The Championship-winning Sand Tyre From Maxxis, Now Available

The new, championship-winning sand motocross tyre from Maxxis, the MaxxCross MX-SM, is now available to buy in the UK.

The MaxxCross MX-SM is a sand and mud tyre designed to offer the performance expected by professionals, available to the everyday rider.

Introduced to the FIM International Motocross Championship (MXGP) in 2019, the MX-SM performed admirably on the sand tracks which make up around 30% of the race calendar. Used in combination with the MaxxCross MX-ST on mid-soft tracks, this winning combination came away with three Championship titles.

“When we get to a sand track, I really notice how the MX-SM has been designed for sandy terrain, and I can trust both tyres to deliver the results they were designed for.” – Alberto Forato, Maddii Racing, MX2 Championship 2020 (2019 3rd Place European 250cc Motocross Championship).

Mattia Guadagnini used the same combination throughout the 2019 season to achieve Junior World Motocross 125cc Champion and European 125cc Motocross Champion, proving the high-performance capabilities of this tyre.

Designed to excel in sand and mud conditions, the new sand tyre provides the ultimate traction in sand or mud, propelling the rider forward throughout the duration of a sand track or beach race.

The shoulder blocks are quite a thing to behold, standing extremely proud of the base of the tyre. These blocks provide insane confidence in sandy corners where riders would otherwise have to stay off the throttle until they exited the corner. Thanks to this extreme cornering traction, riders who choose the MaxxCross MX-SM find speed in corners while their competitors struggle.

The compound is made of an aquaphobic, hardened rubber for self-cleaning properties and high durability for everyday riders.

Used on sand tracks in the 2019 and 2020 MXGP season, the MaxxCross MX-SM is proven to perform to the highest standard, and will continue to provide extraordinary performance to professional racers and hobby riders alike.

Interested in the MaxxCross MX-SM? Ask your local tyre shop to order some in for you. 

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