Portimao, Portugal,
09:25 AM

Dunlop proving new Geomax Enduro EN91 in world’s oldest motorcycle competition

  • Dunlop - tyre supplier to teams in 2019 International Six Day Enduro 

  • Teams have the opportunity to compete with latest Dunlop Geomax EN91

Dunlop is a key technical partner to teams in the 2019 International Six Day Enduro (ISDE) and have announced their latest Geomax Enduro EN91 will be available to top riders and teams.

The roots of ISDE were laid more than a century ago. The 1913 Six Day Trial was the first event that invited top off-road riders from around the world to compete for their nation. It is the oldest global motorcycle event, and the 2019 edition will be run in the Algarve region of Portugal on 11-16 November. Based at the world-class Portimao circuit, over 750 riders from 34 countries will do battle, with tyre choice being critical to success.

Luca Davide Andreoni, Marketing Manager, Dunlop Motorcycle Europe explained: “The long stages of ISDE mean a wide variety of terrain will be tackled by riders, so having a tyre that can cope with mud, sand and rocks is important for a strong result. The Geomax Enduro EN91 brings together Dunlop’s vast experience into a package that offers the highest levels of performance and durability and it has been launched in time for teams and riders to conquer the challenges of the ISDE.”

Dunlop’s Geomax off-road range has helped riders win in many different disciplines this year. In the MXGP World Championship, Women’s Motocross, World SuperEnduro, AMA Supercross and the Monster Energy Cup, the famous yellow Dunlop cap has been worn by winners. 

Dunlop Geomax Enduro EN91 completes the broad range. It features an ingenious pattern with hexagonal blocks for more agile handling, reducing rider fatigue on the long stages that characterise ISDE. Dunlop has also developed a new compound that maximises grip on rocky terrain. 

Luca added: "Dunlop is proud to partner top teams at one of motorcycling’s most famous and historic events. Our Geomax Enduro range has built a reputation for providing riders with strong, durable and confidence-inspiring performance. Proving tyre performance at such a demanding event for riders, bikes and tyres is the perfect fit for Dunlop.” 

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