Maxxis Victra VR-1 tire tread and sidewall.

New Compound for the Maxxis Victra VR-1 and Victra RC-1

New Compound for the Maxxis Victra VR-1 and Victra RC-1

The Victra VR-1 and the Victra RC-1 have long been popular with driving enthusiasts and amateur racers who are serious about performance. Now, Maxxis is upping the ante by rolling out updated compounds for both models.


In response to customer feedback, Maxxis engineers updated the tread compound on both tires to improve dry performance, consistency and wear pattern in summer conditions, while retaining other vital performance characteristics such as heat cycle resistance. Due to this enhanced dry performance, Maxxis recommends using tires with the same compound in all positions.


To order tires with the new compound, drivers should look for the S2 compound on the Victra VR-1 and the R2 on the Victra RC-1. Because the VR-1 was designed for more on-road use in both dry and wet conditions, the R2 and S2 compounds differ slightly. The previous compounds, S1 and R1, will still be available until a transition to the new compounds is complete. 


All VR-1s and RC-1s are not designed to be used below 32ºF (0ºC), so please see our technical bulletin on cold weather storage guidelines at


To visually distinguish between the different compounds, please refer to the bulletin at:


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For over 50 years, Maxxis International has delivered high-quality tires to both original equipment and aftermarket customers. Maxxis offers products for automotive, light truck, motorcycle, ATV, bicycle, lawn & garden and industrial use. The company has operations in Asia, Europe and North America, and its products are distributed in approximately 180 countries. Maxxis International employs more than 30,000 people around the world. For more information, please visit