Tag: Dunlop

Dave Plummer to lead Dunlop UK and Ireland Motorcycle division

16th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Dunlop has appointed Dave Plummer as sales and marketing manager motorcycle UK and Ireland, which means Plummer will lead the Dunlop Motorcycle division in the UK and Ireland.

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BMW selects Dunlop tyres for factory EWC entry

BMW selects Dunlop tyres for factory EWC entry

9th August 2019 | 0 Comments

BMW has confirmed it will join the FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) with a factory-supported entry, using the latest new S1000 RR equipped with Dunlop tyres.

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From Mini to Maxi: six decades of Mini tyres

From Mini to Maxi: six decades of Mini tyres

8th August 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s not just the car that’s grown. This August Mini officially began celebrating the iconic marque's 60th anniversary. We at Tyres & Accessories wanted to join in with the celebrations by sharing a couple of interesting points about how the Mini's tyres have evolved over the last 60 years.

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Dunlop TT100 GP Radial – retro styling meets modern performance

Dunlop TT100 GP Radial – retro styling meets modern performance

26th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Classic looks, modern technology – the idea behind the crop of retro-styled bikes to appear of late is a winner. These machines are best paired with tyres that look the part, and Dunlop has obliged by developing the TT100 GP Radial. In a tribute to the tyre’s inspiration, Dunlop will reveal its new product next month at the Isle of Man’s Classic TT Races.

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Dunlop: 3 new motorcycle tyres on their way

Dunlop: 3 new motorcycle tyres on their way

3rd July 2019 | 0 Comments

Three new Dunlop motorcycle tyres are scheduled for release in the second half of the year, and with this trio the tyre brand aims to create its “strongest-ever portfolio. The planned launches include a retro-styled tyre featuring modern technology, a new addition to the Geomax range and a trail tyre that “promises to showcase Dunlop’s interpretation for this trendsetting segment.”

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Tyre makers ready for Nürburgring 24-Hour Race

Tyre makers ready for Nürburgring 24-Hour Race

21st June 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s 24-Hour Race time. Falken Tyres is returning to the Nürburgring this weekend with a tried and tested line-up, while Yokohama Rubber and Giti Tire are each supplying tyres to four cars competing in the 47th Nürburgring 24-Hour Race (ADAC Total 24h-Rennen). Dunlop has a major presence and says it is well prepared for the race, which it views as the “third chapter” in its “June motorsport trilogy” after the Isle of Man TT and Le Mans 24h. Michelin reports that “nine of the ten fastest teams” will race on its tyres.

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Dunlop brings new slick tyre to Isle of Man TT

Dunlop brings new slick tyre to Isle of Man TT

28th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Dunlop will bring a new version of its KR 108 slick tyre to the Isle of Man TT (IOMTT), as it seeks a continuation to its success at the event. Developed over the winter at a range of test circuits, including a final validation at the traditional pre-IOMTT test at the Castle Combe Circuit, the KR 108 has been designed to heat up faster and give the rider more grip and confidence at the start of the race.

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Dunlop brings new Moto2, Moto3 tyres to Spanish Grand Prix

Dunlop brings new Moto2, Moto3 tyres to Spanish Grand Prix

30th April 2019 | 0 Comments

To meet the power and torque upgrade of the 2019 Triumph powered Moto2 bike, perennial tyre supplier Dunlop has phased in the introduction of its new, larger rear tyre. The manufacturer stated that it supplied the 2018 tyre in the opening races of the year to allow teams to adapt to the new engine. With the season’s arrival in Europe at the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez, Dunlop will introduce the 200/75R17 rear tyre, replacing the previous 195/75R17 tyre.

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Goodyear drops Dunlop brand in registered name change

Goodyear drops Dunlop brand in registered name change

17th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Following the news that it is refreshing its Goodyear halo brand as its UHP and luxury go-to moniker, Goodyear Dunlop UK Ltd has confirmed it will be removing Dunlop from its registered company name and in future will therefore be known just as Goodyear.

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Goodyear launches Eagle F1 Series of UHP and Supercar tyres

Goodyear launches Eagle F1 Series of UHP and Supercar tyres

12th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear originally launched the Eagle moniker back in the 1930s. And the Eagle F1 was introduced to the market in 1985. However, the latest generation – which begins with the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 and goes all the way up to the Eagle F1 Supersport RS – is designed to meet the most demanding consumer needs. Tyres & Accessories attended the Goodyear Eagle F1 Series event at the famous Ascari racetrack in Spain in order to find out more.

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EfTD names Riccardo Costa as purchasing director, Truck & Motorcycle

EfTD names Riccardo Costa as purchasing director, Truck & Motorcycle

4th April 2019 | 0 Comments

European FinTyre Distribution (EfTD) has appointed Riccardo Costa as purchasing director Business Truck & Motorcycle. In this role he will report directly to Alessandro Bruchi, Chief Procurement Officer of EfTD.

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Dunlop’s Edouard Carpentier on niche markets, motorsport & innovation

Dunlop’s Edouard Carpentier on niche markets, motorsport & innovation

1st April 2019 | 0 Comments

Numerous niche subcategories now exist within key segments of the motorcycle market, a phenomenon mirroring the high proportion of bike owners riding for pleasure. This blurring of traditional segment boundaries presents a challenge to tyre makers, who must decide between a ‘one size fits all’ approach or striving to meet the individual needs of a growing number of rider groups. For Dunlop, it was an easy decision.

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‘Clean sheet’ design for Dunlop SportSmart MK3

‘Clean sheet’ design for Dunlop SportSmart MK3

1st April 2019 | 0 Comments

The big news from Dunlop this spring is the imminent release of a new hypersport tyre range, the fifth it has introduced in the last two years. “Dunlop is now the freshest and most diverse range in the hypersport segment,” declares Carpentier when introducing the SportSmart Mk3. This successor to the SportSmart 2 Max is Dunlop’s most balanced hypersport product, and as such will be its biggest volume seller in the segment. The SportSmart Mk3 has been launched in one front and five rear sizes.

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New Dunlop 17.5, 19.5-inch truck tyres launched

New Dunlop 17.5, 19.5-inch truck tyres launched

27th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Dunlop has launched a range of 20 new truck tyres in 17.5” and 19.5” sizes. The SP346 steer and the SP446 drive tyres are available in 10 variations respectively, and are designed to provide high mileage and durability alongside strong traction. Dunlop’s latest commercial vehicle range is also manufactured to provide suitable fitments for rapidly developing electric and hybrid vehicles.

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MotoGP Dunlop prepared for Triumph power

MotoGP Dunlop prepared for Triumph power

4th March 2019 | 0 Comments

This coming weekend marks the start of this year’s FIM Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships. The 19-round season begins in Qatar and continues through to a concluding round in Valencia, Spain in November. For Dunlop, this is its tenth season in Moto2 – the tyre maker has served as official tyre partner since the championship’s inception. Dunlop says it was chosen for this role after becoming the most successful tyre in the open-competition 250GP class that preceded it.

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