Bridgestone Battlax BT-023-GT Sport Touring Front Tire
I tried to wait for a few more miles before reviewing, but cold weather has set in here and I won't be pushing these hard on cold pavement. They do feel great inside the first 1,000 miles, but most do. I'll try to update when the weather breaks.
November 23, 2013
So far so good
The BTX-023 GT have been great. So far like them better then the Michellin RP3's,and I got 10,000 + miles on them. I hope to get as much or more on these. time will tell. BTX are rounder tires. I thought PR3 were a little square. I can lean my FJR over a lot further with BTX. Very grippy on dry roads. Havn't had them in the rain yet. Overall very pleased so far
October 30, 2013
Good Price- Great Tire
Last similar tire got exceptional High mileage. Great in wet and curves. Bridgestone has done their work here.
October 28, 2013
Great tire for the price
A good all around sport touring tire at a good price, that's value!
August 24, 2013
Not a bad tire
With only a few tire choices for the BMW K1600 GTL, I thought I'd give these a try. I have 4000 miles on these tires, commuting 74 miles a day, figured it's time to give you my opinion. Dry grip is very good even at full lean on a heavy bike. Wet grip isn't to bad. The front tire gives you really good feel. In rain mode and TC on, I had the rear kick out a little on some turns. Now I'm a little leery on too much lean on wet roads. There very stable at hwy speeds even in torrential rain.
As far as tire life is concerned, these are showing relatively little wear for the amount of miles, considering this bike eats tires for lunch. The rear starting to flat spot and the front is showing the notorious ridge down the center. I should get another 4k out of these, I would most likely by again. See the attached photos, 4000 miles on the Bridgestone BT 023 GT.
August 18, 2013
excellent upgrade over bias ply
I am running this on an ST1100. I have 800 miles on the tire as i write this. So far this has been an improvement over the G547 that was on the front. My commute is over a hundred miles a day, containing sand and loose gravel in random areas that change daily. An open grate bridge is also part of my daily journey. The 023gt is more planted and wanders far less than the old tire. Though I have given it 4 stars, longevity may alter my review one way or the other. So far I am very pleased.
June 17, 2013
Works well on smaller bikes too
Replaced the worn bt 020 on my Kawasaki ninja 650r with this. The linear stability greatly increased, as did it's predictability in turns. It's smooth at speed and the shop didn't even need to add weight to balance it. I also hope to get a longer life out of this heavier duty tire on my lighter bike.
April 29, 2013
Excellent Tire for Sport Touring
First off let me say RevZilla is awesome to deal with! Easy ordering and quick delivery!
I've been looking for a good tire to hit the Texas hill country with and I think I have found that perfect match. Went on a spirited ride this weekend and tires stuck like glue to every corner! Can't comment on longevity yet, but so far am extremely happy. Previous tire was the BT016, so not far from what I was riding on, but this tire seems to like the corners a lot more.
2008 Honda VFR800-A
April 8, 2013