Bridgestone Battlax BT-003 RS Rear Tire
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
great grip wet or dry, acceptable tread life
I purchased a BT003RS rear for my WR250X. I put a total of 5000 miles on it and it was completely flat spotted bald in the middle at that point, probably should have been replaced at 4000 miles, all street and light to moderate trail riding (hey, its a motard and I use it as such).
Rain traction was excellent in my experience, even when nearly bald. Dry traction was excellent as well, no issue to run right to the edge of the tire. Cold weather was acceptable provided you gave it time to warm up, otherwise it would slide very easily. Tire did surprisingly well off-road considering its distinct lack of tread so long as it wasn't too sloppy out and you kept a slower pace than you would run with knobs. I wish it had a little more rounded profile to get better wear and slow down its initial lean, but that's a personal preference from running it loaded down on a road trip for the last 2500 miles I used it.
I'd happily run one of these again probably, though I want to try a few other brands and styles before settling. I travel and ride a lot, putting around 15,000 miles a year on my WR250X, so I'll be trying something new pretty frequently.
April 6, 2012
Worth the money!
For the price these tires can not be beat! Just keep in mind, if you are using them on the street. Any aggressive road/track tires warm up quickly which means they cool just as quick. So if you make a pit stop at a store or something, just remember to let them warm up again before cracking the throttle in the lower gears!
Long live RevZilla!
March 12, 2012
great affordable tires.
got these as a replacement to the stock tires for the wr250x and have to say they're excellent for the price. i haven't put a lot of miles on them so i can't comment on tread life and wet traction but they heat up quickly and grip nicely.
February 28, 2012