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post #1 of 17 Old 03-15-2018, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
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Opinions on Dunlop's Roadsmart III tyres

Hello everyone from Athens Greece. Trying to find some feedback on the RS III's , esp fitted on V strom 650s. I am currently on Tourances but I'd like to go 100% on road for my next tyre. Metzeler Tourance next would be a safe choice, but.....Any help will be appreciated.
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Never had any luck with Dunlops, stick with Bridgestone or Michelin in my opinion.
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Shinko 705 tires, if you can get them.
Great tire, low price.
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Thanks Brian...
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Lrobby thanks for answering....we have the Shinkos here but they r not very popular so u will probably get production dates from way back. They are more aggressive than the Tourances i'm currently running on and i'm looking to go smoother and more quite.
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Lrobby thanks for answering....we have the Shinkos here but they r not very popular so u will probably get production dates from way back. They are more aggressive than the Tourances i'm currently running on and i'm looking to go smoother and more quite.
You have a point there about "quiet".
the Shinko's are not quiet. Between 35-50 they sing a loud song.
But in terms of ride quality and handling, I went from Tourance EXP's to Shinkos and LOVED the change.
good luck, friend.
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Whats crazy is that I believe the more agressive 804/805 sing less than the 705. To the OP I highly recommend the Bridgestone T30 or T31.

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FWIW, I ran the Roadsmart I on my Aprilia when they first came out and they were OK, but didn't get any more mileage out of them than any other tire, 8K miles. I then tried a set of Michelin Pilot Roads, they improvement was dramatic, they felt extremely planted and gave me a lot of confidence in corners, I could lean the bike endlessly. My buddy was similarly impressed with them on his Kawasaki ZRX 1100, we also got great mileage, 12K+ miles. I haven't run them on the V Strom only because they're expensive and Bridgestone Battlewings 501/502's work so well and are inexpensive.
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Thank u all for yr feedback. Just came back from the tyre shop. I fitted the new Trailsmart max on an offer i couldn't say no to. First impressions ....well....the bike seems to want to lean on its own....no resemblance to the Tourances noisewise .... mileage and performance through time remains to be seen....Thanks again....safe trails !!!!
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FWIW, I ran the Roadsmart I on my Aprilia when they first came out and they were OK, but didn't get any more mileage out of them than any other tire, 8K miles. I then tried a set of Michelin Pilot Roads, they improvement was dramatic, they felt extremely planted and gave me a lot of confidence in corners, I could lean the bike endlessly. My buddy was similarly impressed with them on his Kawasaki ZRX 1100, we also got great mileage, 12K+ miles. I haven't run them on the V Strom only because they're expensive and Bridgestone Battlewings 501/502's work so well and are inexpensive.
When I got my bike it had PR3s on it which seemed fine. I went with a PR4 on the rear and it really handles great but looks like I am only going to get about 7K miles out of the rear so I am a little disappointed with the mileage. I recently put a PR4 on the front so I'll have to wait and see how that holds up but it is grippy.

I'm probably going to go with the Battlewings when the rear is due, even if I don't get more miles at least they are cheaper.

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