Dunlop Expands Sportmax Line with the Addition of the Track-Day High-Performance Q4

2018-05-13 16:55

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For Immediate Release
May 11, 2018





















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Dunlop Expands Sportmax Line with the Addition of the
Track-Day High-Performance Q4



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Buffalo, NY: Here’s the first thing you need to
know about Dunlop’s all-new Sportmax Q4®: This purpose-built track
day tire achieves lean angles up to 62 degrees*, more than any other
street-legal tire Dunlop has ever made.



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Utilizing
technology shared by Dunlop’s cutting-edge MotoAmerica road race tires, the Q4
is made in Dunlop’s Buffalo, New York, plant on the same proprietary equipment
as the racing products. Only Dunlop makes sport tires in America.



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The Q4 is not a
replacement for Dunlop’s popular Q3+, but instead adds depth to the Sportmax
family lineup to accommodate track-day-level riding like no other Dunlop DOT
street tire has before.Â



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The Sportmax Q4
will be sold through all Dunlop retailers, as well as race distributors, so
it’s easily accessible to all riders.



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At a glance, the
all-new Q4 features:



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Bold on-tread branding that’s
remarkably detailed.



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New tread pattern with low groove
density that puts down a massive footprint, especially during maximum lean
angles.



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Street-friendly performance—does not
require tire warmers, and minimizes the need for chassis adjustments.



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Designed in new sizes such as
180/60ZR17 and 200/55ZR17 to work on sport bikes with sophisticated electronics
packages. These new sizes also offer a more aggressive profile option for track
use for many sport bikes.



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The rear tire features Dunlop’s
Jointless Tread (JLT) technology, the same process used in Dunlop’s racing
slicks. JLT applies a continuously wound tread strip over the carcass to
achieve the ideal stability, flex, and grip across the tire’s tread profile.



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Dunlop’s proprietary Carbon Fiber
Technology (CFT) in the sidewalls for even greater stability.



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Dunlop’s proprietary Intuitive
Response Profile (IRP) for ultra-linear and responsive steering. Â



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Availability



The Sportmax Q4
will be available in May 2018 in an expanded size range to cover a variety of
Japanese and European sport bikes.



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Sportmax Q4 Front













Size



Load
Speed



120/70ZR17



 (58W)




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Sportmax Q4 Rear





























Size



Load
Speed



180/55ZR17



(73W)



180/60ZR17



 (75W)



190/50ZR17



(73W)



190/55ZR17



 (75W)



200/55ZR17



 (78W)




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*As tested by
Dunlop on a 2017 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 RR on a closed track at Barber Motorsports
Park.



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About Dunlop Motorcycle Tires



Dunlop is the
largest supplier and manufacturer of original equipment and replacement
motorcycle tires in the U.S.A. For more information, visit
www.dunlopmotorcycletires.com.Â



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Source: Dunlop

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