The Michelin Star Cross MS2 motorcycle tire and the Michelin Star Cross MS3 motorcycle tire has staggered shoulder knobs chisel into soft loam for superb cornering traction at lean angles from moderate to extreme while jagged knobs increase the number of biting edges for aggressive penetration of the racing surface. Widely spaced knobs not only evacuate mud quickly, but optimize the pressure applied to individual knobs for maximum traction on soft terrain. Resists tearing and chunking even on concrete starts with reinforced center knobs for maximum forward drive. Tread wear indicator clearly shows when it's time to reverse the tire on the rim: Super-stiff sidewalls for high-impact shock absorption on landings. Flexible tread minimizes rebound on rough tracks and helps keep the tire in contact with the ground for better steering, braking and acceleration.