Again I could not fault the tyres, with the rear hooking up and driving the RM-Z250 forward and the front end doing what it needed to, giving me plenty of confidence that is was going to do what I would ask of it each and every time. Would I have been better off with a sand or soft terrain compound tyre? I am not sure it may have helped but the MX eXtraX was doing the job nicely.
It was a good test as well, with Hattah slowly approaching I was not sure if I would need to change to a full sand tyre for the event this year, going by the performance at Ceduna I think it is unlikely and fresh MX eXtraX may be on the cards come early July.
The other thing that has been impressive is how well the tyre has held up with all the hard pack riding, the rear tyre is not in what I would say perfect condition, no tyre would be after the tracks we ride in summer, the knobs have been rounded and have been worn down a bit, but they have not torn or started to rip off any where, there are some nice cuts through the tops of some of the knobs, but all in all the rear has stayed in one piece.
The front does still look reasonable new, again the edges have been rounded out but that is about it, I'll get a lot more time out of the front tyre, the rear I will look at swapping before my next race meeting, though it will not be thrown out, there is still plenty of life left in if for practice days.
All in all the new MX eXtraX has proven to do what it was designed for, a good all round tyre that will perform well on the majority of track surfaces and give great wear.
We are running: Pirelli Tyres
Type: MX eXtraX
RRP: Front from $89 Rear from $105
Main Photo: The new Pirelli MX eXTra X has proven to be a great all round tyre.