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Honda CBR600F Sport 2001



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Dunlop and the D208GP

Since its launch in March 2001, the D208GP tyre has continued the winning performance of its predecessor, the D207GP Star. Its choice of ‘no compromise’ race compounds has already resulted in success on the track and Dunlop tyres have been chosen once more to partner the Castrol Honda team in the British Supersport 600 Championship. The new CBR600F Sport will be kitted out with the race dominating D208GP tyre – 120/70ZR17’s on the front and 180/55ZR17’s on the rear.

D208GP Star’s awesome reputation – earned from reaching peak performance quicker than the competition – resulted in numerous track successes during 2000 including winning the World Supersport Championship. Today, Dunlop Tyres Ltd markets, sells and distributes one of the most comprehensive and competitive motorcycle tyre ranges available. In the UK more competitors race on Dunlop tyres than any other brand.

Designed and built at the home of Dunlop Motorsport, Fort Dunlop in Birmingham, D208GP is made by experts for experts. Available in a variety of different sizes, it provides maximised grip and reduced wear even in the severest race conditions and leads the pack in production bike racing.

The D208GP is a road legal full race tyre and its construction embodies awesome yet classic Grand Prix technology and components to realise the performance aspirations of the most demanding of riders, both in production bike racing and on the road.

Added to this is its distinctly different appearance. Directional, cosecant pattern geometry means that as the tyre is leant over, its unique ‘groovy waves’ quickly move into optimum position to combat the changing direction of forces from longitudinal (power when upright) to lateral (laying over when cornering).

All this means less tread stress and less abrasion. The sharp water clearing groove edge cuts through water film ensuring top grip. Massive, cut aramid breakers feature in both the front and rear tyres to maximise grip and ensure phenomenal structural integrity under the severest race conditions.


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