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Maxxis tyres has announced an al-new motorcycle tyre for Sports Touring bikes. Available in Spring 2015, the Supermaxx ST redefines Maxxis’ high performance Radial offering, and has been designed to meet the needs of real road riders.

The Maxxis Supermaxx ST features an all-new design with Mono-Spiral steel belts for improved structural rigidity, resulting in – Maxxis says – outstanding cornering performance. Stiffer Sidewalls are also designed to ensure that the Supermaxx ST can handle increased loads over previous generations of Supermaxx, reducing sidewall cornering flex and delivering the secure feel Touring riders demand.

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Outright grip is delivered through Maxxis’ Silica Plus Compound technology – Nano-Silica is blended with modified rubber compounds and ultra-fine particles of carbon Black – for a Sports Touring compound with high grip in varied weather conditions and a consistent wear-rate on long distance tours.

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Advanced 3-D Sipes are said to further enhance grip in wet road conditions, and eliminate uneven tread wear, by locking tread blocks together under load to maintain stiffness in the tread compound. The Supermaxx ST features an advanced V-grove tread pattern with an intensive grove design to expel standing water from the contact patch, maintaining consistent handling characteristics in varied road conditions – wet or dry.

Compared Maxxis’ long-standing Supermaxx, the Supermaxx ST’s larger contact area, stiffer carcass and improved tread compound are claimed to deliver:

  • 15% more front-end turn-in grip
  • 17% more mid-corner rear-end grip
  • Rear tyre cornering traction is improved by 18%

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Maxxis Supermaxx ST has been developed for a wide range of middle-weight and heavy-weight Sports Touring applications, with ongoing testing feedback from British Superbike and World Superbike racing legend Chris “Stalker” Walker.

Size range: Front: 120/60 ZR17 (55W) – 120/70 ZR17 (58W) Rear: 160/60 ZR17 (69W) – 180/55 ZR17 (73W) – 190/50 ZR17 (73W)

SRP: £197 pair (F 120/70/17 – R 180/55/17)

Find out more at www.maxxis.co.uk

Tony Carter

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