Posted: 28 Jul 2013
Dunlop are releasing their championship winning race tyres (KR106, front and KR108, rear) for general sale to amateur racers and track day enthusiasts.
Designed exclusively for racetrack use by Dunlop Motorsport’s research and development department, these professional slicks are available in a range of compounds for different track conditions and riding styles.
Now adopted by the majority of Dunlop shod race teams, the KR106/KR108 slick combination offers racers the highest levels of grip, braking and handling, according to Dunlop. The absence of tread allows optimum performance at higher temperatures as the exterior rubber adheres more actively to the track surface.
Dunlop’s multiple championship winning KR106 (front) and KR108 (rear) competition tyres are now on general release to amateur racers and track day enthusiasts.
This news is further signs of manufacturers making professional racing products available to the general public, meaning we’re getting access to the latest products from the latest technologies, just like those in professional racing do. Obviously this opportunity comes with a slightly higher price tag than your average track day tyres, but perhaps it’s worth it?
“We’re present in over 140 championships globally”, says Patrice Omont, Director, Tyre Technology Motorcycle and Motorsport. “Our championship wins are testament to the development of KR106/KR108 tyres in all racing conditions, by which we refine unique tyre technology for both professional and amateur racers.”