Dunlop Qualifier Performance Radial Tires
Look for Something Else
I would never have bought these for myself in the first place but they came stock on my '14 R1, and since I've got some experience on plenty of other tires first and now some time with these I feel qualified to talk about them.
- came with the bike, which is basically like free tires
- they're Dunlops, which is a brand I like
- the tread pattern looks cool
- never lost any pressure in the 3 months i used them
- rear completely worn after 1500 miles
- slick like plastic until warm, in fact, don't even ride if the air/road temp is under 60
- slide around a lot, easily and often
- did I mention rapid wear?
- costs as much as tires which outclass them in every way
If it didn't come with the motorcycle, I would have never used this tire. The Q2/Q3 lasts at least as long (I've gone 6k on Q2s) for the same amount of money, and stick better, turn better, and are like half the weight. These tires couldn't stick if they were molten, cost too much, wear too fast, and aren't really good for anything except cheapo OEM tires. If you're after a street-legal track tire, go straight to the Q3; but if you want a sport tire and might not see much track, forget Dunlop has this and check out Pirelli Diablo Rossos or Bridgestone S20s instead.
April 6, 2015
A decent tire but for a few bucks more you can have better
I like Dunlop tires I think they have a great racing history and and this is not a bad tire it's the first set of tires that I ever owned I thought they got good traction. They also handled very well in the rain The one problem that I had with this tire and will stop me from buying it again is that the Center of the tire wore way too quickly. I do a lot of commuting on the highway. I got around 3k before tread started showing
February 11, 2015
I bought this one as a replacement for the back tire of my Yamaha R6 2014. I had two months with it and a nail went trough it. I bought it since it was the stock tire of the bike.
October 20, 2014
Good road tire
These came stock on my Dorso 750, and the ride quality overall in the dry was spectacular. Never had them in the rain, and only for 1500 miles before I found nail. At 1500 miles I did not see wear...just properly scuffed.
I replaced with Pirelli Scorpion Trails, so very different tire-but I wanted something better suited to fire roads, and they are not as smooth handling as the Dunlop Qualifier on the street-perhaps with a little more scrub they'll mellow out-only have about 200 miles on them. I did expect some difference, so there is no disappointment there. I do miss the qualifiers on the Tarmac.
May 26, 2014
I dont know of a better tire for my 04 R1, however it would be nice if it would last longer on straight roads. The center wears out way before the edges
September 30, 2013
Few rain events and still had great road connection, even at the 80mph freeway speeds its great traction!!!
August 19, 2013
Very nice tire.. runs great.. love how it grips in the corners
April 27, 2013
Good Street tire, not for agressizve sportbike riders
This tire is a pretty good bang for your buck. I am a pretty agressive streetbike rider who also like to get into the twisties. I need a very sticky as close to track tire but street appropriate.
This tire does not heat up very quickly or get as sticky as say a Michelin Pilot Power. If you arent a very agressive rider (i.e. ride often over 140mph, and lean hard in turns) then this tire will get the job done for you and at a great price.
September 19, 2012