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Dunlop Q3 Sportmax Front Tires
  • Dunlop Q3 Sportmax Front Tires
  • Dunlop Q3 Sportmax Front Tires
  • Dunlop Q3 Sportmax Front Tires

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Dunlop Sportmax Q3 Front Tires

The Dunlop Sportmax Q3 is the next-generation sport bike tire and successor to Dunlop's popular Q2 tire, featuring Dunlop’s new Carbon Fiber Technology (CFT) which incorporates carbon fiber reinforcements into the sidewall. The Dunlop Q3 Sportmax also features an updated tread pattern with longer grooves to better evacuate water which helps wet weather performance and rear tires boast Dunlop's Intuitive Response Profile (IRP) for phenomenal handling and steering grip and feel.

The new Sportmax Q3 represents yet another direct benefit yielded from Dunlop’s AMA Pro Road Racing involvement. As the control tire supplier for AMA Pro Road Racing, Dunlop invested in new tire-producing machinery necessary to accommodate race tire production at Dunlop’s Buffalo, NY, manufacturing facility. These same high-tech machines are used to produce the all-new Q3 rear tire.


  • 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
  • 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
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Front / 120/70ZR17 58W 899403 32SM75/32SM-75 In Stock: Ships next business day
Front / 120/60ZR17 55W 899407 32SM21/32SM-21 In Stock: Ships next business day


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Dunlop Q3 Sportmax Front Tires 4.7 5 43 43
Great handling These tires offer great handling. As my review for the rear tire, they will LEAN the moment you apply pressure. If these are your first set of tires after stock, be prepared but don't be scared because it's awesome. You'll get use to them pretty fast. I don't feel the lean as I did when I first put them on because you get use to them. They will hug that turn perfectly. November 16, 2015
Best bang for your buck! I bought Q3's for my cbr1000rr and I haven't switched since!! September 22, 2015
Delivery at the speed of light This is the second set of tires I've ordered, and with free shipping I expected a week or so for delivery. Both orders were on my doorstep in 2 days. Great service September 21, 2015
Great tire Changed from my long time favorite pp3 to these q3. Feel like they warm up faster and get stickier. This is my third pair between two different bikes. Very confidence inspiring. June 8, 2015
The only tires I buy I love the Dunlop q2 and q3 tires, you simply can't beat them for the price. These tackle the canyon roads with ease and give you confidence when leaning far over. Perfect tire for my sv650 April 23, 2015
Sticky as F**** I have a 2013 R1 that I just replace the stock tires after 5000 something miles. I have the front and rear tires mounted on, and the difference between the tires is great. I have more confidence taking a corner now. I recommend this tires. However, I am coming from stock tires which are not the best. April 6, 2015
First choice Reasonably priced for the quality of the tire. Carbon side walls help diving into corners. Heats up quick , even in cold conditions. Get super grippy after a couple mins of riding. If you had the q2 tires I recommend these. Won't be disappointed March 30, 2015
Great Tires!! I just installed the sportmax Q3 today on my 2000 R1 and test drive it.The tires really grips well compare to my old pirelli corsa specially on turns..not much of a leaner but this tires sticks well when turning that made me lean as much as i can. Thread Wear still new so im looking forward of how many miles before i need to replace it again. March 28, 2015
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Dunlop Q3 Sportmax Front Tires
Already Asked: 3 Questions, 100 Answers
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Jesus B: Have always trusted Dunlop and Q3's don't disappoint Nov 26, 2015
Vincent W: I ask your friend then I did research and watch the video on the tire and video that you provided and I like and I like what you was talking about so I figure I'll try it for myself Nov 18, 2015
Charlie P: very good quality and price. Oct 20, 2015
Scott B: Quality and stickiness for track days. Great reviews and reputation. Oct 11, 2015
Kyle M: Grippy Sep 22, 2015
James H: Great tires for a good price. They actually last pretty good too. Sep 22, 2015
Nemanja M: got a screw in my michelin pilot power rear and had to buy the rear at the dealer. as i like matching my tires i decided to get a front tire as well. thanks revzilla Sep 14, 2015
V F: The color, I love black tyres. Jul 23, 2015
Travis A: I've been running the dunlop q3 rear for about 5000 miles and it more than compliments my riding style. Hoping the front will apply the same profile feeling. Jun 7, 2015
bruce norton j: the best Jun 4, 2015
Tom M: fits my motorcycle May 31, 2015
Eric T: The ratings given by other buyers were very good. Apr 25, 2015
Timothy R: Great tire for a track day. Apr 25, 2015
David T: You can't beat the performance and price on these! Apr 15, 2015
Chris H: great tire for the price. Was stuck between this tire and the PP3 but i decided to go with the dunlop and i couldnt be happier. the dunlop seemed to be more of a sticky tire less concerned with tread life and as we all know the better tires are going to run out quicker but the grip is amazing. Apr 7, 2015
Sebastian F: The Best! Good Price! Mar 30, 2015
Miguel D: Based on recent reviews, was the best choice for my needs. Price was competitive too! Mar 25, 2015
alex p: ordered these up for my 06 gsx-r600 and would highly recommend these to anyone. amazing tires! Mar 24, 2015
Jeffrey n: Reviews seemed good on the tire Mar 22, 2015
Christopher R: Great tire. 2nd set of tires on this bike, 3rd set total. Will be hard to get me onto another tire anytime soon Mar 19, 2015
Michael B: Came highly recommended by the riding community in virginia Mar 17, 2015
Philip T: They work very well and last. Mar 17, 2015
Brent M: Best tires I've ever ridden on. They're perfect. Plain and simple! Mar 14, 2015
Ronald R: A good friend recommended these tires Mar 12, 2015
Christopher J: Spring is almost here, Time for new tires :) Mar 5, 2015
Erik P: Solid choice for street and some track use. Sticky and warms up quickly. Mar 5, 2015
G E: great price Mar 1, 2015
Dirty B: Anthonys review. I usually use the q2 but I am going with his review on the website. Feb 27, 2015
Charlie C: quality american made tire Feb 24, 2015
Joseph G: great all around performer Feb 23, 2015
Kristin Y: if these are better than the old q2 then they should be amazing tires Feb 19, 2015
Desmond O: I got the Q2 on the rear, and its a great tire. Now that the front is worn out, I'm getting the Q3s to replace it! Feb 17, 2015
Canon S: "Dunlop is the only American made motorcycle tire company, and many experienced street and track riders know and trust them. Every manufacturer makes a tire in this category, so Dunlop got my business for the above reasons. Previously had PP; we'll see how the Q3 compares!" Feb 16, 2015
Steve R: Replacement for what is currently on the bike. Super sticky on the street, quick to warm up and even holds its own on damp roads. Not good for standing water though Feb 12, 2015
Andrew B: I had a good experience with the Q2s. Feb 9, 2015
Ram S: Tried the Michelin Pilot Power, figured I'd give this a shot Jan 23, 2015
neil c: nail in current tire Jan 21, 2015
Andrew G: i needed a tire Jan 17, 2015
James P: Biggest bang for the buck track day tire! Jan 14, 2015
A s: Awesome tire. Pretty good balance of street/light track use. Jan 6, 2015
Mike C: Round and sticky Jan 5, 2015
Chuyler F: Awesome performance tires. Dec 14, 2014
ronal a: "Bought a 2007 gsxR 600 that I am planning to take to the Track, but also use it for my weekend fun on the regular roads. 50/50 use. Dec 2, 2014
Anthony C: Bought for track day at Jennings Nov 28, 2014
Allen C: cant beat that price for the performance these hard times Nov 24, 2014
Timothy Y: Bought this even tho I only needed a rear tire. I had planned to only replace the rear Q2 on my bike but decided to upgrade to the Q3's front and rear due to the great price. Nov 19, 2014
Jairo M: Liked the Q2's and hear these are an improvement Nov 16, 2014
Eric S: 1. Made in AMERICA.
2. Rivals Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa in performance, but costs $160 less for the pair.
3. I've had them before, and they are an EXCELLENT sport tire.
4. Sticky, durable, high performance.
5. You'll not find a better value in a super sport tire.
Oct 21, 2014
Bryan S: great reviews. great tire. Oct 9, 2014
david j: internet reviews Sep 30, 2014
christopher B: to match the front of course Sep 29, 2014
Jonathan C: Best tires I have owned. Amazing on the track. Did one track day, and rode 7300 miles relatively aggressive and highway, before the belts started showing. So I will continue to order these tires till I find something better. Sep 29, 2014
Rolla P: Best tire going right now. Great price too. Sep 21, 2014
Alan J: RevZilla video on this tire. Sep 21, 2014
Eric M: Recommended by members of fzcentral Sep 10, 2014
Paulo B: AWESOME AWESOME Sep 8, 2014
Alessio T: I heard good reviews of this tire...let's try them on my Monster!! Sep 2, 2014
O P: Word of mouth and the video review. Sep 2, 2014
Eric C: Have this tire on my ducati and love them Aug 30, 2014
Matt G: They are the best tire around, I will gladly sacrifice distance to get a tire that sticks! How much does it cost to lay the bike down because you wanted to save $$ on tires?? Oh, and you could die if you buy cheap tires too but its the price that counts ... right ?? Aug 29, 2014
Marc G: Stellar traction at a fantastic price.
No tire warmers needed!
Aug 4, 2014
Scott P: Watch quite a few video review and read many reviews and it came down to this or the Mich, and my cousin has the Mich so I got this to try it out Jul 31, 2014
Arkadiusz G: Best bang for the buck with mail-in rebate and best sticky tire for my bike Jul 23, 2014
Tyler E: Not as sticky as the OEM Pirelli SC2s on my 1199; but MUCH cheaper and sticky enough for me, with far better wear and performance in damp/wet conditions. Jun 27, 2014
ANTHONY M: Great reviews Jun 14, 2014
David K: I've ridden the Q2's. Going to try the Q3's. Jun 13, 2014
Andrew A: Recommended by a friend that loves them. May 29, 2014
Nathan P: Read about it in Monster 1200 review in Motorcyclist magazine. May 26, 2014
Susannah T: stickiness/rubber compound May 22, 2014
Penelope C: Matches previously replaced tire we were happy with. May 20, 2014
Adam S: Coming from 2cts. I never thought I would like tires better than those. I was proven wrong. I chew em up but damn are they sticky. May 19, 2014
Michael F: Tried the Q3 rear after running Pilot Powers... what a world of difference. For the price, the Q3 Can't be beat. After riding on the rear for a while, I decided that the Dunlop's were the tire for me, hands down. May 17, 2014
felipe b: this?
"I've been riding on Q2s for the past couple of years and they have very good handling capabilities. I am guessing that the next generation is equally is good or better. Down side with the Q2s is that they do wear down rather quickly in comparison to harder tires. I'd rather spend a bit more than take a
May 2, 2014
Ronald L: Good review Apr 29, 2014
Kenneth H: Price & Reviews Apr 29, 2014
Nathan W: Needed replacement for my Q2's. Liked them so much, couldn't imagine the Q3 being worse. They rock, super grip out of the box. Fast break in, have 1000 miles thus far, very happy, fast turn-in. Probably will not provide huge mileage, as they are more race/track specific tires, but with low price, can afford to use as primary tire for all I do on my Ducati. Apr 24, 2014
gedas r: looked at review of other people, like description "sticky, handles well, Dunlop," Apr 22, 2014
Romeo P: I'm comfortable riding on this tire. Mar 15, 2014
V I: Great tire for street and track duty. Feb 24, 2014
P H: Same as above. Feb 18, 2014
Matthew L: rideapart reviews Feb 13, 2014
Justin K: Trying Something New Dec 28, 2013
Nelson F: My son's Christmas wish. Dec 18, 2013
Adrian J: The Q2's where great so I figure the upgrade might be better. Dec 6, 2013
H.L. Lorenzo I: Recommended by a friend I highly respect in the moto game. Dec 5, 2013
robert w: Bought these for my wife's Monster for track days.Liked the write-up by Chris Ulrich in roadracing world. Dec 2, 2013
Hilda M: It's the tire size my son asked for Nov 24, 2013
Robert M: heard these are awesome and i like the tread pattern Nov 21, 2013
C H: To match the Q3 rear tire I just purchased! Oct 31, 2013
M T: why did i get this tire?
because everyone is suggesting it, by shoving there opinion down my throat
Oct 21, 2013
Gil A: Heard amazing thibgs about the Q2s so i knew these babies are gonna be even better! Sep 19, 2013
Norman M: Price, Claimed Performance and trying different tires till I find the perfect one for me. Sep 18, 2013
Zbigniew S: Because a lot of online sources including the revzilla.com and regular bike magazines are rating those tires as the best sport bike tires out there for great price... Aug 30, 2013
Sophie C: Untouched grip unless you move up to a race slick. Aug 23, 2013
robert r: Q3 gotta be better thanq2 and those were amazing!!! Aug 23, 2013
Jacqueline L: Dunlop reputation and have used the Q2 and D616 lines. Never had issues with sticking to the road and I am very aggressive. Aug 15, 2013
Andrew S: I have the Q2 and loved it. Hear that the Q3 is better so I want to try it out and see if it really is better. Aug 14, 2013
A shopper asked: It seems that the front tire tread pattern is such that it will draw water into the contact patch instead of away. Is it just me or am I thinking it wrong? May 1, 2015
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Eyon K: That's weird - I've never noticed before. But that is indeed the direction of tread travel. I have 6k+ miles on my Q3 fronts, with 60% commute and 40% canyon twisties, and have ridden in light rain a few times. No issues with traction in the rain, but I also don't push it when it rains either. Lots of very favorable test reviews available on the internet of the Q3 on the track in the dry and in the wet. Not sure why the front is designed that way, but Dunlop has an engineering reason for everything they put into a tire, including tread design. May 27, 2015
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John B: It's sneaky, but in a lean, the grooves work to your advantage moving the most water away from the contact patch. Jun 10, 2015
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A shopper asked: I currently have the Q2. I must have bought an old set as they dry rioted quickly! However best tire I have ever been on! Felt extremely comfortable on this tire. My only problem other then the dry riot, is the center wore out way to fast as I do a lot of commuting! I have more then plenty of side tread left, but I am at core at the center. I lean pretty hard and if I had pucks I would be on my knees so I like the grip the Q2 advertises and gave me, but I guess I do to much straight commuting for the life of the center. Is there a tire that will give me longer center tread life but the same multi tread and grip of the Q2/Q3. I do not get on the track or tail of the dragon but maybe once a year, I do hope to get on a track much more often this year once I get track gear but not sure if the Q3 would still be right for me as its designed as a 50/50, Id be more 10 track, 30 to hard on street, 60 1 hour plus commuting trips. Also need to consider price. I want the Q3 but is there something better for me for the price?
Thank you in advance for any and all input.
May 18, 2015
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Eyon K: I ride 70% commute and 30% canyon twisties. Started with Roadsmart (OEM stock), then Q2, then Q3. I have 6k+ on the front - no flat topping. I have 4k+ on the rear and just now am noticing the start of flat topping (and I weigh 220 + 50 lb backpack of work gear). A couple of earnest days in the canyon twisties and that rear should round out just fine. Tread life has been good for me Traction and feel is far superior to road/commute oriented tires. There are road/commute oriented tires that will last longer, but you will give up that feel and grip of the Q3. Classic trade-off. If two sets of tires (one for commute, one for track/canyon) is not an option, and feel/traction is more important than tire life, then Q3 is an amazing all-around tire for the price. May 27, 2015
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