Jointless Tread (JLT) strip-winding technology allows multiple compounds to be precisely positioned on the tyre to achieve advantages in durability, wear resistance, grip from the tread centre to shoulder and high-speed tyre stability.
Riders talk about ‘the edge’. At trackdays, the edge is the difference between an everyday ride and a truly memorable experience.
Dunlop’s ingenious NTEC pressure-adjust system provides that edge. NTEC Technology allows the rider to optimise the tyre by adjusting inflation pressure. For dry track days, deflating the NTEC tyre will deliver predictable and tenacious handling on the limit. Back on the road, re-inflating to the manufacturer’s recommended pressures will reward the rider with class-leading levels of grip and performance.
If you’re interested in lowering your track times without compromising your road safety – and without buying two sets of tyres – NTEC is almost certainly the most cost-effective option.
All our Sportmax street tires are designed using a combination of Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) as well as JointLess Belt (JLB) construction (either front or rear). The use of JLB construction elimintates the belt overlap that can be found in some tires, resulting in smoother handling. This type of construction also minimises dynamic growth of the tread centre at high speed, maintains a stable contact patch and reduces distortion and excessive heat build-up.
Multi-Tread (MT) Technology is our latest innovation.
Years of success in global Superbike, Endurance and GP championships have resulted in the development of a pioneering multi-compound, which is transferred to many of our current Sportmax track and road products.
How MT Technology works
The central traction compound contacts the road when the motorcycle is upright. It uses a tougher, cooler-running compound that maintains straight-line stability, traction, braking and longer tread life.
The lateral compound contacts the road when the motorcycle is leaned over. It incorporates a rubber compound, which is developed specifically to enhance grip at maximum lean angles.