Pirelli has been a dominant tire in Europe for awhile now, and continues to refine its product for the U.S. market—for both the regular weekend warrior, and its elite athletes in supercross. Turns out both groups have a similar need, which is a little more range over a wider application of soil. Enter the new MX32 Pro. Based on the tried-and-true MX32, a variety of additions allow the Pro to perform about the same on softer terrain, but even better on hard pack. For riders who face wet tracks in practice and harder dirt as the day goes on—again, both the weekend warriors and the supercross vets—this is a big advantage.
BTOSports-KTM-WPS' Andrew Short was a big part of this tire’s development process, alongside long-time tire guru Doug Schopinsky. Andrew talked about the new tread this weekend in San Diego, before mentioning why he plans on making this year his last as a racer: he wants to expand his range as a rider, too!