Cheng Shin has a much bigger booth this year because it’s combining both its brands, Maxxis and CST, into a single 50’x80’ space. The spacious booth (627) has lots of graphics, four conference rooms and a lounge.
The Maxxis brand has introduced the Maxxis Vipr made for UTVs. Maxxis reps say a directional tread pattern with deep lugs “excels in loose to intermediate terrains, able to shed mud but also roll smoothly on hardpack. Radial construction provides a plush feel and a large contact patch.” The tire features 6-ply-rated construction and a rim guard.
Maxxis’ new dual-sport scooter tire is the Presa Scootr DP.
Maxxis has two new sport ATV tire models — the Razr Xm and Razr Xc, both of which feature a new tread pattern with “aggressive, pre-grooved knobs that bite hard and slide predictably.” Designed for GNCC and WORCS racers, the 6-ply Razr Xc has a durable compound that “keeps biting edges through the gnarliest races.” Designed for all motocross racing conditions, the Razr Xm features a motocross-specific soft compound for better traction and precise handling. It has a 2-ply-rated construction.
On the CST side of things, the company is launching a 6-ply radial utility ATV tire called the Clincher. It has a tread pattern for hardpack and intermediate terrains, and the radial construction gives it a “plush feel and a large contact patch.”
– Arlo Redwine