off-road surfaces. As for the road sector, the engineers of the blue elephant brand have worked to improve in particular the overall handling and the behaviour in the wet, developing a tread pattern that allows you to safely face certain lean angles even on wet asphalt. In the off-road field, KAROO 4 increases the off-road performance level, especially on soft surfaces, such as sand, mud and clay.
Avon Tires has launched the newest member of its motorcycle tire range: AVON 3D SUPERSPORT, a hypersport tire designed for both street and track use to offer riders exceptional grip, handling and stability.
Designed, developed and manufactured at Cooper Tire's European engineering center in Melksham, the Avon 3D SUPERSPORT combines grip and durability to offer sport and superbike riders a superb hypersport package.
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Michelin has launched its latest motocross tire range, the new MICHELIN STARCROSS 6, which was developed in association with top professional riders competing at national and international levels.
Available in all popular sizes covering 100 percent of the adult motocross market, the MICHELIN STARCROSS 6 range will comprise five different versions to suit all types of track conditions and rider preferences: Medium/Soft, Medium/Hard, Hard, Sand, and Mud (rear only). These will be available in dealers from March through to July 2022 depending on the version and geographical region.
Compared to its predecessor, the MICHELIN STARCROSS 5, the new MICHELIN STARCROSS 6 uses technologies developed in Michelin’s R&D centers and fine-tuned on racetracks around the world to offer 16 percent more traction* and 19 percent better durability**. These improvements mean that riders can push their bikes to higher performance levels, while at the same time benefitting from longer-lasting tire performance.
Compared with its predecessor – MICHELIN STARCROSS 5 VS MICHELIN STARCROSS 6:
16 percent more traction*
19 percent better durability**