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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-12-2018, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Michelin RS vs Dunlop Q3 (+)

Just felt like writing this.... Iíve used the Dunlop Q3 for years and loved it. My track times were great and canyon rides were fun and confident. Until I tried the power Rs. The soft carcass of the Michelin gives your premium corner entry feel and confidence far superior to the Hard carcass Q3+. The Q3 will tend to get a greasy feeling when it reaches max temperatures which some trick riders like to use to their advantage. I donít feel this with the power rs. The q3 tends to wander into a corner where as the RS will conform to the entry angle and grip your line immediately. The final thing I will address is the skill required to use each time, the Dunlop has a slightly higher learning curve where as he power rs is very forgiving. Itís longevity seem similar with both.


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I quit using dunlops years ago because they just felt greasy to me all the time. tried a set of bt002rs from bridgestone and been hooked on bridgestone ever since.
I didnt like the bt003rs and tried pirelli diablo corsa III and the front developed a bad belt or something. It started to fight me in the corners trying to stand the bike up as i leaned in. Tried pilot power 2ct and for the cost they wore out too fast. Initial rurn in was mushy aka slow. Went back to bridgestone with the new s20 evo for a few years. Ran a few sets of their rs10 but dont need that for the street so ive been using the s21 for 2 years.

Pirelli race tires are my fav but cost too damn much. You can brake or accelerate as hard as you want mid corner on those suns a bitches and they dont complain. By far the best tires ive ever rode on. Thats not saying much but im a fan. They give a guy like me who will make mistakes by almost over riding my abilities plenty of a safety margin if you know what i mean. I could never out ride these.
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Been wanting to broaden my tire selection and familiarity but itís hard to leave what you know....


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Q4 kicks ass

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Iíve been though all the Dunlop qualifiers. Oem, Q2, Q3 and about to go Q3+. That Q line has always been good to me at every updated tire change for street/canyons. Go Dunlop!!!
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Now you have muddied the water for me. Have Michelin Pilot Power 2ct, and was thinking about the q3+, now I have to research the RS. Well at least I have three rear rims for my R6.
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don't waste them on the street. they are a track tire. any modern hypersport tire will give you the grip you need. some just have unnerving feel to them.
that's why I think some guys never get to the top of their game in racing because of the tire rules. if everyone could bring their own tires, I think you'd see guys that are never on the podium suddenly kicking ass.
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Re: Michelin RS vs Dunlop Q3 (+)

I just started using the new Pirelli Rosso Corse IIs on my R6 and love them. I've always ran Dunlops, and the biggest hurdle I had to get over was tire pressures. I always ran low tire pressures with the Dunlops because of their stiff carcus. With Pirelli you can't get away with that because they will feel really loose. Ran the tire pressure up, and they work perfectly.

After 20+ years of running only Dunlop, I now have Pirellis on all my bikes.

On the subject of the Q4, they are the equivalent of running a Supercorsa on the street. You're going to have to push it hard to get enough heat in the tire to make it work properly.

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that's why I think some guys never get to the top of their game in racing because of the tire rules. if everyone could bring their own tires, I think you'd see guys that are never on the podium suddenly kicking ass.
there is a series you can bring whatever tires and mods you want... its called national & regional club racing. A spec tire doesnt make anyone slower... it levels the field the same way a spec fuel does as well as limiting "B" bikes. You will always have teams or individuals outspending the competition for an edge. Thats a given.
Also no race has a predetermined finishing order. Everyone has about the same chances of a podium or victory. The tires arent holding anyone off a podium whether they are Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin.
That being said... there are minor setup issues between tires that must be addressed. That depends on your pace. If you were given a bike to ride and were instructed to ride a pace you feel comfortable at... why would you care who made them? So long as they were properly inflated and the chassis setup... you probably couldnt convey which tires feels like what.
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