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Dunlop Q4?

Who has tried them out? And what do you think of them compared to the Pirelli Supercorsa?


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post #3 of 14 Old 06-18-2019, 05:25 AM
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I just bought a set 120/70 and 190/55 for my 2017 blade. Its winter here in Aus so a bit wet but ill check back in with my thoughts when i can push them.
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I have a friend who swears by these at the track. I have not tried them yet because I need a tire with more longevity but looking forward to it in the future.

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I've heard good things but not tried them. Generally I prefer the fell of tires w a softer carcass and dunlops are usually the stiffest of all. I hear they changed that w the Q4 though and built it a little softer.
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I've heard good things but not tried them. Generally I prefer the fell of tires w a softer carcass and dunlops are usually the stiffest of all. I hear they changed that w the Q4 though and built it a little softer.
If Dunlop has the stiffest carcass of all, they still manage to do an excellent job of absorbing a great amount of road vibration and reduce its transmission to rider while still providing great feedback; Much better than Bridgestone RS10. Very harsh ride IMO



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I didn't mean it in a bad way. They're great tires. I've ridden a lot on the Q3 and GP-A. Stick like crazy, great feel for traction. I just don't care for the way they do what they do. If i had to describe it it's like riding on a tire with a contact patch the size of a dime (even though it isn't) and they stick like hell anyway. A pirelli deforms more, bigger patch, maybe a little less feel but I don't need a tire that transmits every pebble to my brain, I have limited capacity in that regard as is

My take on bridgestone based on the new R11 and the S21 street tire was that they are a very nice tire, somewhere in between the Dunlop and Pirelli in terms of stiffness. I'd run them exclusively but they are hard to get and rather expensive in my area.

Just my two pennies man. Maybe I'll get some Dunlops again! Around here it's either them or Pirelli for track tires. Michelin too, but meh and the rep is not as friendly as the other two.
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My take on bridgestone based on the new R11 and the S21 street tire was that they are a very nice tire, somewhere in between the Dunlop and Pirelli in terms of stiffness. I'd run them exclusively but they are hard to get and rather expensive in my area.
The S21 is the worst tyre I have ever used, rode it on my new blade for 2000 km and was like this thing is going to kill me.
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oem S21 and a universal S21 are different tires. Not drastically different, but different.

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oem S21 and a universal S21 are different tires. Not drastically different, but different.
I am aware they are different but they have permanently ensured i will never buy any of their tyres.
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