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Dunlop is a motorcycle tire brand in North America that is now owned by Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC after acquiring it from the Goodyear Rubber Company back in 2015. The company was originally founded in 1889 in England after the founder John Boyd Dunlop discovered a way to develop an inflatable tire for his son’s tricycle a couple of years earlier. His company’s early beginnings were met with a bumpy ride at first, especially with the court’s later cancelation of their original pneumatic tire patent, but, nevertheless, Dunlop persevered and is now the fifth oldest major existing tire company in the world and continues to innovate to consistently manufacture some of the most remarkable and outstanding motorcycle tires in the Powersports industry.
In 1923, the company expanded its operations to the United States by moving to Tonawanda in the Buffalo Niagara region of New York. And to this day, Dunlop is the only major manufacturer left that is still producing tires for motorcycles in the USA from that same original plant. Not only are they the only tire manufacturer still left here, but Dunlop also is the largest supplier of O.E.M. and replacement motorcycle tires sold in the United States.
Dunlop’s passion for excellence has propelled the company to continually set the standards and benchmarks in the industry that all the other companies strive to achieve. Dunlop has a long history of revolutionizing the tire industry on account of their demanding corporate principles and stringent specifications to create only the best products possible to consistently meet industry’s ever-demanding needs. And because of that, consumers are confident that they can always count on this top-notched brand for delivering a high quality, reliable, and trustworthy product.
Dunlop makes all different types of tires for motorcycles and scooters. Uniqueness during the tire’s manufacturing process combines a blend of over 30 types of rubber to create their superior products. Dunlop’s commitment to high-quality control ensures that all the finished tires are scrutinized for any imperfections. For instance, each tire must also undergo an x-ray scanning process to detect any possible weaknesses. No tire can ever be shipped out for sale without first passing these rigorous inspections.
Technology and innovation are what drives this company. Dunlop is actually known for many firsts in the industry. For instance, they were the first to make such things as the pneumatic tire in 1888 and the more modern 20-inch off-road front tire. They were also the first to use Kevlar belts in their tires, and they pioneered the modern-day OEM radial street tire.
With its team of engineers and designers across North America, Europe, and Japan, Dunlop has a vast global Research & Development operation that puts all of its innovations to the toughest test of all – racing. Dunlop tires have actually been winning races ever since May 18, 1889, when Willie Hume beat out the competition in a Belfast cycling event by winning four out of the five days of races using the very pneumatic tire design that was invented the previous year by John Boyd Dunlop, so they have a long history in discovering what it takes to be a winner. In fact, Dunlop still claims many absolute speed tests to this day and continues to break records. Dunlop is also the most successful tire brand in the history of Le Mans 24 Hours and the Isle of Man TT Endurance Racing field. With that kind of expertise, it’s not surprising that so much useful technology cascades down to the products that Dunlop makes commercially available to the everyday consumer.
Some of the current technologies and innovations that have transpired from all that intense testing and research from Dunlop over the years that eventually made its way over to today’s motorcycle tire marketplace include ones such as: low profile tire shapes, radial constructions, directional and constant curve tread designs, aramid casing materials, Multi-Tread (MT) technology, Jointless Tread (JLT) technology, Jointless Belt (JLB) Construction, NTEC Pressure Adjustment System, Advanced Apex Design (AAD), Carcass Tension Control System (CTCS), Progressive Cornering Block Technology (PCBT), Multiple Block Distribution (MBD), Heat Control Technology (HCT), Bead Profile, Fine Carbon, Race Type Fine Carbon, Variable Block Technology, Interconnecting Groove Thread, Camber Thrust Tuning, High Elongation Steel JLB, High Silica Content, 4 Season Technology, NTEC Road & Track, Slim Bean Apex, Slim High Bead Apex, Variable Tension Technology, Speed Vent Thread, Rayon Ply Casing, Dynamic Front Formula, Cross Groove Tread, and so many more.
Look no further than American Moto Tire to find the best selection and prices of Dunlop Motorcycle Tires in the USA. We strive to keep the best Dunlop Tires in stock and we typically have nearly 350 different ones to choose from that are ready to be promptly shipped out as soon as you order them.
Some of the most popular Dunlop Models of Motorcycle Tires that we sell include:
AMERICAN ELITE - A premium tire for select Harley Davidson, Victory, and Indian models of V-twin Touring and Cruiser bikes. This tire provides riders with exceptional mileage potential. It includes their MT Multi-Tread technology which includes two long-wearing compounds combined together in the same tread to give your cycle great mileage without ever having to sacrifice handling. This model is the only aftermarket tire line for Harley-Davidson motorcycles made in the U.S.A.
D401 HARLEY DAVIDSON – A motorcycle touring tire which is Original Equipment on many Harley-Davidson models. This model has an advanced tread pattern that utilizes a specifically formulated compound to provide impressive gripping in wet and dry conditions without sacrificing long tire life.
D402 HARLEY DAVIDSON - A high-mileage OEM Harley-Davidson approved touring tire that provides stability on long-distance Harley touring machines. This model comes with an H speed-rating built with a three-ply polyester casing with two fiberglass belts. This model is available in a variety of sidewall styles.
D404 - A street tire that fits many standard, cruiser and some vintage model bikes. This model utilizes a bias-ply construction and unique tread compound designed to provide an impressive balance of mileage and grip. Its front and rear tread patterns are engineered for enhanced water evacuation and wet gripping.
ELITE 3 – Original equipment replacement premium touring tires available in either radial, bias, or bias-belted versions that provide class-leading wet-pavement performance. These high-mileage tires suit a wide range of large-displacement touring motorcycles as well as many of the most popular cruiser bikes.
ELITE 4 - A metric touring tire that provides you superb mileage, great handling for wet road conditions, and less road noise. This model includes Dunlop’s Multi-Tread technology which consists of two unique long-wearing compounds that are combined together within the same tread to give cyclists great mileage without ever sacrificing on handling. This model is available in either radial or bias-ply tire construction.
K591 – A street tire that features a unique directional tread pattern with special tread compounds to deliver exceptions wet and dry grip and corning performance.
SPORTMAX GPR-300 – This model features a radial tire with an aggressive sport-derived tread pattern that offers well-balanced sport performance and grip for a variety of street-going sportbikes in both wet and dry conditions. The rear tire versions utilize Dunlop’s advanced continuously wound belt technology called the Jointless Band (JLB) to ensure smooth performance and a consistent tire contact patch.
SPORTMAX Q3 & Q3+ - The Sportmax product line are ultra-high performance sport and hypersport tires that offer superb grip, stability, and steering feel for either street or track use. This model makes use of Dunlop’s Carbon Fiber Technology (CFT) which uses specialized carbon fiber to reinforce the tire sidewalls for exceptional cornering performance and feel. The aggressive tread pattern employed in these tires uses long tread grooves for exceptional performance in wet weather too. These tires take advantage of Dunlop’s Intuitive Response Profile™ (IRP) technology and MT Multi-Tread™ technology to provide one of the most advanced performance tires on the market.
SPORTMAX Q4 - The Sportmax Q4 Motorcycle Tire is a purpose-built track-day tire achieves lean angles up to 62 degrees! The Sportmax Q4 is DOT-approved for street-legal use. These tires do not require tire warmers, and runs at street pressures, eliminating the need for chassis or electronic adjustments. Their rear tire compound contains carbon black like Dunlop’s racing slicks for maximum grip. Dunlop's Carbon Fiber Technology (CFT) uses carbon fiber reinforcement in the sidewalls for exceptional cornering performance, braking stability and feel. Their Jointless Tread (JLT) technology uses a continuously wound strip compound to optimize stability, flex, and grip across the rear tread profile.
SPORTMAX ROADSMART III - A performance touring tire engineered with an innovative cross groove tread pattern to offer sport-touring riders sport-bike level grip and incredible wet-weather performance. This model includes Multi-Tread technology that binds two unique long-wearing compounds to create a unique tread to give bikers great mileage without ever having to sacrifice on handling or high cornering grip. This series has sidewall construction designed to provide superior shock absorption and precise handling.
SCOOTSMART – This tire is designed to meet all the demanding requirements of today’s scooter and moped market by including innovations that are normally reserved for the full-sized motorcycle tire market. Engineered with technologies and proven performance tread patterns inspired by Dunlop’s highly recognized performance touring tire line.
K70 VINTAGE – This is definitely the biker’s tire of choice if you were to want to keep an original vintage retro look for your ride.
K180 – This model is made for those who want that classic dirt-track pattern in a street-legal DOT tire that performs both on the street and on the dirt. This tire was heavily inspired by American Flat Track racing that is perfect for street trackers, scramblers, vintage flat track bikes, and custom bike builds.
CRUISEMAX – A classic looking whitewall touring tire built with technology to promote even wear and extended mileage.
GEOMAX MX11 – A soft Motocross tire specifically designed for sand and soft mud usage. These tires boast innovative features and enhanced tire longevity. Designed with a narrow-profile stiff block face, these will help you chisel through and penetrate the sand surface for increased traction and give you a great feel and smoother handling. The distinctive cross and crescent-shaped tread block designs will get you enhanced straight-line traction for speed, incredible braking stability, exceptional ride comfort, lighter weight, and self-cleaning properties.
GEOMAX MX12 – This soft-terrain MX tire is designed to deliver next-level performance in a broader range of sand and mud-terrain through increased cornering acceleration grip, improved bump absorption, and improved steering in rutted conditions. The MX12 provides optimum traction and handling through Dunlop’s innovative V-Block tread pattern technology that works to clear the tire in muddy conditions to maintain maximum performance and traction. This motocross tire model also features Block-In-A-Block Progressive Cornering Block Technology (PCBT) that was developed from top-level AMA Pro Motocross and Supercross racing experiences to give you the ultimate competitive edge.
GEOMAX MX33 – This is quite possibly the most technologically advanced soft-to-intermediate terrain Motocross tire on the market. Developed with the help of top motocross pros, this tire offers superior grip, slide control, bump absorption and enhanced durability.
GEOMAX MX52 – A very popular intermediate-to-hard terrain off-road MX tire that features Block-In-A-Block Progressive Cornering Block Technology (PCBT) that was developed from top-level AMA Pro Motocross and Supercross racing experiences. These tires will give you a superior grip in a wider variety of terrain and offers more progressive cornering action while aiding in slide control. If you are looking for a motocross tire that will give you enhanced handling, traction, and feel, then this might just be the model for you.