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SPORTMAX ROADSMART 3

DUNLOP

RANKING: #8 Sport Touring Tire

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Tire Description

Dunlop’s exclusive MT Multi-Tread™ design binds a high-mileage compound to the center, and high adhesion compound to the lateral flanks for high cornering grip. New front and rear tire compounds enhance wear resistance, and include an innovative resin that increases wet grip. Rear tire profile designed to increase the footprint and improve mileage. Optimized construction for mileage and wet performance. New sidewall construction helps to provide superior shock absorption and precise handling. Innovative new cross groove tread pattern achieves better drainage in the wet for more grip. All-new 19-inch front and 17-inch rear sizes to fit Adventure Series machines.

PROS:

  • Mileage

  • Wet handling

CONS:

  • Edge grip not the best

Overall Review

The Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart 3 has average performance compared to some of the newer tires.

Reviews by Source

97 reviews, 4.5 of 5 stars. On a BMW 1250GS, provides good feedback, good wet weather handling, good mileage at a good price. On a BMW R1200R, had tried a number of tires including Conti RA, Angel GT, Pilot Road 2 and 3, Metzeler Z6 and Z8, doesn't take much lean angle to reach the edge of the rear, easy to spin on corner exit, wet traction good. Another says good mileage, but edge grip not the best. On a CBR 1000RR, rode through rain, snow, twisties and handled it all. On a 2012 R1200 GSA, got 13k miles commuting, squares off but liked the mileage.

93 reviews, 4.8 of 5 stars. On a 2008 CBR 1000, handling and grip is good, better than Q3. On a 2013 BMW R1200R, best tire in the wet they have ever used, at 8k miles and still going. On a 2015 Kawasaki Concours, likes the Roadsmart 3 handling better than Bridgestone Battlax. On an ST1100, have tried other tires but always go back to Roadsmart 3. On a CBR 1000RR, got 7k miles, feels grip not as good as Q3, but lasted 3 times as long. On a BMW RT, at 10k miles already, worked well in thunderstorm, hot weather and gravel.

55 reviews, 4.9 of 5 stars. Prefers the Dunlop Roadsmart 3 over the Michelin Pilot Road 4, no issues with break-in, solid in cold/wet, got 20k miles. On a Yamaha FJR 1300, prefers over Michelin PR4, requires much less effort to turn in, makes the bike feel lighter, low speed handling is improved. On a Yamaha FJR 1300, no cupping or odd tire wear, getting 10k miles.

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SPORTMAX ROADSMART 3

DUNLOP

RANKING: #8 Sport Touring Tire