Motoz off road tyre innovation is about developing tyres that work well off road that don't wear out too quickly. Our tyres give great traciton, long wear life and won't let you down when the going gets tough.
Our tyres are very different.
The main difference between our tyres and the rest is obvious. Just look at them. For almost three decades, off road tyres have changed very little. Without exception (that we can see) the tread blocks have been arranged to throw the terrain out the back, and in several cases conventional tread block placement guides the terrain under the centre of the tyre before throwing it out the back. This is a good concept for boat propellers or trench diggers, but not the best solution for motorcycle tyres engaging the terrain to create traction.
Motoz tyres work on a unique concept called "Terrapactor®" (terrain compactor), which uses the tread block design and placement to help compact, compress or wedge the terrain creating extra traction, drive and lift. This unique concept coupled with the use of superior rubber quality works to lessen the impact on the terrain and provide extra traction.
The Pure Substance of Traction
A major difference between our tyres and the rest is rubber quality. Motoz Tractionator Series tyres are made with natural rubber, something unheard of these days due to the high cost involved. Nothing else provides the same elasticity, reflex and deflection for the best traction as natural rubber - nothing else performs like the pure substance of traction. Terrapactor Series are hybrid compounds but retain a high natural rubber content. Every one of our tyres is what others might call "special race compound" reserved for their race teams.
Another major difference with our tyres is our heavy duty case construction. We use dense weave ply cord so greater strength and higher ply rating is achieved with less ply layers. We then double up on the side walls for maximum strength, and add a vertical reinforcement section between the sidewall layers for greater sidewall strength. The carcass is protected by a thick layer of rubber under the tread and around the sidewalls to help minimise punctures. This layer also acts like a cushion zone and allows a small amount of flex under the tread blocks to aid reflex traction and reduce chunk off, increasing tyre life. It also acts as a heat sink to help cool the tyre in extreme conditions.
The sidewalls and rim area are specially designed to protect the rim, but also to minimise "pinch flats" - yes we ride too and hate fixing flats; we did something about it. People try all kinds of things to eliminate flats, like mousse, tubeless etc. Why not just build better tyres.
Quick Fitting and Service Times
If you do happen to have a puncture you will notice that our tyres are quite easy to get on and off the rim. We have done this intentionally to reduce service downtime during a race or out in the bush. Why? Because seconds wasted trying to get a tight tyre back onto the rim can cost you a win. If you have experienced this frustration, you will know why we have gone to the effort of making our tyres easy to get on and off the rim. Yes our heavy duty tyres are harder to fit than an MX tyre, but they'll look after you when the going gets tough.
Crown Radius Section - Tailor Made to each Tyre - Matched to the Application.
Another big difference is our section designs. When we are thinking about a tyre section design, we are really thinking about specific bikes, and the kinds of terrain and application they would be used in. The Crown Radius Section design has a big influence on traction and wear in different conditions. Here are examples of what they look like. For more details, see the tyre selection page.
Flat CRS = wide flat tread - big footprint - good for straight line hook up and big horse power applications - long wearing.
Round CRS = smoothly curved tread section extending partially up the sidewalls - good for easy progressive cornering.
Pointed CRS = tread section with a narrow aggressive bite in the centre and extending up the side walls - good for very fast very tight cornering.
We put our heart and soul into off road tyre innovation, and our holy grail is making tyres that have great traction but last longer. We hope you enjoy the results.