Dunlop Motorcycle Tires recently introduced the all-new Dunlop Trailmax Raid. This is the latest addition to the Trailmax family designed for 40-percent on-road and 60-percent off-road use, combining expertise and technology from Dunlop’s extensive line of tires.
The Trailmax Raid is suitable for a wide range of bikes, from mid-size dual sports to large adventure bikes, offering exceptional off-road capabilities paired with outstanding wet weather grip and touring performance. Having a tire that is suitable for a wide range of conditions is including both on and off-road makes they a very unique tire.
Trailmax Raid’s design was inspired by Dunlop’s D908RR Rally Raid, a tire designed for aggressive adventure and cross-country conditions. The unmistakable block design on the D908RR tread is a key part of the Trailmax Raid’s tread design.
The Raid utilizes tie-bars between the tread blocks to improve handling and stability for heavier bikes, while grip at higher lean angles when riding on the road is ensured by smaller gaps between the shoulder blocks. The large center blocks on the rear tire are designed to cope with road riding and high power output.
The new Trailmax Raid is an addition to Dunlop’s trail range to compliment the Trailmax Mission, which has become one of the most popular tires for adventure riding since its release. Now, with the addition of the Trailmax Raid and its increased off-road versatility, it has allowed Dunlop to reposition the Trailmax Mission as a 60/40 tire (60-percent on-road use and 40-percent off-road use) to allow for a more accurate representation of the land-to-sea ratio of its tread pattern design.
With a range stretching from the primarily off-road oriented D908RR to the incredibly versatile Mutant: the addition of the Trailmax Raid covers the needs of riders requiring more off-road versatility from their adventure bikes.
The Trailmax Raid has three front sizes covering 19 and 21-inch fitments and six rear sizes for 17 and 18-inch wheels. For more information on Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, be sure to visit their website.