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Dunlop Elite 3 Bias Ply Touring Rear Tire
  • Dunlop Elite 3 Bias Ply Touring Rear Tire
  • Dunlop Elite 3 Bias Ply Touring Rear Tire

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Dunlop Elite 3 Bias-Ply Touring Rear Tire

The Elite 3 is the next generation long-distance tire with improved performance and longer wear.


  • E3 tread pattern provides class-leading, wet-pavement performance and is not affected by rain grooves, steel bridge decks or tar stripes
  • Better response and a solid feel through turns for confident cornering
  • New profile modeled after the shape of modern radial construction tires 
  • The high-mileage E3 tires suit a wide range of large-displacement touring motorcycles as well as a majority of the most popular cruiser bikes available
  • H-rated for speeds up to 130 mph
  • Dunlop’s MT Multi-Tread rear tire incorporates a long-wearing compound in the center of the tire tread and a lateral-grip compound on each shoulder (available only in 160/80B16 MT 80H)


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wow...great new tire! I ordered the front and back tires and it seemed like I got them the next day! The new MT (Multi tread) is outstanding. I feel like I can lean my Victory Vision further then ever! Thanks Revzilla for the speedy delivery! December 23, 2014
Perfect for my Victory Vision Tour Premium Great tire with plenty of grip and staying power.. Seems to wear well and anticipate around 8k on this tire from what I got previously...and these are NOT riden gently. The groups I ride with are all on sport tourers and ride aggressive, these tires allow me to at least keep them in sight...haha...highly recommended. November 3, 2014
Great tire. Last longer than any other tire ive tried. Great traction. June 2, 2014
Good tire, worth 20K miles on GL1800 This tire does not cup and will generally run 20,000 mile son the front of my GL1800. Almost all these miles are interstates. June 16, 2014
Very Bad Cupping Had these on my 93 Goldwing. They felt good on the road. Never had any issue with them feeling like they might slip. No problems wet or dry. I did get very bad cupping on the front. The rear also had cupping. Along with that came some pretty hard headshake. It is slightly the nature of the beast, but I felt like it started a whole lot sooner than it should have. I didn't know until I changed them out for Bridgestone G701 and G702's that they had terrible road noise. Now I can actually hear the radio again. Talking with my local Honda dealer, he said he rides with the Bridgestones and a lot of the headshake should go away with these tires. So far so good. It feels like a brand new bike running with the Bridgestones. I don't think I'd ever put them on my bike again. May 29, 2014
Reliable and Dependable My 3rd E3, because I find it the best overall value and I like the handling for my 99 Victory Classic Cruiser. I researched all the available tires in the stock size, and found this has the highest load rating. Coupled with good experience for tread life, handling and traction, I am sticking with the Dunlop E3. December 23, 2013
You can trust these tires I have been using these on my Victory Hammer since 2005 and I have never had any issues. I am a full time rider in all weather conditions. I have all the confidence in the world in these tires. Expect 10K miiles from the rear and 16K from the front with all ranges of riding, agressive to cruising. You must exercise the full range of the rear tire to keep that crown or you will run a flat spot in the middle. So go ahead, keep those turns fast and on the peg feelers with confidence. November 13, 2013
Great balance of mileage and performance This is my 5th consecutive set of Dunlop Elite 3's on my HD Ultra Classic in the last 4 years. I ride daily as well as tour and have put 76k miles in all kinds of weather and riding conditions on Elite 3's in that time. They provide the best balance of performance and mileage I've found. September 3, 2013
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Ken C: Tire works real well on my '06 Harley FLHTP. Better handling than the stock Dunlop, wears better, too. Over 18K miles on the last one. Jan 4, 2015
W A: I ride a sport-tourer, with much emphasis on the tourer. I wanted a tile that would give me high mileage without sacrificing too much in traction or handling. A couple other brands out there marketed as touring tires have got poor reputations for wet traction. So far the Dunlop has delivered everyting I hoped for. May 9, 2014
joe k: price and what i need. Apr 5, 2014
Joe R: You beat JP Cycles by 2.00 and Motorcycle superstore by 12. I like to do buisness with those that give me the product I want at the best price, even if the competition has a price match policy. I currently have this tire on, but it's worn. Jan 6, 2014
A shopper asked: my bke as has a mu 185 tire on now wat size tire in dunlope e 3 do I get ? Jun 21, 2014
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Charles S: Mu 90b16 or140/90/16 Jun 21, 2014
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Charles S: mu/90/16 Jun 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a 2013 Victory Hard Ball. The OEM tire is a Dunlop E3 180/60R16 M/C 80H. While looking for this tire all I find is the 180/60R16 MT 80H. Is MT the same as MC? another web site says the 180/60R16 MT 80H is NOT the correct tire for my bike?? Both are multi compound tires, I'm just curious if there was a name change, but its still the same tire. Apr 6, 2014
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Terry B: Go to the Dunlap web site to see if you can find MT / MC rating defination Apr 15, 2014
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A shopper asked: whats the difference between the bias and radial rear tire May 2, 2013
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RevZilla: The internal construction is the main difference between the two tires, as the bias ply tire features ply cord (generally made of nylon or polyester) that runs at a 45 degree angle from the tire's bead. These ply cords overlap in a criss-cross pattern, most of the time with four plies total.

The cord inside radial tires is positioned 90 degrees from the bead, which allows the tire to conform to the road much better. Most of the time, radial tires also have a steel belt that runs beneath the tread to help strengthen the tire.

Please keep in mind that you should never mix bias and radial tires. Consult your local dealer or give us a call if you have any further questions.
May 8, 2013
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A shopper asked: I would like to know I am buying from Americans. Is RevZilla an American company? Sep 26, 2012
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RevZilla: Yes sir, we were founded, and are still based, in Philadelphia, PA, the birthplace of our nation. Take a gander at our 'About Us' page and you'll get the whole story.

Sep 27, 2012
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A shopper asked: Has anyone expressed this concern, and has Dunlap been notified about this problem? My bike sounds like a semi with low air pressure whine. I hate it and can you recommend a replacement? This is the only tire that I have had on my wing that I have had to use ear plugs with. Aug 25, 2012
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bluebaggar: I have a set of Elite 3's on my HD Bagger and never experienced any road noise. Apr 10, 2013
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MV85B15 77H 158545 407945/4079-45 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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