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New RoadSmart III Review

It really does appear that any of the new generation of tires are excellent choices. A step up from the Pilot Road 4 and the other previous tire choices.


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These tires: New 2016 MCN Sport Touring Tire Test -video and results

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First 500 miles on RoadSmart3

Replaced the Metzeler Roadtec01 HWM after some mixed experience with the Dunlop RoadSmart 3

First impression
Very quiet operation
A little harder turn in compared to the Metzeler
Very stable in fast sweepers
Quickly reached maximum lean angle without any pucker factor
Excellent high speed stability up to the limiter at some 140 mph
Tracks very well on bad road surfaces and takes tar snakes much better than anything I had before
Very stable under hard braking
No difference to the Metzeler in the rain


I trusted the tire after a few miles to a degree I never got to with the Metzeler. Not ideal tire for canyon carvers, but for me an excellent all around choice.

If I get 5000 miles out of the rear I am satisfied. Front tire has still the little rubber thingies (how do you call them actually). Surprising if I consider the riding style......
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Still not available here in the US.

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Making them out of concrete would be a step up from the Road smart II. They could only improve them, I don't think it would be possibly to make a worse version.

I'll stick with the Pirellis
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Making them out of concrete would be a step up from the Road smart II. They could only improve them, I don't think it would be possibly to make a worse version.

I'll stick with the Pirellis
Every single one made in the US lasted me 7k. The ones made in Japan only lasted 3K. I don't know why.

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Every single one made in the US lasted me 7k. The ones made in Japan only lasted 3K. I don't know why.
Maybe they rode them over from Japan.
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I don't have the RS II as a reference, but I hear fro fellow riders over here that it should used on Harley EGlides due to its stubbornness going into turns.
Again, just sharing what I found under my riding conditions and as always JMHO and YRMV

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Still not available here in the US.
According to Dunlop, U.S. sales will begin in 2017, perhaps timed to coincide with the release of the Pilot Road 5!
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It's becoming abundantly apparent that we need to enquire as the where each tire is manufactured before making a purchase.

Dang, now not only which tire but where each retailer sources their tires.
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