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Offline Seime

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Dunlop GPR 300
on: December 30, 2020, 10:56:54 AM

I’ve just finished reading an article in a German mag. Motorrad, comparison test BMW R neinT and our Kawa z900RS. The Kawa won!   :152:

Here they seem to like the Dunlop GPR 300.

„Ein Gutteil des Lobs geht wohl aufs Konto des neu entwickelten Dunlop GPR 300. Ob schnelle Bögen oder enge Ecken – immer bleibt die Z mit dem neuen Pneu neutral auf Kurs, er grippt gut, stellt sich beim Bremsen in Schräglage nur minimal auf und gefällt letztlich auf ganzer Linie.“

Translation German to English

“A large part of the praise goes to the newly developed Dunlop GPR 300. Whether fast curves or tight corners - the Z with the new tire always stays neutrally on course, it grips well, stands up only minimally when braking in an inclined position and ultimately pleases all along the line."

How opinions can be so different…  :435:

My bikes: Puch Maxi, Honda CB 125, Honda 250 cbr (then a 20 year break) Honda SLR 650, Kawasaki Zephyr 750, Cagiva Navigator 1000, BMW R 1200 GS, to date BMW R 1200 GS Rallye and Kawasaki Z 900 RS

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Re: Dunlop GPR 300
Reply #1 on: December 30, 2020, 12:37:20 PM
To be fair, plenty of people on here have said they don't mind them  :002:

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Re: Dunlop GPR 300
Reply #2 on: December 30, 2020, 01:00:01 PM
The GPR300s are ok for everyday use, but not for an ambitious pace + they don't last very long .
best regards

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Re: Dunlop GPR 300
Reply #3 on: December 30, 2020, 01:20:47 PM
Had Dunlops come stock with my Honda Valkyrie.

Didn't last very many miles compared to the other brands I
bought later.
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Re: Dunlop GPR 300
Reply #4 on: January 01, 2021, 11:54:45 PM
Mmm often OEM tyres will come with less tread depth than replacements of the same brand and type as they are made to a price.

I have found the OEM tyres fine on warm dry tarmac but when the temperature drops and in the wet lack feel to the point that I cannot trust them as I have no idea of the level of grip available.

I will be changing to Dunlop SportSmart 3's over winter partly because I have a front sitting on the shelf in my garage and partly from good experience on my GSXR 1000 both with grip in the dry and the wet and decent mileage, I also like the handling to be on the sportier side of touring.

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Re: Dunlop GPR 300
Reply #5 on: January 03, 2021, 05:30:46 PM
I can get to the edge of the OEM Dunlop GPR-300's that came on the bike. They stick great. I used these same tires on my KTM 390 Duke too and liked them a LOT.

A friend bought a new Ninja 400 this year with GPR-300's on it and he scratches his foot pegs.

My last fall ride was on a cool day with dew on the roads and we ran very fast without any scary moments. I don't rain ride so can't comment on riding on really wet roads.

My back tire is at the wear bars with 5300 KM on it. I bought another GPR-300 to replace it because I am impressed with these tires. I was also able to buy the rear tire for $109 CDN. Hard to beat that.

There seems to be a lot of GPR-300 haters on this forum. I can't understand why I have such good results with these tires and other say they are garbage?
Last Edit: January 03, 2021, 05:32:42 PM by JohnnyDangerous

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Re: Dunlop GPR 300
Reply #6 on: January 03, 2021, 09:30:29 PM
Maybe because your cornering technique is really good Johnny.
If you're smooth and don't overload your suspension......
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Re: Dunlop GPR 300
Reply #7 on: January 03, 2021, 09:35:43 PM
A properly set up suspenson has a lot to do with getting rid of that chicken strip  :028:

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Re: Dunlop GPR 300
Reply #8 on: January 03, 2021, 09:42:59 PM
Looking forward to trying out my Hyperpro rear spring in the Spring.

I was happy with my stock setup after tweaking it some but we will
see if it's even better.....

Looking forward to meeting you with Otown then.
Just think of it.....

Dirty & Dangerous.........

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Re: Dunlop GPR 300
Reply #9 on: January 03, 2021, 10:42:12 PM
*Originally Posted by JohnnyDangerous [+]
A properly set up suspenson has a lot to do with getting rid of that chicken strip  :028:

And a riders ability to use the suspension (traction) properly.