My bike came with these tires from the factory. On dry hard pack clay, this tire hooks up very well. If the ground has some moisture in it(no dust and no mud) it still had pretty good bite. When it’s muddy, this tire packs full very quickly and it becomes a giant slip and slide. I suspect this is due to the short height of the knobbies. Id say this is not a good tire in loamy conditions. Also, I’d say this tire doesn’t brake very well unless it’s quite dry. It performs very well in rock gardens. Though. When I changed out the tires, I noticed the carcass is very pliable, and I suspect this tire would perform much better in all conditions with a mousse. Even with the lack of wet condition performance, I was still pleasantly surprised with it overall. I would not hesitate to run this in a dry hard pack harescramble, of which there are plenty here in the NC/SC/GA area.
Dry surface grip
Wet surface grip
December 14, 2020
Hi Jimmy, thanks for your positive feedback on the performance in a number of conditions of the MICHELIN® Enduro Medium tires that are original equipment on your Sherco motorcycle. As you know, Sherco motorcycles are a European brand with strong market share in many parts of the world and the tires chosen for the bike are related to the FIM requirements for Enduro / Off-Road competition in Europe where the maximum knob height is 13mm. For the soft and wet conditions often found in the NC/SC/GA area, we would recommend either the MICHELIN® StarCross® 5 Medium or the MICHELIN StarCross 5 Soft terrain tires whose taller knobs will provide the additional traction in the muddy, loamy conditions.
4 / 5
Good for a DOT dual sport
April 22, 2020
The tire has a good tread pattern and overall has good feel. If you do any serious off road enduro riding you definitely need the medium compound or the competition version. If you spend time in loose sand or dirty roads, you will be happy.
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