Dunlop Roadsmart 2

    Ranking: #7 Sport Touring Tire

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    Tire/Tyre Description

    Outstanding wet-weather performance, linear and responsive handling traits, traction characteristics on par with sport tires and extended tread life-all in one tire. New tread rubber compounds include silica to help deliver impressive performance in wet conditions while also extending wear. New cosecant-curve tread pattern helps promote even tire wear and stiffens the pattern for reduced tire squirm and extended tire longevity. Increased tread depth further promotes water channeling while also extending tire mileage. Intuitive Response Profile (IRP) intuitively allows greater latitude in line choice while cornering and provides remarkably linear steering at various lean angles. IRP promotes light, linear handling and puts down a bigger footprint at extreme lean angles. MT Multi-Tread rear tire incorporates a long-wearing compound in the center of the tire tread and a lateral-grip compound on each shoulder.

    www.dunlopmotorcycle.com

    Pros

    • Quick warm-up
    • Wet traction is solid

    Cons

    • Louder than version 1 of Roadsmart

    Overall Tire/Tyre Review

    The Dunlop Roadsmart 2 is a sport touring tire. Riders praise the warm up time, mileage, traction in wet and dry. One rider felt the noise was louder than the older Roadsmart. A few people tried them for track days and said they performed well. Another rider did not feel the tire handled that well in the twisties. Generally people like the Roadsmart 2 better than the Roadsmart.

    Reviews by Source

    www.revzilla.com

    Rear. 6 reviews. 4.8 of 5 stars. On a Ducati Multistrada – provide good cornering traction and mileage, even used at a track day and the tires performed well, have used Dunlop Q2 and Pirelli Rosso and Angel tires before. On a Hayabusa – purchased instead of Q2, stick just as good and last a bit longer. On a Yamaha FZ6 – ride year round and like the tires. On a FJR – turn in is effortless and mid line stability is outstanding, dry traction as good if not better than Michelin Pilot Road 2. On a BMW R1200R – tried them at the track, tires were amazing, grippy, great turn in, recovery.

    Front. 2 reviews. 5 of 5 stars. On an FJR1300 – handles well in wet and dry, have pushed it some in wet and handles well. On a Yamaha FZ6 – ride year round and like the tires.

    www.motorcycle-usa.com

    Tested in Ojai, California on a variety of sport bikes. Tires heated up quickly, even in relatively cold temperatures. Grip was impressive for a sport touring tire. Turn in was light, tire transitioned from side to side predictably, feedback from front and rear was excellent. Bump absorption on large and mid-size bikes was solid, on lighter sport bikes a little rough due to stiff carcass.

    www.motorcycle-superstore.com Rear

    8 reviews. 4.6 of 5 stars. One reviewer says rode in mountains in and out of rain, handles flawlessly. On a GSXR – like them better than Pirelli Diablo, better wet handling, don’t track grooves in road. On a Honda RC51 – used to ride Dunlop Q2, ride is more comfortable. On an FJR 1300 – got 5,700 on rear, better than any other sport touring tire they have used, like them better than Michelin Pilot Road 2. On a BMW R1200RT – better wet traction and tread life compared to other Bridgestone and Dunlop tires they have used, in all other categories Sportmax better, some flat spotting in the center. On a R1150R – stable in straight line riding, turn in late, don’t provide confidence in twisties, wet weather handling actually seemed better than dry handling, got 5,600 miles.

    www.motorcycle-superstore.com Front

    10 reviews. 4.6 of 5 stars. On an FJR 1300 – wearing better than previous brands. Another says the Roadsmart 2 is noisier than the Roadsmart. On an R1200RT – rode on mountain roads, rain and dry, worked flawlessly, light precise steering, new favorite tire. Another says the front isn’t bothered by grooved pavement. On a GSXR – like them better than Pirelli Diablo, better wet handling, don’t track grooves in road. On a Hayabusa – stick like glue, can feel the V of the tire when cornering and coming back up. On a CBR929RR – almost as sticky as a regular sports tire but much more stable.

    www.bikebandit.com

    2 reviews. 5 of 5 stars. On a Concours 14 – like the Roadsmart 2 better than Roadsmart, confidence inspiring, fast warm up.

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