Dunlop Geomax MX-33 selected for 2021 Honda CRF450R

  • Dunlop Geomax MX-33 chosen for Honda CRF450R
  • Dunlop technology helps Honda achieve aim of ‘razor-sharp cornering’
  • Highly versatile tyre already chosen by KTM and Husqvarna


Dunlop’s Geomax MX-33 has been selected as original equipment by Honda for the 2021 CRF450R, further proving its ability as a highly versatile motocross tyre capable of performing on an unparalleled range of surfaces.

Honda has updated almost every aspect of the CRF450R for 2021, with new parts throughout and a central development theme of ‘razor-sharp cornering’. This aim has been aided by the race-winning technology in Geomax MX-33, which is designed for soft, mud and intermediate terrains, but is versatile enough to perform on an even wider range of surfaces.

Geomax MX-33’s design features a thinner and longer apex shape to provide enhanced stability and feedback coupled with an enhanced construction to improve shock absorption and more effectively control casing deformation. Dunlop’s Progressive Cornering Block Design is used across the Geomax product line and MX-33 was the first tyre in the range to have this technology on the front as well, helping riders to control slides and benefit from additional grip. 

The technology in MX-33 and the rest of the Geomax range has been proven in the world’s toughest motocross competitions. Every round of this year’s AMA Supercross Championship was won by Dunlop riders such as Ken Roczen, who took three victories with his Honda CRF450R.

Honda’s selection of Geomax MX-33 comes shortly after KTM and Husqvarna also selected the tyre for their 2021 motocross ranges, making Dunlop the prime choice for three leading manufacturers’ top of the range motocross bikes. 

Miguel Morais, Original Equipment Manager, Dunlop Motorcycle EMEA, says: “We’re delighted that Honda has chosen Geomax MX-33 for its updated CRF450R. This comes just weeks after the news that KTM and Husqvarna have selected MX-33 for their 2021 motocross ranges, and we’re very proud that this tyre is trusted by three leading manufacturers. This proves MX-33’s unrivalled ability which gives riders the grip and confidence to ride in mixed conditions and push their bike to the limits.”


Dunlop Europe is one of the world's leading manufacturers of motorcycle tyres with an impressive track record of motorsport successes. Dunlop Europe is a technical partner of winning teams in Endurance World Championship Racing, the official tyre supplier to the FIM Moto2 and Moto3 World Championship and the most successful tyre brand in the history of the Isle of Man TT. Off-road, Dunlop is the choice of MXGP race winners and champions.