The new Q2 incorporates race-tested advancements that add up to a vastly superior tire equally at home on the street or the track. Intuitive Response Profile (IRP) technology in the rear tire intuitively allows the rider greater latitude in line choice while cornering and provides amazingly linear steering no matter what shape, speed or camber the corner, and at all lean angles. Radical new profile puts down a bigger footprint at extreme lean angles while also allowing greater lean angles and higher corner speeds to provide substantially better grip and handling. Dunlop's advanced Multi-Tread technology combines the benefits of a tough, long-wearing center compound for increased mileage with a special lateral-grip compound on each shoulder for superior cornering traction. New carcass construction in both the front and rear tires includes newly designed continuous hex beads that are both lighter and stronger to enhance steering response in the front tire and increase cornering stability in both tires. Q2 rear tire features a newly developed, stiffer version of Dunlop's Jointless Band (JLB) construction that utilizes a continuously wound aramid belt for reduced carcass distortion, plus stiffer overall construction to meet high-performance demands and provide a more consistent contact patch.
"These tires rock! I have put 30,000 miles on my GSX R1000 and have run full bores, michelins, pirellies, slicks and dunlops and almost all the miles put on are canyon or race track miles. Except for the slicks, these are the most confidence inspiring tires I have run. When I first mounted them and took it out for a ride, it felt very different, the profile of these tires makes the bike handle much differently than any other tire including slicks.
Straight line stability is much better than with other tires, it takes a little more effort to tip the bike in, but as soon as you lean it over the bike feels like it wants to fall to the inside. The initial input to start the turn is slightly higher, but once tipped in it is effortless to carve the turn. Grip is outstanding, even in the rain and feedback from both ends is fantastic.
On my first canyon ride I leaned it over farther than I ever was comfortable doing with my old tires through their entire life. I can't tell you much about durability yet, but I can say that for riding fast up a tight canyon, these are the best tires I have run yet. I love the way they make my bike handle in the twisties, they heat up fast too."