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The Dakar is the longest and most prestigious
of all the rally raid trials.

Every day, riders must ride between 185 and 500 miles in ever-changing racing conditions, from sand dunes, to harsh terrain, rolling hills, and pools of mud. It goes without saying that the tires are not spared. Competitors must also consider heat as a factor. With surface temperatures reaching over 120°F, tires deteriorate quickly.

  • Launched during the 2011 Dakar, specifically designed for the new 450cc "factory" prototypes, and relying on 30 years of experience with All-Terrain Rallies
  • The MICHELIN Desert Race tires enabled Cyril Deprès to win his fifth individual title in 2013. This win provided Michelin with its 30th victory in this competition since 1982.

MICHELIN Desert Race tires were designed to operate with the "Bib Mousse" anti-puncture safety system introduced by Michelin at the beginning of the 1980's, available for purchase by all riders. Featuring increased maneuverability, more grip, enhanced lateral performance, and excellent longevity, it was met with total satisfaction by the big winners in the motorcycle category of this new edition.