Dunlop has introduced a new slick tire that’s designed for 600-class sport bikes, and that could be good news for CSBK racers.
This season, Canadian Superbike officials announced the Pro Sport Bike and Amateur Sport Bike classes could run slick tires on their 600s, instead of the DOT-spec tires previously supplied by series sponsor Dunlop.
Now, Asphalt & Rubber is reporting Dunlop has introduced a new slick aimed specifically at 600-class machines. The Dunlop KR451 tire is now available in the 180/60 R17 size, which should fit the wider rims of newer sport bikes. Previously, the KR451 was issued in the 180/55 R17 size. Dunlop claims improved performance and lower lap times; we’ll know for sure if it shows up in CSBK.