Fast Bikes declare Dunlop as fastest bike tyre
- Dunlop D213 GP Pro wins ‘Fast Bikes’ tyre test
- Fastest lap of five brands tested
- Overall winner of comprehensive tyre test
Fast Bikes, the UK-based monthly magazine, has published the results of its back-to-back test of leading treaded track day tyres and declared the Dunlop D213 GP Pro as the top tyre in the category.
Fast Bikes’ test rider, Carl Stevens, who is also an experienced race rider, rode on five different brands of tyre at the demanding Parcmotor Castelloli circuit. The latest generation Suzuki GSX-R1000 was used for the test.
Stevens enthused about the D213 GP Pro: “No other tyre on test seemed to offer up that feeling of initial grip, and ultimately confidence, that the Dunlop simply oozed”.
He was able to set a faster lap time on the Dunlop than any of the other four tyre brands, and was a full second quicker on the D213 GP Pro than on one competitor, a huge margin in track performance. Stevens added: “I’ve never felt so much confidence cracking open the throttle with so much ferocity as I had on the D213GPs. The front was utterly spellbinding in its ability to pull into apexes like a magnet”.
He also praised the rear performance: “It just handled all the abuse I threw its way and took it in its stride. A tyre that does everything it’s asked of and a whole lot more. What else do you need?”
The D213 GP Pro features Jointless belt (JLB) construction. The latest JLB front tyre design features three plies which are proven to control the deformation of the tyre under high centrifugal forces and when leaning over into corners at speed. This new JLB construction has also been designed to provide additional precision and stability under heavy braking. On the rear tyre, the Mono Ply high tensile Aramid JLB provides the benefit of a strong but lightweight carcass providing an extremely high level of predictability, feedback and performance consistency.
Luca Davide Andreoni, Marketing Manager, Dunlop Motorcycle Europe stated: “In addition to being a magazine test winner, the D213 GP Pro is a proven race winner in events that mandate a treaded tyre. It’s been used to win Superstock and Supersport races across the world, including at the Isle of Man TT. We are thrilled that Fast Bikes have declared Dunlop as the winner in a tough tyre test.”
The D213 GP Pro sits atop Dunlop’s wide hypersport range, which also features the GP Racer D212 for track days, the SportSmart TT for a mix of road and track and the SportSmart Mk3 for road use.
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 Suzuki Endurance Race Team and Honda Racing 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.