Michelin S-12 XC Soft Terrain Tire

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Michelin S-12 XC Soft Terrain Tire
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Michelin S-12 XC Soft Terrain Tire

Our Price: $75.23$88.88

MSRP: $122.95 - $139.95 - You save up to $51.07 (36% off)

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Details

  • Every aspect of the Michelin XC-series tire has been designed to maximize traction.
  • New rubber mixture improves the tires durability by 25% and grip by 5-10% over their predecessors.
  • Aggressive, terrain-specific knob pattern bites down hard while resisting chunking.
  • The XC tire casing is designed to absorb impacts with less rebound, so the tire spends more time on the ground for outstanding acceleration, braking and steering.
  • Michelin tire size 120/80x19 = 100/90x19 Conventional sizing
  • Michelin tire size 120/90x18 = 100/100x18 Conventional sizing
  • Michelin tire size 130/70x19 = 110/90x19 Conventional sizing
  • Michelin tire size 130/80x18 = 110/100x18 Conventional sizing
  • Michelin tire size 140/80x18 = 120/100x18 Conventional sizing
  • Michelin tire size 90/90x21 = 80/100x21 Conventional sizing

Michelin S-12 XC Soft Terrain Tire Reviews

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4.5 / 5.0
123 Reviews
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Value
4.6 / 5
Tread life
4.3 / 5
Grip/Traction
4.6 / 5
Handling
4.6 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes (38)
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
works on any surface used for years

-m-2011 YAMAHA YZ250--
April 9, 2018
Rindge, NH, US
Age: 15-24
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
very good, great in soft to intermediate conditions,holds up fairly well.
April 2, 2018
port st joe, FL, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
2 months ago
Gender:
Female
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
The best!
The best all around rear tire I have ever used, good in mud, sand, dirt and hard pack. It will tear up in rocks.

-m-2016 KTM 350 XCF-W--
April 2, 2018
Dallas, TX, US
Age: 65+
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
4 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Xc rear tire
Good tire hooks up great and doesn’t wear down quick

-m-2017 KTM 300 XC--
March 28, 2018
Evansville , IN, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
131 - 160 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Off road
Best off road tire in my opinion I ride a mix of desert and off-road Woods riding and yes the desert does chew it up faster but the soft knobs grab so good it is worth it
March 26, 2018
Fresno, CA, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Best tire ever for light weight 2 strokes
I run the S12 on the front and back of my 07 200XC katoom. I ride in the coast range of western Oregon and this is an amazing tire for what I ride. Rocks ,ruts, roots (add lots of water) you name it this tire makes my little 2 hunny stick like glue. I'm 62 years young and have been riding since the age of seven so I have tried just about every tire you can think of. I have all the confidence in the world when i'm tearing around on a new set of S12's !!!

-m-2007 KTM 200 XC--
March 12, 2018
carlton, OR, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Good deal!
Replaced the Dunlop MX 52's that came on my bike with this rear. I couldn't deny reviews on this and many other pages.
Only 1 ride on tire so far but it had fantastic hook up and rode well. Ride was on Rock, hard pack, and mud/ roots.
Tire shows no wear.

Paired with a MT-16 on the rear. Saweeeeet!!!!
February 2, 2018
Ligonier, PA, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
5 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
251 - 280 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
4 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
good
great fron tire, have been using for years now. side knobs wear out fast.
January 28, 2018
98230, WA, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
nice tire
This is a really good sand tire. It also seems to last well in both sand and rocks.

-m-2017 KTM 300 XC--
December 8, 2017
Chapsrral, NM, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
11 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
131 - 160 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
3 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Hard pressed to try another tire!
I've run these on my 350xcf and YZ250 and am hard pressed to even try another tire! I run them front and rear, through sand, loam, sharp rock, red rock and mud and they are incredible. The soft compound doesn't last as long but what you give up in longevity, you gain in traction! I run these with Nuetech Tubliss and the casings hold up very well through Colorado rock. I carry a plug kit but never use it!

-m-2016 YAMAHA YZ250--
November 29, 2017
Boise, ID, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
7 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
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How is it for motocross?
A shopper on Mar 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I ride and race in Florida, most all of the area in central, south Florida are sand. The S-12 is my go to tire for Hare scrambles and occasional Moto. Tire holds up well and holds edges. The front sticks and tracks well. Have seen some chunking on the rear tire if riding on hard pack, worse with big 4 stroke. No issues on my 250 2 stroke.
I have a 2017 ktm xc250f. I want the best tire set up for muddy rutted hare scrambles I was wondering if the s12 140/80/18 would be my best choice and if it would fit bike ok without modification?
JEREMY B on Aug 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They work well in sloppy conditions, and should fit fine, but I think the overall tire for Cross Country-Hare Scrambles is the AT-81's, that's just my opinion, I race all over OK, MO, ARK, so its every possible condition you can imagine.
Are the knobs a firm, medium or soft compound? Is the carcas in between the knobs very stiff or soft or somewhere in between?
Andrew C on Feb 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure about the compound. Check out the Michelin site for technical info. In Michigan sand, the Michelin S-12 Soft Terrain tires are very popular as they handle very well compared to factory tires. I put them on all three trail bikes that I own.
So if i typlically run a 110/90-19 then I should order a 130/70-19 Michelin? And it will be the same size as other brands 110?
A shopper on Mar 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. A Michelin 130/70-19 is the equivalent of a standard 110/90-19.
I have a 2015 KTM 300 XC very unhappy with the dunlops that came stock was wondering if I should go wider on the rear tire perhaps a 1:20 or maybe even a 1:30?
A shopper on Sep 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's all personal preference on the size of tire you run on your bike, but a really popular option is a 120 size tire. It puts a lot more rubber to the ground and provides quite a bit more stability than the stock 100's or 110's.
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