Although stocks have only begun to arrive at tyre dealers, the new Dunlop SportSmart2 Max hypersport tyre has already gained more than 600 homologations. These approvals cover sport bikes such as the BMW S 1000RR, Yamaha YZF-R1, Suzuki GSX-R 1000 and Honda Fireblade, as well as nakeds such as the Aprilia Tuono, Yamaha MT-07, Kawasaki Z1000 and Triumph Speed Triple. Fitments have even been homologated for of exotic superbikes such as the Bimota DB5, KTM RC8, MV Agusta F4 and Ducati 916.
Daimler’s homologation of Pirelli’s extra-load :01 Series commercial tyre products for city, highway and regional applications has continued, adding the latest Pirelli MC:01 (275/70R22.5). The tyre has been designed with an increased load index, suitable for new-generation transportation such as hybrid and electric vehicles, which require a greater axle load.
Two weeks after it was previewed during the Geneva Motor Show, on 13 April Pirelli launched its latest P Zero tyre in Portugal, furthering the “made to measure” meets “extreme performance” pro-homologation message Pirelli has attached to its latest product.