Buffalo, NY: Dunlop’s new Geomax® MX12 saw its debut at the Southwick round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in MA this weekend, and was the tire of choice for the sandy track by the majority of top riders.
The new MX12 tire swept both the 250 and 450 podiums. In fact 13 of the top 14 overall finishers in the 450 class used the MX12 including winner Eli Tomac, and 10 of the top 13 overall finishers in the 250 class chose to run the MX12, including winner Zach Osborne.
Designed for soft-terrain applications, the MX12 excels in extreme sand and mud conditions. Dunlop’s goal with this tire was to increase overall performance in a broader range of conditions, and it delivers.
The MX12 allows riders to maintain high levels of grip on muddy or sandy tracks even when the terrain hardens or begins to dry out during the course of the race. It also offers increased cornering, acceleration, and braking grip, enhanced handling in rutted terrain, and damps out bumps and impacts to keep the contact patch on the ground and digging in.
“Southwick is a legendary sand track, and the ideal place for the MX12,” said Dunlop’s Senior Manager, Off-Road Motorcycle Broc Glover—who won the first three times he raced at Southwick on his way to six national championships. “Riders found they had more overall grip, and that it lasted throughout the race despite significant changes in the race lines throughout the day.”
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