THE SUN’S RISING ON A NEW ERA IN ADVENTURE TYRES. Dunlop Launches Trailmax Meridian!
“Escape from the ordinary” – extreme performance for powerful adventure bikes
Dramatic tread pattern for outstanding dry, wet and off-road ability
‘Stronger for longer’ – Performance throughout the life of the tyre
Up to 15% mileage gains* proven in testing
Rider demands are changing
With sales of on/off road machines such as the BMW GS, Honda Africa Twin, Suzuki V-Strom and Triumph Tiger growing faster than the overall market, riders are expecting greater versatility from their machines – and tyres.
“Over the last decade we have seen a change in the market. Sports bikes used to be the star of the sales charts, but the main growth area is now adventure bikes. Riders are attracted to the high riding position and long distance touring ability, but still demand the potential for off-road adventure. After researching these rider needs, we set a tough challenge for our research and development team.” stated Luca Davide Andreoni, Marketing Manager, Dunlop Motorcycle Europe.
Enduring grip – wet or dry
The dramatic tread pattern on the Trailmax Meridian not only looks spectacular, but it is purposeful and highly effective. It is designed to efficiently expel water at speed, but still retain a high level of dry grip. The magic continues under the pattern with Dunlop’s MultiTread technology. This includes a Hi-Silica compound that provides outstanding wet grip and makes the tyre more flexible at lower temperatures. This, coupled with a Rayon Ply Casing brings the dual benefit of increased mileage and a much quicker warm-up time benefiting riders who increasingly use adventure bikes all-year round. The rear tyre also features a new centre compound which extends to run under the shoulder compound. This helps promote the overall stiffness of the rear tyre, providing sporty handling and increased traction when power is applied.
Both the front and rear tyres feature a two layer version of this Rayon-Ply Casing which, when combined with Jointless Belt (JLB), provides confidence-inspiring handling. “Many of these adventure bikes have power that is in the hypersport league and riders expect the tyre to hide the bike’s relative bulk so they can enjoy nimble and dynamic handling. Trailmax Meridian’s mix of technologies achieves this.” added Dmitri.
100/90-19 57V TL TRX MERIDIAN 57V TL Front tyre
110/80R19 59V TL TRX MERIDIAN 59V TL Front tyre
120/70ZR19 60W TL TRX MERIDIAN 60W TL Front tyre
90/90V21 (54V) TL TRX MERIDIAN (54V) TL Front tyre
150/70R17 69V TL TRX MERIDIAN 69V TL Rear tyre
170/60ZR17 72W TL TRX MERIDIAN 72W TL Rear tyre
150/70ZR18 70W TL TRX MERIDIAN 70W TL Rear tyre