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Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 Sport Touring Rear Tire
  • Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 Sport Touring Rear Tire
  • Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 Sport Touring Rear Tire
  • Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 Sport Touring Rear Tire

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Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 Sport Touring Rear Tire

Featuring long wear life, a high level of wet performance for touring and high performance similar to a sport tire, the Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 is an advanced new Sport Touring tire.


  • Full spec sport touring radial offering consistent performance between touring and sport riding
  • New tread pattern and rubber compound deliver long mileage, high level of wet performance, comfortable ride and good grip
  • Silica plus RC polymer (assists silica effect and controls rubber properties) enhances wet wear life
  • HTSPC + MS-BELT Provides good bump absorption, grip and stability during high speed riding
  • 3LC 3 Layer Compound
    • ​Center Compound results in good stability and wear life
    • Shoulder Compound provides grip and bump absorption
  • Consistent performance for use on heavy weight bikes

Also available in GT Spec with heavy duty casing and a revised tread pattern.

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Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 Sport Touring Rear Tire 4.6 5 35 35
handle great this is my first set of bridgestones. I've been impressed with their handling in all types of road conditions. I'll be coming back for another pair when needed. March 31, 2014
Great traction and long life This is my second time using this tire. I definitely recommend it. I commute and ride the canyons and I have to say it does well in both situations. My last BT-023 lasted a bit over 10,000 miles. February 17, 2014
Great tire This tire was on the bike when I purchased it. The tire mileage was unknown to me, I put 7200 miles on it before it needed changing. So I bought another one. Handles all road conditions with no problems. January 20, 2014
I was so excited Wish it made it to the road.. I was changing the tire (not professionally, hind-sight is 20/20) and the bead on the tire ripped and I had to buy a new tire (again) and I got it installed for $25. Moral of the story- Don't change the tire without a machine January 3, 2014
Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 Sport Touring Rear Tire I commute to work on a 2006 CBR 1000RR with over 60,000 miles on the bike at this time rain or shine living in southern California the rain not as much as the shine. I bought these tires after reading the other reviews and trying to save some money. I have used Michelin Pilot Road, Pilot Road 2 and the Pilot Road 3. I loved the Michelin tires until the Pilot Road 3 the tires have the best wet grip of any other tire I've used. The Pilot Road 3 especially the front treed wore uneven and cupped even when keeping the tire at the recommended pressure. The Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 Sport Touring Rear Tire after 4,000 miles seems to be a good choice for the money. January 2, 2014
Great Choice Very happy with my decision to get these BT-023's. I don't have a mileage report yet but so far these feel great and my bike handles so much better already. October 24, 2013
My Review I rode a 1000 mile trip and you can barely tell that they even started to wear. Performed good on both wet and dry conditions. Rode on gravel, went into the mud puddles, and they performed like they should. Diffently would consider buying again as long as they perform like they should for the rest of the miles to come. October 21, 2013
Great for street riding on a VStrom Coming from a dirt bike background, the 650 VStrom is the first "street" bike I've ever owned, so I don't have much to compare to. I just replaced the stock dual sport tires with a set of these Battlax's though, and the performance difference is amazing. Much smoother ride, and much better grip. Turn-in on corners is much crisper, and braking is a lot more stable. Very pleased. **Bought as set, so same review posted for front tire.** October 16, 2013
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Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 Sport Touring Rear Tire
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Marc N: Replacement from my old rear tire. Feb 24, 2014
Charles B: I've used this tire before and I trust it. Jan 27, 2014
Honesty C: The BT023 is exactly what it's designed for. These tires are longer lasting, combined with the performance for excellent grip on the twisty roads. Best for people who ride daily to work and have fun on the weekends in the winding roads. It should last a while, approx. 8k -12k miles? It sells for a great price and worth every penny. I had the chance to try it on a friend's ride this past weekend and it made my mind up to get them for my ride. Jan 19, 2014
Leo Hadley J: Replacement... Why fix what aint broke. Excellent tires! Nov 2, 2013
Daryl R: Like the BT-23s for my Honda ST100. Solid, planted, good in the rain (ride all year here in western Oregon), get 7,000 miles per set. Easy tip in on corners. This is my second set. Oct 20, 2013
Justin F: Look for extended tire/tread life Aug 28, 2013
Thien C: Replacing OEM BT020, which I got 17000+ miles
I'm hoping to get same or better mileage from these tires, it should provide better traction than OEM
Aug 20, 2013
John W asked: Anyone run this tire with a tube? Some radials do not recommend it, some specifically state "tube or tubelss" on the sidewall. I see no info on tubes for this tire. Sep 14, 2013
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Mark C: no never have. I have run other tubeless tires with tubes. Never had a problem. Most tire companies and bike makers don't recommend it. Sep 15, 2013
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Henry N: Never run it with a tube; too much heat build up. Sep 14, 2013
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Marc N: This is a tubless tyre Sep 15, 2013
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