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TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION – OUR RACE TO ROAD PHILOSOPHY.

With engineers and designers across Europe, Japan and North America, Dunlop boast a truly global Research & Development operation with innovations quickly put to the toughest test of all – racing. With innovations such as low profile tyre shapes, radial constructions, directional and constant curve tread designs, aramid casing materials, Multi-Tread (MT) technology as well as JLT – all directly developed through our passion for motorsport. What we have learnt on the track, we apply on the road, in fact Dunlop were the first to apply race tyre performance standards to street tyres.

Increased racing dry grip with Dunlop's NTEC tyre pressure adjust system

NTEC - PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

WHAT IS IT?: Highly reinforced casing construction on race tyres
BENEFIT AREA: Allows to substantially reduce inflation pressure
BENEFIT: Increase the size of the contact patch, grip and reduce localised wear

APPLICATION AREA: Track

Improved mileage and shoulder grip from Dunlop's Multi-Tread (MT) compound technology

MULTI-TREAD (MT) TECHNOLOGY

WHAT IS IT?: Multiple compounds used in the tread
BENEFIT AREA: Provides different performance properties at lean and when upright
BENEFIT: Combines durability and cornering performance

APPLICATION AREA: Track & Road

Improved stability and feedback from Dunlop's Jointless Belt Constrcution (JLB)

JOINTLESS BELT (JLB) CONSTRUCTION

WHAT IS IT?: Continuously wound belt around the tyre casing
BENEFIT AREA: Reinforces the tyre construction
BENEFIT: Controls dynamic growth and handling

APPLICATION AREA: Track & Road

Improved manufacturing flexibility with Dunlop's Jointless Tread Technology (JLT)

JOINTLESS TREAD (JLT)

WHAT IS IT?: Continuously wound tread compound
BENEFIT: Provides greater flexibility for performance tuning and optimises performance, consistency and mileage for factory racing tyres

APPLICATION AREA: Track & Road

Increased mileage and shoulder grip from Dunlop's Heat Control Technology (HCT)

Heat Control Technology (HCT)

WHAT IS IT?: Advanced tread architecture using different cap (outer) and base (lower) compounds
BENEFIT AREA: Used to combine conflicting properties
BENEFIT: The base compound can be tuned to either generate or reduce heat build-up, in order to optimise cap compound performance

APPLICATION AREA: Track & Road

Ideal balance between steering effort and handling with Dunlop DFF

DYNAMIC FRONT FORMULA (DFF)

WHAT IS IT?: Front tyre design process
BENEFIT AREA: By playing with a number of given parameters, today our engineers can tune a tyre to perfectly suit the intended usage
BENEFIT: Offer the ideal balance between steering effort, clear feedback and neutral handling

APPLICATION AREA: Track & Road

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ADVANCED APEX DESIGN (AAD)

WHAT IS IT?: Thinner and longer apex shape
BENEFIT AREA: Ride quality & feedback
BENEFIT: Increased rider confidence through enhanced predictibility, as well as improved compliance

APPLICATION AREA: All

Improved stability and feedback with Dunlop's Carcass Tension Control System (CTCS)

Carcass Tension Control System (CTCS)

WHAT IS IT?: Tyre casing architecture with different tension zones
BENEFIT AREA: Stability & Feedback
BENEFIT: Combines compliance and optimised footprint area for optimum grip, stability and feedback

APPLICATION AREA: All

Increased off-road grip with Dunlop’s Progressive Cornering Block Technology (PCBT)

Progressive Cornering Block Technology (PCBT)

WHAT IS IT?: Optimised tread block flexibility achieved through stepped design of the shoulder blocks
BENEFIT AREA: Grip (Off-road)
BENEFIT: Improved slide control and tightened corner exit grip

APPLICATION AREA: Off-road

Increased off-road grip with Dunlop's Multiple Black Distribution (MBD)

Multiple Block Distribution (MBD)

WHAT IS IT?: Distribution spacing of the tread blocks is greater centrally than on the shoulder area
BENEFIT AREA: Grip (Off-road)
BENEFIT: Optimised straight line traction in low-grip conditions and enhanced rider feedback in corners

APPLICATION AREA: Off-road

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