We were invited to join Mark Henderson of H.R.P. and Bruce de Kock of Bike Tyre Warehouse for the introduction and the first fittings in Africa of the long awaited and highly anticipated Dunlop Trailmax Mission a few days ago. A tyre that has been 2 years in the making with a bunch of very clever and revolutionary technology chucked at it. Bruce and Mark say that the tyre is aptly named for the times we find ourselves in, as it has been a ‘Mission impossible’ just about to get it out of customs during this national lock down.
Off the mark, the Mission is a really good looking tyre and will sell lots, we imagine, just based on its looks. But, when you read our May 2020 edition you would have come across this tyre in our Tyre Tech Talk feature on pages 28 and 29 where Bruce gave us all the technical information on this tyre. Go have a read at www.motomedia.com, it really is extremely interesting and informative … and just based on that we were very keen to try the tyre out and we managed to get a set fitted to our Triumph Tiger 800 XCX.
Initial impressions are good for the first 50 KM’s or so of fast freeway (quiet and smooth up to the 180kph mark), twisty back road (turns well, quiet and grippy) and a short burst of rough gravel (Even with tyres fully inflated we did not fall over)… Feels like a really great choice!
Give us a little bit to test it out and we will report back in the next issue, but by all accounts it is going to be a really good tyre with excellent of road grip, great on road grip and dual compound technology for long life span and distance.