Dunlop Introduces New Cruiser Tires for 2018
Dunlop Motorcycle Tires has expanded its Harley-Davidson selection with the all-new D401T and D429 Series. The new D401T 150/80B16 rear tire features MT Multi-Tread technology that uses a long-wearing compound in the center of the tread for longer tread life, and special lateral grip compounds on the left and right shoulders for outstanding grip.
The D401T comes in black sidewall only, and is standard equipment on the 2018 Harley-Davidson Street Bob, Slim, Heritage Classic and Classic S. It also replaces the existing D401 on many other Harley-Davidson models, giving owners of these motorcycles more performance in a Harley-Davidson/Dunlop co-branded tire option with MT Multi-Tread.
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The 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob and Fat Bob S will be fitted with Dunlop’s new D429 front and rear tires. Utilizing an aggressive scrambler-like tread pattern developed by Dunlop in conjunction with Harley-Davidson, the D429 features a computer-optimized tread profile to help promote even wear. Like the D401T, the D429 features Harley-Davidson/Dunlop branding on the sidewalls.
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In 2017, the Dunlop/Harley partnership reached a huge milestone. Since Harley chose Dunlop as their OEM tire supplier back in 1983, the MoCo has fitted more than ten million Dunlop tires to their new bikes.
For the 2018 model year, even more Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be fitted with original-equipment Dunlop tires thanks to the expansion of the Dunlop Harley-Davidson Tire Series. Dunlop is the only tire company designing, developing, and manufacturing motorcycle tires in North America—and that’s an advantage that directly benefits all Harley-Davidson riders.
Dunlop Tire was founded in 1889 in Birmingham, England, by John Boyd Dunlop. It is now owned and operated in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company of Akron, Ohio. Dunlop is a longtime supporter of all forms of motorcycle racing.