In 2017, Dunlop Motorcycles Tires achieved an amazing milestone; more than 10 million original equipment tires built in Dunlop’s Buffalo manufacturing plant have rolled off the Harley-Davidson assembly line since Dunlop became an original equipment supplier to Harley-Davidson in 1983.For the 2018 model year, even more Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be fitted with original-equipment Dunlop tires thanks to the expansion of the Dunlop Harley-Davidson® Tire Series.
The new D401T 150/80B16 rear tire features MT Multi-Tread™ technology that uses a long-wearing compound in the center of the tread for longer tread life, and special lateral grip compounds on the left and right shoulders for outstanding grip.The new D401T comes in black sidewall only, and is standard equipment on the 2018 Harley-Davidson Street Bob, Harley-Davidson Slim, Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic and Classic S.It also replaces the existing D401 on many other Harley-Davidson models, giving owners of these motorcycles more performance in a Harley-Davidson/Dunlop co-branded tire option with MT Multi-Tread.The 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob and Fat Bob S will come with Dunlop’s new D429 front and rear tires. Utilizing an aggressive scrambler-like tread pattern developed by Dunlop in conjunction with Harley-Davidson, the D429 features a computer-optimized tread profile to help promote even wear. Like the D401T, the D429 features Harley-Davidson/Dunlop branding on the sidewalls.Dunlop is the only tire company designing, developing, and manufacturing motorcycle tires in North America—and that’s an advantage that directly benefits all Harley-Davidson riders.Only Dunlop makes tires here for you.About Dunlop Motorcycle TiresDunlop is the largest supplier of original equipment and replacement motorcycle tires in the U.S.A. and the only manufacturer of motorcycle tires in North America. For more information, visit www.dunlopmotorcycletires.com.
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.