DUNLOP SPORTMAX Q3 + HYPERSPORT FRONT
WHERE THE PERFORMANCE COMES FROM
The Q3+’s new components have created a dramatically improved tire. Boasting the same familiar and predictable feel as the Q3, the Q3+ incorporates a new silica-enriched center tread section built into the MT rear tire. Much of the credit for the Q3+’s increased longevity goes to this new compound, which added miles to the tire without sacrificing grip. With all of its new compounds, the Sportmax
Q3+ also offers a better all-around wear balance between the center and side MT compounds. In addition to the carbon fiber reinforcement utilized in the sidewalls of the front and rear tires, construction and compound changes contributed to added tire stability, giving the Q3+ 3.5% to 6.0% more footprint and more grip at max lean angles. By delivering more grip and more longevity, the Q3+ is a faster, longer lasting tire, able to provide riders with more riding days compared to the Q3.
Tire carcass construction in the front and rear Sportmax Q3+ tires focuses on maintaining a very consistent contact patch at all cornering angles, plus the ability to resist the heavy power and braking forces generated by today’s high-performance motorcycles. The cut-breaker radial construction of the front Sportmax Q3+ follows proven Dunlop design, with two nylon carcass plies and two aramid reinforcing belts for increased cornering stability and enhanced braking at high loads. The rear tire features continuously wound Jointless Band (JLB) construction for consistent tire diameter in all operating conditions.
The Q3+ incorporates Dunlop’s Carbon Fiber Technology (CFT), a carbon fiber reinforcement element in the tire sidewalls. This innovation delivers exceptional cornering stability especially at high lean angles, responsive and precise steering characteristics, and predictable and smooth transitionalsteering performance for more confidence-inspiring handling. Carbon fiber’s high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion make it a great match for application in pure sport tires such as the Q3+.