Dunlop’s ‘Mutant’ crossover tyre was released back in 2019 utilising and combining tyre technologies developed across riding and racing disciplines. We started testing a pair and wear rate remains as admirable as the remarkable all-weather performance.
The Dunlop Mutant is a tyre that really does seem to over all things to most riders, and look good in the process, but the size variation initially offered couldn’t match the number of bikes that would suit wearing these tyres. They never rest on their laurels though and Dunlop has further expanded its Mutant range with the introduction of two new rear sizes, enabling more than 140 models to use the world’s first crossover tyre and experience the range of smart technologies it’s built on.
Mutant has now been made available in the 150/60ZR17 and 160/60ZR17 sizes. Both cover a comprehensive range of bikes in the naked, roadster and crossover/adventure sectors enabling more bikes to utlise the exceptional wet grip and safety in all riding conditions throughout the year.
The Mutant range brings together several Dunlop technologies to create a tyre that’s as versatile as the bikes it’s designed for.
MultiTread technology fortifies side grip when cornering, while the front section contours, designed using the Dynamic Front Formula (DFF), enhance stability and rider feedback. Both technologies are also found in Dunlop’s high-performance road products, highlighting the sports handling attributes of the Mutant that we’ve been experiencing during our test.
Furthermore, Rayon Ply Casing in the tyre compound gives a short warm-up time and strengthened durability. Mutant is suited to wet and cold conditions thanks to the use of High Surface Area silica and 4 Season technology. It’s great how manufacturers use descriptive terminology in technological nomenclature…
The narrower rear tyre size – 150/60ZR17 – can be fitted to an impressive group of more than 60 bike models. Aprilia, BMW, KTM, Honda and SWM are among the manufacturers with machines that suit this particular Mutant specification.
The wider 160/60ZR17 offering fits more than 70 bikes containing a higher engine capacity such as the Triumph Bonneville Speed Twin and 2020’s Kawasaki Ninja 650 and Z650, as well as the Versys 650. Husqvarna’s Vitpilen and Svartpilen 701s and the 2019-spec KTM 690 SMCR are also now ‘Mutant-compatible’.
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