New Dunlop Geomax MX12 – Developed in MXGP World Championship
- Optimum grip and traction in sand and mud conditions
- Improved mud performance v Geomax MX11 predecessor
- Learnings from Dunlop Geomax World Championship wins
Dunlop’s Geomax® line of tyres are proven MXGP winners. In 2017, at World Championship Grand Prix level, Shaun Simpson and Clement Desalle have won MXGP races on Dunlop’s Geomax range. As a result of the learnings from this top-level competition, Dunlop has extended their Geomax range with the introduction of MX12.
The new Dunlop Geomax MX12, designed for sand and mud conditions, provides a significant step forward in performance over its MX11 forerunner due to three new design features:
Firstly, Dunlop has improved performance in sand and mud condition by optimising the tyre profile and pattern. The introduction of new V-Block technology gives better traction upon corner exit and an increased Contact Patch, helping braking stability.
Secondly, Dunlop has introduced a new tread pattern for tough mud and sand conditions , focusing on enhancing traction and slide control. The rear tyre features Progressive Cornering Block Technology providing stable cornering due to enhanced side grip and slide control.
Finally, optimum traction and shock absorbability has been improved by redesigning the casing construction. This features Carcass Tension Control System which creates an enlarged diameter of providing a greater footprint. This, combined with an evolution of the MX11’s proven macromolecular polymer, provides high durability.
“Our development work in FIM World MXGP has helped Dunlop riders get to the top step of the podium six times in the last twelve months. In such intense competition, we are always pushing to bring a higher level of performance. We’ve included technologies such as Progressive Cornering Block Technology and our latest Carcass Tension Control System to help give riders at all levels the grip, durability and control they need to win in the toughest conditions” said Andy Marfleet, Marketing Manager, Dunlop Motorcycle EMEA.
The launch of Geomax MX12 provides a full portfolio of MX tyres. In addition to the new MX12 for sand and mud conditions, the Geomax MX3S covers soft-to-intermediate terrain while the MX52 excels in intermediate-to-hard terrain conditions.
About Dunlop Europe
Dunlop Europe is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high and ultra high performance tyres with an impressive track record of motor sport successes. Dunlop Europe is a technical partner of Suzuki Endurance Race Team, Honda Racing and GMT94 Yamaha in Endurance Racing and is the Official tyre supplier to the FIM Moto2 and Moto3 World Championship.
Endurance racing has been dominated by Dunlop Europe teams and riders for the last decade, with Suzuki winning the 2016 FIM Endurance World Championship. In the 2017 Isle of Man TT, Dunlop riders scored 5 wins and 12 podium finishes. In the World MXGP Championship Dunlop has been chosen by winning teams such as Kawasaki Racing.