6. Dunlop Q3 Sportmax tires <$500/pair, depending on size

Dunlop Q3 Sportmax Tires

New tires may not be the most glamorous gift you can give this holiday season, but considering tires are the only connection the motorcycle has with the ground, they shouldn’t be overlooked. And if you have a sport, or sporty, motorcycle one of the best gifts you can give it this season is a set of Dunlop Q3 Sportmax tires.

Among the top street/track tires we’ve sampled, the Q3 benefits from CFT, or Carbon Fiber Technology. Using carbon filaments in the tire’s sidewall, the benefit, Dunlop says, is lighter feeling on turn-in, better stability at full lean, and more composure driving out of a corner. After testing those claims for himself at Dunlop’s dedicated motorcycle tire proving grounds in Alabama, editor Siahaan came back gushing about the tire’s performance. If you or someone you know is an aggressive street or track rider, they’ll love a set of the Dunlop Q3s. Trust us.