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So years ago, I was a pretty big Dunlop fan.
About four years ago I got a set of the Michelin 2CT Pilots for free so I tried and loved them.
Then, I got stuck on Michelin for a while.

Well, I've been hearing a lot of good things about the new Dunlop Q3 tires.
Figured in the spirit of all the carbon fiber works on this forum, and
with these torquey pigs we ride the carbon fiber sidewall would help a little...
Just ordered my set and they will be here Thursday.


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I'm a Bridgestone fan myself. Those S20s are so sweet!


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Always been a Dunlop man. D208. Q2. Now Q3.

I have noticed they are a heavy set tire though... compared to other brands. Mind you, I have yet to have an issue with a set.

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I don't think anybody makes a bad tire. I am biased towards Pirelli, at the track you can pretty much go bonkers without warmers right off the line with the supercorsa , and I have gotten good mileage on the street from the take-offs. The Dunlops are widely loved and most commonly seen at trackdays for a reason. Bike tires give me a strange feeling of not wanting to deviate from what I am comfortable with. Im gonna be trying slicks/warmers this year- I have no idea what brand yet, but im glad there is more than one!
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I'm a Bridgestone fan myself. Those S20s are so sweet!
+1....I get 023's for the trip across America.



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I run Dunlop Qualifier GP Racer Medium compounds on the road. Prior to that the qualifiers 2's; and I love them. During the summer I got caught out on a ride when the heavens opened, and an inch of rain fell in less about 15 mins. I was 30 miles from home, and getting really soaked in summer gear, so I opened the pig up and went for it. Got home, and after drying off, the realisation dawned on me that I hadn't made any allowance for the wet roads. Those tyres stuck like glue, even in torrential rain. I even had my knee down in places, and for the most part I was on a mission to get to somewhere dry. The only way I am changing from Dunlops is if they stop making the GP Racers.

Tried 2CT's about 5 years ago on the recommendation of a friend and hated them; took them off after I nearly high sided on a corner I regularly ride. Like Pirelli's but will always take the GP racers given the choice, they just suit my riding style perfectly.
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I tried the Pilots on my last bike (GSX-R) and loved them but I've been interested in trying the Q3's as well.

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Even at 3 Deg C the other night, I could feel a lot of confidence in the S20's.
Have had Bridgestones for the last 6 years or so and these are even better than the BT003's I think. Looking forward to the weather warming up.

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Tires are on back order!
I can hold for a couple weeks...

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