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Hypersport performance for all: Dunlop launches Qualifier CORE

  • Dunlop Qualifier CORE launched in three initial sizes
  • Hypersport performance at an affordable price
  • Improved wet performance over predecessor

Dunlop has launched the latest member in its hypersport tyre family, Qualifier CORE, to deliver superb but affordable performance for riders of a wide range of entry-level and mid-range sports bikes.

Featuring the latest Dunlop technology, Qualifier CORE delivers Dunlop’s renowned hypersport abilities at an affordable price, combining performance with value for riders of entry-level and mid-range nakeds, mid-size roadsters and sports bikes, sport touring models, and previous-generation sports bikes. 

Key Dunlop technologies in Qualifier CORE include Dynamic Front Formula, Carcass Tension Control System and Jointless Belt to ensure excellent handling and stability, while innovations such as its silica-enhanced compound improve grip on wet surfaces and in lower temperatures. 

The familiar tread pattern is inspired by the first generation of Dunlop Sportmax SportSmart, and it works with the key technologies to give balanced tread stiffness, an optimised footprint and even wear. Its revised groove angles and positioning also deliver much improved wet weather performance compared to Qualifier CORE’s predecessor, Qualifier II. Through Dunlop’s Heat Control Technology, different cap (outer) and base (lower) compounds are combined to ensure predictable performance as the tyre wears throughout its life, thus delivering the rider further value.

Qualifier CORE sits within Dunlop’s hypersport family, which also includes the premium SportSmart TT and SportSmart Mk3 tyres. Both feature a number of innovations to supply impressive performance for riders of mid-range and premium sports bikes. 

Qualifier CORE was initially released in three popular sizes in January 2022: 120/70ZR17 (front), 160/60ZR17 (rear) and 180/55ZR17 (rear). In Q4 2022, a further front size (120/60ZR17) and three new rear sizes (190/50ZR17, 190/55ZR17 and 200/50ZR17) will be released. 

Luca Davide Andreoni, Marketing Manager, Dunlop Europe: “Just like the other members of Dunlop’s family of hypersport tyres, Qualifier CORE gives dynamic handling and excellent feedback so riders can extract the exhilarating performance of their bike, whether it’s a naked, a sports bike, a sports tourer or a roadster. We have developed Qualifier CORE with the philosophy of ‘affordable performance’, to distill the properties of our class-leading hypersport tyres SportSmart TT and SportSmart Mk3 into an affordable package that offers a great solution for bikers on a budget.”

About Dunlop

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 leading Endurance World Championship teams, the official tyre supplier to the FIM Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships 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.