A group of Harley-Davidson riders, with Dunlop tyres riding on the open road

DUNLOP AND HARLEY‑DAVIDSON.
A SPECIAL BOND.

ONE PARTNERSHIP, 35 YEARS,
10 MILLION TYRES

Since becoming the Original Equipment tyre partner on their Sportster® and FL models back in 1983, Dunlop and Harley-Davidson have built an unrivalled and iconic relationship. This relationship was cemented in January 1998 when Dunlop signed the first Master Supply Agreement in Harley-Davidson’s history. Together, we’ve developed tyres for almost every Harley-Davidson built in the last 35 years, offering countless riders the world over the ultimate in style, performance and endurance, wherever their journey leads. Take a look at the timeline opposite to follow 35 years of innovation and excellence.

 

 

DEVELOPING THE PERFECT TYRE

From introducing the Wide White Sidewall on the Heritage Softail® in 1992 to the launch of the Sportster® 72 - the first Whitewall tyre on XL, we’ve made sure every tyre that’s left the Dunlop production line sporting that distinctive Harley-Davidson branding has pushed the boundaries of what riders can expect in terms of both looks and handling.

 

Closeup of a Dunlop and Harley-Davidson co branded tyre sidewall

 

Dunlop GT502 packshot

Original Equipment (OE) replacement rear tyre for Harley-Davidson® XR, Sportster and Dyna® models.

 

INTRODUCING MULTI-TREAD TECHNOLOGY

Years of success in global, Endurance and GP championships have resulted in the development of a pioneering technology of mixing compounds. Known as Multi-tread technology, the process of combining compounds has meant that Dunlop could produce a tyre that has a long-wearing centre flanked by lateral grip compounds which in turn enhances traction at high lean angles. And the journey’s not over yet…

 

Cross section illustration of Dunlop's Multi-Tread compound tyre technology

 

 

Harley-Davidson Touring rider, riding on Dunlop tyres

 

Dunlop D407 D408


Designed in cooperation with Harley-Davidson, delivering string, secure handling in all conditions.

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