WHAT IS IT? The Dunlop Geomax MX32 rear tire is a
soft- to intermediate-terrain tire that was built to replace
the Geomax MX31 and MX51.
WHAT’S IT COST? $134.04—$149.25 (depends on size).
CONTACT? www.dunlopmotorcycle.com or
your local dealer.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that
stand out with the Dunlop Geomax MX32 rear tire.
(1) Replacement. The Geomax MX51 rear has been
Dunlop’s star player in recent years. It was a rear tire
that held its ground on semi-hard to intermediate terrain.
The wrecking crew could not say anything bad about the
MX51 rear, but also nothing great. It was a workmanlike
rear tire. But it is gone, replaced by the new MX32
(for soft to intermediate terrain) and the MX52 (for
intermediate to hard conditions).
( 2) Changes. Dunlop’s most ballyhooed advancement
on the MX32 is its progressive cornering block
technology. It is basically a knob within a knob that
places a small knob inside an existing one. Additionally,
the MX32 features fewer knobs in the center row to
allow the pressure to contour the rubber to the ground
for increased traction. The rubber has been upgraded
with an innovative anti-rebound formula.
( 3) Performance. Bottom line? We approve. The new
technology allows the tire to grip the ground better. Any
time we leaned the bike, whether under braking or on
the gas, the MX32 tracked exceptionally well, outper-
forming the MX51 by leaps and bounds. Straight-line
traction was good, but there was a little wallow on less-
than-loamy dirt under acceleration. What the MXA test
riders liked best was the MX32’s versatility. Although
designed for intermediate to soft dirt, it performed well
on everything from hardpack to muddy conditions.
( 4) Durability. By touch, the knobs feel soft and
pliable. We thought the softer rubber would break down
quickly, but, lo and behold, we gave this tire a lickin’
and it kept on tickin’. All the knobs stayed intact with
no breaking or cracking. The MX32 wore evenly and
lasted longer than the MX51. The wrecking crew was
impressed that this performance-based tire was so
( 5) Value. With the Dunlop MX32 rear, you get
what you pay for. The retail price is steep, but this is a
high-performance tire that is also durable. If you are a
hardcore racer, this tire is worth forking out the dough
for, but play riders would be better off with something
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? Suggested retail is almost
$150, and that’s just for the rear tire.
The MX32 is a winner! With its versatility and
performance, this tire is a first-class sneaker
for intermediate terrain.
DUNLOP GEOMAX MX32 REAR TIRE
MXA TEAM TESTED