Belted for extra load capacity
Improved performance and long life, the next generation of long-distance tires
E3 tread pattern gives class-leading performance in the rain; handling is not affected by rain grooves, steel bridge decks or tar strips
Solid feel inspires more confidence in the corners
Sidewall ID Information: DUNLOP MT90B-16 M/C 74H Elite 3
Dimensions: Inflated Width/Measuring Rim Width: 5.15 in./3.00 in. Inflated Diameter: 25.70 in. Acceptable Rim Width: 3.00 in. Deepest Tread Depth: 10/32 in. Balance DOT: Yes-Yellow Directional Arrow: Yes Speed Rating: H-Rated up to 130 MPH Capacities and Construction: Load Capacity/Inflation Pressure: 827 lbs./40 PSI Load Range: C Bias or Radial Ply: Bias Tread Plies/Material: 3 Polyester/2 Fiberglass Sidewall Plies/Material: 3 Polyester DOT Approved for Road Use: Yes Tube or Tubeless: Tubeless-Use Tube on Tube Type Rim Safety Warning: Please consult tire manufacturers publication(s) and/or website(s) for information on tire care, safety, installation, maintenance, manufacturers warranty and other information. The tires used for your application must have a load index and speed rating equal to or greater than the tires fitted as original equipment. 4079-91
Average Customer Rating:
Rating Snapshot(32 reviews)
31 out of 32(97%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
By far I am well please with the Elite series. Previously with Dunlop I would only average around 8K with their single compound tire. I do enjoy the Dunlop brand because of the confidence I have gained with this brand over the years. I recently have changed to the Elite series because of the MT Multi Tread compound. With my previous Elite I was able to get over 11K out of that tire. I take off a bit aggressively with my 03 FLHTCUI. This year I will back off a bit and see just how far I can get on this new Elite3.
The Elite 3 is the best tire I have ever bought. Good traction wet or dry, although I don't corner hard on wet because of the chance of oil on the road. I have about 13,000 miles on this rear tire and it will probably go to 4,000 on my 1998 Ultra Classic. I hope they continue making these so I don't have to go back to changing every 7,000 or 8,000 miles.
I HAVE BEEN RIDING FOR 50 YEARS AND HAVE USED EVERY TIRE OUT THERE.WAS GOING ON A 30 DAY TRIP AND NEEDED TO REPLACE REAR TIRE MICHELIN COMMANDEER SECOND REAR TIRE9,700 MILES ON IT. SO I DECIDED TO REPLACE BOTH WITH THE DUNLAP ELITE III. AFTER 27 STATES 9,500 MILES WITH MORE THAN HALF REAR THREAD STILL AND NO WEAR AT ALL ON FRONT. RODE ON EVERY TYPE OF ROAD THAT WAS OUT THERE. SOME I WOULDN'T EVEN CALL A ROAD. 400 MILES OF RAIN / SNOW/SLEET IN THE MOUNTAINS/DIRT /MUD/GRAVEL ETC.BOTTOM LINE THESE TIRES OUT PERFORMED ANY TIRE THAT I HAVE USED. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE TIRES AND WILL REPLACE THEM AS NEEDED WITH SAME TIRE .HAVE A 1996 ULTRA WITH 115,655 MILES CURRENTLY.
1996 Ultra Classic with heavy throttle and constant commuting mixed every now and then 2up riding: 13.5K miles. Ordering another one for the Ultra and another one for the 2001 Heritage. Very happy with this tire.
I installed the front and back tire at the same time and I could tell the differance on the ride home. I have rode in heavy rain on the mountain roads of NC and they shed water hold to the road great. I don't have but 1,000 miles on them but if they have a reasonable life I will buy them again.
Great tire. I have 10k miles on it right now after one year of riding, I think that is very high mileage for a motorcycle tire. I could probably get another 3 or 4 out of it. But I purchased another anyway. Better safe than sorry, I don't want to run into rain with a baldini. Great performance in the corners. Never slipped under power in a corner. The thing I like about the tire is that it has rubber right in the middle of the tread. Whereas most tires have a groove down the middle, right where most of the wear occurs. I would rather have rubber than air in that part of the tire. I can't say enough good things about this tire. I just wish they made this tread pattern with white walls. And the tread pattern looks great on the bike. I have a Heritage Softail. Keep the shinny side up people, and have a great year. :D
This past spring I got 2 new dunlop d404 tires for my 1991 FDXDB Sturgis from Dennis Kirk Inc And they are great .Dennis Kirk Inc Had the best selection , prices and the shipping was fast. Last month my brother in law needed a rear tire for his 2000 ultra clasic I bought a Dunlop Rear Elite 3 MT90HB-16 Blackwall Tire from Dennis Kirk Inc and he loved the price and the way his bike handles. Dennis Kirk has a fitment guide to make sure you have made the corect tire choice.
Prior to 2 years ago, I'd always used Dunlop D-402's on my H-D FLSTC. But I got cheap & installed two Bridgestones on my bike. Had major issues; number 1 is the concentric groove on the front tire that makes my bike nearly uncnotrollable on some grated draw-bridges. My wife refuses to ride on the back across a very close bridge to New Jersey, it scares her so much. And the two-up rear tire mileage was pathetic: nearly bald at 7k miles! So I went back to Dunlops, not the D402's but the new Elite 3's. Beautiful! And no concentric front tire groove to send us into oscillation on grated bridges! We'l see how tire miileage works out; I'll report on that later. --Jim
I just had the tire mounted the other night and put it on the bike. Don't have any real miles on the tire yet but the tire looks great and it balanced well (not a lot of weights on rim). Looking forward to putting some miles on it. I had Dunlops before but went to a Bridgestone on the last rear tire. It was a good looking and handling tire but it only lasted 8500 miles. My Dunlop K491s? (can't remember the other number dunlop) were getting about 13000.
Have used many stock Dunlop rear tires and consistently got around 10,000 miles out of each. Purchased a Dunlop E3, have 7500 miles so far and it's not even half worn. Great tread, great durability. Will buy E3 over stock every time!!
I started with Elite GT, then Elite 2 and now the Elite 3. Over the last 23 yrs Dunlop has been my choice. I have tried other brands but really put my life with Dunlop. Great wet road grip and usually high milage(13k) on the rear, higher on the front. The last two rear tires have had cords at 10K, but did pull a trailer last year and rode a lot of two up this year on my 02 Electra Glide. cornering is good enough to scrape my floor boards. I would recommend this tire.
Bought this tire because of the load rating and thought it would be great on my Road King, It breaks loose quickly and unexpectedly on wet surfaces. Dry handling wasn't bad but overall durability was less than expected. This rear will only last 6000 miles, and this seems a bit low.
Looked for this tire in the local shops. They were asking for $165 and higher. Nobody had it in stock and said I would have to wait 3 days for shipping. On top of all of that, they all wanted to charge another $35 for mounting. Dennis Kirk shipped it to me in three days for $116 and I had it mounted for $35 the same day I recieved it. $49 savings!!! The savings might not always be this good, but I'll stick with Dennis Kirk and Dunlop. The tire is awsome. It's sticky, and it handles bridge grates, rumble strips, and construction gratings exactly the way they advertise it to.