A new architecture specially designed solely for the requirements of Supermotard racing: Compared with a speed bike, the lower power of Supermotard motorcycles means that warming up the tire can be a problem. Considerable work was therefore devoted to making the architecture more flexible: to increase the active operation of the product, the tire flexes more easily, thus warming up faster. The optimization of the architecture has helped to improve the grip when braking, thus allowing hard braking and banking on corners.
It is specific to Supermotard racing and has a rounder shape because SM does not require a triangular profile like speed racing. Improves maneuverability and progressive response when cornering.
Like for the front tyre, the carcass has been completely redesigned. It is also more flexible. The less rigid architecture enables the rubber to flex more:
This improves warm-up times
Improvement of grip when accelerating and cornering
Helps to improve the tire's endurance
Adapts perfectly to surface changes (asphalt, dirt, slides, jumps and humps)
Also it allows crazy cornering angles
It is driven only by performance: technical performance rather than just aesthetic aspects. It corresponds to the requirements in SM: slick on the shoulders for grip and transverse grooves to bite into dirt surfaces.