Dunlop Q5 Sportmax Tires
The fifth generation Dunlop Sportmax Q5 is a purpose-built, track-day tire that has been in the making for over 4 years. Evolving from a blend of the highly popular Sportmax Q4 and Dunlop’s cutting-edge MotoAmerica spec road race tires, the Q5 utilizes the very best technologies Dunlop has to offer for a track tire that is still street legal.
Having enhanced constructions, profiles, compounds and tread patterns, the Q5 is the benchmark for track-day tires. The Q5 is even more user-friendly, as dry and wet grip, tire compliance and warm-up times have all been improved.
Dunlop changed the polymer, reduced the shore hardness, increased the carbon black content by utilizing Carbon R technology, added a traction resin and fine-tuned the curatives, all to greatly improve upon the already successful Q4. They also optimized the tread pattern design and position to aid in quicker warm-up times and improved wet-weather performance.
The main difference between the Q5S and the Q5 is the Q5 is the DOT legal track tire that you do not need tire warmers for while the Q5S is a high performance track tire that is also available to use on the street as well.
- Even more user-friendly, as dry and wet grip, tire compliance, and warm-up times have all been improved
- New race tire derived compounds provide incredible grip
- Updated profiles increase footprints at more extreme lean angles to give you more tire on the road for more grip and less slip
- Do not require tire warmers for track use