© 2022, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Dunlop:
Rancho Cucamonga, CA: Dunlop Introduces the SPORTMAX SLICK and RAIN tires for Mini Moto Racing
Rancho Cucamonga, CA – In advance of the opening round of the 2022 MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul, Dunlop is proud to introduce the all-new DUNLOP SPORTMAX SLICK and SPORTMAX RAIN mini tires. These tires are purpose built for mini racers and track day enthusiasts looking for maximum performance. The SPORTMAX SLICK and SPORTMAX RAIN tires offer best-in-class grip in the wet and dry thanks to technologies derived from their older siblings.
These advanced technologies include: Racing Type Fine Carbon to provide unmatched grip and quick warm-up times, a silica-rich compound and wet pattern derived from Dunlop’s KR189 and KR389 rain tires deliver exceptional grip in the wet, optimized constructions for both the Slick and Rain tires provide unrivaled performance in the dry and wet, and a specialized sidewall compound to improve feel, compliance and bump absorption.
A lot of time and effort went into the development of these tires. Dunlop had 8 specs tested by multiple riders including Team Dunlop Elite youth rider Travis Horn, current pro Josh Herrin and current Dunlop tester Taylor Knapp. All testing results lead to a clear consensus on front and rear specs, and all lap times confirmed improved performance over PMT and Pirelli.
Mini Cup by Motul is one of MotoAmerica’s newest race programs, and it was specifically developed to introduce young people to the sport of motorcycle road racing. Dunlop wanted to make sure these up and coming racers had the best tires possible to push their talent to the limit.
“We are very excited to offer these new slick and rain tires for the MotoAmerica Mini Cup class” says Dunlop’s Product Manager, Chad Geer. “This is the future of the sport and we want the kids to have the same performance and confidence as the riders they look up to in the other MotoAmerica classes.”
The SPORTMAX SLICK and SPORTMAX RAIN mini tires are offered in a 100/90-10 front size and 120/80-10 rear size and are currently available for sale on www.dunlopracing.com.
Be sure to check out these new tires in action in the MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul Series!
About Dunlop Motorcycle Tires:
Dunlop is the largest supplier of original equipment and replacement motorcycle tires in the U.S.A.
For more information, visit https://www.dunlopracing.com or https://www.dunlopmotorcycletires.com