Maxxis announces details of new Maxxcross MX-ST 1

Maxxis has announced details of its new Maxxcross MX-ST, the new motocross tyre designed solely to deliver championship-winning performance, thanks to an extensive development and testing programme carried out by seven-time AMA Supercross champion Jeremy McGrath.

Maxxis – sponsor of both MXGP 2019 and this year’s British Motocross Championship – worked with the ‘King of Supercross’ to develop a tyre that boasts a new, lightweight, pliable carcass design yet strong construction and a uniquely-spaced tread block pattern that delivers superior stability, drive, and comfort, plus prolonged tyre life.

The high levels of performance come thanks to a new ply material, which exhibits lower elongation and stronger resistance to external forces and resistance to deformation, resulting in greater cornering stability, braking, and jumping performance. The new sidewall provides stronger vertical stiffness with a longer apex and a harder compound to better absorb energy when landing.

Biker T-Shirts UK

To further optimise stiffness, and in turn promote better grip, especially on starts, the new compound uses reinforced carbon nanoparticles in the manufacturing process. As a result, grip is up 19% over the previous generation Maxxcross IT, with stiffness increased by 33% and hardness by 4%.

On the front, a new tread block design features functional polygon half-blocks, which reduce chunking and increase braking grip and stability, with forces equally and smoothly distributed. The periodic arrangement of half-blocks and shoulder blocks also lend themselves to predictable turning and help reduce oversteer.

Superior drive and traction comes from a new tread pattern design on the rear, which uses 33 central blocks – reduced from the conventional 36. The tyre retains 36 middle blocks – with sharp angles to help them bite in soft terrain – and 36 shoulder blocks, all of which combine to bring about better turning performance and increased grip and acceleration.

Aiding Maxxis’ quest to deliver a tyre that gives top-level and amateur motocross riders alike the confidence and feel they need to push to their limits was seven-time AMA Supercross champion Jeremy McGrath. McGrath, who earned to the nickname “King of Supercross’ in the 1990s, was instrumental in the tyre’s development, testing various iterations back-to-back against competitors until the MX-ST gave him a clear advantage in racing conditions.

Jeremy McGrath said, I’ve been working on the new MX-ST with Maxxis for the last few years and honestly a lot of effort has gone into it, and what we’ve come up with is a compound that is pretty amazing. It took us a while, but the team at Maxxis did a great job, and we’ve struck gold really. The compound and the compliance of the tyre is great. Obviously there are a lot of factors that go into a great motocross tyre, like the strength of the sidewall and the softness of the carcass, you know, you don’t want any roll when you’re braking, plus you want the traction and durability on the rear, and honestly we’ve struck gold with this tyre. I have so many years of experience, I’ve tested hundreds of tyres, but what Maxxis are doing right now is leading edge stuff.”

Derek McMartin, Maxxis International UK managing director, added, “The new MX-ST has been designed and developed with one goal in mind, and that is to provide higher levels of performance, across the board, than our rivals, and with with input and expertise of Jeremy we have been able to achieve that. The focus was on every area and every aspect, from braking stability and turning performance to traction and corner exit performance, as well as energy absorption when landing and even the rate of wear. It’s a big step forward not only for us, but a step forward that will be felt and enjoyed by riders.”

The new Maxxis Maxxcross MX-ST is currently available in 80/100-21 and 110/90-19, with an RRP of £133 a pair.

For more information or to view your nearest stockist, click here.



Industry News Gallery

Alpinestars Presents: Limited Edition Johann Zarco 2019 Supertech R Race Replica 2Randy Mamola To Race IndianxWorkhorse Sprint Racer 2Win with KTM Test Rides 1Django updated 1More bikes on the box 1Super Soco UNVEILS LIMITED EDITION CUX DUCATI EDITION 1REDUCED CAR PARKING PRICES ANNOUNCED FOR Motorcycle Live 2019 1Alpinestars Launches: 2019 MM93 Collection 1Sena Savage helmet - sound styling 1Triumph Motorcycles - creating UK electric motorcycle capability 1Yamaha reveals 11 new stunning Yard Built projects at The Reunion 2019 1Free Tracker and top box with Piaggio Medley, Liberty and Beverly scooters until 31st May 1Alpinestars - TECH Pants 1Alpinestars - TECH TOP Long Sleeve 1Alpinestars - T-FUSE SPORT SHELL WATERPROOF Jacket 1WE CAN ALL HELP TO reduce motorcycle casualties, Says GEM 1BikeTrac endorsed by Ariel Motor Company 1Motorcycle GP Legends To Appear at the Silverstone Classic 1Triumph launches new 2019 Bonneville T120 Ace Edition 2Yamaha Breathes Pure Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP DNA Into the YZF-R125 1BeMoto: Insurance Firm Has Your Back on Track 1New Biker T-Shirts UK Affiliate Scheme 1HM Quickshifter Launches ‘Stand Alone’ Blipper Shifter Kit 1The MICHELIN Tracker, the new all-terrain motorcycle tyre for off-road enthusiasts 3Kawasaki Motors UK and Team Green to exhibit at 2019 International Dirt Bike Show 1Free Limited Edition Vespa Helmet With All VESPA GTS Models 1THE MOTO GUZZI V85 TT IS NOW AVAILABLE WITH 6.9% APR PCP FINANCE 1A DAYS: INCREDIBLE OFFERS ACROSS THE APRILIA RANGE 2New Ducati MIG-RR E-MTB now available for test rides at Ducati dealerships 1Spidi Solar Net Sport 1



Grid Girls Gallery by Grid Girls UK
Ducati MotoGP - Silverstone 2014Ducati MotoGP - Silverstone 2014Ducati MotoGP - Silverstone 2014Ducati MotoGP - Silverstone 2014Pramac Ducati MotoGP Silverstone 2014Gresini Honda - Silverstone 2014Gresini Honda - Silverstone 2014Gresini Honda - Silverstone 2014Gresini Honda - Silverstone 2014Baldassarri_Silverstone4Pramac Ducati MotoGP Silverstone 2013Apsar MotoGP Silverstone 2012Pramac Ducati - Silverstone 2010Alstare Ducati - World Superbike - Silverstone 2013Ten Kate Honda - Silverstone May 2015MXGP Great Britain 2018MXGP Great Britain 2018MXGP Great Britain 2018MXGP Great Britain 2018MXGP Great Britain 2018MXGP Great Britain 2018MXGP Great Britain 2018MXGP Great Britain 2018MXGP Great Britain 2018MXGP Great Britain 2018Grid Girls UK – British Superbikes – Oulton Park – May 2011Grid Girls UK – British Superbikes – Oulton Park – May 2011Grid Girls UK – British Superbikes – Oulton Park – May 2011Grid Girls UK models Maria and Becca working at Brands Hatch British Superbike 2011  From Grid Girls UK job and photo shoot archiveGrid Girls UK – British Superbikes – August 2011Grid Girls UK – British Superbikes – August 2011Grid Girls UK – British Superbikes – August 2011Grid Girls UK – British Superbikes – August 2011Grid Girls UK – British Superbikes – August 2011Grid Girls UK – British Superbikes – August 2011Grid Girls UK – British Superbikes – August 2011Grid Girls UK – British Superbikes – August 2011Grid Girls UK – British Superbikes – August 2011Grid Girls UK – British Superbikes – August 2011Grid Girls UK – British Superbikes – August 2011Grid Girls UK – British Superbikes – Brands Hatch – April 2011 v4Grid Girls UK – British Superbikes – Brands Hatch – April 2011 v3Grid Girls UK – British Superbikes – Brands Hatch – April 2011Grid Girls UK – British Superbikes – Brands Hatch – April 2011 v2MWR – British Superbikes – Brands Hatch – April 2011MWR – British Superbikes – Brands Hatch – April 2011 v5MWR – British Superbikes – Brands Hatch – April 2011 v4MWR – British Superbikes – Brands Hatch – April 2011 v3Ten Kate Honda - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012Ten Kate Honda - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012Ten Kate Honda - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012 17Ten Kate Honda - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012 17Ten Kate Honda - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012 18BMW - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012 17Ten Kate Honda - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012 16Ten Kate Honda - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012 15BMW - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012 14Ten Kate Honda - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012 13Ten Kate Honda - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012 12Ten Kate Honda - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012 11Ten Kate Honda - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012 10Ten Kate Honda - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012 9Ten Kate Honda - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012 8Kawasaki - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012 7Ten Kate Honda - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012 6Ten Kate Honda - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012 5Grid Girls UK - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012 4BMW - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012 3Ten Kate Honda - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012 2Ten Kate Honda - World Superbikes - Silverstone - 2012Motorpoint Yamaha - British Superbikes - Thruxton - September 2010Motorpoint Yamaha - British Superbikes - Snetterton - July 2010 v2Grid Girls UK - British Superbikes - Snetterton - July 2010Motorpoint Yamaha - British Superbikes - Snetterton - July 2010Grid Girls UK - British Superbikes - Snetterton - July 2010Grid Girls UK - British Superbikes - Snetterton - July 2010 v2Tyco - British Superbikes - Brands Hatch - September 2010Grid Girls UK - British Superbikes - Silverstone - October 2010Motorpoint Yamaha - British Superbikes - Silverstone - September 2010Tom Tunstall Racing - British Superbikes - s - Cadwell Park - May 2010Oulton Park British Superbikes October 2010Oulton Park British Superbikes May 2010Motorpoint Yamaha - British Superbikes - Cadwell Park - May 2010Motorpoint Yamaha - British Superbikes - Cadwell Park - May 2010Motorpoint Yamaha - British Superbikes - Cadwell Park - May 2010Motorpoint Yamaha - British Superbikes - Cadwell Park - May 2010Motorpoint Yamaha - British Superbikes - Cadwell Park - May 2010Motorpoint Yamaha - British Superbikes - Cadwell Park - May 2010Brands Hatch British Superbikes August 2010Brands Hatch British Superbikes August 2010Brands Hatch British Superbikes August 2010Brands Hatch British Superbikes August 2010Brands Hatch British Superbikes August 2010Motorpoint – British Superbikes 2010Motorpoint – British Superbikes 2010Pramac Ducati MotoGP Silverstone 2014DucatiMotoGP3Pramac Ducati MotoGP Silverstone 2014196098_10151043262382813_1645653679_nMindworks and SuzukiMindworks and SuzukiSpeedfit KawsakiNat working with Red Bull Honda in World SBKHannah working with Halsall Racing in BSBDani working with Honda Racing in World SBKDani working with Halsall Racing in BSBHoliie601542_286850204748655_236925374_n621388_447940558575471_1576202978_oHollie working with Halsall Racing in BSBJen working in British SuperbikesIndia working with Halsall Racing in BSBHolliePhoto ShootAli D in a photo shoot with Grid Girls UKMagic Bullet at Birmingham NECMarta and FerrariMaria and Marta working with Honda Racing in World SBKMaria in a photo shoot with Grid Girls UKDani and India working with Honda Racing in World SBKWSBK Silverstone 7Dani working with Honda Racing in World SBKAli D in a photo shoot with Grid Girls UKWSBK Silverstone 3Grid Girls UK photo shoot with Honda at WSBK Silverstone 1Ali D in a photo shoot with Grid Girls UKGrid Girls UK photo shoot with Honda at WSBK Silverstone 1Grid Girls UK photo shoot with Honda at WSBK Silverstone 1Ali D in a photo shoot with Grid Girls UKAli D in a photo shoot with Grid Girls UKSpecial Offer for Superbike News readers 1

15.5k Followers
Follow