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Old 11-30-2012, 05:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dunlop Roadsmart 2

Fitted one of these to the rear of my bike last week and i have to say i am extremely impressed so far. The grip level is leaps and bounds from the Michelin Road 3 i had on prior which strangely got worse the hotter the weather got. It will be interesting to see how it wears but i have to say first impressions are really good. No more rolling the throttle on progressively with theses tyres, just give it a handful it it hooks up superbly. Great tyre
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm a fan of the Roadsmart's as well, and have them on my Trophy. I will more than likely switch to them (from the Diablo's) once I wear the Pirelli's out. What I like about the Dunlops is that they warm up very quickly, and grip is very good under all conditions (including wet). When they do begin to lose grip, they do so predictably and controllably.

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Old 11-30-2012, 08:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I ran the road smarts on a honda S T 1300 until the front tire separated at 80 mph. Luckily I didn't crash. Those were the last dunlops I'l run on a motorcycle. These days I run the PR2's on my tiger and the pilot powers on my R1100. Like everything else, it's a personal choice.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I ran the road smarts on a honda S T 1300 until the front tire separated at 80 mph. Luckily I didn't crash. Those were the last dunlops I'l run on a motorcycle. These days I run the PR2's on my tiger and the pilot powers on my R1100. Like everything else, it's a personal choice.
I run a Q2 up front, prefer super sticky on the front. But hey things can happen with any brand of tyre and sometimes do.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Another Dunlop fan here, have tried others but always come back to them.

As stated, they warm up quickly, have loads of 'feel' as well as grip and i get good mileage out of them.

Currently got SportSmarts on my S3 and i can't think of a reason to change brands from what i've experienced so far.


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Old 12-02-2012, 08:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I run a Q2 up front, prefer super sticky on the front. But hey things can happen with any brand of tyre and sometimes do.
You are right. I know others who have run the road smart with no problems and continue to do so. Guess its all in what makes you feel comfortable. I have also run the Q2's on a Kawasaki with good results. Living down here in the flat lands tho the Q2's typically didn't last long enough to warrant their use.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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You are right. I know others who have run the road smart with no problems and continue to do so. Guess its all in what makes you feel comfortable. I have also run the Q2's on a Kawasaki with good results. Living down here in the flat lands tho the Q2's typically didn't last long enough to warrant their use.
Not much in the way of straight roads where i am Thats why i like something that sticks over wear.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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+1 on the roadsmarts. had them on my street triple. retired them after a full wet winters' use after 16000 km on them, because of a nail in the tire.

bought them since the are supposed to be one of the best choices for wet and cold weather. I was very happy with them

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RoadSmarts are great tyres, had them on my Fazer and were great in the wet and dry, also had the SportSmarts on my GSXR 750 and they really suited the bike, good for the odd track day too.

I now have the SportSmarts on my 2012 S3 R and they suit the bike fine, track and road, if you can get them, get the SportSmarts, but to be honest the RoadsSmarts would be fine too.

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Roadsmart 2's are great but I get far better service and equal performance from the Michelin Pilot Road 2's.
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