• 16-JUN-2016

'A great recommendation' from Motorrad on the new Dunlop RoadSmart III

  • Motorrad gives an impressive 92% score for the new Dunlop RoadSmart III in their test, published this week.
  • ‘The Dunlop inspires confidence on wet roads’
  • Reinforces earlier Motorrad Test Center data that declared RoadSmart III as #1 in Dry Grip and Handling **

Respected German motorcycle magazine, Motorrad, has tested the latest generation Sport Touring tyres from four manufacturers and proclaimed that the new Dunlop RoadSmart III was ‘highly confidence-inspiring in the wet.’***

This latest published test supports the data from a more in-depth test organised by Motorrad’s sister organisation, Motorrad Test Center( MTC) , between November 2015 and January 2016.

In MTC’s earlier dry handling test, the Dunlop RoadSmart III was rated first and 10% better than the average** of the four competitors. The latest test from Motorrad shows the all-round ability of the RoadSmart III by adding the recognition of the tyre’s strong wet performance.

Using a Honda CB 1000R, the Dunlop achieved an impressive 92% overall score in the latest test, with Motorrad describing the tyre as a ‘very well-balanced all-rounder which is great fun on back roads” . When Motorrad moved to the test track, they also found that the “Dunlop inspires confidence on wet roads”

Motorrad concluded by stating that the RoadSmart III was ‘Agile, precise, stable, with lots of wet grip. A well-rounded profile of characteristics makes the Dunlop a great recommendation for demanding touring riders who travel in any weather’

 

Andy Marfleet, Marketing Manager, Dunlop Motorcycle EMEA stated: “We are delighted that this latest Motorrad test reinforces the earlier MTC results. Our primary goal in developing this tyre was to ensure that a market leading dry performance did not compromise wet performance. The latest report from Motorrad on the RoadSmart III strength in the wet shows that it is a case of mission accomplished, as we have developed a tyre that gives the rider confidence in the wet and dry. This is important in the Sport Touring sector where bikes are used for long roadtrips and everyday use.”

 

Stronger for Longer

 

This performance combination in wet and dry conditions also comes without any compromise in durability.

 

The MTC report concluded that the RoadSmart III front tyre, as well as being awarded first place, had an incredible 82% mileage advantage over the average of the test competition*, as estimated at the German Legal Limit of 1.6mm. The rear tyre was also top rated in the group for mileage, with a 19% mileage advantage over the average of the tested competition*. The MTC test riders commented that the RoadSmart III had “fine cornering behaviour, similar to its new condition” at the end of this long distance mileage test.

Dunlop Europe’s RoadSmart III range includes 18 sizes and specifications, covering large capacity GT bikes to the latest generation mid size twins. During this Summer you can win a pair of Dunlop RoadSmart III tyres by tagging @DunlopMoto with your roadtrip pictures and videos on Facebook. More details here: http://news.goodyear.eu/latest-news/all/share-your-ultimate-road-trip-highlights-and-win-dunlop-roadsmart-iii-tires/s/288148b5-5d85-49ed-b156-d34f09b4df64

 

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For more information on Dunlop Europe, visit Dunlop.eu or follow us on Twitter @DunlopMoto

 

*Calculated against the German legal limit of 1.6mm minimum tread depth. Compared to average performance of 3 leading competitor products in Sport Touring Radial segment (Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT, Bridgestone T30 Evo, Pirelli Angel GT). Tested by Motorrad Test Center in November 2015 by order of Goodyear Dunlop. Tyre size Front 120/70ZR17 and rear 180/55ZR17 rear.  Test Bike: Yamaha FJR 1300A; road testing took place on mixed surface roads around Almeria, Spain

**Compared to average performance of 4 leading competitor products in Sport Touring Radial segment (Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT, Bridgestone T30 Evo, Pirelli Angel GT and Metzeler Roadtec Z8 MO). Tested by Motorrad Test Center in January 2016 by order of Goodyear Dunlop. Tyre size Front 120/70ZR17 front and rear 180/55ZR17 rear.  Test Bike: Yamaha FJR 1300A; Testing took place on test track at Goodyear Dunlop's Mireval Proving Ground, France

*** Comments taken from the Motorrad ReifenTest, edition 13/2016, published in June 2016.