The Mitas E-12 is a tread pattern for the rear wheels and developed to meet the demands of tough rally competitions including Dakar and other all-terrain challenges. Larger block pattern and more open tread offers fantastic grip and wear rate. The E-12 has a lighter carcass marked with a green stripe. This tire has a slightly larger block pattern and more open tread than the E-09, but offers fantastic grip and wear rate. Green stripe tire indicates a softer carcass and soft tread compound for extreme enduro or cross country competitions on harder terrains. The tread compound is softer than the yellow-stripe (Super) version and designed for harder terrain.