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post #1 of 13 Old 04-10-2017, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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2017 Dunlops: Roadsmart 3 or Q3+

So the OEM Dunlop rear hit the wear bars yesterday- almost exactly at 3K miles. I see Dunlop just announced the new Q3+ this past week or so, and Roadsmart 3 about a month ago. Both should be available in coming weeks IIRC. I think for current tires, Dunlop recommends the Q3 with Roadsmart 2 as an option on our bikes.


I like the idea of higher mileage of the Roadsmarts...and don't do track days. Also, probably better in the wet. But I do ride aggressively with the guys. I figure, for a weekend hamfist, more traction of the Q3+ is better to save my bacon.

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not bad I managed 1900 on oem
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I figure, for a weekend hamfist, more traction of the Q3+ is better to save my bacon.
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).
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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.
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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.
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Metzler M7RR's pretty good in the wet and excellent in the dry and pretty reasonable mileage for a sports tyre

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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
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my oem rear tyre lasted 1900 miles now on bridgestone s21 see if I get better milage
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Metzler M7RRs are great tires. I'll put them on again.


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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

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