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Dunlop Roadsmart 2 Tires

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Sport-touring riders constitute a very experienced and savvy sector of the motorcycling scene, and they continue to place a premium on multiple tire e… Read More

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Dunlop Roadsmart 2 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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4.6 / 5.0
63 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
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1 Star
Bang For The Buck
4.6 / 5
4.2 / 5
4.3 / 5
4.5 / 5
Tread Life
4.6 / 5
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Sure footed and confidence inspiring tire.
After trying Pirelli Rosso and Angel tires on my 2007 Ducati Multistrada and liking them, Dunlop ran a special pricing promotion on the Q2 Sportmax that was too good to pass up. I gave them a try and LOVED the way they handled. The Pirellis turned in a bit easier but the Sportmax felt more planted in the corners so there was no question as to which tire was better for me. The Q2s wore well for a sport tire but quicker than I would like. I then went to the Roadsmart 2's for the mileage factor and have been thrilled with the handling. They feel like the Q2's to me. I did a track day on them and they worked great, and the rear tire lasted a wee bit longer than the Pirelli Angel. There are a lot of long straightaways between corners here in North Texas. The Roadsmart 2 provides good cornering traction and addresses the practical side of getting reasonable mileage and a life span that a frugal rider like me wants..
September 24, 2012
2016 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
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
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
great milage
This is the second set of these tires I have purchased. I got 14.5K miles on the rear tire and the front is still going. Looks like it should have at least 2K more miles. Went back and forth across the country (west to east). I live in Eastern Oregon and went to southern CA and back up to 50 miles north of Dawson Creek at the start of the Alaska Hwy. and home. I am not a knee dragger (68 y.o.) but these tires always felt stable. Had some serious downpours and they always had all the grip that I needed. So I am on to the second set and I definitely recommend these tires.
October 28, 2013
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
sport touring but track worthy
just put on a pair of roadsmart 2's and had my first track day recently. i was skeptical of the touring label as the tires i've mounted in the past were all "street/track" tires, but was curious about the dunlops because the literature said the roadsmart 2's took alot of the grip and profile technology from their sister tire the Q2 (more of a street/track tire). sure enough, in my opinion it's the best of both worlds, especially for a bike that is not a true sports bike. at the track, i lowered the air pressure and the tires were amazing, grippy, big contact patch, gave me lots of confidence, great turn in, recovery, etc. highly recommend them. i ride a 2009 bmw r1200r
April 2, 2012
2011 BMW R1200R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Best Tire out there
This is my 3rd set of Dunlop Roadsmart tires on my 2006 Yamaha FZ6 and I will not run anything else. I get around 11K to 12K per set and the traction in wet and dry conditions is top notch. I ride year round with temps anywhere from 20F and up and have never had a problem with these tires.
August 13, 2012
2006 Yamaha FZ6
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
2009 DL1000 V-Strom
I ride my DL1000 like its my old 1986 GSX-R 750. Meaning I lean in hard, often. I've gone through 3 sets of Conti Road Attack II (love'em) and made the switch to the Dunlop Road Smart II's for longer tread wear (in the center of this Dunlop multi tread compound pattern). They sit tall and lean with noticeable confidence-building grip. They do take longer to heat-up. I try to break heavy at each stop on my way out to get them warmed up faster. I guess there has to be a trade-off for longer tread wear in the center (it was getting expensive replacing my tires every 3k miles) I really like this tire once its warm and can tell already the center (upright riding) is going to last longer. *Drove in the rain - moving water to maintain grip is also dependent on the rubber getting to optimum temperature (meaning how quickly they warm-up). So rain is usually cold slowing the warm-up, if your tires are not already warm when the rain starts - go slow, be careful grip traction is dependent on tire temperature. I experienced uneasiness until my back tire warmed-up, then the Dunlop was excellent! "Breaking" puts stress on the tires which causes them to heat-up. Just driving (rolling resistance) heats them up slowly. The Dunlop's grip really well and I am liking them so far, they just take longer to heat-up because of the harder compound in the center for longer wear. I'm getting use to it. I guess in 3K miles when i don't need to spend another $???.+ dollars to change 1 tire I'll be happier. Postscript: if they could figure a way to have them heat-up faster then 5 out of 5 Stars.
September 28, 2015
over 2 years ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
4 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
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
2006 Honda CB600F 599
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
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
2014 Honda CBR500R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
4 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
great tire life, good grip
I recently switched from Dunlop q2 to the roadsmart 2. This tire offers good grip and great life. I ride a street fighter for spirited street riding and was looking for a longer lasting tire. The road smart looks like it will give me great life but still offers good grip. I have yet to lean it to the limit but from what I have done so far, the grip seems to be there especially on throttle out of corners. If you are looking for a street tire for spirited riding and want longer tire life, this is the tire for you.
April 1, 2013
2002 Suzuki SV650
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Great past experience
I've used Roadsmart tires on my R1150RT in the past and was very pleased with their performance and durability. So when the tires on my K1600 needed replacing I went for the Roadsmart 2. After a couple of weeks of use I like the handling. Wet performance has yet to be tested but I don't anticipate problems. Durability? We'll see. So far I'm very please and anticipate many more great miles on these tires
July 22, 2015
over 3 years ago
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Closest to what I have on my bike currently.
Ryan C on Sep 8, 2017
long lasting, reliable, dual sport
Ronald G on Jul 7, 2017
Closest to what I have on my bike currently.
Ryan C on Sep 8, 2017
Needed something with both grip and mileage for an ST1100. These have performed well.
Christopher C on Aug 8, 2017
long lasting, reliable, dual sport
Ronald G on Jul 7, 2017
Had these tires on when I bought the bike and liked it enough to redo them
Jon A on May 26, 2017
Loved this rear tire on my K1200GT wedge. Good turn in, holds lean angle with little bar pressure, and plenty of traction wet or dry. Only wish it had gone a little longer than 9k miles before scalloping and getting noisy, but I suppose the life is just fine under a 630lb, 150hp touring bike.
Jon D on Apr 17, 2017
Steve M on Apr 5, 2017
Pleased with past experience. Trusted product. Long wear
L O on Nov 5, 2016
These are rated durable and a good replacement for my previous Roadsmart 3 Rear tire which has 2 plugs in it now.
Steve M on Oct 21, 2016
Good wear so far....we'll see if they get over 8K on a Honda ST1300
Douglas G on Oct 14, 2016
This is the same tire that my honda cbr500ra 2013 came with.
dvova on Oct 11, 2016
Great tire, I commute 200 miles a day and the front tire has lasted for 17000 miles. Great performance rain or shine.
N U on Oct 7, 2016
is good
Jesus M on Aug 22, 2016
I ride a CBR1000RR Purely on the streets and no track time. Most of my riding is commuting and I live on a dirt road. Durability is more important to me than racer-boy adhesion levels.
Frank L on Aug 19, 2016
Direct replacement for originals tires.
A s on Jul 20, 2016
Past experience with the brand.
Markus G on Jul 6, 2016
Reputation, Price, Rebate
manuel s on Jun 27, 2016
This tire came factory on my bike. seeing as I'd like to experience my 2009 Yamaha FZ6R as close to spec as possible before making changes I choose the Roadsmart II.
SpankysMonkey on Jun 24, 2016
Great sport/touring tire with good grip and long life. Not tearing up the track so im satisfied
Kevin B on May 4, 2016
I commute to work everyday, 45 miles each way. I need a tire with good traction and mileage. This seems to do both.
This will be my second set.
Abraham M on Apr 28, 2016
Dunlop reputation and previous experience
Devon T on Apr 15, 2016
good reviews, good price
john l on Apr 9, 2016
OEM rear tire.
William C on Apr 7, 2016
Have this on my VFR and love the grip. My tire changing guy is also a local racer and has this on his personal bike as well and highly recommends the tire. Ordered for my sons Buell 1125R, so we'll see how he likes them.
stephanie m on Apr 2, 2016
I found the specs and reviews of the Roadsmart 2'similar to the Michelin pr4's I had considered purchasing for a substantial savings. I hope the dunlops hold up as well.
Howard R on Mar 30, 2016
Have had good experience with these tires last long and handle good.
Martin74 on Mar 9, 2016
I have ran Dunlop Roadsmart tires in the past and they do what I need them to do. They give me good tread life and still are good enough for some good curvy backroads.
rickey k on Feb 7, 2016
have good luck with roadsmarts
rando on Jan 26, 2016
new rear tire for winter / wet riding, got stocker down to the belt.
Allen C on Jan 12, 2016
Friend recommendation.
Michael W on Jan 7, 2016
I upgraded by rear wheel to a TT 17x5 and the Dunlop Roadsmart 2 were recommended for my Thruxton by a couple of different sources.
Tracy H on Dec 3, 2015
Stetson W on Nov 20, 2015
I currently have a road smart II on my Motus MST it has worn good and gives good feed back in tight high speed corners. If the one on the bike wears as good as the reviews say, I will be a happy camper. If not I may go back to OEM tires.
Randy G on Nov 8, 2015
Good value...
Don L on Nov 3, 2015
Good experience with previous use of Dunlop Roadsmart tires
Jeffrey D on Nov 3, 2015
longer life, great traction, good price
Darrell G on Oct 4, 2015
Good tire. Deep tread.
Alec15 on Aug 24, 2015
Need it
Randy G on Aug 13, 2015
Preston K on Jul 23, 2015
bikes tires have cracks and no one wants to ride a bike with tires that have dry rot cracks. I want to ride so I got new tires
larry h on Jun 25, 2015
Nice grip and durability.
Byron D on Jun 19, 2015
Want to extend my tire mileage over a sport only tire. Read online comments, etc.
Robert Y on Jun 6, 2015
I need a high-mileage tire with great wet weather performance that can still hold up to sporty, backroads riding in nice weather.
Chris K on May 29, 2015
Factory Replacement for Honda CBR500
Joel G on May 26, 2015
Same as review for front tire. Also, picked up large screw in the rear tire last year so had to replace the tire, but was able to ride home approximately 300 miles without loosing air.
Blake S on May 26, 2015
Solid price point.
Charley G on May 26, 2015
Because they're one of the few tires that fit my 1988 GSX-R 1100 and they perform.
zoombic on May 18, 2015
have used them before
ALEXANDRE T on May 16, 2015
highly recommended by other Honda NC700x riders
W J on May 12, 2015
I needed to replace my tires and decided to go with this tire after reading many reviews--the clincher is because this tire is made in the USA.
Bill F on Apr 8, 2015
I've had good luck with these tires wearing evenly on centerline and sidewalls, getting great value for the money. Performance with these tires is as good as the sportmax but better wear pattern.
Charles H on Mar 9, 2015
Needed something with both grip and mileage for an ST1100. These have performed well.
Christopher C on Aug 8, 2017
Had these tires on when I bought the bike and liked it enough to redo them
Jon A on May 26, 2017
I have a 2002 Kawasaki ZX-6R and am wondering if it's acceptable to pair a Sportsmax Q3 front tire with a Sportsmax Roadsmart ll rear tire? Thanks in advance for your help, Gary K.
Gary K on May 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In my honest opinion should of course get the tires in pairs but if you're replacing your rear and your front it still in good repair then yes. The Road smart is more of a sport touring tire..built to withstand the mundane back and forth that most street riders do. I had the Q's on my 06 Ninja and they were great tires as well, except for the fact that im not a track rider. I took a hard stop on the street and the softer rubber of the Q's showed it...they have great grip but also will rip away easier on the roads. I replaced my Q's with roadsmarts and they still look new to this day and i ride the crap outta my bike. They have good grip and will still allow you to lean....NOT EXTREME...but they will go over when you want them to. Mind you im not a tire or bike expert...this is just what i did.
video states that they will get back with mileage. Have BS T30s on a st1100 and very disappointed with 6k and their worn out. Looking for 8-10k, Is the RSII the answer?? I,m 62yrs old and ride like it, just touring!!
Al B on Mar 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: wow you guys must ride hard. Tire wear varies based on how they are ridden. I had Q3's before and got 22,000 km out of them. However i don't wheelie or do smoke shows.
What tires do you recommend for st1300. More about tire life than super sticky?
A shopper on Apr 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I bought the dunlop for a 2009 yamaha 6r but have not put many miles on it as I also have a honda goldwing and I put about 10k on it a year.
I like Bridgestone 709 and 704 for my gold wing and I ride aggressive but I also ride long distant, The bridgestones lasted me a year and the front is still good but I am replacing it any way since I am replacing the rear.
If you really want milage out of the tires you may look at what they call riding the dark side and put a car tire on the rear. If you do make sure that you have tire monitors. You can research just look up the dark side.
Some motorcycle tires have a harder center and softer sides so that you get more milage out of them.
i have a 2017 road glide and i want to put a 18 inch rim on rear will that work?
A shopper on Nov 14, 2016
I have a Kawasaki 2012 650R. What is the largest rear tire i can use to switch out the stock tire?
A shopper on Dec 6, 2012
BEST ANSWER: I have a 2015 ninja 650R, I would definitely feel secure with a 170 rear. Slightly larger but certainly not large enough that I can imagine having any difficulties. I'm at 3,400 miles on the stock tires currently
My bike calls for a 79V rear and 58v front. Please add the load ratings for us out here to make shopping easier!
A shopper on Apr 9, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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