Dunlop Sportmax Q3 Tire Combo


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Thr0ttleTh0t Verified Purchaser
Michigan
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
Dominic Verified Purchaser
Hamilton, NJ
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Very well designed tire!!!!

I just got this tire put on about 350 miles ago and the bike feels great at handling. It grips up very nice out of turns and gives the rider a better sense of control over the bike. Overall a very good tire and highly recommended.

NinjaPilot
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
Nola
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

Doz120
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
Matt
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
Miami
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Awesome!

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.

Fitz
Austin, TX, USA
Exceptional Tire

Put a set of these on my 2003 CB919 Hornet and turned it into a completely different bike. Super sticky, perfect roll from side to side and even rides decent in the wet. They wear evenly and have exceeded my expectations when it comes to tire life (thought they were gonna wear out super fast). If you have a motorcycle, and you like to go around corners, buy them.

Deetrain
Houston, TX, USA
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5

This tire is the truth for both track and street

BobyG
Plattsburgh, NY, USA
Best bang for the buck

At the track, I get 55 degree of lean angle in confort and the speed is very close to my Pirelli sc2 but i also get to burn the life left on the street for 4000 miles plus. Thats a deal

HondaRacer Verified Purchaser
Toledo, OH, USA
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Dunlap Q3 Tire

Excellent grip looks good and its light made with carbon fiber layers I give it 6 stars.

Honda vtr1000 Q3 Dunlap Tire's
BANDIT Verified Purchaser
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
THE ONLY TIRES I BUY

REALLY LIKED THE Q2 THESE ARE EVEN BETTER ! 3RD SET OF Q3

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 Americans......it'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
Excellent!

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
Sulphur
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
Socal
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..

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ahunt
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 3 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.
Ryno
2 years 2 months 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.
Rahsaanr1
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 4 months ago
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
2 years 4 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.
shmedly
1 year 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
BLuv
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
MotoSportRyanT
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.
Leonard
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Q: Will a rear tire size 200/50ZR17 fit within the stock swingarm of a 98 TL1000R?
Over 3 years ago
MotoSportExpert
Top 1 Contributor
2 years 8 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.
Bryan
Location: Clarkesville, GA, USA
Q: How do these compare with the Q2's or a softer compund Michelin?
Over 3 years ago
Ryno
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.
Jess1977
Location: California, USA
Q: Jesse?
Over 4 years ago
Is there any warranty on any type of road hazards like nails or things like this on the tire?
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff
Over 4 years ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: Unfortunately these tires do not carry a warranty for road hazard or puncture damage.
knightmoto
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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