The same way the iPhone 7s could only conceivably improve upon the 7, the Dunlop Q3+ promises refinements and improvements over the highly celebrated Q3, which has earned a reputation as one of the very best high performance track / street tires available - and quite possibly THE best in terms of performance per dollar.
In the latest iteration of the only hypersport motorcycle tire made in the U.S.A., Dunlop is touting an 80% redesign of the Q3, with only the best features and confidence inspiring character remaining untouched. Major updates come via new tech and a new center compound in the rear MT Multitread tire, making the chief selling point higher mileage with equal or better cornering performance.
The Q3+ will retain the corner-crushing CFT “Carbon Fiber Technology” sidewall reinforcement pioneered in the Q3 and appears to have a very similar, aggressively steep tread pattern.The major trick up Dunlop’s sleeve is especially exciting for riders looking to level up at the track - the Q3 “Plus iteration will see the inception of Intuitive Response Profile™ (IRP) technology in the Q3+ rear tire, allowing for greater latitude in choosing a new line mid-corner, while also providing remarkably linear steering - depending on rider input.
Dunlop Q3 + Sportmax Tires are expected to become available in select sport bike sizes in May of 2017.