Dunlop MX71 Tire Quality
That doesn’t automatically mean that the MX71 is the best tire ever – after all, many different tires are used by professional racers. However, it does speak to the quality of the tire – the MX71 is among the best that money can buy.
This tire is relatively new, launching in 2010 to complement the company’s growing “Geomax” lineup of tires. The company created the Geomax brand in 2009 to handle their high-end dirt bike tire products. The MX71 in particular is designed for harder dirt tracks. There are also tires for intermediate and soft tracks – the MX51 and MX31, respectively.
For riders who have bought from Dunlop before, the MX71 replaces both the Dunlop 745 and 739 in the company’s lineup. These tires had a bit of a reputation for shredding up pretty quickly – the track conditions combined with the power of a 450cc dirt bike could leave them useless in a hurry. However, the MX71 uses new compounding technology and a mixture of nylon and polyester to mitigate this issue and cause the tire to last much longer.
Overall, the carcass of the MX71 is a bit stiffer than previous tires by Dunlop, which allows riders more flexibility. In the rear tire, some prefer to race with lower air pressure. This gives the tire a wider footprint and allows for somewhat easier handling, which is important when it comes time to race