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Years of success in global Grand Prix, Superbike and Endurance championships have resulted in the development of a pioneering multi-compound, which is transferred to many of our current Sportmax track and road products. By mixing compounds, the same tyre can display different performance properties at maximum leaning angles than when upright riding at speed in a straight line.
All our radial street tyres 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). JLB construction eliminates belt overlaps resulting in smoother handling and a more stable contact patch with the road.
Dunlop’s ingenious NTEC pressure adjust system allows the rider to optimise the tyre by adjusting inflation pressure. For dry track days, deflating the tyre will deliver predictable grip 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.
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.
Carcass Tension Control System (CTCS) controls casing stress distribution, optimising the tension in different areas, resulting in more consistent and controlled line holding, straight-line traction and better feedback.
Dunlop’s new patented Progressive Cornering Block Technology increases block flexibility to achieve greater slide control, partnered with twin edges to deliver tightened cornering grip.
New Multiple Block Distribution (MBD) features variable pitch sequencing between the centre and middle-to-shoulder block areas, which combined with fewer blocks in the centre improves contact feel, whilst also delivering confident bite and grip.