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Dunlop Sportmax Q3 Motorcycle Tire

4.9 (87 reviews)

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200/50-17 - 75
240/40-18 - 79

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Brand Dunlop
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 Dunlop Sportmax Q3 Motorcycle Tire

The all-new Dunlop Sportmax Q3 Motorcycle Tire is the next-generation sport tire featuring Dunlop’s new Carbon Fiber Technology (CFT) which incorporates carbon fiber reinforcements into the sidewall. The Dunlop Sportmax Q3 is the next-generation sport bike tire and successor to Dunlop's popular Q2 tire. The Q3 also features a new tread pattern with longer grooves for better water evacuation and wet weather performance. The Sportmax Q3 features Dunlop's Intuitive Response Profile (IRP) for phenomenal handling and steering grip and feel. IRP provides a larger, more consistent contact patch as you lean into corners, as well as linear steering and handling at various lean angles. 


  • 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.
  • Intuitive Response Profile™ (IRP) technology in the rear tire allows greater latitude in line choice while cornering, plus amazingly linear steering.
  • MT Multi-Tread™ technology in the rear tire uses a tough, long-wearing compound in the center of the tread for excellent traction and longer tread life, plus special lateral grip compounds for outstanding grip.
  • 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.
  • Made in the USA


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Specifications and Options

Brand Dunlop
Front / Rear Rear
Tire Size 200/50-17, 240/40-18
Bias / Radial Radial
Rim Size 18, 17
Tube / Tubeless Tubeless
Compound Dual
Load Index 75, 79
Speed Rating W

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Why did you choose this?
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To try it
Blain S on Jun 9, 2020
oem replacement tire and it was the BEST DEAL
lorraine d on Oct 31, 2019
To try it
Blain S on Jun 9, 2020
Great tires and the same replacement I currently have on my bike.
Mark2Scooters on Feb 14, 2020
oem replacement tire and it was the BEST DEAL
lorraine d on Oct 31, 2019
Good grip, long wear
bertrand d on Jun 1, 2019
I have been using Q3's on bike for the last 4 years. Very reliable and responsive tire!!!
Lemmie N. Jr K on May 31, 2019
I've always bought Dunlop tires for my motorcycles.<br />They're the best tires in the motorcycle industry.
Dino M on May 29, 2019
good reviews. I always run dunlop.
Matthew S on May 8, 2019
Good reviews. Made in USA.
Steve M on Sep 6, 2018
good previous <br /><br /> good tires
michael a b on Aug 16, 2018
Couldn't afford the q4 right now.
D A on Aug 11, 2018
Dunlop is used on isle of man, the dunlop family uses only the best and ive heard good things about the new q3
Jack B on May 17, 2018
I have them on an identical bike and they work great!
Michael Lynch L on Apr 28, 2018
I've been running Q2 for years. Now it's time to try Q3. I love the grip and wear of Q2s on the street, and from all the research I've done, Q3s are supposed to be even better! Can't wait to ride on them!
Brian A on Apr 9, 2018
Excellent tire
Freddy G on Oct 26, 2017
Great rubber,long lasting
Boe P on Sep 29, 2017
Great quality
Sam on Aug 20, 2017
I have used these on other bikes - i like the profile, look and feel , they wear well and grip well, i also like to buy a tire made in america
joel n on Aug 1, 2017
Mechanic's advice
Dave H on Jul 8, 2017
Great price and excellent service. <br />I highly recommend the Bike Bandit to all my followers!
Arshad M on Jul 4, 2017
These tires were recommended to me by my local club in Rhode Island.
Daniel b on Jun 26, 2017
I like how they grip and feel
Anthony M on May 26, 2017
one of the top rated tires. chose these over pirelli's because these give me more versatility for my in-city riding where pirelli's are mostly for nice open roads
Robert B on Apr 28, 2017
I wanted to try these tires because I heard good reviews from friends.
John on Apr 15, 2017
Great tire! I chose Bike Bandit as well. I can't go wrong with this top quality Dunlop, high traction performance tire. I need total confidence when leaning my bike, and this tire will give it. I also need confidence with the business I buy from. Bike Bandit provides that as well!
BRIAN V on Mar 24, 2017
A YouTube loves these tires he recommends them w a passion.....
Omaivette R on Mar 12, 2017
Gary S on Feb 19, 2017
kevin S on Jan 19, 2017
I use them for track days. They are great!
mike w on Jan 7, 2017
I like the way it rides on my bike
james l on Nov 5, 2016
My boyfriend has ran the Q3's and Q4's and doesn't like the Q4's near as much as he likes the Q3's as far as riding on the mountains around where we live. They grip better in the curves.
EmiLou H on Oct 19, 2016
They are the # 1 tire before u go to race tires with warmers!!
Billy H on Oct 17, 2016
They have phenomenal grip in wet and dry, and last about 4k-5k miles. i feel the most confident when I use these tires.
Vincenzo K on Oct 13, 2016
Recommended by an amatuer racer. I am a Dunlop fan. The Sportmax tires have always been my favorite but they don't last. Better to stick than last.
Kzrazy on Oct 11, 2016
I'll keep it short and simple... They're the best quality tires for the price(coupons helped lol), great reviews, and good looking tires in my opinion.
DaSean H on Oct 5, 2016
Repeat customer, both Bike Bandit and Dunlop Q3. No reason to change!
Daniel L on Oct 3, 2016
I have had very good service from my Dunlop Q2s and have gotten almost 5,000 miles out of each one, including the most recent one with 4800 miles, all but 500 of which have been with a plug in the tire due to a nail hole.
Thomas A on Sep 18, 2016
I've had two pairs of these now. I prefer the bridge stones shape, but these stick quite well.
Shon S on Sep 18, 2016
Good price. US company. I have a new Dunlop Q2 on the back.
Thatcher H on Sep 16, 2016
Heard good things about the tires....usually use Michelin, have a set of Q2s on my older CBR that I like
HondaVFR on Sep 16, 2016
Dunlop is a great brand. These tires have good reviews....
William M on Sep 4, 2016
sticking to the road is a good. that is why I choose Dunlop. the best of the best!!!
nelson t on Aug 4, 2016
I read the reviews and they were all good and it's a good price.
Tyler C on Aug 4, 2016
Pretty much a Dunlop guy all around. Off-road and on. First time for the Q's, and my first dual-compound tire, so we will see. 1991 VFR 750 F
Alex H on Jul 21, 2016
I used them on the track before and they were recommended and used by the California Superbike School (Keith Code). I also used the Q2's before the Q3's.
harry m on Jul 21, 2016
Great tires and the same replacement I currently have on my bike.
Mark2Scooters on Feb 14, 2020
Good grip, long wear
bertrand d on Jun 1, 2019
Is the speed rating W or (W)? In other words is it 168 mph or more than 168 mph? Your site lists W but other sites have it in the parentheses.
Brody K on Feb 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! The W rating allows you to reach speeds up to 168 mph safely. We recommend not exceeding that speed with this tire speed rating. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
Dunlop sportmax Q3 vs sportmax III Are they the same?
Tom K on Jul 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Tom, thankas forth e question! The Dunlop Sportmax Q3 Motorcycle Tire and the Sportmax RoadSmart 3 are not the same, both come with great features. The Roadsmart 3 is more suited for large touring bikes to mid-size twins while the Q3 is for sports bikes. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll-free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
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Would you recommend
Good service. Tire came on time.
March 23, 2020
7 months ago
Would you recommend
Great Tire at a Great Price!
I buy these for the performance that they provide, great-grip and good tire wear for a sport tire.
February 29, 2020
8 months ago
Would you recommend
Price Matched !
Great value at a great price !!! Next day delivery .... A win win !
July 26, 2019
1 year ago
Would you recommend
My 3rd set of Tires!!!!
This is my 3rd set of Q3. I'm curious to try the Q3 plus but notice they don't offer the rear in 200/50 or 200/55.
June 14, 2019
1 year ago
Would you recommend
Got the tire in a fair amount of time looks like a great tire not installed it yet you can’t really tell you but it’s a Dunlop it’ll be fine
June 11, 2019
1 year ago
Would you recommend
I think these are probably the best tires I've had. Don't know how many miles I will get out of them but there super sticker tires and I'm more confident riding on these tires would buy them again.
July 31, 2018
over 2 years ago
Would you recommend
I love Q3s, they are outstanding in the curves an havent let me down at high speeds. They have lots of grip an keep me planted. Excellent tires for gettin low but im not sure the best choice for day to day slow straight city riding because it didnt seem like they lasted long which is probably because they are race/street tires.
April 13, 2018
over 2 years ago
Would you recommend
Good front tire
February 21, 2018
over 3 years ago
Would you recommend
The best tire on the road also great for track days. Dunlop is the only tire you will see on my bikes.
September 18, 2017
over 3 years ago
Would you recommend
Tire purchase
Great grip on the road. Gives real confidence leaning on the corners.
July 21, 2017
over 3 years ago
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