Motorrad Magazin Names Dunlop Trailmax Meridian The ‘Asphalt Emperor’

In a recent test of seven different trail bike tyres, Austrian journal Motorrad Magazin lauded Dunlop Trailmax Meridian's on-road performance, stressing its combination of grip and comfort.Motorrad Magazin evaluated adventure tyres from seven different manufacturers on a KTM 890 Adventure as part of the ‘Lust auf Schotter?' feature in the 5/2021 issue 1. To recreate the vast range of applications a rider expects from tyres like the Dunlop Trailmax Meridian, the test included three different environments: asphalt, "regular offroad," and "severe offroad."

Trailmax Meridian, which was introduced last year features all-new compounds and Multi-Tread technology. It is Dunlop's creative new product in the Adventure and Trail market. It's made for high-performance adventure bikes like the KTM 890 Adventure, which was tested by Motorrad Magazin.

Trailmax Meridian outperformed its competition in all five on-road performance categories assessed by the magazine: uphill grip, handling, straight-line stability, cornering stability, and damping. It was the only tyre tested by Luca Grünwald that received an 8/10 in all of these areas.

According to the test report, “The Dunlop is our clear asphalt emperor in our test. Grip, self-damping and stability are at the level of a road tyre and on gravel the Meridian is among the other asphalt-orientated tyres… Those who primarily ride on the road have plenty of grip and still the highest comfort with Trailmax Meridian.”

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Dmitri Talboom, Product Manager, Dunlop Motorcycle Europe said: “We’re proud that Dunlop Trailmax Meridian has been recommended by Motorrad Magazin in their extensive test. We know that Trailmax Meridian provides excellent performance for riders of high-performance adventure bikes, and we’re glad that Motorrad Magazin’s testers reached the same conclusion, recommending it best in class for road riding.”

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About Dunlop

Dunlop Europe is one of the world's leading manufacturers of motorcycle tyres with an impressive track record of motorsport successes. Dunlop Europe is a technical partner of winning teams in the Endurance World Championship Racing, the official tyre supplier to the FIM Moto2 and Moto3 World Championship and the most successful tyre brand in the history of the Isle of Man TT. Off-road, Dunlop is the choice of MXGP race winners and champions.

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