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Old 06-10-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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Anyone ride Dunlop Q2s on the track?

I have a set that I ride the street with and I really like them over the BT016. I saw a review on motorcycle USA that the Q2 runs a faster lap than the Power One which I found impressive considering the Q2 doesnt need tire warmers. Do any of you run the Q2 if so what are your experiences with the tire?
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Ran them at a slower L2 pace at TWS (Texas World Speedway). No problems.
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I run them on the track, but I'm slow. Definitely not comparable to a race tire, but my theory is until you get to where you are front-pack level 2, dual compound street tires should be sticky enough.

I've never had them get greasy on me either, which is a concern with street tires if you overheat them.
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Great tires, a few superbike schools run them if that tells you anything.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:22 AM   #5
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theyre ok. I rode them front pace level 2 at cresson..no probs. Brand new set.

However...as a dual street tire...after a track day on the brand new set..the front tire went out of round. I had it balanced 3 times...still wobbled the front tire. I could look over the front of my bike rolling about 60 on the highway and it had inconsistent shape. I took it back to cyclegear...they refunded the full price...I paid the difference to get bt003rs and they were much much better than the q2s.

For the price they werent bad...but I wont buy another set. They will suffice for you on the track unless you are level 3
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Loved them. Did 4 trackdays with a set this spring and a few hundred street miles.

Most importantly, I never ever ever felt like they weren't sticky and couldn't trust them.
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Awesome tires. Dirt cheap and very sticky. I know at least one person doing 1:58's at TWS (Texas World Speedway) in level 3 on them.

I like the feel of them better than the superbike pro slicks I'm on now in all honesty.
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Great tires, a few superbike schools run them if that tells you anything.
I rode them on the BMW s1000rr at the California Superbike School and never gave them a thought, which is exactly what I look for in a tire!
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Those freggin tires stick, I've since moved on to the D211's.
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i ran them all through lvl 2 great tire !
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yea i ran them all through lvl2, then i started hitting below 2:00 at msrh. Once i started being consistent 1:53-1:55 i started to get a lot of slip in the rear, now im running race spec tires.
Loved the q2's though, they held up very well, wore evenly, gripped VERY well, just overall a good tire IMHO, i even ran warmers on them 1 time
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running 2:00 at msrh and i love them.
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running 2:00 at msrh and i love them.
careful on sugar and spice, when i started getting below 2:00's thats where all the scary almost highsides happened, coming out of spice. Could be that it was like 110 that day, but they started slipping and sliding a lot.
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I have a set that I ride the street with and I really like them over the BT016. I saw a review on motorcycle USA that the Q2 runs a faster lap than the Power One which I found impressive considering the Q2 doesnt need tire warmers. Do any of you run the Q2 if so what are your experiences with the tire?
Do you have a link to that article? I'm a dunlop guy for sprints, never ran a Q2, but if you're talking about the Power One DOT race tire it's hard to believe a faster lap was turned, by the same rider, on a Q2.
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I think the comparison was between the Q2 and the Michelin Power One 2ct Tire (similar to the 003RS).
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careful on sugar and spice, when i started getting below 2:00's thats where all the scary almost highsides happened, coming out of spice. Could be that it was like 110 that day, but they started slipping and sliding a lot.
110 could have a lot to do with it. Tire pressures aren't "set it and forget it." You need to read your tires and adjust for the changing track temp. 1 psi more cold pressure might have kept the temp down enough to keep them from getting greasy.
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Do you have a link to that article? I'm a dunlop guy for sprints, never ran a Q2, but if you're talking about the Power One DOT race tire it's hard to believe a faster lap was turned, by the same rider, on a Q2.
Here is the article

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/545/82...on-Review.aspx

I was a bit skeptical that the Q2 was putting down fast lap times according to the charts at the bottom of the article. But I can only go by whats on the chart because I have not ridden with the Power One. I'm not sure if those are race DOTs but If so I find it strange they can only squeeze out 3 seconds faster.

I have ridden a few sets of BT016s and I feel the Q2 is a significant improvement over those. Which runs about three seconds faster laps, which I believe according to the chart.

Who knows how credible the riders are for Motorcycle USA that did this comparison. Either way I love the Q2, I still need to try other tires though, but i've had no problems with the dunlops so I havent switched yet.

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Here is the article

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/545/82...on-Review.aspx

I was a bit skeptical that the Q2 was putting down fast lap times according to the charts at the bottom of the article. But I can only go by whats on the chart because I have not ridden with the Power One. I'm not sure if those are race DOTs but If so I find it strange they can only squeeze out 3 seconds faster.

I have ridden a few sets of BT016s and I feel the Q2 is a significant improvement over those. Which runs about three seconds faster laps, which I believe according to the chart.

Who knows how credible the riders are for Motorcycle USA that did this comparison. Either way I love the Q2, I still need to try other tires though, but i've had no problems with the dunlops so I havent switched yet.
Yea.. thats not their DOT race rubber. Impressive either way.

http://www.michelinpowerone.com/la-gamme-sculpte.html
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Great Tires. Lvl two and all. Ran them at TWS (Texas World Speedway) and MSRH. Its still preference. You need to try them out for yourself and see if you like them.
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