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Dunlop Roadsmart 2 Rear Tires

Sport-touring riders constitute a very experienced and savvy sector of the motorcycling scene, and they continue to place a premium on multiple tire expectations: Outstanding wet-weather performance, linear and responsive handling traits, traction characteristics on par with sport tires and extended tread life - all in one tire. All of these qualities were present in the popular first-generation Roadsmart, and now these virtues have been elevated in the new Roadsmart II to create a higher level of performance for the long-haul crowd.

Immediately evident is the new tread pattern on both front and rear Dunlop Roadsmart 2 Tires. The front tire still incorporates Dunlop’s readily recognized cosecant-curve groove pattern. The shape and placement of these grooves are newly designed to promote even tire wear up front, and they also stiffen the pattern for reduced tire squirm and extended tire life. Additional grooves also help improve wet-weather performance thanks to a greater sea-to-land ratio that helps promote water dispersion.    


  • 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
  • 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 enhance cornering performance and provide class-leading grip and feel
  • Intuitive Response Profile (IRP) intuitively allows greater latitude in line choice while cornering and provides remarkably linear steering at various lean angles, and puts down a bigger footprint at extreme lean angles, for enhanced grip and handling
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Dunlop Roadsmart 2 Rear Tires 4.9 5 30 30
Great tires These are replacement tires for the honda cbr500 dunlop 222. Great tires for the bike. The treadwear is great, but still stay sticky. December 22, 2014
A lot of tire for a reasonable price I bought a rear Roadsmart 2 about 1 year ago on recommendation from a local dealer (the front is a Dunlop Q3). I've put about 5500 miles on it so far in extreme cold, hot, wet, and dry. I have to say, I'm impressed by these tires. Grip is great at everything except speeds which are very stupid and very illegal on the road. Turn in effort is moderate, with good grip once leaned over. Does really great in wet weather, with out any squirm under braking. As other people have mentioned, the tire starts to round off pretty quickly (maybe 3000 miles), but after that wear is moderate and the tire holds its shape. If I had to guess, I'd say I can get another 2000 miles out of the tire. My gripes are few and minor. Firstly, you can tell that these tires were designed for a heavier bike than mine (2006 Honda 599). The tires feel a bit stiff, and you'll know when you hit a bump. My other complaint is that feel from these tires is a little numb. I suppose that given the wear characteristics, that's not too surprising and is certainly not a deal breaker. Overall, good bang for the buck. I would probably buy Roadsmart 2's again. November 21, 2014
Great Tires! I have these tires on my 99 CBR1100XX. Just bought a new set, I was able to get 11K miles out of my original set!!! Never had a "scare" and I ride it pretty hard. Revzilla was great with shipping speed and communication. Thank you! -Steve November 12, 2014
So Far Pleased Only 1000 miles on them but seem good in rain and cornering. Definitely stiffer (more bounce) then my previous tires, PR 3 and Angel GT. Not sure about wear yet. Price was right so I am trying them. September 29, 2014
Great tires, great outfit. Would buy again. I ordered these (for ~60% of local price) on Labor Day, RevZilla shipped them on Wednesday, and i got them the same day. I got caught in a thunderstorm so serious cars were pulling off onto the shoulder on the interstate the very first time I rode on them, and they were perfect. 10/10. Would buy these tires from RevZilla again. September 22, 2014
Great tire I had these tires stock on my Cbr500r and I loved their long read life and wet weather handling compared to other tires I've ridden on. I don't think I'd buy anything but Dunlop. September 10, 2014
This Vs. the Pilot Road 3 I'm a man with a lot of motorcycles. I don't know why, but I can't help it. I've traditionally run michelin pilot road series tires (2's on my old RSV1000 mille and 3's on my RST1000 futura) but when it came time for tires on my FZ-1, I tried out the dunlop. And holy moly am I glad I did. I can't speak for tread life, because I honestly don't put more than 3-5k miles a year on each bike (thusfar have about 2k miles on them, nearly all commuting, and not a hint of squaring yet,) but the absolute biggest thing for me over the PR3 is that this tire wants to lean in. The PR3 is a fantastic wet weather tire, absolutely peerless in fact, but when it comes time for some corners, it's very heavy and takes a lot of effort to turn in. The effect is like a heavily worn pirelli diablo, where it starts to feel like you're riding on bowling balls. I've gotten that PR3 to the limit but it was absolutely exhausting work and honestly did not feel intuitively confident, despite the fact that it didn't let go and I was able to keep up with my insane friend (with 100 pounds of gear on the bike as well) running road slicks on his R1200rt. The PR3 really is a tire that you have to TRUST to do its job. The RS2 on the other hand, may only have 80% of the wet grip that the PR3 has, but it's got more dry grip, and the front in particular has a MUCH steeper angle of attack, which makes the bike want to "fall" into a corner and settle nearly instantly into the sweet spot, rather than requiring you to really manhandle it as in the PR3's case. the RS2 is more of a tire you instinctively feel can do its job. If you will be riding in snowy/sleety conditions at any point, the PR3 will save your life. But if you're just a wet and dry kind of rider (like me, here in Seattle) I'm going with the roadsmart 2 for the near future, because it just makes any bike it's on feel far more "alive" and agile. Now that it's time for tires on my new RSV1000R, I'm going with dunlop, especially now that they've come down in price by half compared to when they were new. August 24, 2014
Excellent price to quality ratio I bought my CBR500R new, I currently have about 2800 miles on the bike. I am not a pro nor is this a 1000CC Supersport, all the same I have been able to push the bike within the range of my ability and not have any traction issues. Tire wear is almost imperceptible at this point. Wet traction is ok, I have gotten caught in the rain a few times with no issues. The tire is being replaced this week as it did pick up a nail. For the price I couldn't pass up putting the same tire back on. August 12, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Glenn Z: It was between this and the PR4... the price point seemed right and the reviews helped out my decision. Nov 8, 2014
Stuart S: A replacement for the rear tire on my BMW...the first one was great...good handling, long life, good in the wet. Naturally I picked the same again. Oct 29, 2014
anthony m: This tire lasted me this entire riding season and its time for a new one so i want to keep the same tire i had on now. with 30 zilla bucks it was a steal. Oct 28, 2014
Charles B: I chose this product because it's the best tire for the price. On top of that I earn cash towards my next purchase which I will actually use. It's also the best price on the internet, and includes free shipping. Rev on RevZilla. Oct 20, 2014
D R: Fitted on a Ducati Multistrada 1200 Touring. This is an all around good tire as far as traction goes, grips in all conditions and gave me peace of mind. Bike was used when I bought it and so I can only comment on 5000 miles for wear. I will say once it gets to the wear bars it goes fast to fibers showing. Sep 21, 2014
Bjorn H: Great tire that lasts a long time. Second set. Jul 25, 2014
Joel S: Good reviews, good tire. No problems. Jul 16, 2014
ryan w: Looking for a higher mileage sport tire Jul 16, 2014
Scott R: This is my third set of Roadsmarts. These tires just work and stand up to abuse for long rides while giving you the confidence to lean over in the twisties. Jul 11, 2014
michael b: Reviews Jun 30, 2014
Garret L: These came stock on my 2013 Kawasaki 650 ABS and I really like them. May 18, 2014
Nicolas C: These tires came with the bike off the showroom floor, and I love them. I have no reason to go with anything else. Wet, dry, somewhat dirty road conditions... they've never let me down. If only they were nail/screw/staple proof. This is my 3rd rear due to punctures. *le sigh* Mar 20, 2014
John N: This tire and size was recommended by the local BMW dealer. I ride a 2005 R1150RT-P daily in my motor escort business. I put these tires on almost 14k miles ago and their only now showing signs that they need to be replaced. They still have nice groves on the centers but the front is wearing more on the left due to road crown. It's time. I have some miles on machines, I don't think I've ever gotten this kind of mileage from a tire. Plus they stick like glue to wet roads.. Jan 6, 2014
WARREN M: I have Dunlops on all my bikes. Have GPAs for track day. Need a street tire with soft rubber on the sides hard in the middle.. Oct 14, 2013
A shopper asked: My bike calls for a 79V rear and 58v front. Please add the load ratings for us out here to make shopping easier! Apr 9, 2012
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RevZilla: The following front tires are 58W rated. V-rated tires are speed-rated up to 150mph; W-rated tires are speed-rated up to 168mph.

120/70ZR18 (59W rated)

The rear tire with the highest load rating is only rated to 75W, which is up to 853 lbs. A 79 load rating is equal to 963 lbs.

The recommended tire for the K1200LT is the Metzeler ME880 (Front) (Rear) . The recommended 160/70VB17 reinforced rear tire and 120/70VB17 front tire achieve the combined load and speed rating.
Aug 10, 2012
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Crazymac: 54R Aug 9, 2012
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A shopper asked: I have a Kawasaki 2012 650R. What is the largest rear tire i can use to switch out the stock tire? Dec 6, 2012
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RevZilla: Officially, we cannot recommend any tire size other than that which was originally equipped from the manufacturer, as we are unable to guarantee fitment and clearance. Dec 6, 2012
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Rear / 150/70ZR17 818372 30RS91/30RS-91 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 160/60ZR17 818373 30RS51/30RS-51 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 160/70ZR17 832548 30RS96/30RS-96 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 170/60ZR17 832549 30RS41/30RS-41 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 180/55ZR17 818374 30RS30/30RS-30 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 190/50ZR17 818375 30RS22/30RS-22 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 160/60ZR18 832550 30RS52/30RS-52 In Stock: Ships next business day
Rear / 190/55ZR17 832547 30RS65/30RS-65 In Stock: Ships next business day