A year’s worth of intense research and development has gone into Dunlop’s final custom slicks for the new ASB1000 class, resulting in a new model of slick tyres available to the market.

The pertinent details of the tyres are as follows:

Model Number  Compound

FRONT  120/70R17 KR149




REAR  250/60R17 KR133



According to Mr. Kentaro Kobayashi, Management and Service Engineer of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd (Dunlop), the results from the pre-season test of the 2019 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship had exceeded expectations.

“The pre-test was really important for the developers of the tyre. It had been five years since the Asian series raced at Sepang and the lack of data as well as the known abrasion of the circuit was a concern.”

“However, we were pleased to have the tyres working well in all weather conditions from 30 degrees Celsius in the morning to more than 62 degrees Celsius in the afternoon.”

“While developing the product, we wanted to create an easy-to-use slick tyre that is comfortable. We tried to develop a super wide range for the big changes of track temperature as can be seen at the Sepang Circuit. Looking at the results from the pre-season test, I believe we have achieved that,” said Mr. Kobayashi.

The KR149 and KR133 are marked with the ASB1000 logo and available for purchase in the market. For more information, interested parties are advised to contact their local Dunlop distributors.