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Dunlop® H-D Tires

Posted by Ryan Beeman on Mar 14, 2017 1:00:00 PM
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For a full run down on H-D tires, how they are different than car tires and tips on tire maintenance you should definitely check out this other article we wrote about just that. If you are looking for a full run down on specifically Dunlop® Tires, you are in the right place.Dunlop.jpg

By creating the first practical pneumatic tire in 1888, John Boyd Dunlop began more than tire company; he pioneered an entire industry. Driven by innovative technology, Dunlop introduced the first use of Kevlar® belts in motorcycle tires, produced the first Original Equipment radial street tire and continues to lead the industry. In addition, Dunlop is recognized as a world leader in motorcycle tire design, engineering and manufacturing. Since 1984, Dunlop® Tires has provided Original Equipment and service replacement tires for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles. Dunlop is recognized as the world-leader in motorcycle tire design, engineering and manufacturing excellence.

Dunlop D407 tires feature MT Multi-Tread™ technology that pairs a long-wearing center compound with a high-grip side compound for improved ride, handling and tread life.

D407/D407T/D408 TOURING

The D407/D408 tire is constructed for ’09-later FL Touring, select Softail® and specific Custom Vehicle Operations™ (CVO™) models and is available exclusively through Harley-Davidson® Dealers. The FL Touring rear tires feature Dunlop’s advanced MT Multi-Tread™ technology. It was developed and tested jointly by Dunlop and Harley-Davidson engineers in the lab and on the road.D407.jpg

  • Tire features bold Harley-Davidson script on the sidewall.
  • MT Multi-Tread rear tire incorporates a tough tread compound in the center that runs cooler to provide stability, excellent traction under braking and long life and to each side is a section of lateral-grip compound that enhances traction at higher lean angles for great grip while cornering.
  • Reinforced multi-layer tire carcass gives the tire strength for long life and provides stability at highway speeds and maximum lean angles.
  • Bold, angled lateral grooves in the tread pattern evacuate water from the contact patch on wet roads.
  • The D407/D408 is available in blackwall, slim white and wide-white sidewall styles.
  • The D407T is only available in blackwall style.



D402.jpgBuilt with a three-ply polyester casing with two fiberglass belts, the D402 offers greater load-carrying capacity and stability.

  • Computer-optimized tread profile with offset center groove improves rider confidence over rain grooves and steel-grated bridges, while reducing cupping for even wear.
  • The D402 is available in blackwall, slim whitewall, wide whitewall and engraved wide whitewall styles.


An advanced tread pattern and specifically formulated compound deliver outstanding grip in wet or dry weather and provide long tire life.

  • D401 tires use bias or bias-belted construction and incorporate a computer-optimized tread profile to reduce cupping for even wear.


GT502 Performance Tires feature an optimized profi le, contact patch and compound for superior grip in dry conditions, with solid grip during wet weather riding conditions.


Signature Series Tires are packed with features for responsive handling and confi dent cornering to tighten the connection between you and the road.

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