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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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(Rear) Tire Size - Bias / Radial - Compound - Load Index - Speed Rating - Sidewall

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.

    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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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?
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Great tire - I got over 12K miles on my rear tire on a Road King Classic
Chris C on Jan 13, 2020
they fit my bike and they were highly rated
Alex V on Jan 11, 2020
Great tire - I got over 12K miles on my rear tire on a Road King Classic
Chris C on Jan 13, 2020
Comes with warranties
Luis M on Jan 13, 2020
they fit my bike and they were highly rated
Alex V on Jan 11, 2020
Tough can take a road hazard and not blow apart
Alex A on Dec 12, 2019
Quality High mileage tires
Tony B on Nov 25, 2019
I've tried other brands and these got more miles for me
d f on Nov 21, 2019
The tire that came on the bike. Excellence tire for motorcycle with good wear life and ride.
Lewis C on Nov 17, 2019
Has the wide whitewall and quality that I am looking for.
Frederick K on Nov 13, 2019
Couldn't get the Elite 4 for the front, so settled for this.
RedneckZen on Nov 11, 2019
The Dunlop tire is the only tire I have not had come off the rim when I experienced a flat. Go to a supplier and ask to see a Dunlop rear tire place the tire upright and now staddle the tire and sit on it, if you weigh less than 300 lbs. it will hold you up without even being mounted and will save your backside if you experience a sudden flat. Try this with the other brands and see the difference...
Sam L on Nov 8, 2019
Used in past. Good solid tire. Very comfortable with it
john b on Oct 21, 2019
The price was right and I have made previous purchases with good results.
William B on Oct 19, 2019
I’ve rode on these tires for 15 years as a motor cop
Jerry W on Oct 19, 2019
Best Tire after OEM
Ed W on Oct 12, 2019
I have tried Michelin tires and they get noisy as they wear down.
Ken M on Oct 7, 2019
keep that quality matched set
Erik S on Oct 4, 2019
All around good tires
Daniel G on Sep 30, 2019
Tried and true favorite!!
Chris A on Sep 27, 2019
i like them,good mileage, ride
earle h on Sep 27, 2019
Great tire!
Mark G on Sep 26, 2019
Price and Quality
R O on Sep 24, 2019
Value and reputation
U S on Sep 22, 2019
Fits my bike
Gregory S on Sep 17, 2019
You tube videos. It's the OEM and I have had great riding experience with them
Henry C on Sep 9, 2019
Matches original
William B on Sep 8, 2019
longer mileage that harley OE
James S. & Kathy J on Sep 3, 2019
have had dunlop in the past, great value
J A on Sep 3, 2019
I hear good things about mileage on this tire.
Travis D on Sep 1, 2019
Research on various tires and past experience with them.
Michael L on Aug 31, 2019
Best value for my type of riding
Charles D on Aug 28, 2019
Heard they last longer!
Tim Y on Aug 23, 2019
Great performance tires that last!
ryan g on Aug 20, 2019
On recommendations of friends.
James E on Aug 14, 2019
Good Reviews.
James F on Aug 11, 2019
Recommended buy fellow riders as a good quality long lasting tire and made in the USA.
Frank A on Aug 10, 2019
only one brand have my tire size.
Pongcruiser on Aug 8, 2019
That's what came on my motorcycle when it was new and they lasted 15,000 miles.
Jeff R on Aug 5, 2019
AMERICAN MADE
steven l on Aug 5, 2019
Made in USA, Its time for a front tire, loved the back tire so it make sense to match them up
timothy f on Aug 3, 2019
great reviews
joe s on Jul 30, 2019
These were on the bike when I bought it. I got 18000 miles on the original set. Why change?
Kai L on Jul 29, 2019
Recommended by factory
PHILIP S on Jul 19, 2019
OEM fit. I have visited a few and had trouble matching rear tires. I did not want tires arriving at different times! Bike bandit, thank you for stock victory OEM. I will be back in another 14000 miles!
David C on Jul 19, 2019
handle great<br />lots of mileage
Todd G on Jul 13, 2019
Its the tire that last longest on my bike
Edward B on Jul 13, 2019
I have ridden on Dunlop tires for years and trust their tires.<br />I think the American Elite tires are the best for my Ultra Classic.
Denzel D on Jul 12, 2019
Heard and read good reviews about this tire so going to try it out.
Rick B on Jul 9, 2019
High Mileage Tire
Robert R on Jul 2, 2019
Original equipment for Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Stephen L on Jun 30, 2019
Dunlop brand and I already have this tire on one bike. Great tire!
Bill G on Jun 24, 2019
Comes with warranties
Luis M on Jan 13, 2020
Tough can take a road hazard and not blow apart
Alex A on Dec 12, 2019
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.
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.
My bike has a mt90b16 74h on front an back why don't you have a 74h for frount yes?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for the question. Attached are links to the reinforced MT90B16 tires with 74H ratings: https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/motorcycle-tires/avon-av91-av92-cobra-chrome-motorcycle-tire/p/63161 , https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/motorcycle-tires/shinko-classic-240-motorcycle-tire/p/13863 , https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/motorcycle-tires/conti-tour-motorcycle-tire/p/3452 , https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/motorcycle-tires/conti-legend-motorcycle-tire/p/56178 . 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 comparable to the D401 ?
A shopper on Oct 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! Yes, the Dunlop American Elite Motorcycle Tire and the D401 are very similar. 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 difference between a 130/90/16 & a MT90/16?
A shopper on Jun 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for the question, PartyHardy! According to our records, the sizing between a 130/90-16 and a MT90 is actually the same, however the load rating is the difference. (130/90 = MT90 = 5.00 to 5.10) 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 tire pressure on my Dunlop Motorcycle tire 402 Mt 90 B 16?
A shopper on Jun 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! The recommended tire pressure will vary by machine. please give us a call and let us know what machine you have, we can be reached by phone toll-free at - 1888-339-3888.
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 shipping included? On the Dunlop elite set?
A shopper on Oct 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! the Dunlop American Elite Motorcycle Tire includes free ground shipping to addresses within the 48 Contiguous US States only, no PO Boxes. 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.
I just bought American Elite front tire. Only has 4/32 tread. Is it defective?
keith e on Jul 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Keith, Dunlop prides themselves on quality control. They test every tire that leaves their factory. If you feel the tire is defective from the manufacture please give our customer service team a call toll-free at 1-888-339-3888.
Going to a 18” rear wheel on my 03 heritage softail. What size tire should I get & looking for a medium white wall?
albert v on Jun 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Albert, thank you for the question. Because this is a different wheel for a custom look, I cannot recommend you a specific tire and expect a guaranteed fit, however attached is the link to all of the whitewall tires we offer in the 18" size. https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/18-inch-rim-motorcycle-tires/t11ff8tb 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 MT90 Dunlop tire rear fit my Harley 2014 deluxe?
Marvin B on Jun 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! Yes, the MT90-16 will fit your 2014 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe. 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 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!
Why didm't I get the promised email to tell me the item I needed was no longer on backorder and was now in stock?
Penny S on Nov 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Penny, we apologize for the inconvenience. Can you tell me exactly what item you were looking for and what size you need it in (if it applies)? I can go ahead and check on the item for you. 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.
I am going with a 21”x 3.5” front wheel on my 04 Heritage. What size tire do I need to purchase, 130-60-21 or 120-70-21?
Clay C on Sep 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Clay, thank you for the question. Take some measurements and check for clearance. The 130 will be approximately 5.1 inches wide and the height will be 60% of that. The 120 will be approximately 4.7 inches wide and the height will be 70% of that. Both tires fit the wheel obviously but the important thing to look for here is clearance. 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.
Do you make a tire for the Triumph Rocket 3 Roadster and if not...why?
A shopper on Aug 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for the question. Does your Triumph use a 150/80-17 front and 240/50-16 rear? If so, Dunlop does not offer the American Elite tire in these sizes. Attached are two links to the tires we have available in those sizes: https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/front-150-80-17-17-inch-rim-motorcycle-tires/t11ae4n0 // https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/240-50-16-16-inch-rim-motorcycle-tires/t11an21f 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 difference between 71 and 77 load index?
Steve C on Jul 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Steve, thanks for the question! the load index of 71 has a maximum load of 761lbs and the 77 has a maximum load of 908. I have attached a link below to some more in-depth information on tire load capacity that might come in handy. 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.

https://www.bikebandit.com/blog/are-your-motorcycle-tires-overloaded
Tread only 4/32 on new tire. Is it defective?
keith e on Jul 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Keith, Dunlop prides themselves on quality control. They test every tire that leaves their factory. If you feel the tire is defective from the manufacture please give our customer service team a call toll-free at 1-888-339-3888.
whats differants from 180/55r-17 and 200/55 17 2014 valkrie .?
A shopper on Jul 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for the question. The 180/55-17 is a bias ply tire and the 200/55-17 is a radial tire. The 200/55-17 is going to be slightly wider and taller than the 180/55-17. According to our records, the 2014 Honda Valkyrie comes with the 180/55-17 from the factory but the 200/55-17 should fit also. 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 much for the front tire?
A shopper on Jun 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! When you select the front tire size you would like to order the price will show on the page just above the size in red. 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.
I'm trying to find 180/60R16 M/C 80 H. For 2012 Victory cross country?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for the question. Unfortunately, I do not have the Dunlop American Elite Motorcycle Tire available in that size. However, attached is the link to all of the tires that are available in that size.

https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/180-60-16-16-inch-rim-motorcycle-tires/t11u51u2

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.
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.
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!

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Great description easy to buy and fast shipping
December 28, 2019
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1 month ago
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Best combo of mileage & performance in one tire. Dunlop is only motorcycle tire MADE IN USA ????
December 22, 2019
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1 month ago
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Great price for High Quality tires
The new tires I purchased are as good if not better then the original Harley Davidson tires smooth ride and great on corners
December 18, 2019
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2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Perfect fit for my 08’ Sportster 1200C!
December 16, 2019
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2 months ago
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fast
received the front tire in 1 day wow, rear tire was delivered on Mon. very fast delivery
December 6, 2019
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1 month ago
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great tires
love the tires and the hassle free experience
November 20, 2019
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3 months ago
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Tires for Harley Road Glide
Love that I found this site. The prices are great and they ship fast. Received them within 2 days. The ad is very specific on what Harleys the tires are compatible with, which makes ordering online worry free. Will definitely order again when I need a Harley part.
November 13, 2019
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2 months ago
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New shoes for baby
Mine are filled with nitrogen they run smooth handle well they grip the curve but of course they're brand-new I'm going to write another report after I get them about 11,000 15,000 miles on them but right now they are excellent smooth riding the grip the curbs I feel much safer on these tires than the tires that they replaced which only had 28000 miles on them
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November 7, 2019
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Very good service and the tires are great
October 28, 2019
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Great Service, Great tires
Could not ask for better service from Bike Bandit and at a great price. Just what I needed and just when I needed it. This tires are great and should prove to be just as reliable if not better than the OEM Dunlops they replaced.
October 26, 2019
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