Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300 review - Yamaha R6 Forum: YZF-R6 Forums
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Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300 review

After searching everywhere online, I barely found much useful reviews on these tires. I took a blind leap and bought a pair on Amazon anyway. Front and rear together cost $160. Previously I had Michelin Pilot Power 2CT, but had to replace them due to a puncture.

Some background....
I have a 2005 R6. I misread the owners manual and had completely wrong suspension setup on the bike all these days. With Michelins, I couldn't tell how bad they were. The front was very stiff, and I had always thought it was the tire pressure (I do like an agile front, but the Michelins weren't giving me enough feedback as to what's so wrong). Plus the 2CTs were not all linear, didn't give me full confidence with that dual compound.

Now on GPR-300s....
I have done over 100 miles on them so far within the last 3 days. The front end feedback was much clearer. So I knew it must be from something other than tire pressures. After re-reading the manual, I realized how incorrect my preload settings were. I corrected them, and then went for another 25 miles or so. Oh my, the difference was so clear! I haven't pushed these tires too far yet (half inch chicken strips left still), but the front end is more predictable than before. Take this review for whatever it's worth. But the next time I need new tires, I won't be spending $250-300 on 2CT or Battlax rubbers. These GPR-300s have all I ever need for street riding.
Haven't had a chance to ride in the rain yet. Afraid of soggy stinky socks.

TLDR: Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300 tires are very good. For a total of $160, they're as good as I'd need for the street.

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