Michelin Starcross MH3

    Ranking: #3 Dirt Bike Motocross Tire

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    Tire/Tyre Description

    Developed for hard to intermediate tracks, Starcross MH3 tires helped win six MX2 World Championships. Sculpted side knobs help provide excellent grip in aggressive cornering, while massive central knobs resist chunking.

    • Massive knobs resist chunking on hard tracks
    • Side knobs help provide excellent grip at extreme lean angles
    • Wide center knobs with a reinforced base for aggressive forward drive and dependable starts



    • Sheds mud
    • Long lasting
    • Good grip


    • Some reports of chunking

    Overall Tire/Tyre Review

    The Michelin Starcross MH3 is a highly rated tire. The tire sheds mud, is long lasting, and has good grip. One rider reported the MH3 outlasts Dunlop 756 4 to 1, Bridgestone 404 2 to 1. Multiple people say this tire can truly ride in all conditions, even sand, snow and ice. Mixed reports on whether the tire is difficult to mount, and some reports of chunking.

    Reviews by Source

    www.motorcycle-superstore.com Rear Tire

    20 reviews. 4.9 of 5 stars. Sheds mud. Long lasting, even on the road. Outlasts Dunlop 756 4 to 1, Bridgestone 404 2 to 1. Another says the Starcross MH3 doesn’t wear fast even when riding on the road, grips everywhere and likes the hard pack the most. Another rider has tried a large number of tires and likes this one the best, used in Wallace Idaho during high mountain ATV jamboree, lots of street riding then to silt and mud, grips under all conditions, even rode in snow and ice. Another uses the tire on rocky mining trails and MX track – works on both. Another runs Harescrambles in Alabama, ride on sharp edged rocks, roots and mud, tire does it all. Another says hooks up on clay and black mud. On a CRF150F – like much better than stock Pirelli, better traction in all conditions, especially sand.

    www.motorcycle-superstore.com Front Tire

    5 reviews. 4.9 of 5 stars. One rider says the Michelin Starcross MH3 gives you confidence in the turns. Another says it is an excellent tire for desert, rocky single track.


    38 reviews. 4.2 of 5 stars. On a CR125 and CRF100 – hooks up great and lasts, have tried a number of tires and likes the Michelin Starcross MH3 the best, only issue is it is difficult to mount. On a CRF100 – good grip going up hills with rocks and roots, much more bite in turns that stock tires. Another had knobbies tear off in whole chunks on the first ride. On a KTM SX 125 and YZ250 – tires last 1.5 to 2 seasons, even after riding on pavement. Another likes the Starcross MH3 on the soft loamy stuff, did not hook up well on the hard blue grove type tracks. On a KX 65 – on the back the knobs broke off.

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