Buffalo, NY: Dunlop is pleased to announce the launch of a new sponsorship agreement with the Schwantz School. Established by GP racing champion Kevin Schwantz, the Schwantz School works with small groups of students to create safer, faster, more confident riders. Kevin instructs in the classroom and rides at every school, and his full fleet of Honda CBR600RR and Suzuki GSX-R600 sport bikes for students, as well as all instructor bikes, will be equipped with Dunlop tires. By teaming up with Dunlop, the Schwantz School expands the list of top riding schools that operate with Dunlop tires exclusively, including Keith Code’s California Superbike School, Jason Pridmore’s STAR Motorcycle School and Reg Pridmore’s CLASS Motorcycle School, as well as many others.
“We are very happy to join forces with Dunlop tires for our school,” said Kevin. “I raced on Dunlops during my Superbike days in 1985 and 1986, and also during my GP racing in 1991, and I have tons of faith in the quality of Dunlop products. I’m looking forward to checking out the whole range of Dunlop tires, especially the Sportmax Q2 tires, which we’ll likely end up using at our schools. I understand they offer excellent grip and terrific tire life, and that should make them a really good match for a riding school setting. Also, as an additional learning incentive, at every school we will have the Dunlop Most Improved Student Award, which awards the most improved student a new set of Dunlop motorcycle tires of the student’s choice. This award makes the schools all that much more fun for those who come to ride with us.”
Dunlop is the largest supplier of original equipment and replacement motorcycle tires in the U.S. and the only manufacturer of motorcycle tires in North America. With North American operations headquartered in Buffalo, NY, Dunlop has been making and selling high-quality tires in the U.S. since 1923.