For Immediate Release
November 2, 2011
Dunlop’s Newest USA-Made Racing Slicks Win 2011 Championship
Buffalo, NY: The 2011 WERA National Endurance Series served as a demanding real-world test for the brand-new USA-built Dunlop KR448F and KR449 racing slicks, and the final result was more—much more—than a passing grade. Using these new tires all season long, the BEI Racing Team earned this year’s WERA National Endurance Series championship in spectacular fashion aboard their Suzuki GSX-R1000. Out of seven races that spanned from four to six hours long, BEI Racing Team members Tim Bemisderfer, Billy Etheridge, Mark Junge and Brian Stokes won five races and finished second once—truly dominating results.
And for good reason: the KR448F and KR449 incorporate the same advanced N-Tec, MT Multi-Tread and Intuitive Response Profile (IRP) technology that has proven so effective in Dunlop’s national championship-winning road racing tires. The KR448F and KR449 racing slicks,however, are tires created primarily for club-level racers and hard-core enthusiasts who enjoy participating in track days. And as this WERA championship proves, the end result are tires made in America that perform when put to the test.
The KR448F and KR449 tires are available to all racers and track-day enthusiasts from Dunlop’s race-tire outlets, Erion Racing (800-700-3599) and Race Tire Services (800-772-8473). Go to http://dunlopracing.com for the most current information about Dunlop racing tires.
Dunlop is the largest supplier of original equipment and replacement motorcycle tires in the U.S. and the only manufacturer of motorcycle tires in North America. With North American operations headquartered in Buffalo, NY, Dunlop has been making and selling high-quality tires in the U.S. since 1923. For more information, visit www.dunlopmotorcycle.com.