I've been using the dunlop for a long time ... 207's,208's,q2's, q3's n love them all... Not the greatest mileage tire but stick in every corner I've used them on.. trackdays n mountain riding (158 corners in 12 miles 15 minutes away ) won't run anything else... pirelli are squirmy, , love the SHINKOS too but that's another review. ..
Dunlop Sportmax Q2 Rear Tire
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Son de lo mejor excelente agarre y durabilidad
ran this tire on a bmw s1000rr, worked excellent, only thing is it didnt last as long as I hoped it would. still not bad at all. couldn't beat the sale price on the rear so I got one for my dorsoduro, wonder if it will last longer on this bike since there is less power.
CANT GO WRONG WITH A Q2 OR A Q3...great tires especially for the $$
MotoSport had a great sale price and got the tire out to me very quickly.
Dunlop Q2's for spirited mountain riding on the street and occasional track days are the best tires I have used. I have ran and tried most all the other brands and the Dunlop Q2's are the best for me, and by far the Cheapest !
I have a lot faith in this tire. My first track day was on this tire. I had maybe 2k miles previous road time on the same set before I had the track day and they still had great grip. I would estimate the life time in the medium range.
There are videos available on-line you can search for that will explain the science/technology used to create this tire. Material is easy to understand and common sense. Some will say this tire rides slower than other brands/models but I would say thats just confidence issues that person was having when trying something new.
I personally like the tread patteren for that "what if" situation when sand or other small debris some how become a problem.
A good track day tire. Good grip. Wears a little faster than the Michelin SC2's, though, which have comparable grip. I ride a 600.
Let me start by saying, I have a 09 GSXR 1000, 6000 miles on it, been riding for years, and I dont do burnouts. That being said, this tire wore out after 2200 miles. Its a dual compound tire and it lasted HALF as long as the OEM bridgestone battlax that came on my bike. The Q2 warms up ok, grip is great when its dry, not impressed with wet traction...or the lack there of I should say. If you live in the desert, dont care about mileage, and never get caught in the rain...this is your tire! I'll never buy another dunlop tire. I'm going back to pirelli.
I went from the Dunlop Qualifier tires to the new Q2 series after some research and comparison to the Diablo Rosso tires. I can tell you I made the right choice. These tires seem stickier in the turns and provoke confidence in the overall ride. Wear in the center seems longer lasting as well. After 2000 miles I picked up a nail hole so I find myself buying a new rear. But make no mistake, a Dunlop Q2 is going back on my ride.
These Q2s are excellent! Went up to a 190 on my 750, and I can totally feel the difference. Plus the bike looks better with a little more meat on the rear end, if you know what I mean ;) These tires also seem to be very sticky in the twisties and so far are a nice upgrade from my pilots. Good on the track also.
I ride a ZX12R and this was the original rear tire, so I haven't had really anything to compare it to other than my current 190 Michelin Pilot rear. Had 11,000 miles roughly on the rear before I replaced it to try the 190. Tire still had plenty of side tread left though the middle portion was starting to flatten out from my longer trips. Definitely would purchase another if your looking for a 200 size tire as it seems to handle as good as the Pilot I have on now so far. I'm not huge at hammering the throttle at each light or really carving hard in the corners but I'm guessing the tire could go a good 15,000 miles before it was NECESSARY to replace. Fairly cold tire, so you'd want to ride on it for a little bit before you went flying into a corner as the first few miles I'd end up spinning the tire accelerating hard out of the hole.
The tire size will usually tell you the tire speed rating (example: 200/50 ("Z" <== speed rating) R17).