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Double success for Dunlop in magazine tests

  • Dunlop RoadSmart III confirmed as best Sport Touring tyre by MOTORRAD
  • Dunlop SportSmart TT tops handling tests for hypersport tyres by PS Magazine.


Dunlop SportSmart TT – best in dry handling, steering precision and braking

The Dunlop SportSmart TT is Dunlop’s fourth new hypersport tyre to be launched in the last year. Dunlop’s aggressive product development programme has reaped the accolades from many magazines and professional riders, with the latest award coming from respected industry title, PS Magazine.

The Dunlop SportSmart TT, which was developed to satisfy the demands of both trackday and road riders, was declared ‘Best handling tyre’ in the PS dry track test. Scoring 28 out of 30 points, testers declared the SportSmart TT as being the best in handling ‘Thanks to the sharp contour of the front tyre, the Dunlops stand out in the corners without tipping or any hint of nervousness’

The TT also was rated first for steering precision and also topped the rankings for stability under braking – two of the most important criteria for track day riders.

Dunlop RoadSmart III – Number One in Sport Touring – Overall Test Winner

However, the SportSmart TT wasn’t the only Dunlop tyre to receive plaudits this month. In the MOTORRAD test, the Dunlop RoadSmart III went a step further to be confirmed as overall winner in their demanding comparison test of Sport Touring tyres.

The RoadSmart III is another recent addition to Dunlop’s range. Designed with the objective of being best in class for handling and grip, the RoadSmart III topped MOTORRAD’s test with a commanding performance in their extensive tests.

MOTORRAD praised the breadth of the Roadsmart III abilities. “It completes our final test on the mountain route and the later stability test at autobahn speeds with great success. In curves, its handling abilities were top-level “.

The testers added this advice to riders considering RoadSmart III “Attention sporty country road riders!" (With the Dunlop) "You are best prepared for twisty roads – even over a long distance “. They then concluded ‘Those who demand handling should mount the Dunlop Roadsmart III’

This test-winning performance doesn’t come at the expense of durability. MOTORRAD stated that in abrasion testing (to predict mileage and wear) “The Roadsmart III is placed up front when it comes to economic calculations”

This supports the findings of an earlier test. In 2016, Dunlop asked MOTORRAD’s Test Centre to benchmark the RoadSmart III mileage. They confirmed the Dunlop also achieves the highest levels of durability in the sector with an incredible 82% more mileage potential (front tyre) than an average of key competitors.

Edouard Carpentier, General Manager, Dunlop Motorcycle, commented: “Our development team embarked on an ambitious programme to deliver a new Sport Touring tyre and four new HyperSport tyres in just two years. For Dunlop to top the rankings in both the overall MOTORRAD Sport Touring test with RoadSmart III and the PS dry handling, braking and stability test with the brand-new SportSmart TT shows that Dunlop truly have a tyre for every style of rider”