Dunlop Sportmax Q3 Tire Combo

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Thr0ttleTh0t Verified Purchaser
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Best tire so far

I love these tires! I've only been on the highway once with them and was able to do some cornering with ease. Good grip!

Dunlop Sportmax Q3 Tire Combo
Lewiston, Idaho, USA
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Dunlop All The Way!!!

I have been using matching sets of Dunlop Z rated tires on my 1991 ZX-11 Ninja since the D201's came out in 1992. After using the D201, 202, 204, 205, 206, 207, and then the Q3 Sportmax...I have to say that they were all great tires. I ride in some of the worst weather around (Idaho), and I ride in snow/ice/rain/wind all year around. These tires work great!

BLACKBEAST Verified Purchaser
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Sticky icky

Way better than Diablo Rosso and better than the Q2"s that I've ran many times. Great ride if you like to ride the rails

Brookfield, CT 06804, USA
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Track tire of choice

My buell came with dunlops, wich were fairly worn but I got used to the profile. I tried other brands with different profiles but they felt uncomfortable. I went with the Q2's next and they were a vast improvement.
But now the Q3's are my favorite choice. I push these hard on the track in the intermediate group without the need for warmers and I don't even bother balancing them.
Great in wet weather too. But know these are not high mileage tires nor are they strictly racing tires. But they are a great tire for the money.

Dunlop Sportmax Q3 Tire Combo
Godfrey, IL, USA
Durability 1/5 Ease of Installation 2/5 Performance 3/5 Style 1/5
Junk tire

I bought a set of Dunlop Sportmax tires for my BMW RT. Here I am, 3,000 miles later buying a new front because of excessive road noise caused by cupping of the tread. Rear tire is wearing flat in the center of the tread already too. I expect to replace it this summer too. But these tires if you like changing them every 6 months or they're a safe bet if you don't ride at all. On the plus side, they do hold air.

R6maniac Verified Purchaser
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5

Their sticky right out the box. Really do give you more confidence coming to a turn and much more feel of the road over other tires.

BANDIT Verified Purchaser
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5


Njvig64 Verified Purchaser
Tinton Falls, NJ, USA
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 3/5 Performance 5/5 Style 4/5
Nothing beats a new set of skins

I drive a 2014 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R. I was able to squeeze 7,000 miles out of the tires, though they were way over due and very unsafe.
These new Dunlop tires ride like a dream. I haven't really pushed them to their limit yet, but so far they handle very well. After riding on a bad set of stock tires it has altered my riding perception. I am starting to trust these new tires and put them through some moves. It feels great to weave in and out of traffic jams with confidence. The new tires have really elevated my driving experience.
A really important factor that I forgot to mention is that these tires are made in AMERICA. As an American I feel it is my duty to buy as many American products that I can afford. Americans should support's the American way!!

Dunlop Sportmax Q3 Tire Combo
Dunlop Sportmax Q3 Tire Combo
Jojo Verified Purchaser
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5

Great service and fast shipping! Thank you!

S1kgawd Verified Purchaser
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Q3 heaven

Best purchase of tires i made. Out the box sticky am inlove withe these tires

ZX9r Verified Purchaser
Carol Stream, IL USA
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Best tires to date!

I have ridden on Dunlops all my life. These are by far THE best yet.
The heat up quickly, I feel no sidewall flexing when I pitch it into a corner. I do not drive this bike in the rain so I can not help with a wet tire review, but dry conditions, this tire is FANTASTIC

Dunlop Sportmax Q3 Tire Combo
Trakdayjunky Verified Purchaser
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Dunlop Q3

These are some of the best all around tires. For doing track days, riding wheelies or just an evening cruise. I'd suggest to anyone the Dunlop Q3.

shmedly Verified Purchaser
Woodburn, OR 97071, USA
Durability 3/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 4/5
Track or road best this side of race take offs

Have these on ktm 625 supermoto , both fz09s and my buddy's sv 1000, no question we'll be replacing with the same. balance well, very good traction even before reaching operating temp,
heat cycle well without getting hard after 30 rides or so like others,
But we also have to replace after about 1500 miles, so ask yourself what you want,,,, hard and slippery (aka chicken strips)..... or soft and sticky with a limited life expectancy
some things in life are worth the money.... if your reading this your looking at one

NBurnley803 Verified Purchaser
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Durability 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 4/5
Made my CB919 feel like a brand new bike

Got these tires in two days from Motosport, had the m installed at a local shop. Bike corners harder, sticks to the road, and feels stable on all surfaces. Even in the rain the Q3s grip. Love these Tires, will buy again.

Wolfswang Verified Purchaser
Durability 3/5 Ease of Installation 3/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
They're q3's

Not much else to say if you want a better street tire you have the supercorsa but you pay more and get less mileage. These actually do alright in the rain too, I've only taken it easy in the wet though..

XRADARX Verified Purchaser
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Dunlop Q3 Set

Best Deal online on this Dunlop Q3 set!
First set of Dunlop's on my 2009 Ducati 848 (after years on Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa's).
Very solid performance and grip in the corners, heard they last a bit longer than the Pirelli's too.

Syracuse, NY, USA
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
GREAT small complaint

In the rating section I said I WOULDNT recommend these to a friend, what I meant was I would recommend something over them, but explain why. Stability in cornering is amazing, seems like the CF infused sidewalls helps, HOWEVER....I do a lot of highway driving, and our highways around here have 30 meter concrete slabs for the base, and they shift at the joints causing spawls in the in a car on a road that's say 3+years old you'll hear and feel a "bu-bump, bu-bump" every few seconds. In a car its not so bad...but on a bike, its annoying to say the least, and I felt like the stiffness of the Q3s amplified the feedback, making it more annoying...and actually getting me POed on the larger bumps. Previous tires were Bridgestone S20, which I loved, traction was awesome, especially in the wet... I got the Q3s all excited for them because of the stability and CF....if you def feel you need the stability/conformity advantage, I WOULD recommend you try these Q3's. But with my highway driving and the condition of the highways on my main commute to and from work, I'll probably go with the new S20 pros. Either tire lasts me about a year-year and a half so, it will work out perfect as I'm actually gonna be one of the people rebuilding the largest stretch of highway that's messed up on my work commute this summer, and we redid two other problem section last next summer I could probably switch back to Although for me, the we advantage is a plus what ya like, that's just my experience

Houston Top 1000 Contributor Verified Purchaser
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Durability 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 4/5
Dunlop sport tires

Bought these for my Ducati 796 as these are very good tires for this bike. Delivery time was easy and Motorsport was the only company advertising Dunlops rebate program. They even sent a reminder not to forget to send it in.
Great customer service

DLD1100 Verified Purchaser
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Excellent Tires

I am very happy with the Q3's. I previously rode on Q2's and am very happy with the ride on the Q3's! Rode over 300 miles this past weekend 'to break em in'.

Luke Verified Purchaser
Portland, OR, USA
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5

Great for trackdays and street

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6 Questions
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Location: boston
Q: How does this tire compare to Michellin Road 4 to use basic street riding? I have a 2011 Ducati 848?
2 years 2 months ago
I have been riding michellin pilot power on my old 2006 gsxr and they were great. Just bought a 2011 ducati 848 with battleax tires I hate. Looking for a smooth ride that has decent cornering ability. I commute to work on the highway about 50 miles a day during summer time in Boston. These two tires seam to come up time and time again as best fit for me.
2 years 1 month ago Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
A: This is not a basic street riding tire, this is a tire designed for the track and modified for street life: harder center compound and water grooves. Longevity is not a consideration with this tire, traction is; that said I've gotten 6k miles out of a set when used on a 600 but 1500 miles on a 1000. If you want to ride hard on the track (or twisties) and use the same bike for riding around town, these are your tires. If you race only, there are better options, and if you commute only, there are better options. This is the ideal tire for the weekend warrior.
Q: Are these tires good for lean angle or cornering? Also is the profile steeper than the michelins. I like an aggressive tire that has a quick turn in?
2 years 3 months ago
MotoSport Staff Expert
2 years 3 months ago
A: Yes the Dunlop's Carbon Fiber Technology (CFT) uses carbon fiber reinforcement in the tire sidewalls for exceptional cornering performance and feel. Feel free to give us a call at 888-676-8853 and we would be happy to help you out with your order.
Over 11 months ago Location: woodburn or
A: perhaps a little sharper than the pilot sportmax. found them to be friendlier, softer, and overall better than Michelin's.
have ridden sportmax at the track for years but i prefer these on the road and for limited track days, not as many choices on heat ranges as track tires, but these are not as picky about being up to temp before they hold power
Location: Maryland
Q: Good evening...about to purchase a new set of tires from your site and I'd just like to know about the Q3's speed rating ...?
Over 3 years ago
Expert MotoSport Staff
Over 3 years ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: The Dunlop Sportmax Q3 Tires are all "Z" rated tires. The tires would be rated for up to 150+ MPH.
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Q: Will a rear tire size 200/50ZR17 fit within the stock swingarm of a 98 TL1000R?
Over 3 years ago
Top 1 Contributor
2 years 7 months ago
A: We have the stock tire sizes listed for most all models on our website. Please be sure that you have the proper machine in your “shopping for” selection. We do NOT have a listing of alternative sizes available for your machine. We suggest staying with the stock sizing as changing the size can cause issues with handling, reliability, rubbing and could have adverse effects on performance.
Location: Clarkesville, GA, USA
Q: How do these compare with the Q2's or a softer compund Michelin?
Over 3 years ago
Over 3 years ago Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
A: Same tire as the Q2. The Q3 added carbon fiber to the bead/sidewall to better stiffen it, and reshaped the profile (roundness) to specs they gleaned from being the AMA and Moto2 spec tire. Will you and I notice the difference? Hardly. Is it the best sport tire available from Dunlop? Absolutely. It is an upgrade over the Q2.
Location: California, USA
Q: Jesse?
Over 3 years ago
Is there any warranty on any type of road hazards like nails or things like this on the tire?
MotoSport Staff
Over 3 years ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: Unfortunately these tires do not carry a warranty for road hazard or puncture damage.
Over 3 years ago Location: san fernando ,CA.
A: Unfortunaletly no, Dunlop does cover for manufacturing defects, and craftsmanship only. I have picked up a nail on the 405 and had to do a patch. Held up fine for a few thousand miles until it was time to change the tires.but dunlop would not cover on warranty.
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# Part Numbers
Front Tire
Product Variant Manufacturer Part #
120/70ZR17 32SM75
120/60ZR17 32SM21
Rear Tire
Product Variant Manufacturer Part #
190/50ZR17 32SM22
200/50ZR17 32SM82
160/60ZR17 32SM51
190/55ZR17 32SM65
180/55ZR17 32SM32
240/40ZR18 32SM88
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