As bikes get bigger, more powerful and faster, many riders revel in the new envelope-pushing performance levels these machines offer. Others, however, feel that 0-60 times quicker than a greyhound’s sneeze and licence-shredding top speeds are unnecessary and this is leading to a rejuvenation in mid-range and smaller machines which provide the thrills of biking at a more modest pace and cost.
To cater for this rapidly-growing sector of the motorcycling world, Dunlop has launched the Sportmax Q-Lite, a radial tyre aimed squarely at the latest sporty 125-250cc machines such as the Yamaha R3 and Kawasaki Ninja 250. Dunlop claims the Q-Lite offers hypersport performance, improved grip, better handling, and 60% better mileage than its TT900GP predecessor. It features a full carbon compound and a tread pattern developed using finite element analysis. The Q-Lites come in sizes for both front and rear fitment ranging from 80/90-17 to 150/60-17 with retail prices starting at £75.
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