Dunlop, one of the world's leading tire brands, announces the launch of the new Dunlop Sport Classic. The tire has been developed to meet the needs of classic riders and is optimized for classics from the '60,' 70 and '80 years'.
Strong classical heritage
The Dunlop Sport Classic is the newest addition to a long series of tires from Dunlop's history. From the '50' to '70' years, the tire manufacturer gained a lot of fame with a series of racing tires (in particular Crossply CR65 and R5 patterns) for Touring and GT Le Mans racers. In addition, Dunlop introduced the Aquajet tire within the high-quality segment during the 60 years. These two series remain in production. This allows participants in historical races and tour rides to continue to use these tires.
Classic appearance, modern performance
Dunlop Sport Classic offers owners of classics a tire with a classic face, while the road and braking capacities have been matched to the conditions of today. Dunlop applies the latest construction and compound technology, which includes grip, stability and steering stability in wet and dry conditions.
Shoulder block technology
One of those modern applications comes from the shoulder block technology. Robust shoulder blocks and reinforced connections provide more rigidity to optimize power transfer. This offers improved road and brake behavior in dry weather, while at the same time maintaining the steering feel that is so characteristic of classics.
When and for which classics
The band comes on the market this month and is available for the following classics and in the following sizes.
|Tire size||Available||Suitable for|
|165/80 HR15 87 H||July 1, 2017||Porsche 356, 911, 912, 914; VW Käfer, Karmann; Volvo Amazon, PV 544|
|185/80 HR14 91 H||Aug 1 2017||BMW 2000 CS; MB W108, W116; Opel; Triumph Stag|
|185/80 VR15 93 W.||Aug 1 2017||Aston Martin DB5, DB6; Bentley S1 / S2; MB 300 SL; Jaguar E-Type; Mk 2;|
|195/70 VR14 91 V.||May 1, 2017||Alfa Romeo Montreal; BMW 2,5-3,3L; Chevrolet; Ford USA; Glass 2600; MB /8, W 123;, Pagoda W113, Opel Commodore, Monza, Senator; Rover Vitesse, 3500; Ferrari Dino front axle|
|205/70 VR14 95 W.||July 1, 2017||BMW CSI; Bitter CD; Chevrolet; Ferrari Dino, 308; Fiat Dino; Ford USA; MB: SL R / W107, W108, W116, W126; Opel Diplomat;|
|185/70 VR15 89 V.||June 1, 2017||Austin Healey; Jaguar Mk2; MG A; Porsche 356; 911; 924; Triumph TR; VW Käfer;|
|205/70 VR15 96 W.||Aug 1 2017||Ferrari 250 GT; Jaguar Mk II, E-Type, XJ; MB 300 SL; Rover 3,5;|
|215/70 VR15 98 W.||July 1, 2017||Aston Martin, Ferrari 365 GT, GTB, GTC; Jaguar Double Six, Jensen Interceptor; Maserati Khamsin;|
|205/60 VR13 86 V.||Aug 1 2017||BMW 02, E21; Ford Capri, Escort; Opel Ascona, Manta; VW Golf I, II;|
|215/60 VR15 94 V.||June 1, 2017||Porsche 356, 911 (HA); Audi Quattro 100, 200 Type 44; Jaguar; Volvo;|