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Dunlop RoadSmart III

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Was at the NEC Birmingham yesterday for Motorcycle Live 2015, Dunlop are now producing a RoadSmart III, as seen here on an LC.

http://www.bikesales.com.au/editorial/r ... -iii-53716

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If you go to the show, you can also view this nice pair.

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Any prices for having the bottom two fitted? Ride in ride out of course[emoji48].


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Here's another nice pair from the show.

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DaygloDavid wrote: Here's another nice pair from the show.

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I take it the red is the front and black is the rear anybody know the expected mileage and what's the cost of fitting?
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Spencert231 wrote:
I take it the red is the front and black is the rear anybody know the expected mileage and what's the cost of fitting?
For our foreign friends these would be expensive given the manufacturers badge on them  ;) Spearmint Rhino
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If you would like a pair of these, Dunlop are offering Free Fitting on RoadSmart III's until 30th April 2016.

(The offer does include pairs of RoadSmart II, SportSmart2 & TrailSmart tyres).
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DaygloDavid wrote: Here's another nice pair from the show.

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More like 2 nice pairs.  :D
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"One of the big selling points is that Dunlop is offering free fitting at its official dealers for the next few months ."

https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/r ... dsmart-iii

National Bike Tyres at Newton Aycliffe fitting costs are £8 per tyre to a loose wheel or £16 "ride in - ride out".

I believe the "free fitting" is on a pair only, up to £32 off is a good deal.
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Whilst at NBT yesterday, checked out the tread pattern on the RS III's, they look a bit slick in the centre without TWI's, for that reason, I might just stick with the RS I's.

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DaygloDavid wrote: Whilst at NBT yesterday, checked out the tread pattern on the RS III's, they look a bit slick in the centre without TWI's, for that reason, I might just stick with the RS I's.
As discussed in other threads, for the reason above I will never have a tyre with no centre tread or some means of knowing what rubber is left in the centre.
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Hi Mark, what tyres are you using.
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DaygloDavid wrote: Hi Mark, what tyres are you using.
I'm still on the original tyres PR4 GT which fortunately has a good centre tread pattern to gauge wear  :)
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PR4 GT

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Well I've had a set of Road Smart III's on for just over 3000 miles. Out of the 3 different tyre makes I've had on the RT, Conti's oem, 2 sets of PR4'S & these. Must say the Road Smart III's are the best tyres of the 3 makes. Far quicker turn in then the PR4'S, excellent grip & as good if not better in the wet then the PR4'S. Can't fault them!
Why you need tread in the centre to judge wear puzzles me & surely puts a lot of good tyres off the list to use ???
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smileymiley wrote:Why you need tread in the centre to judge wear puzzles me & surely puts a lot of good tyres off the list to use ???
I got caught out with the Metzeler Z6's in Scotland, set off expecting the tyres to last the trip, they were down to the chords in less than half the tour mileage.

Looking to head to Melrose in September, the Roadsmart I's have legal tread left in the centre, if I do get down to the TWI, I'll still have 1mm of known tread depth left.

Agree that this approach may restrict tyre choice, but at the end of the day, tyres are a personal decision.

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