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  1. I'd heard a bit over a year ago there would be a new tire coming from Dunlop but they wouldn't tell me anything more. Now we see their new Trailmax Raid being introduced in Europe. More details here from ADVPulse. I like the look and trust it will have stiff sidewalls, high mileage and come in tubeless options as well as more sizes than their D908RR. The only thing bugging me is their designating this a 50/50 tire. It's obviously 60/40 dirt/street. Also, how do they square that with the Trailmax Mission also being 50/50? I think it's marketing once again. Just like Michellin did with the Anakee Wild, I think they're eager to place it in the largest segment to maximize sales. I will wait to see if there's more to back that claim up. They may simply claim that the tire does both pavement and dirt equally well, hence 50/50. The initial images had people commenting the tread depth didn't look that deep but the image used that I saw was the 170 width and those always look less deep whereas the 150 widths look "deeper.' No word on when these get to the US but I suspect we will see them some time this year in 2023.
  2. Here they are! The new Trailmax Mission adventure motorcycle tire from Dunlop being launched today in Lake Arrowhead, CA. They are saying it’s a 50/50 tire. Mike Thomas got a set in December and will be posting a review soon. I will have more details later today on pricing and sizing...
  3. 1 review

    Dunlop’s new Mutant takes the concept introduced with the Sportmax Mutant further, and adapts it to today’s ever more popular and powerful crossover bikes. Taking elements from sports bikes, supermoto’s or powerful roadsters, and combining them with adventure bike riding positions and equipment, this new breed of motorcycles redefines the concept of sport-touring. With this versatility comes the need for a new kind of do-it-all tyre, for all roads, usages and conditions. Mutant M+S tyres provide you with the kind of handling and stability you expect from hypersport tyres, the very best grip in wet conditions this side of racing wets, as well as the kind of durability that you would find among touring fitments Supreme versatility to provide rider confidence in all conditions throughout the year Superb wet performance thanks to a tread pattern taking elements from wet racing, supermoto and dirt track tyres Sports tire handling and stability courtesy oftyire contours developed using DFF (Dynamic Front Formula) Using state of the art compounds and resins combine performance and durability
  4. Now that I have a plated skinny to compliment the daily driver adv bike, I don't have to juggle as much on tire selection. Over the 60,000 miles I had on my first two ADV bikes, I was constantly trying combos between 90/10 and 60/40 tires... Trying to balance the right choice for my daily driver and weekend off-road bike. Just to catch you up on the results of that 60,000 mile search for perfect tire test.... The Dunlop Trailmax Mission tire is my absolute favorite tire for an ADV bike that is also your everything else daily driver. You can read that: Here When it came time for new tires on my.. let's call it a sport-adv bike, I was trying to decide between just staying with the Trailmax Mission, or going 90/10 to fully street tire. I decided that I know how much I like the Missions, but why not try something new - enter the MUTANTS. The Dunlop Sportmax Mutants fall more in the 90/xx range with obvious street bias. One of the big bullet points is these tires are supposed to perform very well in wet-road conditions, but what peaked my interest was the YouTube videos of dudes doing track days on them, and saying they were very impressed. This is immediately after they were mounted, only a few miles on the clock: I took the pictures above as soon as I got home from the dealer, only a few miles on the clock so that we can watch the tread depth as I pack on miles. The immediate reaction to the tires on the way home is I really like the profile, it's a gradual and precise, also the tread looks weird so that's cool too 🙂 Shortly after mounting them, my wife and I took off on the bikes for seven days, and did a big tour through southern Arizona, which was amazing, highly recommended. Here is a couple pics from that trip, I am running the Sportmax Mutant tires, my wife has the Trailmax Missions. In total I think the ride distance for that trip was north of 1,300 miles. We rode to Prescott, Jerome, and some of the in-betweens before getting to Tucson, then hit Tombstone and Bisbee area for a couple days, overnight in Yuma and back home to SoCal. Great places to visit, great roads to ride - but also a pretty well rounded test for these tires, in what I would consider the exact conditions I would want to expose them to... Road touring, daily driving, and light dirt roads are just fine. Honestly I never worried about my tires the entire trip, we just really had an amazing time. To that point, we had some dirt conditions just to see sights, and a couple patches of highway that had surprise pea gravel etc... These tires just did all that just fine, while providing really great road performance. My wife is very new to off-road riding on her big bike, so the Trailmax Mission tires have been really confidence inspiring for her when little ventures off-road do happen. Since the Arizona trip, all added up, I have had the Mutants on for 2,100 miles. Here is the tread at 2,100 miles - and 1,300 of that was while fully loaded on road tour. The tread depth is still pretty good, the tires are light here because of a dirt road on the way home today, but I'm not worrying about these being done any time soon, they are wearing pretty well. Sportmax Mutants at 2,100 Miles - Ducati Multistrada 950 So I mean these tires may not be the pick for off-roady ADV riders for a lot of reasons, but they also could be for some... Depending on what you are doing off-road. They are not off-road tires, but I bet they would be a hoot for that commute, and you can still ride down that dirt road to go see that whatever-it-is no problem, your just not going to race the guy with the Desert HT's while you do it. For me they are pretty nice for the larger bike - but being honest, I think I will go back to the Trailmax Mission after this set, I like the range of trails I would be willing to expose this spicy italian bike to better with the Missions, but I can really see how the Mutants could be perfect adventure tires for folks that do road tours with light off road - I will just also hold that thought until I see how long they last. I will update again in comments, or main story here when I think they are about ready to go, hoping for descent mileage out of these tires - and maybe these would be up your alley if you adventure mostly on-road. - Nick
  5. 3 reviews

    > The dual-sport D908RR is designed to handle severe racing and cross-country conditions and provides exceptional durability and grip over rocks, hard ground and pavement. > Designed specifically to cope with the speed, horsepower and weight of large displacement rally-type dual-sport machines. >The D908RR is DOT-approved for road-legal use. > Reinforced tread blocks yield exceptional traction and Dunlop stability. > Generous open space around the shoulder area provides ultimate traction in sand and mud. > Heavy-duty casing for excellent bump absorption and allows lower air pressures for a larger footprint and increased traction
  6. 3 reviews

    A true Adventure tire, offering premium performance in a wide range of terrain. After more than two years in development, the Mission delivers knobby-like performance off-road, has impressive grip on the street, plus great ride quality and stability everywhere it goes. An aggressive tred pattern yields traction in hard terrain. Built-in rugged tread blocks feature Staggered Step design, a step-down feature to provide rigidity in the contact patch to enhance stability and handling. Wrap-around lugs on the tire's edge to protect the tire from sharp rocks and provides additional off-road traction. New compounds developed to deliver the perfect balance between road and off-road performance with focus on delivering class leading mileage performance. Deep grooves excel in wet weather conditions and offer biting edges for off-road performance. Fits popular large and small displacement machines including the Honda Africa Twin, Suzuki V-Strom, BMW GS models, KTM 1290/1290S, 790R/790S, Yamaha Tenere and Triumph 800/1200 models.
  7. I got wind of a new 60/40 knobby adventure tire being developed by Dunlop. I was told it will actually be manufactured in the US and they're going to try to shoot for the 6,000 mile range of tread life. I get about 5500 from the Motoz Tractionator Adventure. I was told the reason the D908's are so expensive is because they're made in France.
  8. 1 review

    Dunlop D606 Dual Sport Front Tire Dunlop designed the D606 tire to be street-legal but with an emphasis on aggressive off-road riding and great durability. A full-depth tread pattern designed for rigorous off-road use yields excellent traction on everything from hard-packed fire roads to soft single-track trails. At the same time, the D606s tread compound is engineered for good highway durability and grip.
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