Dunlop launches TT100GP Radial tire for neo-retro motorcycles
To support the success of neo-retro motorcycles, Dunlop is launching a new tire called TT100GP Radial which will be presented at the TT Classic on the Isle of Man 50 years after Malcolm Uphill’s victory in the Tourist Trophy… Presentation.
With this new motorcycle tire, Dunlop clearly assumes the historical benchmark: the TT100GP Radial is inspired by "the first production Dunlop tire to have completed a lap at 160 km / h on average on the famous Tourist Trophy course on the Isle of Man"…
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From K81 to TT100
It was the Dunlop K81 wearing the official Triumph Bonneville of Malcolm Uphill, winner of the race with the best time of 100.37 mph average (160 km / h). “It was the first time that a stock tire was used to exceed the symbolic 100 mph mark nicknamed ‘The Ton’ on this circuit,” continues Dunlop who later renamed the K81 to TT100 to commemorate this achievement..
50 years later, it is still on this island of all dangers, on the occasion of the TT Classic from August 17, that Dunlop will present the TT100GP Radial tire suitable for neo-retro motorcycles like the, the or the chosen one. to illustrate the first visuals.
"60 motorcycles from 16 manufacturers"
"The TT100 GP Radial tire is intended for the neo-retro sport motorcycle market, one of the most dynamic segments of the market in Europe", recalls Dunlop, stressing that it is "the most successful manufacturer in the history of the Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man, with more wins than any other tire manufacturer in the races of 2019 ".
The 2019 Dunlop TT100GP Radial takes the design of the venerable TT100, still in production: "the tread pattern has been slightly reworked to improve stiffness and precision when cornering, but the main changes are inside the tire ", specifies Dunlop, assuring that" the new structure of the radial casing gives a great feeling of confidence ".
The rear tire is built with Dunlop’s beloved Jointless Belt (JLB) derived from the brand’s latest Hypersport tires and the gum blend contains silica which promotes low temperature grip.
The Dunlop TT100 GP range now includes "two sizes at the front and four at the rear", announces Dunlop which targets "more than 60 motorcycle models developed by 16 different manufacturers".
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