Across all riding styles and needs, motorcyclists consistently choose Dunlop tires. With their extensive development and manufacturing capabilities, Dunlop continues to set and then break the standards in the industry. For reliability and performance, Dunlop tires is a brand that delivers.
I own several bikes and run Commander II's (Michelin) on all but the touring bike (Road Glide). I found that the traction (wet/dry), wear, and stability is superb on this tire for the touring bike. I changed both tires at 15K but easily had another 1K+ on front and 500+miles on rear - and I'm a fairly aggressive rider. This same tire on my cruisers were worn out at 9K on rear and 11K on front and didn't feel as "tight" in the twisties, especially in damp conditions, so I went to the Commanders for those bikes. But for a touring bike, I have not ridden a better tire.
The 491 is the best tire (that used to be) on the market. It's heavy-duty, great in the rain, handles well in the dry and gets up to twice the mileage of many other tires. How could Dunlop discontinue it?
I ride a 94' ZX1100 Ninja almost everyday. I have found for my sport bike these Q3's are about the best I have found. Cornering up in Angeles Crest Hwy. or ripping through the snake in Malibu they feel like they are glued to the road. They also heat up very quickly. I usually get between 7-8k out of them. I am not doing burn outs but I am doing hard braking, acceleration, and cornering. I keep them inflated for daily driving at max psi then drop a couple pounds for the tight corner days. At speed they are rock solid. Excellent response of traction under hard braking setting up for a deep corner. I gave them a four star for tread wear but for a super tacky and great confidence builder what can expect on tread wear. I have been in rain a handful of times and they have excellent wet grip as well. This is my third set and the first turn I dipped into I could easy feel the difference in feedback. If you have a heavier sport bike I would give these a shot....great price too.
Back in 1920, Dunlop was the first company to use Kevlar belts in the manufacture of motorcycle tires. Since then, Dunlop tires has introduced one innovation after another. From 1920 to today, Dunlop tires is known for delivering on performance and reliability.
Dunlop Tires Selection
Innovation and product development is one reason why Dunlop tires is the leader in the motorcycle tire market. Another is their broad range of tires in every riding segment. Whether you're on a cruiser, street bike, adventure touring motorcycle or riding dirt, Dunlop tires has the right tire for you.
Dunlop Tires - Home Grown
Made in the USA. It's a label many riders look for. Dunlop is the only tire company manufacturing motorcycle tires in North America. While some tires are made elsewhere, for the most part you can expect the "Made in the USA" label when you choose Dunlop tires.