Since becoming the Original Equipment tire partner on their Sportster and FL models back in 1983, Dunlop and Harley-Davidson have built an unrivaled and iconic relationship. This relationship was cemented in January 1998, when Dunlop signed the first Master Supply Agreement in Harley-Davidson’s history. This bond has continued over 37 years and 10 million tires later to establish Dunlop as the OE tire of choice for 70% of the H-D lineup today!
In addition to Harley-Davidson choosing Dunlop on the majority of their lineup straight from the factory, when it’s time to replace those OE tires, H-D riders replace them with Dunlop. In 2019, 80% of the H-D motorcycles at Sturgis, were fitted with Dunlop tires. According to Dunlop, this aids in establishing Dunlop as the No. 1 selling tire brand in North America in the V-Twin segment.
Dunlop is recognized as a world-leader in motorcycle tire design, engineering and manufacturing excellence. For close to 40 years, Dunlop tire engineers have worked with Harley-Davidson to develop tires that meet the stringent performance standards established by Harley-Davidson. And meeting those parameters means Dunlop tires deliver excellent all-around performance under a variety of riding conditions.
In addition, Dunlop is the only tire company that designs, develops and manufactures motorcycle tires for Harley-Davidson in North America—and that’s an advantage that directly benefits all Harley-Davidson riders.