SUWANEE, Ga. — Maxxis Tire International is updating the tread compound used in its Victra VR-1 and Victra RC-1 "extreme" summer tires to enhance some key performance parameters.
Reacting to customer feedback, Maxxis said its engineers updated the tread compound on both tires in an effort to improve dry performance, consistency and wear pattern in summer conditions, while retaining other vital performance characteristics, such as heat cycle resistance.
Maxxis recommends using tires with the same compound in all positions because of the enhanced dry performance.
Maxxis describes the VR-1 as a summer tire "designed for drivers who want it all," while the RC-1 is a DOT-approved R compound, slick tire used for gymkhana, autocross and other "weekend warrior" style competitions.
Since the VR-1 was designed more for on-road use in wet and dry conditions, each tire will be made with slightly different compounds. The VR-1 will use the S2 compound, while the RC-1 will use R2 compound.
The previous compounds, S1 and R1, will be available until a transition to the new compounds is complete.
Both lines of tires are not designed to be used below 32ºF (0ºC).
For guidelines on cold weather storage, click here.
To distinguish between the different compounds by sight, click here.