The next-generation Supersport race tire
developed and manufactured in the USA to specifically meet the needs of American racers and sportbike riders.
MT Multi-Tread compound gives the D211 GP-A rear tire unparalleled grip, excellent drive out of corners and superior on-track handling.
Jointless Band (JLB) rear-tire construction reduces tire growth for cooler running and enhanced grip.
AMA Spec Tire
chosen for the 2010 & 2011 racing season. Excellent Track Day tire.
Yeah, probably not any better than the Q tires.
Dear Mr. Steve,
1. I didn't say the D211 GP-A wasn't "any better than the Q tires." I said "IMHO, probably not worth the extra money." Maybe I should have clarified and stated "not worth the extra money for my riding pace and without tire warmers."
2. Don't just read Dunlop's marketing department's product description. They make all of their tires sound pretty bad ass. I'm pretty convinced now that the all new Q3 is the best tire on the friggin' planet : )
"Meet the all-new Dunlop Sportmax Q3, the next-generation sport tire featuring Dunlop’s new Carbon Fiber Technology (CFT).
Dunlop’s Carbon Fiber Technology (CFT) uses carbon fiber reinforcement in the tire sidewalls for exceptional cornering performance and feel.
Aggressive new Q3 tread pattern uses fewer grooves that are longer in length to enhance wet-weather performance.
Intuitive Response Profile™ (IRP) technology in the rear tire allows greater latitude in line choice while cornering, plus amazingly linear steering.
MT Multi-Tread™ technology in the rear tire uses a tough, long-wearing compound in the center of the tread for excellent traction and longer tread life, plus special lateral grip compounds for outstanding grip.
New Q3 tire compounds were derived from road-race compounds to yield maximum sportbike performance.
The Dunlop Sportmax Q3 offers superb grip, stability, steering feel and longevity on the street and on the track.
Designed, tested and manufactured in America, the Sportmax Q3 sets new standards for high-performance sport tires."
3. Dunlop markets the D211 GP-A alongside the Q tires. They are a DOT tire, correct? They certainly aren't slicks. In any event, they are only incrementally better than the Q2.
4. The Q3 has the latest and greatest technology and R&D behind it. The D211 GP-A is a few years old now. I'm sure the technology advancements have narrowed the gap between the Q tires and D211 GP-A. Again, I'm not saying the D211 GP-A isn't ANY better... But even Dunlop sees some overlap. See pic and website. http://www.dunlopmotorcycle.com/tire...trackday-race/
5. I know what I'm talking about. I WON track day on Sunday, trophy and everything. I'd like to give a shout out to my pit crew, especially the 4 or 5 guys that are constantly fine tuning my suspension. Thanks to my personal shopper, I also looked fantastic in my Rossi replica suit and helmet.
6. I'm not taking tire advice from a guy whose first name is Slow. That would be like purchasing internet access from a tortoise. We all know that is a terrible idea. In English, "slow" is the opposite of "fast." The goal is to go fast on the race track. If you want to give out tire advice, maybe you should become "faststeve" or "turbosteve" or "quicksteve." Just sayin'
8. Regarding points 5 & 6... Copious amounts of sarcasm intended.
9. Regarding point 7, just kidding
10. Thanks for adding to the thread. I hope it takes off. It should be a fun discussion.