I just got the New Dunlop Qualifier and i have extreme confidence with it.
I have not been on a track with it and may never be but i am one to make chicken strips a thing of the past on the street and i feel extremely good with this tire. They say they are made with two new polymers etc.....
And that they are Firmly holding place with the pilot powers which i have also had and loved. It is a beautiful tire to have on an R1. the tire does seem a bit soft to me but all reviews and people i've talked to say they will last jut as long as pilots and perelli diablo corsa. The perelli is what i was goin for but they had none in stock so i went for the qualifier. Since th sportmax qualifier is still a sport street tire if put on a track the tire will grease up after a bit of hard riding on a 1000 cc bike. I have no fear of eating shit with it on the street however. The reviews from the track have still been raving over the old dunlops. It took a big chunck out of my pocket but it was worth it.
The salesman came over while i was lookin at a perelli diablo (non Corsa)
and said "That is a really good tire for price" which was 160 $ installed for the rear and i said ya it is but the peices of my ass and bike im gonna be leavin on the street when i fall far outway the money im gonna be savin so
NO Thanks! i'll take the qualifier.