Suzuki GSXS1000 Forum - Reply to Topic
Thread: 2017 Dunlops: Roadsmart 3 or Q3+ Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki GSXS1000 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
10-26-2017 04:19 AM
Mattie
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirium View Post
I've picked up a nail on the OEM rear

it's to close to the shoulder to repair, I'm not sure if its worth it tbf as it's started squaring off at 2100 miles and most people on here reckon you're lucky to get more than 3k out of the rear... which I'm reasonably disappointed with. Although I'm no saint with regard to speed limits thats pretty poor mileage from a new tyre, my last bike (ninja) did 5k on the oem, my riding style is no different and this tyre didn't feel any stickier than that oem tyre. I replaced the tyre on the ninja with a Roadsmart 3 and did 5,000+ miles on that with no signs of wear before I traded it in, so I've gone with the same on the gsxs. It was more money than a qualifier 2 by £40 but the longevity should cancel that out... we'll see!
Same here with the puncture - was quite happy with the OE Dunlop tyres though. They were never going to last long, but were nice and grippy while they lasted - in the last days of summer. I was all set to use them up but picked up a puncture so will replace them now as winter is coming anyway.

Ordered a set of Dunlop Roadsmart III. The Ron Haslam race school use the Roadsmart III on their fleet of track and instructor bikes. Sure there will be some deal with them, but still if they are good enough for the Ron Haslam Race School then they are good enough for me.
05-09-2017 01:08 PM
Kirium I've picked up a nail on the OEM rear





it's to close to the shoulder to repair, I'm not sure if its worth it tbf as it's started squaring off at 2100 miles and most people on here reckon you're lucky to get more than 3k out of the rear... which I'm reasonably disappointed with. Although I'm no saint with regard to speed limits thats pretty poor mileage from a new tyre, my last bike (ninja) did 5k on the oem, my riding style is no different and this tyre didn't feel any stickier than that oem tyre. I replaced the tyre on the ninja with a Roadsmart 3 and did 5,000+ miles on that with no signs of wear before I traded it in, so I've gone with the same on the gsxs. It was more money than a qualifier 2 by £40 but the longevity should cancel that out... we'll see!
05-08-2017 10:41 AM
4tune8
Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptainSlow View Post
Sport touring tires actually provide better grip than sport tires in most conditions you're likely to encounter off the track. Unless you are riding really hard (like on the track) you are probably not keeping enough heat in the sport tires to get their maximum grip, and a sport touring tire is going to be better. It will also grip better in the rain.

Is there any reason you are only considering Dunlops? There are lots of other great tires (not that there's anything wrong with Dunlops).
I have used the dunlop street and track biased tyres . The soft compound sport tyres lasted 900 /1000k's of track use , the street tyres lasted 3,000k's, no improvement in lap times , and most of my riding is at the track,so i just stick with the cheaper longer lasting tyres. Not much point in using track biased soft treaded tyres unless
1 all your riding is at the track
2 you are that good at the track you can improve your times
3 i have a riding buddy who uses shitty chinese tyres on his ancient 500cc suzuki titan and he leaves me for dead on the twisties, why ? Because he is that good a rider !!
05-08-2017 09:33 AM
Beaker
Quote:
Originally Posted by lumberjack View Post
im on dunlop sport smarts but the m7rr is my next tyre
They are a bit more expensive than the Dunlops and I expect if you worked out pennies/mile the Dunlop would work out more economical ( Some geek will just wait and see, it might even be me) but I'd rather pay a little extra and increase my chances of keeping it shiny side up
05-08-2017 12:17 AM
DTM74 Metzler M7RRs are great tires. I'll put them on again.
05-07-2017 08:24 PM
diver15 my oem rear tyre lasted 1900 miles now on bridgestone s21 see if I get better milage
05-07-2017 05:02 PM
lumberjack
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
Metzler M7RR's pretty good in the wet and excellent in the dry and pretty reasonable mileage for a sports tyre
im on dunlop sport smarts but the m7rr is my next tyre
05-07-2017 04:22 PM
Beaker Metzler M7RR's pretty good in the wet and excellent in the dry and pretty reasonable mileage for a sports tyre
05-07-2017 02:28 PM
genman Given the front is quite a firm compound tyre I'd go with the roadsmart....used the original Mk1 on a GSXR1k K7 and they were great in all conditions.
However if your mainly a fair weather rider and want grip over mileage...ditch the front Dunlop 214 and get a set of Q3 or similar...so long as you ride quick enough and have the climate to keep heat in them.
05-06-2017 10:42 PM
Gnomie I have had very good experiences with Dunlops on my other bikes - though I run Pr3s then PR4s on one of them and have been very happy.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome