Bridgestone Battlax BT-003 RS Rear Tire
Good Track Day Tire on SV650
I purchased a set of these tires (120/70-17 front, 150/60-17 rear) for track day riding only on my SV650. Performance in terms of handling and grip is similar to Dunlop Q2 tires. I have about 300 track miles on the tires now and, as expected, the rear tire slides easier than when it was new. Most of the tread depth in the center of both tires remains and I may be able to get another 100 miles out of them before the edge is used up. Bottom line: I'm pleased with the tires - especially at the Revzilla price.
August 19, 2013
Sticky tire with great feedback!
I bought a set of these for my cbr600f4i track bike about a month ago. I did one track day at Spokane raceway park in July and was very impressed by every aspect of these tires. They warm up quickly(half a lap), they stick great, and they give you lots of feedback. I was able to drift the back tire out a couple of times in a controlled manner. Very confidence inspiring!
August 19, 2013
Good track tire, Ok street tire
On my second set of these. Good track tire with good feedback. Very predictable.
Center wears pretty quick on the street compared to other non racey tires.....
May 20, 2013
Great Track Tire
Bought this along with the front tire for my first race/track experience. They were great! Very sticky! Definitely helped improve my confidence and worked great even the the track was very cold all day.Highly recommend as you can't beat the price.
May 16, 2013
This tire is excellent for the spirited street rider.
Great tire for fast paced aggressive street riding. Good on dry roads, excellent grip. I expect the wear to be a bit quicker than on my previous bt016, though a great tire.
April 15, 2013
Great aggressive tires. My favorite street tire.
Recently purchased my 3rd set of 003rs tires for my street r6. They haven't let me down yet. Great traction for very aggressive riding, soft enough to help the suspension but firm enough for excellent feel and feedback. Produces small and very predictable and controllable slides when approaching limits. Very few treads so be careful of standing water when raining, but I have ridden these tires in the wet several times with zero problems. Not a good tire for commuting as you will wear through the compound down the middle fairly quickly this way. I average about 6k miles on a set through very aggressive canyon and high speed highway riding.
September 24, 2012
Excellent track day tire
This is an excellent track day tire. I have these on my 07 R6 and can't be happier. So far they have lasted me 4 track days and still have lots of tread left. That was 3 days in C group and 1 day in B group. I plan to run these one more time in B group and then switch them out. There might even be some tire life left in them but I want new tires for my track day after that.
The price on these is great. I think you would be hard pressed to find a better tire at this price unless you find something on clearance. For tire pressures, (track only) I start out with 28 in the back and 30 in the front. They heat up quickly. I usually start pushing hard after two full warm up laps but that is more of a matter of being safe. I do not run tire warmers.
I have broke these tires loose a couple times coming out of turns but it felt good and predictable. The only time I lost control and nearly crashed was when my tire pressure creeped way too high. That was my fault though, as I did not check my pressure often enough. Some other guys got me at the right pressure and then traction was fully restored. As long as I can keep buying these tires for cheap I will use them on the track.
I would not recommend these tires for the street. They are a racing tire and take a lot more to heat up then what you might experience on the street. I would suggest sticking with something like the S20 or BT-016. Both are great street tires and offer all the traction you can use on the street. The biggest key is, they last longer. I'm sure you would be hard pressed to get 3,000 miles out of these tires on the street. I give these tires an excellent rating on tread life, but only because anyone that is buying these tires should not need them to last for thousands of miles on the street. They should last for several track days. If you wear them out in a few track days then maybe it is time to jump to slicks.
September 10, 2012
quick to warm up tires
Just switched out to a different brand and can't wait to put these back on my bike.
Nice sticky quick to warm up tires that make it ok to wear out b/c they aren't so expensive!
August 19, 2012