Author Topic: Dunlop Sportmax Q3 PLUS  (Read 2358 times)

Offline Dragunslayer

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Re: Dunlop Sportmax Q3 PLUS
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2020, 12:39:26 am »
Comparing a standard Dunlop to a Michelin is just crazy. The profiles and sidewalls on both tires are completely different in my experience. The Michelin’s even in the GT mount like butter compared to a Dunlop.

Offline j_wahl91

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Re: Dunlop Sportmax Q3 PLUS
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2020, 08:35:15 pm »
The Q3+ is a great tire, but I feel you'll get better life and use out of the Road series Michelin offers. The Pilot Road 5 GT is a newer version of the PR4, and is engineered to offer great, if not better, grip as the tire wears. I've got Roadsmart 3s (or maybe they're the 2s, I can't remember) on my 2017 atm and I've been a Dunlop guy with my M109R and C14 but I am definitely looking to try out the PR5GT.

Offline Thunderlizard

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Re: Dunlop Sportmax Q3 PLUS
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2020, 06:36:45 pm »
I tried the Pirelli Angel GT after the OEM front stone cupped really badly. I love the traction and transition of the Angel GT - like a different bike. However, at under 4000 miles, there's plenty of tread left but it's cupped again and the sides are worn more than the center (lots of hard twisties here in the Carolinas!  ;) ) I could get more miles out of it but I've got an 1100 mile 3-day ride coming up and the low-speed wobble in the front is unnerving, so I just purchased a Michelin Road 5 GT.  Gonna get it mounted soon and will report back on handling. I also changed the front and rear suspension settings (tightened them both up a bit) to see if that helps.
Important to note that I considered the Pirelli Angel GT 2 (upgrade to the GT) because I liked the wet and dry grip of the Angel GT  so much, but reviews said that changes in the center tread made it track concrete grooves something fierce. Didn't want to deal with that.
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Re: Dunlop Sportmax Q3 PLUS
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2020, 08:39:28 am »
I started using the Q2 in 2012 then the Q3 and Q3+ when they came out. 42psi on the street and 35psi on the track. Average milage 5500-6000 miles rear, 6500-6700 front. Worst milage 3100 but had two full track days. If you don’t mind giving up a few miles these are great tires for the C14. I also went through timing lights with Q3+ tires at El Mirage Dry Lakes, 182 mph. You can see my time slip on the Shoodaben Engineering web site.  I use the 190-55 rear.
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Re: Dunlop Sportmax Q3 PLUS
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2020, 09:02:37 am »
Track day with a Q3.
BSA Gold Star, Norton Commando, Moto Guzzi V-7 Sport, Norton Commando, John Player Norton, BMW R90S, Kawasaki Z-1, Honda CB-650, 09C-14
El Mirage Record Holder A-BG 3000cc 11/83 184.049 mph