Tag: Dunlop

Dunlop shares Isle of Man TT tyre design secrets

Dunlop shares Isle of Man TT tyre design secrets

Friday 8th June 2018 | 0 Comments

The first week of June is Isle of Man TT time, and Dunlop says it focused on three areas – safety, stability and performance – in order to address the event’s unique challenges.

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Dunlop introduces D429 tyre for Harley-Davidson

Dunlop introduces D429 tyre for Harley-Davidson

Friday 11th May 2018 | 0 Comments

The long-standing Dunlop and Harley Davidson relationship begins a new journey this year, with Harley Davidson announcing that its 2018 series Fat Bob and Fat Bob S will be fitted with Dunlop’s new D429 tyres.

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Dunlop ready for ‘extreme demands’ of the 24h Nürburgring race

Dunlop ready for ‘extreme demands’ of the 24h Nürburgring race

Wednesday 9th May 2018 | 0 Comments

The 24h race at the Nürburgring is billed as the biggest race in the world, with 151 vehicles and more than 500 drivers taking part. Dunlop is equipping numerous professional and ambitious customer teams for the race on 12 - 13 May. They will compete on a 25.4-kilometre combination of the Grand Prix course and the Nordschleife. This year, the tyre brand says it is “on the mission to defend” its 2017 title. Dunlop and Audi achieved overall victory last year, setting a record-breaking distance of 4,009.7 kilometres.

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Dunlop promises ‘multi-surface performance’ with Geomax MX33

Dunlop promises ‘multi-surface performance’ with Geomax MX33

Friday 27th April 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the technologies Dunlop race-tested during its engagement in FIM World Motocross Grand Prix Championship (MXGP) last year was an improved tread pattern with tie-bars between shoulder blocks. When coupled with a new block arrangement, this configuration provided higher resistance against cracking when ridden on firm intermediate terrain. Dunlop also found this resistance was further helped by an all-new compound with higher shear resistance. It has now incorporated these developments into a new multi-terrain MX tyre, the Dunlop Geomax MX33.

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Dunlop takes over from Bridgestone as Saroléa technical partner

Dunlop takes over from Bridgestone as Saroléa technical partner

Wednesday 18th April 2018 | 0 Comments

After four years of partnership with Bridgestone, Belgian motorcycle brand Saroléa has now selected Dunlop as a technical partner for its Saroléa SP7 electric racing motorcycle. Dunlop comments that the change of technical partner accompanies yesterday’s announcement of the next goal for Saroléa, which is to be recognised as a candidate for future Le Mans 24h and FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) competition and thus directly compete with the most powerful petrol-powered EWC machines. The switch, adds Dunlop, was a move Saroléa made “to help achieve this goal.”

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Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 approved by Porsche for new 911 GT3 RS

Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 approved by Porsche for new 911 GT3 RS

Friday 13th April 2018 | 0 Comments

The new Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 has been approved by Porsche as original equipment for the new 911 GT3 RS. The tyre brand will supply sizes 265/35ZR20 (99Y) XL and 325/30ZR21 (108Y) XL to Porsche, both tyres carrying the N1 marking to indicate Porsche homologation.

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Dunlop OE on Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Dunlop OE on Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Tuesday 3rd April 2018 | 0 Comments

The Dunlop Enasave EC300+ is being fitted to the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross as original equipment. Announcing the supply arrangement, Sumitomo Rubber Industries comments that the new compact SUV is being sold globally, however the tyre maker doesn’t specify whether its products will be fitted to Eclipse Cross models destined for all regions or only in specific markets. The new Mitsubishi will wear the Enasave EC300+ in size 215/70R16 100H.

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Brand Finance: Dunlop value up 80%, Pirelli falls back

Wednesday 21st March 2018 | 0 Comments

While the headline Brand Finance ranking news is the resurgence of Michelin as well as the growth of the Chinese brands, Dunlop and Pirelli’s performance in the Brand Finance ranking is also worth noting – for completely different reasons.

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SUV sizes join Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 2 range

SUV sizes join Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 2 range

Tuesday 20th March 2018 | 0 Comments

With the launch of the Sport Maxx RT 2 SUV, Dunlop has built upon its UHP car tyre range and extended it to 4x4 and SUV sizes.

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New Dunlop hypersport, adventure ranges

New Dunlop hypersport, adventure ranges

Thursday 15th March 2018 | 0 Comments

A fourth product enters the Dunlop hypersport tyre portfolio this year. This is the SportSmart TT, a tyre derived from Dunlop’s road-focused SportSmart Range. Adventure riders receive a ‘Max’ successor to the TrailSmart.

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Dunlop and National Tyres & Autocare train apprentices

Dunlop and National Tyres & Autocare train apprentices

Tuesday 27th February 2018 | 0 Comments

For a third successive year, Dunlop tyres has continued to support National Tyres and Autocare (NTA) with its impressive apprentice programme, aimed at developing 16-18 year olds looking to enter the fast fit industry. Since 2015, Dunlop tyres has been a strong supporter of this programme, working with NTA to encourage and shape the future of the tyre industry.

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Dunlop simplifies Moto2 tyre colour coding

Dunlop simplifies Moto2 tyre colour coding

Monday 26th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Tyre selection choices can be confusing to even the most ardent motorsport fan. This is a phenomenon evident in all forms of the sport, including Formula One. As sole tyre supplier to the FIM Moto2 World Championship, Dunlop works with riders and teams right up to the very last minute to get the optimum set-up for each round. The tyre maker comments that tyre choices sometimes aren’t decided until the riders are on the grid.

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Dunlop predicts ‘bright future’ for historic motorsport

Dunlop predicts ‘bright future’ for historic motorsport

Monday 19th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Dunlop is optimistic about the future of historic motorsport. This was the message given at the Historic Motorsport International (HMI) show last Friday, a London-based event that sees a wide range of companies involved in the classic car and historic motorsport markets meet to prepare for the coming season.

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Michelin the number one consumer researched tyre brand: Tyre Reviews

Michelin the number one consumer researched tyre brand: Tyre Reviews

Wednesday 14th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Consumers are increasingly likely to research their tyres online pre-purchase, regardless of whether they complete an e-commerce transaction. Peer review website Tyre Reviews has therefore become an influential destination in the car tyre market: discussing Tyre Reviews’s audience, owner, Jonathan Benson, states that 94 per cent of Tyre Reviews visitors are engaged in the tyre buying process, with its users predominantly “high earning, well educated, male automotive enthusiasts looking for the best possible product for their vehicle.” In 2017, the site delivered 25 million pageviews to tyre buyers, and claims to have influenced around “one-sixth of UK tyre sales.”

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JSCC names Dunlop official tyre partner

JSCC names Dunlop official tyre partner

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Dunlop has been appointed official tyre partner to UK-based series the Junior Saloon Car Championship (JSCC). After extensive testing and evaluation the championship, which provides motorsport for young adults between 14 and 17 years, has announced a switch to the Dunlop Direzza tyre.

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