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ADV NewsDunlop Introduces K950 Street-Legal Trials Tire

Dunlop Introduces K950 Street-Legal Trials Tire

DOT-approved trials tire offers maximum grip for rugged dual sport riding.

Published on 04.06.2021

Dunlop Motorcycle Tires has expanded its off-road tire line to include a new DOT-approved trials tire — the K950. Trials tires have long been popular among dual sport riders who want maximum traction on challenging off-road terrain. This tire uses a tight block pattern that clings to the contours of rocks and other obstacles, giving riders a significant boost in grip.

Dunlop states the K950 was engineered to excel on hard-packed, rocky, or tree root-littered trails, in both wet and dry conditions. It was also designed with the durability to handle asphalt and be completely street legal, “while delivering a high level of performance off-road that riders are looking for.” 

The trials tire features bias-ply construction, along with a tread pattern and sticky rubber compound designed to tackle tough single-track terrain and other challenging conditions. “For dual-sport riding, the K950 provides a smoother ride and longer wear than a traditional knobby tire on the street, while offering a high level of grip and bump-absorbing compliance in the dirt,” explains the tire manufacturer


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The K950 joins the competition-only D803GP trials tire in Dunlop’s lineup. Look for them coming soon to your local dealer, available as a rear tire only size 4.00-18. Pricing is TBD. For more details, visit the Dunlop website.

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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Martin Breakwell
Martin Breakwell
April 6, 2021 9:24 am

Isn`t the MT43 road legal in the USA as it is here in the UK?

ADV Pulse
ADV Pulse
April 6, 2021 9:38 am

Hi Martin. Yes, the MT 43 is available here in the US. The new K950 will be a new street legal option to compete with the MT 43.

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Mark
Mark
April 7, 2021 10:39 am

Is 4.00-18 really a tire size…

James VanMeter
James VanMeter
April 7, 2021 10:46 am
Reply to  Mark

On about half of my 32 bikes.

Gary
Gary
April 7, 2021 12:26 pm

I have 17 inch on my dr can’t you build a17 inch?

Mark
Mark
April 24, 2021 11:42 am

I guess I don’t know my tire metrics as I should, but will it fit 140/80 – 18?

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