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Offline kickertwo

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NEW Dunlop Trailmax Mission on 2019 CB500X
on: October 17, 2019, 03:20:18 AM

Dunlop Trailmax Mission - Redefining the 50/50 Tire
https://adventuremotorcycle.com/gear/dunlop-trailmax-mission-tire-review


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Re: NEW Dunlop Trailmax Mission on 2019 CB500X
Reply #1 on: March 01, 2020, 10:19:39 AM
That's a good looking tyre, suits the look of the 500



 
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Re: NEW Dunlop Trailmax Mission on 2019 CB500X
Reply #2 on: March 03, 2020, 09:48:50 PM
I like the reviews I've read on this tire, I think I'll be putting them on my bike next.  Having a hell of a time finding a 140/80B17 here in the U.S. though, checked the usual suspects - no dice, can't get them. Got an email to Dunlop, we'll see what they say.
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Re: NEW Dunlop Trailmax Mission on 2019 CB500X
Reply #3 on: March 03, 2020, 10:31:57 PM
*Originally Posted by ncroadtoad [+]
Having a hell of a time finding a 140/80B17 here in the U.S.

I'm looking too. Let us know if you find any.
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Re: NEW Dunlop Trailmax Mission on 2019 CB500X
Reply #4 on: March 04, 2020, 02:10:24 PM
I got a response (lack of response actually) from Dunlop. They told me that it was a demand issue and if distributors didn't have enough demand for the 140/80-17, it wasn't cost effective for them to order it.

Thanks for that hot tip...

I guess I'll keep looking and pestering vendors.
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Re: NEW Dunlop Trailmax Mission on 2019 CB500X
Reply #5 on: March 08, 2020, 01:17:55 PM
I find it odd that Dunlop would showcase these new tires on a CB500X and then not have the correct sizes available for the consumer.  The explanation they provided above makes no sense at all.

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Re: NEW Dunlop Trailmax Mission on 2019 CB500X
Reply #6 on: March 08, 2020, 01:22:42 PM
*Originally Posted by ncroadtoad [+]
....Having a hell of a time finding a 140/80B17 here in the U.S. though, checked the usual suspects - no dice, can't get them. Got an email to Dunlop, we'll see what they say.

But isnít the correct size for the CB500X rear tire a 160, not a 140/80 17?

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Re: NEW Dunlop Trailmax Mission on 2019 CB500X
Reply #7 on: March 08, 2020, 06:29:02 PM
I hear that may drop a with section or two  on the rear tyre when more off road use is intended.

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Re: NEW Dunlop Trailmax Mission on 2019 CB500X
Reply #8 on: March 08, 2020, 08:02:15 PM
*Originally Posted by VA-CB500X [+]
But isnít the correct size for the CB500X rear tire a 160, not a 140/80 17?

Yes, for the stock wheels. Rally Raid recommends 140/80 17 for theirs.
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Re: NEW Dunlop Trailmax Mission on 2019 CB500X
Reply #9 on: March 09, 2020, 12:02:58 AM
*Originally Posted by slackerdeluxe [+]
Yes, for the stock wheels. Rally Raid recommends 140/80 17 for theirs.

Gotcha.

Itís puzzling.  They demo-ed these tires on a 2019 CB500X.  And yet according to the article (linked in the first post to this thread), Dunlop doesn't offer oem sizes for the CB500X rear:

ď Available sizes:

Phase 1 (Shipping 11/01/19)ó
Size Load/Speed
Front 90/90-21 54T
110/80-19 59T
120/70B19 60T
Rear 150/70B17 69T
170/60B17 72T
140/80B18 70T
150/70B18 70T

Phase 2 (Shipping 12/01/19)ó
Size Load/Speed
Rear 130/80B17 65T
120/90-18 65T
140/80B17 69T

Phase 3 (Shipping 01/01/20)ó
Size Load/Speed
Front 100/90-19 57T
Rear 120/90-17 64T
130/90-18 69TĒ

I wonder what size tire was used on the demo bike in the article?  That bike had the stock alloy rims.

 



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