OFF-ROAD TYRES RECOMMENDED PRESSURE 

SET THE RIGHT PRESSURE FOR YOUR MOTORCYCLE

Correct inflation is essential for the safety and longevity of your tyres. A tyre gradually loses air over time.

It is therefore essential to check its 'cold' pressure before each ride. If the pressure is checked when out on a ride (or soon after), be aware that the air in the tyre is 'hot' - In fact, when riding, the pressure increases, so you should never deflate a tyre that has just been ridden on.

If the pressure (when tested cold) is lower than the recommended 'cold' pressure, it is essential to replace the missing air. After checking, do not forget to replace the valve cap which is a core part of the seal (along with the valve itself). It is recommended to change the valve assembly and cap each time you remove/replace the tyre, as it is key to ensuring the integrity of the whole assembly.

Recommended cold pressures with inner tube

These are the tyre pressures (in PSI or in BAR) recommended by Michelin depending on the terrain, the weather conditions, the power of the bike and the type of control.

Recommended FRONT tyre pressures

Recommended BACK tyre pressures

Minimum recommended FRONT tyre pressures

Minimum recommended BACK tyre pressures

MICHELIN STARCROSS 6

13.1 PSI

13.1 PSI

11.6 PSI

11.6 PSI

MICHELIN STARCROSS 5 MINI

17.4 PSI

17.4 PSI

14.5 PSI

14.5 PSI

MICHELIN TRACKER

17.4 PSI

17.4 PSI

-

-

MICHELIN ENDURO MEDIUM

14.5 PSI

14.5 PSI

11.6 PSI

8.7 PSI

MICHELIN ENDURO HARD (FRONT)

14.5 PSI

-

11.6 PSI

-

MICHELIN ENDURO XTREM (REAR)

-

11.6 PSI

-

8.7 PSI

MICHELIN DESERT RACE

17.4 PSI

21.8 PSI

14.5 PSI

14.5 PSI

MICHELIN DESERT RACE BAJA (REAR)

-

17.4 PSI

-

14.5 PSI

MICHELIN TRIAL LIGHT

MICHELIN TRIAL X LIGHT

6 PSI

5.8 PSI

5.8 PSI

5 PSI

MICHELIN TRIAL COMPETITION

MICHELIN TRIAL COMPETITION X11

6 PSI

5.8 PSI

5.8 PSI

5 PSI

Click here to see recommended cold pressures in BAR

Recommended FRONT

tyre pressures

Recommended BACK

tyre pressures

Minimum recommended

FRONT tyre pressures

Minimum recommended

BACK tyre pressures

MICHELIN STARCROSS 6

0.9 BAR

0.9 BAR

0.8 BAR

0.8 BAR

MICHELIN STARCROSS 5 MINI

1.2 BAR

1.2 BAR

1.0 BAR

1.0 BAR

MICHELIN TRACKER

1.2 BAR

1.2 BAR

-

-

MICHELIN ENDURO MEDIUM

1.0 BAR

1.0 BAR

0.8 BAR

0.6 BAR

MICHELIN ENDURO HARD

(FRONT)

1.0 BAR

-

0.8 BAR

-

MICHELIN ENDURO XTREM

(REAR)

-

0.8 BAR

-

0.6 BAR

MICHELIN DESERT RACE

1.2 BAR

1.5 BAR

1.0 BAR

1.0 BAR

MICHELIN DESERT RACE BAJA

(REAR)

-

1.2 BAR

-

1.0 BAR

MICHELIN TRIAL LIGHT

MICHELIN TRIAL X LIGHT

0.4 BAR

0.35 BAR

0.35 BAR

0.3 BAR

MICHELIN TRIAL COMPETITION

MICHELIN TRIAL COMPETITION X11

0.4 BAR

0.35 BAR

0.35 BAR

0.3 BAR

Handling and storage

Your tyres should be kept somewhere ventilated, dry and temperate, out of direct sunlight and away from temperature extremes, all chemicals, and any solvent or hydrocarbon which might affect the rubber. They should also be kept well away from anything that might pierce the rubber (for instance sharp metal or wood) and away from direct heat or electrical charges.

Trial tip

Tyre wear

Trial tip: The design of Trial tyres makes them tricky to mount. You run the risk of breaking bead wires if you press too hard.  Carefully adhere to the fitting instructions for insertion of the rim hooks (lubricate, firmly hold the bead on the opposite side in the rim hollow - do not exert excessive force on the bead).  To inflate, position a rubber ring between the tyre bead and rim or use a firmly tightened strap on the tyre crown to enable initial pressurising.

The tread provides most of the tyre's grip on the ground. With wear, the tyre's grip decreases. So remember to regularly check your tyres for signs of wear: visually check the depth of the tread and the uniformity of the wear. Tyre pressure also has a direct impact on wear

Two possible classifications for the same tyre dimension

Careful ! There are two classifications for the same tyre dimension.

Off road equivalent:

DIMENSIONAL EQUIVALENCE:

For the MICHELIN Enduro and Desert ranges, the size designation is based on the width of the tyre measured at the widest point of the tread.

For the MICHELIN StarCross 6, Tracker, Trial Light and Xlight ranges, the size designation is based on the width of the tyre measured at the widest point of the sidewall.

A 120/90-18 MICHELIN Enduro Medium therefore corresponds to a 100/100-18 MICHELIN StarCross 6 size.

ENDURO

CROSS

90/90-21

80/100-21

120/80-19

100/90-19

130/70-19

110/90-19

120/90-18

100/100-18

130/80-18

110/100-18

140/80-18

120/90-18

The width of Motocross tyres is measured at the level of the base of the tread blocks, while for Enduro tyres, it is measured by the overall dimension, at the widest point which is the top of the tread blocks.

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