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Old 07-05-2016, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Brutale S, with Dunlop Q3?

Hi guys, Looks like I finally need new tires after riding on the OE tires this whole time.
I did some research and concluded that the Dunlops are the best tire(for the price) comming only second to the Pirelli Corsas. (but if they are atleast as good as the original tires I'll be happy) (plus the place near me sell them for $250 a set and there is a $50 rebate from dunlop right now)
they chances this bike will ever see the track are slim to none. I just want a tire that will give me security going around twisty mtn roads, that may have some dirt on them and varying temps here in Colorado.

However has anyone used them and what would you guys recommend as the sizes?
F 60 or 70/120?
R 50 or 55/190?
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Old 07-05-2016, 08:09 PM
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I can recommend them for street. I commute all year round and I feel more confident on these than my previous tires, Michelin Pilot Powers. I run 60's on the street (312R) and the 70's on my track (Ducati 916). I'm only 5'9" and I feel it's easier to maneuver around traffic with the lower profile and bike lower. I think I have the 50's in the back. Hope this helps.

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thanks for the reply.
I have read/heard some say that the taller tires 70/55 will make the bike more nimble/quicker turn in? (actually the tire dealer said "are you sure? 60? 70 will make the bike respond better.") I will say that the bike isn't as nimble as I'd hoped (but this is my first and only Moto, but comming from riding mountian bikes.....)

I am leaning towards the 55 in the rear, to help kinda give taller gearing. would 55 in the rear and 60 in front be a bad combo?

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Old 07-06-2016, 12:18 AM
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I can only report on what worked for me. I rode the stock tires, as well as the Q3's in the same size. Then I put the 60's on, dropped the rear a bit, and I liked it better, contrary to popular advice. The rear is a 180/55.

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I've run Q3s on the track and street. I'm a fan.

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There's a good post in the following thread that sums up a lot of what I read, and by which a lot of folks far more experienced than I believe to be true. http://www.ducati.ms/forums/92-hyper...re.html#/enter

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Old 07-06-2016, 06:37 PM
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I like the dunlops over the pirelli on the street, especially for the price + rebates!

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Old 07-07-2016, 02:00 AM
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Q3's are the best I've used. Good in the wet and dry. Just got 10,000k's out of the rear although it was near canvas after a final trip. Not much left when you reach the wear bars. Plan a track day soon on the new set.

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I thought the Q3 was more of a track tire.. no?

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Q3 is a road/track tyre, more road than the Pirelli Super Corsa SPs that the Brutale 1090RRs come with here in Oz. SPs are a blast in warm dry conditions but way beyond my abilities and what you can get away with on a road. The Q3s are prob too much of a sports tyre for normal road riding also but have been fine in commuting duties (no scary moments!) and weekend rides.
On to my 2nd set of Q3s (got about 6000kms from the first) and no complaints. I commute all year around - lowest temps of -3C and max of about 35C and they provide confidence in all conditions, as opposed to the SPs which are downright scary in cold temps. Can't comment on any touring tyres on my Brutale but in the past found Michellin PR3/PR4's more than adequate on a Suzuki SFV650 for similar commuting duties - note massive difference in power outputs and what you probably want in traction from a tyre for a 650 and a 1090.
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