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Dunlop American Elite Motorcycle Tire

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100/90-19 - Bias Ply - 57 - H
130/60-21 - Bias Ply - H
130/70-18 - Bias Ply - 63 - H
130/80-17 - Bias Ply - 65 - H
130/80-17 - Bias Ply - 65 - H - Narrow White Wall
130/90-16 - Bias Ply - 67 - H - Wide White Wall
140/75-17 - Radial - 67 - V
MH90-21 - Bias Ply - 54 - H
MT90-16 - Bias Ply - 72 - H
MT90-16 - Bias Ply - 72 - H - Narrow White Wall
MT90-16 - Bias Ply - 72 - H - Wide White Wall
130/60-19 - Bias Ply - Multi-Tread - 61 - H
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130/90-16 - Bias Ply - Multi-Tread - 73 - H
140/90-16 - Bias Ply - 77 - H - Wide White Wall
150/80-16 - Bias Ply - Multi-Tread - 77 - H
160/70-17 - Bias Ply - Multi-Tread - 73 - V
180/55-18 - Bias Ply - Multi-Tread - 80 - H
180/65-16 - Bias Ply - Multi-Tread - 81 - H
180/65-16 - Bias Ply - Multi-Tread - 81 - H - Narrow White Wall
180/65-16 - Bias Ply - Multi-Tread - 81 - H - Wide White Wall
200/55-17 - Radial - 78 - V
240/40-18 - Radial - V
MT90-16 - Bias Ply - Multi-Tread - 74 - H
MT90-16 - Bias Ply - Multi-Tread - 74 - H - Narrow White Wall
MT90-16 - Bias Ply - Multi-Tread - 74 - H - Wide White Wall
MU85-16 - Bias Ply - Multi-Tread - 77 - H
MU85-16 - Bias Ply - Multi-Tread - 77 - H - Narrow White Wall
MU85-16 - Bias Ply - Multi-Tread - 77 - H - Wide White Wall
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   Dunlop American Elite Motorcycle Tire

Dunlop American Elite Motorcycle Tire. Dunlop's new, 2nd generation American Elite tires deliver even more mileage for greater all-around performance. This is the only replacement motorcycle tire for Harley-Davidson motorcycles that is designed, tested, and made in America.

   Dunlop American Elite Motorcycle Tire Features:
  • The tread design provides even tread wear and quiet operation in wet and dry conditions
  • The American Elite delivers enhanced tire mileage thanks to an MT Multi-Tread rear tire compound that incorporates a long-wearing compound in the center of the tire
  • Lateral-grip compound on each shoulder for great handling
  • The American Elite sidewall design proudly features the American Elite name and a Made in USA logo
  • H-rated for speeds up to 130 mph
  • This Dunlop serves as a great alternative to the Dunlop D408F/D407 tires that came as standard equipment on the FL series machines
  • Now Available in a variety of sizes and sidewall styles, including black, narrow and wide whitewalls
  • Made in the U.S.A.

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4.8 / 5.0
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Would you recommend
Yes
I received them in the Wright amount of time they ride really nice I am happy
January 9, 2019
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Great performing tires
Great tires
Got them broke in and hit some twisties hang on very well even scraping foot boards on 2015 flhtk low.They seem quieter and better handling than the original HD Dunlops that came on bike when new.Have not ridden in the rain yet.
January 4, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Great customer support
December 22, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Awesome tire. Excellent price. Fast Shipping.
Awesome tire fast shipping & a good price.
December 6, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Great long wearing tire
I've run this tire for years. Great tire. Never slips yet wears a long time. I'm riding a 2014 HD Ultra Classic. Averaging 15,000 miles and I ride fairly aggressively. No burnouts mind you, but I don't exactly "take it easy"!
November 18, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Lightning fast shipping.
Lightning fast shipping from Bike Bandit. Dunlop tire works great. Very satisfied.
November 11, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Best tire for HarleyDavidson dresser
Great tire for wear, grip and quiet on touring HarleyDavidson. I ride 30-40,000 per year and have ventured out to try and find same quality cheaper. I haven’t found one yet, wish the price was a little cheaper to buy two but for a HarleyDavidson its the same tire without bar and shields and cheaper than dealer I get 17-20K out of rear tire on 2014 limited. I change the front at same time just because. I will continue to ride on these tires regardless of other mfg marketing claims.
This 2014 I bought new and turned over 100,000 miles during the 2018 infamous Black Hills Rally.
This 2014 I bought new and turned over 100,000 miles during the 2018 infamous Black Hills Rally.
November 5, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Love those tires!
I am a devout believer in Dunlop American Elite tires. They have outlived all other cruiser tires I've used 2-1. They performed better than my OEMs on my Yamaha Stratoliner. I love Bike Bandits 2day service. Would recommend both to anyone !
October 30, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Improved handling and ride
Just installed a pair if American Elites on my 07 Ultra Classic. Wow. The handling was great. Best of all the different tires I have tried. Only put @ 100 miles on them on my first ride, so I can't comment on mileage. If I recall I had an Elite on the rear some time ago. Mileage was decent, but installing the pair was a winner. Low noise, great ride, excellent handling. Would definitely recommend.
October 30, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Great all around tire for the long haul.
Awesome tires. Smooth ride with good grip in tight corners This is my 2nd set I have purchased for my 2011 Ultra. I got 25,000 miles on the last set.
October 21, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago

Specifications and Options

Brand Dunlop
Front / Rear Front, Rear
Tire Size 100/90-19, 130/60-21, 130/70-18, 130/80-17, 130/90-16, 140/75-17, 140/90-16, 150/80-16, 160/70-17, 180/55-18, 180/65-16, 200/55-17, 240/40-18, MH90-21, MT90-16, MU85-16, 130/60-19
Bias / Radial Bias Ply, Radial
Rim Size 21, 19, 18, 17, 16
Tube / Tubeless Tubeless
Compound Multi-Tread
Load Index 54, 57, 61, 63, 65, 67, 72, 73, 74, 77, 78, 80, 81
Speed Rating H, V
Sidewall Narrow White Wall, Wide White Wall
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Why did you choose this?
Bike Bandit Store
matches rear tire
Gary M on Jan 10, 2019
Dunlop American Elite Tires stands behind there tires performance with HarleyDavidson reputation and Bikebandit has the best prices and good delivery
Alan O on Dec 30, 2018
matches rear tire
Gary M on Jan 10, 2019
OEM part
steve k on Jan 2, 2019
Dunlop American Elite Tires stands behind there tires performance with HarleyDavidson reputation and Bikebandit has the best prices and good delivery
Alan O on Dec 30, 2018
good price, yet to see how good they ride
Harvey F on Dec 30, 2018
I get good tire life and performance with the Elite on both of my touring scoots ( ultra classic and venture ).
Michael W. B on Dec 29, 2018
Best Price in town for Good Quality Tire
Gasper J on Dec 26, 2018
Reviews
Keith R on Dec 26, 2018
Always run Dunlop’s with good results
Randall E on Dec 19, 2018
Hubby’s Xmas gift!
Jakelyn C on Dec 15, 2018
Dunlop nuff said
Scott A S on Dec 4, 2018
best price I could find + free shipping + easy checkout
oromil on Nov 6, 2018
OEM Tire and nothing rides like a Dunlop tire.
Richard S on Nov 2, 2018
Shipping and pricing
ernest c on Oct 23, 2018
original equipment.
Rob P on Oct 10, 2018
I've got over 15k on my old tires and there is still tread left. I don't ride easy!
LEE J on Oct 8, 2018
I trust the Dunlop name when it comes to motorcycle tires. On both of my Harleys I won't use anyone else!
Scott C on Oct 3, 2018
Good quality tires for the price
Chad H on Oct 3, 2018
Dunlap is a quality tire, provides good wear life and road control.
William E on Oct 1, 2018
Because it was already on my bike. Dunlop has all ways preformed great for me. No problems
Bill E F on Sep 30, 2018
High mileage great price American made
Gary B on Sep 30, 2018
Better than the stock Dunlop that comes on a 2006 RK. Better tread pattern, better ride, better mileage. These tires stick pretty good on wet pavement too.
C H on Sep 30, 2018
fits bike, rides and handles well, wears better (better than original equipment tire).
Frank C on Sep 24, 2018
Factory replacement tire good traction and wear as this will be my 3rd tire on this bike 35k mi. on bike averaging 17k to 18k
on rear tire
N J on Sep 23, 2018
I have tried most brands of tires over the years
Dunlop gives me the most miles from tires
Charles R on Sep 22, 2018
I have been buying these for years from you guy and I have real good mileage and performance. So why change
KEN b on Sep 21, 2018
These will be my second set I am putting on my 2011 ultra.
I got 25,000 miles on the last set.. Great tire, nothing compares.
Stephen J on Sep 17, 2018
ran for years with no problems
Stephen D on Sep 17, 2018
It is what I use currently on my bike.It is a great long lasting and smooth ride tire.
B A on Sep 15, 2018
American Made tires
Dustin H on Sep 14, 2018
17000 miles and still have miles left.Best value in tires that I have found.Will have my new tires put on this winter and be ready to go in the spring.
John M on Sep 12, 2018
Replacing a worn one
David I on Sep 10, 2018
It's a great tire and will look good on my bike and gets great handling and mileage.
kathy c on Sep 8, 2018
long milage
dan d on Sep 7, 2018
fits my bike
Terry E on Sep 6, 2018
Friend's recommendations - good tire.
Dustin H on Sep 6, 2018
Have used this tire for several years. Happy with the quality, feel, and relative durability. Good tire.
Frank C on Sep 4, 2018
I have Dunlop's on the bike already and have been very happy with their performance.
Kenneth M on Sep 3, 2018
I like your choice of tires, and the price was competitive, I also like the easy of the website. I've used it before.
joe a on Sep 2, 2018
Review by Law Abiding Biker on Facebook
Kevin V on Aug 31, 2018
Great reviews from Highway Patrol Motorcycle Officers.
G E on Aug 30, 2018
Like the tire
Michael D on Aug 29, 2018
Factory tire
russell k on Aug 28, 2018
I like dunlop
Donald O on Aug 27, 2018
I've used this tire on another bike and had good results. You can't go wrong with Dunlop tires.
Charles T on Aug 25, 2018
got 22000 miles on rear oe dunlop 42000 on front oe dunlop bike bandit sight most helpful and knowledegable decided try a pair non oem first oem got 20000 rear 2015 classic low 2up luggage touging mostly 50 to 75 mph in ind ky tn wv vg nc tire wear is in the throttle
James M on Aug 24, 2018
bike came with Dunlop tires and they wore well
john l on Aug 22, 2018
oem
Randal V on Aug 22, 2018
good reviews
christopher H on Aug 19, 2018
long tire life
cory b on Aug 19, 2018
I HOPE MADE IN AMERICA PLUS NEEDED WHITE WALL FOR A GREAT LOOK
MONTE K on Aug 16, 2018
OEM part
steve k on Jan 2, 2019
good price, yet to see how good they ride
Harvey F on Dec 30, 2018
Currently run D404 on the front of my touring bike will this tire be comparable replacement? Thanks for your help.R.S.
Skid on Aug 29, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! Yes this would be a great option for your machine. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.
I have Dunlop Elite tires on my Goldwing. is this the same tire? I do not have te exact numer of the tire at this time for comparison.
Paul on May 16, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! The American Elite are the replacements for the Harley Davidsons. Dunlop is now making an Elite II as well, which Goldwing customers are ordering.
do you recommend ceramic bead for balancing the American Elite tires?
Cos on Jun 5, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! We are not certified tire techs so unfortuantely, we cannot offer any technical advice. We suggest you contact your local tire shop for recommendations.
Is the lettering on white wall raised?
chris s on Sep 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question Chris! The lettering on the Dunlop American Elite Motorcycle Tire whitewall does not come raised. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
can u put a tube in the american elite tires?
A shopper on Sep 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! Yes, you can run a tube with this tire. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
Is the American Elite an H rated tire
null on Mar 29, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! The Dunlop American Elite Motorcycle Tire is listed as having a "H" rating for speed.
This looks like a great tire and I'd love an American Made product. I have a 2002 Road King Classic though. Is there anywhere on bike bandit to get whitewall tires to replace? That is honestly what sold me on this bike and I still drool over them today.
null on Aug 4, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! This tire is only offered in the blackwall. Please call or come into chat to speak with a sales rep to locate an alternate tire in the size needed. We look forward to your reply. Thanks and have a great day!
I have custom rims on my 2001 Fat Boy the tires on there now are ( Front 130/70-VB18sc) ( Back 150/70-V18 ) I want to replace them with the Wide White Sidewall for a more Old School custom look ! Your site is telling me to purchase the MT90-16 !!! Will these work ???
Daniel P on Jul 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! Our site only indicates the original size tires for a specific machine and we can only recommend the original size tires. The sizes we have for your machine will not be direct replacements based off the sizes you provided. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
Will this rear whitewall tire fit a 2008 HD soft tail deluxe?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! Yes it will fit a 180/65-16 2008 HD tail delux rear tier. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
What is H,V speed rating?
A shopper on May 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! The speed rating for code H is 130 mph, for code V is 149 mph. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
How wide is the white wall in inches on these tires?
A shopper on Nov 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The width of the white wall depends on the size of the tire you are purchasing. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
how do I get rebate paperwork for dunlop set I purchased?
A shopper on Sep 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. For that paper work you have to contact our customer service team so they can help you with that they can send you the paperwork to your email. You can contact our customer service team thru Live chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888.
only 4/32 tread on my brand new front tire ! whats up with that ?
A shopper on Apr 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! The wear on your tire depends on the style of riding, the weather, your tire pressure and the load you are carrying on your machine. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
What is the load index?
Robert T on Jan 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! Every size has a different load index. Please contact our sales team at 1-888-339-3888 so you can provide them with a specific tire size and they can give you the proper load index. We hope to hear from you son!
This concerns Dunlop front tires. What is the difference between the MH 90-21 tire and the 90/90-21 tire?

Thank you,
John Williams
John W on Feb 13, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question John! The size conversion on the MH90-21 is 80/90-21 in metric so it would be a bit narrower than the 90/90-21. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions 1-888-339-3888.
I have a 2010 Harley Ultra Classic Limited model and have D408F and D407 original tires on it. Need to replace them. Which American Elite tires replace it and what is the cost for the tires?
Rich on Dec 27, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question. If you have a FLHT/C/U or FLHTK you need a130/80-17 (F) & a 180/65-16(R). Front is $148.95 & the rear is $205.95. Hope this helps. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.
I would like to put Radial tire in front. My quetion is I can not find a tire in radial for the back 180-65 16. if I put a Radial in front and Bias ply ply in back will it throw me off and change my ride
Brian on Jul 15, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! We do not offer any radials in the size you need.
Is there an Elite III tire or has this tire superceded the Elite III for 180/65??
null on Jun 20, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your [email protected] This has supersceded the Elite III for the 180/65 size.
i have a 2011 streetglige. the factory front tire is an 130/70/18.
the american elite is only offered in a 130/80/18. will the 130/80/18 fit my bike and what will it change.
thanks jeff pratt
null on Apr 30, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! This tire would be a few MM taller but should not cause any clearance issues. We always recommend checking with a tire maufacturer for approved sizes.
Is this a duel compound tire like the factory tire on my 2009 FLHR? The factory tire is a Dunlop tire also.
null on Oct 20, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! Yes these are dual compound and would be an excellent tire on your roadking.
Is this or is it going to be the direct oem replacement for the Harley-Davidson FLHTK Ultra Limited? But without the Harley Logo or price tag!
Fingers on Aug 31, 2010
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! We show this would be a suitable replacement for your machine.
Hi, I would like to know the tire size, I require a Dunlop elite-3 250/40R-18"

Regards, Dale
senordale on Jul 16, 2012
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