New Dunlop Q3 Tire To Feature Carbon Fiber

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

Dunlop sent us a rather brief press release today touting the virtues of carbon fiber. “It’s light. It’s strong. It’s tough. But have you ever seen it roll?” This was followed by a link to the video below on the eve of the new Dunlop Q3 press introduction.

Not much information, we know, but we bring it up because Dunlop is inviting journalists, including yours truly, to try this new tire at its proving grounds in Huntsville, Alabama later this week. We’re as curious as the rest of you to discover how the Q3 incorporates carbon fiber technology.

We can gather from its Q3 designation that it’s a track-oriented tire, the successor to the street/track-minded Q2. Whether this tire has a stronger focus towards one arena or the other is yet to be seen. Be sure to check back next week for the answer in my full review of the Q3.

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Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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