Dunlop Roadsmart

    Ranking: #10 Sport Touring Tire

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    Tire/Tyre Description

    The Roadsmart is an advanced sport-touring radial tire with remarkable wet-weather performance, exceptional mileage and sportbike handling. The best wet-weather performance of any Dunlop road tire, with long-lasting mileage to match. 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 to maximize cornering performance and provide class-leading grip and feel. Micro-sized carbon particles improve dry grip under acceleration, and wet grip is improved with a special silica additive. Cosecant-curve tread design with deep and long grooves to evacuate the maximum amount of water in both straight-line and cornering conditions.

    www.dunlopmotorcycle.com

    Pros

    • Smooth, quiet ride
    • Rides well on wet or dry

    Cons

    • Takes a little longer to heat up

    Overall Tire/Tyre Review

    The Dunlop Roadsmart got good press at release. Those who had more sport oriented tires and wanted more tread life are happy with the tire. Nice, even cornering. The tire gets fewer miles as compared to some of its peers, averages between 5-7,000 on the Dunlop Roadsmart compared with 10-12,000 with the Michelin Pilot Road 2. Others reported the rear sliding under hard braking.

    Reviews by Source

    www.motorcycle-superstore.com Rear Tire

    157 reviews, 4.5 of 5 stars. On an R6 – bought the tire because the Qualifiers wore too fast, likes the tread life on these tires, just don’t use at the track. On a Suzuki Bandit – ride is smooth, grip is excellent, transition from center to side compound is not noticeable. On a GSX-R1000 – great traction when cornering in wet and dry, takes a little longer to heat up. On a Honda VFR Interceptor – able to flick the bike easier, cornering grip is greater, ride less harsh.

    www.motorcycle-superstore.com Front Tire

    127 reviews, 4.6 of 5 stars. On a Yamaha FJR1300 – turn in better than Metzeler Z6, grip better in turns and ride more comfortable. On a Katana 600 – cornering is amazingly even, bike feels stable. On a BMW R1150RT – previously had Pirelli Diablo Stradas, like tire life better with Dunlop’s, pretty sticky, handled a severe storm well.

    www.mototirereviews.com

    Rear. 33 reviews. 9.3 of 10 stars. Dry traction+steering response+cornering stability 9.5, wet traction+tread life 9, ride comfort+noise 8. Average total miles 6,600. On a Ducati ST3 – great all around tire, very good traction in all conditions, best wear in a sport touring tire, cheaper than Metzeler Z6. On a VFR 800 – excellent wet traction, very good front/rear balance, neutral handling. On a Honda ST 1300 – never had any issues with the tire’s ability to function in dry or wet conditions, expected more mileage from a dual compound tire.

    Front. 16 reviews. 9.3 of 10 stars. Dry traction+cornering stability 10, steering response 9.5, wet traction+tread life 9. Average total miles 5,300. On a Kawasaki Concours 14 – good out of the box tire, warmed up quickly and handled the corners, the tire wore extremely badly on both shoulders, mileage down 25% from D205 and D220. On a Honda VRG 800 VTEC – best wet weather tire ever ridden, neutral, easy handling, very good traction.

    www.kneedraggers.com Rear Tire

    3 reviews. 4.5 of 5 stars. On an R1 – excellent all around tire, need to ride within the limits of the tire because they will slip if you don’t. Another rider got 6,500 miles, rear slides under hard braking, don’t feel as stable as Pirellis.

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