Dunlop Roadsmart IV Tires

Press Release | August 22, 2020

Dunlop’s RSIV is a completely new tire—new tread patterns, construction, compounds and profiles.

Dunlop Roadsmart IV sport-touring tire

The following is a press release from Dunlop…

Buffalo, NY (August 17, 2020) — Sport-touring riders have unique demands. They want sport-bike level grip and handling, a compliant ride, and, most of all, high mileage. Dunlop exceeded customer expectations with the Sportmax Roadsmart III (RSIII), a tire with class-leading mileage and performance that lasted deep into its lifespan.

Now the benefits of the RSIII have been elevated in the all-new Sportmax Roadsmart IV (RSIV), which joins the RSIII in Dunlop’s sport-touring line. Dunlop’s two-tiered market strategy gives riders the option to choose between the high-performing and now lower-priced RSIII or opt for the class-leading performance of the new RSIV.

Dunlop Roadsmart IV sport-touring tires

The RSIV establishes a new benchmark for best-in-class mileage and stays close to its peak performance throughout its lifespan. Additionally, the RSIV offers performance upgrades compared to the RSIII, including quicker-steering response, more nimble handling, and greater wet-weather performance—grip, stability and overall response.*

Dunlop Roadsmart IV sport-touring tires

The RSIV is a completely new tire—new tread patterns, construction, compounds and profiles. And while the RSIV utilizes Dunlop’s exclusive MT Multi-Tread technology for high mileage and high grip, the tire features innovative new technology that expands the performance envelope.

Dunlop Roadsmart IV sport-touring tire technology chart

Dunlop Roadsmart IV Features

  • Increased mileage (up 26% in the rear, up 23% in front**)
  • Class leading grip in wet and dry conditions
  • 15% lighter steering
  • More neutral steering and rider feel
  • Quicker warm-up
  • More even wear across the life of the tire
  • Greater compliance, ride quality, and comfort

Widest Range Available

With the addition of the Roadsmart IV, Dunlop has created the most market-driven sport-touring tire range available in sizes to fit a broad variety of motorcycles. Additionally, Dunlop continues to be the only brand offering sport-touring tires that perform on both “Standard” and “GT” bikes, eliminating the need for two separate versions of its sport-touring tires.

Dunlop Roadsmart IV sport-touring tire Sizes and MSRP chart

The Roadsmart IV joins Dunlop’s premium performance products by offering what other tires cannot: class-leading mileage, the handling of a full-on sport tire, and tremendous wet-weather grip—all while letting riders enjoy these advantages throughout its lifespan.

Dunlop Roadsmart IV sport-touring tire mileage chart

*Testing performed at the Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. proving grounds in Japan on a 2016 Suzuki GSF1250 with tire sizes 120/70ZR17 front and 180/55ZR17 rear. Individual results may vary.

**Testing performed by Dunlop in Japan on a 2018 Honda CB1300 SB with tire sizes 120/70ZR17 front and 180/55ZR17 rear on 40% public roads and 60% highways. Individual results may vary.

To find out more about Dunlop’s new Sportmax Roadsmart IV, visit www.dunlopmotorcycletires.com

 

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