Dunlop's Trailmax Raid Tyres to Boost Suzuki's V-Strom 800DE Djebel Off-Road Capabilities

Suzuki Italy has recently announced the launch of its special edition V-Strom 800DE Djebel, an adventure-packed upgrade of its popular V-Strom model. This edition, revealed at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy, features the highly-acclaimed Dunlop Trailmax Raid tyres, underscoring Suzuki’s homage to its historical success in off-road racing.

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January 31, 2024

Off-Road Heritage Reinvented

The V-Strom 800DE Djebel special edition is more than just a nod to Suzuki’s legacy in off-road motorsports. Its design, imbued with graphics that echo Suzuki's enduro models of the 80s and 90s, and the DR-Z renowned for its Dakar rally participation, is a blend of history and modern technology.

Technical Enhancements for the Adventurous Rider

A notable enhancement in the V-Strom 800DE Djebel is the incorporation of Dunlop Trailmax Raid tyres. These tyres, designed for both 21 and 17-inch rims, are a fitting choice for riders seeking a balance of off-road capability and reliable on-road performance. Launched last year, the Trailmax Raid's 50/50 on/off-road design provides not only performance but also an aggressive, rally-raid-inspired aesthetic.

Expert Endorsements

Marco Quaglino, Sales Manager of Moto & Marine at Suzuki Italy, emphasizes the importance of this upgrade: “We aimed to accentuate the off-road spirit of the V-Strom 800DE Djebel. With Dunlop Trailmax Raid tyres, we offer versatility and excellent performance on various terrains, meeting the demands of our customers.”

Dunlops Trailmax Raid Tyre.

Dunlop’s Expanding Trail Tyre Portfolio

The Trailmax Raid is a key component of Dunlop’s expanding portfolio in the trail and adventure tyre market. This range includes tyres like the Trailmax Meridian, tailored for 90% on-road adventure touring; the Mutant, known for its superior wet weather performance; and the Trailmax Mission, ideal for long-distance adventures. This comprehensive offering represents Dunlop’s commitment to catering to diverse rider needs.

Market Impact and Future Prospects

Roberto Finetti, Marketing Manager at Dunlop Motorcycle Europe, shared his excitement about the V-Strom 800DE Djebel's special edition featuring Trailmax Raid tyres. “It’s thrilling to see our product as a significant enhancement to this heritage edition bike. The Trailmax Raid is not just about performance; it’s also designed to aesthetically complement adventure-focused models,” he noted. Finetti also highlighted the positive market reception of the Trailmax Raid, contributing to Dunlop's robust trail/adventure range.

For more information on Dunlop Tyres and their products, visit Dunlop Tyres.

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