Deciding on the best Motocross tires mostly comes down to rider preference and what works well for the bike and riding style.

It's much like picking the best Motocross helmet - if it fits, feels good and allows you to ride that's typically the best helmet for you. However, that doesn't mean it's the best helmet out there. Same with the tires for your dirt bike.

Of course you're not going to run track tires in the sand and vice versa but when looking for the best Motocross tires you can start by reputation within the industry and via rider feedback, durability and how well the tire stands up overall in most riding/racing conditions.

Brand loyalists stick with one brand for life because it works for them and they'll tell you what they ride is the best tire. And in terms of dirt bike parts, tires probably scale among the highest in terms of brand loyalty. But if you're new to the sport, have encountered issues with your current set up or simply want to try something fresh without troubleshooting your way through set after set then check out these picks for the best overall Motocross tires:

Bridgestone Battlecross X30 Front and Rear Tires

The Battlecross X30 tires incorporates Bridgestone's most advanced technology into the tire which offers grip, speed, control and power on most terrains. It brings outstanding gap absorption and contact feel to help with line choices, cornering and avoiding obstacles. Bridgestone's flagship tire works well on soft soil and hard pack and anywhere in between.

Other features include:

  • Optimized profile and block construction boosts grip and stability
  • Asymmetric left-right blocks provide progressive transition of grip
  • Modified cooling fin minimizes heat build-up
  • Improved traction and front cornering grip

Michelin Starcross 5 Tires - Medium Front, Soft Rear

Michelin spent three years developing and testing the Starcross 5 tire to offer performance in a wide range of conditions and terrain including off-road and track applications. The Starcross 5 incorporates Michelin's latest technology and was designed based on rider feedback from the amateur ranks to the pro levels.

Other features include:

  • 15 percent lighter casing than Starcross 3 and 4
  • Variable height tread blocks offer increased grip straight-up or at full lean angle
  • Self-cleaning tread
  • New casing construction

Dunlop MX3S - Front and Rear

The Dunlop MX3S tire incorporates the company's patented block-within-a-block knobs that offer more progressive cornering action. Additionally, you'll get better bump absorption thanks to new damping control sidewall rubber compound and a recessed carcass design. Dunlop also included a new directional tread pattern offering great traction and steering for various riding styles.

Other features include:

  • Enhanced Carcass Tension Control System
  • Staggered middle blocks
  • Tie-bar design eliminated to reduce resistance toward bending within blocks
  • Improved knob placement and angling reduces knob stress

Pirelli Scorpion MX32 - Mid-Soft Front; Pro Rear

The MX32 Pro features larger block size to increase the contact patch and durability while the Mid-Soft front uses optimized lateral blocks to ensure precision. Both tires offer reliability in all racing conditions and work well in soft to intermediate surfaces. Pirelli used rider input when developing the tread pattern and compound for the Mid-Soft front.

Other features include:

  • V-shaped block layout to optimize stability - front
  • Modified side blocks with "dimples" optimizing lean angle grip and stability - rear
  • Traction ensures maximum transmission of power - front
  • Tread spacing and crown radius profile broadens range of use - rear

Artrax MX-Pro - Front and Rear

The Artrax MX-Pro tire offers a budget friendly price point while providing an unrivaled grip and durability. The tread pattern works well in all terrain and designed to improve breaking performance. Best used in soft to intermediate terrain the MX-Pro also gives excellent traction in ruts and flat corners.

Now that you've decided on a new set of Motocross tires it helps to know:

Written By: AndrewT