US motorcycle tyre market studied

ERJ staff report (DS)

Newport Beach, California — Dunlop is the top motorcycle brand in the US, though its lead is declining according to readers of Cycle World magazine.

The US-based motorcycling publication has reported on the 2009 market for tyres, updating information from 2005.

The top brand was Dunlop, followed by Metzeler, Michelin, Bridgestone, Pirelli and Avon. Half the magazine’s readers own sport bikes, with tourers and cruisers coming close behind — some readers own more than one bike, of course.

The survey said its…

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