Dunlop Sportmax Q3 Radial Rear Motorcycle Tire

Dunlop Sportmax Q3 Radial Rear Motorcycle Tire
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Dunlop Sportmax Q3 Radial Rear Motorcycle Tire

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    Meet the all-new Dunlop Sportmax Q3 Motorcycle Tire, the next-generation sport tire featuring Dunlop’s new Carbon Fiber Technology (CFT). Dunlop uses (CFT) in the tire sidewalls for exceptional cornering performance and feel. Designed, tested and manufactured in America, the Sportmax Q3 sets new standards for high-performance sport tires.
  • Dunlop’s Carbon Fiber Technology (CFT) uses carbon fiber reinforcement in the tire sidewalls for exceptional cornering performance and feel.
  • Aggressive new Q3 tread pattern uses fewer grooves that are longer in length to enhance wet-weather performance.
  • Intuitive Response Profile™ (IRP) technology in the rear tire allows greater latitude in line choice while cornering, plus amazingly linear steering.
  • MT Multi-Tread™ technology in the rear tire uses a tough, long-wearing compound in the center of the tread for excellent traction and longer tread life, plus special lateral grip compounds for outstanding grip.
  • New Q3 tire compounds were derived from road-race compounds to yield maximum sportbike performance.
  • The Dunlop Sportmax Q3 offers superb grip, stability, steering feel and longevity on the street and on the track.
  • Designed, tested and manufactured in America, the Sportmax Q3 sets new standards for high-performance sport tires.
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Dunlop Sportmax Q3 Radial Rear Motorcycle Tire Reviews

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4.9 / 5.0
47 Reviews
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Value
4.6 / 5
Tread life
3.9 / 5
Wet Traction
3.8 / 5
Grip/Traction
4.7 / 5
Handling
4.8 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes (17)
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
3 / 5
Wet Traction
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
The best aggressive street tire
Traction to spare, handling that inspires confidence, quick to warm up and even lasts a good long time (I got 4000ish miles out of my set AFTER using them for two track weekends). They're the best tire in their class, bar none... except possibly the Q3+, which I haven't tried yet. I'm no Dunlop loyalist, either... I DESPISED the Qualifer and Q2.

-m-2011 YAMAHA--
April 9, 2018
Greensboro, NC, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Wet Traction
3 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Best bang for your buck Track riders
I just love the Q3 tire. its a very affordable tire and for beginners and intermediate trackdays riders, there is not better tire at this price range.
March 26, 2018
stamford, CT, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
3 / 5
Wet Traction
3 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Dunlop Q3
I use the Q3 on my Honda CBR 954rr.
OEM rear calls for 190/50, but i run the 190/55.
Purely street riding, mostly back roads and southern Indiana canyons.
Typically use 2 rears to 1 front.
35psi rear, 33psi front cold pressure.
Initially i ran them both at 30psi, but experienced fast wear, paticularly on the rear. Bumping up the pressure helped but for my requirements on the street, didnt adversely effect traction.
Typically get around 22-2500 miles on a rear.
I find the profile to be fairly neutral. Turn in is predictable and smooth.
Grip has been outstanding, before using the Q3 i rode on Pilot Road 3's. the pr3's are an excellent wearing tire and outperform the Q3 in wet conditions. However, the Q3's dry traction well exceeds the PR3. The Q3 by comparison feels more responsive.
The Q3 is an appropriate tire for a Sport bike. IMO it has allowed me to push my boundaries to new levels confidently.
My own skill level is on the high end of intermediate. I certainly cant out ride this tire.
I would definitely recommend the Q3. no question.

-m-2003--
CBR 954rr Dunlop q3 120/70, 190/55
CBR 954rr Dunlop q3 120/70, 190/55
March 8, 2018
Cannelton, IN, US
Age: 25-44
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Wet Traction
1 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Best bang for the buck!!
I run these tires for my track days and they are wonderful!! Intermediate group. They grip very well and are very responsive. I run 26psi front hot and 24psi hot rear. As far as life goes I got two track days out of the rear and 3 out of the front. Can’t testify to wet traction because I stay out of the rain.

-m-2014 YAMAHA YZF-R1--
Final track day on these tires
Final track day on these tires
March 3, 2018
Clemmons, NC, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
8 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Wet Traction
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Q3
Great buy. Best prices around extremely fast shipping. I thought the severe weather was going to delay operations and shipping so this transaction exceed my expectations. Will do business in the future.
January 29, 2018
Arlington, TN, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
9 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
3 / 5
Wet Traction
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
AMAZING GRIP
A few of my friends swear by this tire; they all finally convinced me to try it out, and I do not regret it one bit! We all ride the local mountain near my town and they haven't slipped one bit. They are a very soft compound so they are easily heated. By far, this is the best tire for grip and handling if you ride twisties.

-m-2008 YAMAHA YZF-R6S--
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August 7, 2017
Dalton, GA, US
Age: 15-24
Purchased
1 year ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
131 - 160 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
4 / 5
Tread life
3 / 5
Wet Traction
3 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Sticky
Great price point, it's hyper sport tire with quick turn in due to profile, super sticky and confidence inspiring . If you are looking for a truck tire for the street I highly recommend this tire .

-m-2001 DUCATI 996 (Superbike)--
June 17, 2017
Glendale , CA, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
1 year ago
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
3 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Wet Traction
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Q3
I used them mostly for the track and they are amazing

-m-2008 YAMAHA YZF-R6--
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Right
May 31, 2017
Clarksville , TN, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
1 year ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
4 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Wet Traction
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
made in usa
seems like a good buy. never had tire defects. Pirelli ,Bridgestone have good reps too.

-m-2004 YAMAHA YZF-R1--
May 15, 2017
aurora, IL, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
1 year ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
131 - 160 lbs.
Height:
5'4 - 5'6
Value
4 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Wet Traction
3 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great Sporty Tire
I don't know how people get 4000 miles out of these on the street. Maybe cos I weigh 250 plus gear I get less. The most I get out of these on the street (canyons etc) is about 1200 miles. The front could be pushed a little further, but not much. They handle great for a street tire though, and have a consistent turn in feel and great road surface feedback for bikes that have a softer suspension set up (due to the stiffer carcass). Great track tire for C group. Good for B group. For A group you really want an actual track tire like GPA NTec's or Supercorsa's. Its a shame that Dunlop raised the prices on these. They used to go a set 120/180 for just over $ 200. Now, theyre about $ 260 range. I've just ordered some Metzeler M7 RR's as they were very well recommended and theyre only in the $ 220 range.
May 8, 2017
San Francisco, CA, US
Purchased
over 3 years ago
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Is this tyre better than the pirelli diablo rosso 3?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, by far. Matter of fact, in its class it's the best tire on the market, barring possibly its own successor, the Q3+. Run them at a lower pressure than you normally would on the street though. The carbon fiber makes the carcass very stiff and they don't like to be aired up super high. Most of the idiots who claim the Q3 "made them crash" either are blaming the tire for their shortcomings or didn't get the memo and had 36 psi or more in them.
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