John Boyd Dunlop riding a bicycle - Dunlop heritage

OUR HERITAGE

LOOKING BACK, WE’VE ALWAYS LOOKED FORWARD

Our story began with a moment of innovation – when John Boyd Dunlop invented the pneumatic tyre in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1888.

From that moment onwards, the Dunlop name has been associated with breakthroughs in motorcycle tyre technology – and the high performance that our customers expect. 

FOR THE JOY OF RIDING

The need to push the boundaries of performance is the inspiration behind every tyre Dunlop makes. From our race-winning rubber to tyres made for popular motorcycles, we strive to maximise the rider's sense of control.

Our reputation for performance is why top motorcycle manufacturers fit our tyres as standard – and why we continually introduce new tyre technologies to enhance the efficiency, control and pleasure of your ride.

PASSION FOR PERFORMANCE

From that first tyre more than 128 years ago, we’ve continually worked to develop new tyre technology. We’re still pushing boundaries today, using our hard-won knowledge and experience to improve our products.

This passion for performance has kept us innovating and has developed our reputation as a race-winning brand. You’ll see the results of our research throughout our entire range (just check our technology and innovation page to see what we mean).

Dunlop will always stand at the forefront of tyre technology, because we’ll never stop looking for new ways to bring riders that thrilling sense of control and performance.