BUFFALO, N.Y. — Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., has added the MX53, designed for intermediate-to-hard terrain off-road riding, to its Geomax motorcycle tire portfolio.
Geared to excel on hard-pack tracks, both the front and rear Geomax MX53 tires have an updated tread pattern. A new horseshoe-shaped cluster of knobs has been added to the front tire that acts as a giant claw to improve traction and braking grip, according to the company.
The tread pattern of blocks have a hollowed-out portion on the center tread, resulting in less stiffness in the center of the tire, aimed to give riders better feedback and more compliance. Paired with a taller profile, the MX53 front tire provides gentler handling, more traction, higher lean angles and better maneuverability when compared with its predecessor, the MX52, introduced in 2014.
Dunlop's block-in-a-block technology on the rear tire borrows from the upgrades in technology added to the Geomax MX33, Dunlop's soft-to-intermediate tire. Incorporating these block designs, according to the company, give the MX53 more biting edges, increased grip and enhanced flex on each individual knob. These elements all contribute to enhance durability and performance in harder terrains.
The MX53 lineup is now shipping and will be available at all off-road dealerships by the end of September.
"We know how important it is to our customers to come to market with a strong lineup that supports our riders," said Mike Buckley, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Dunlop Motorcycle Tires.
"When you see the next generation of a tire, and hear how well it performs, you don't want to have to wait to try it for yourself."