Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 Sport Touring Rear Tire
So far so good.
I cannot touch on the mileage that this tire can provide, but for the first 1k miles it has been just what I wanted. Good solid handling in all conditions and no signs of tread wear.
May 28, 2013
no need to break in
So far so good. I've only had these on for about 300 miles. I like that they weren't slippery or needed any sort of "breaking in" Great traction from the start.
May 7, 2013
Great tire for CBR 600rr
Just put these on my bike and I immediately noticed a difference. Felt confident leaning it over in corners, and they (so far) are wearing slowly on my long commute to class. Great tire for the corners and for long distance trips!
April 15, 2013
Very good all-around sport-touring tire
Have installed a set of these tires last year and put a few thousand miles on them commuting and longer distance riding, they have plenty of grip, excellent cornering feel. I put the GT version on my Ducati ST, they are very stable at speed and on rough roads. Only complaint is the rear can lock up with hard braking if it is not warmed up, but the harder center rear compound is probably good for tread life as I see no sign of wear. Huge improvement over original BT020 in wear and handling.
March 25, 2013
Great tire at a great price
I've gone through a bunch of these BT-023 tires over the past couple years. I commute 45 miles each way and burn through a lot of rubber.... On my R1200RT, I get roughly 11k miles on the rear and 15k on the front. And I love the way it handles with the tires. For the price (pretty much the cheapest option for this bike), it's unbeatable in my opinion.
November 26, 2012
Great tire, wrong bike.
I've had this tire for only a few hundred miles now, so I have plenty more time left on it. I've had it in the wet once or twice, and it handled and responded well. Only problem I have is I installed this tire on a bike it was not at all designed to handle. During average riding, the tire is great. Responsive, lots of feedback, and grippy. But, I have it installed on a BMW S1000RR (was looking to get a little more tread life than a Rosso Corsa or a SportAttack), and the amount of power going to the wheel during rapid acceleration, such as passing situations or a little showing off, especially in cities where the roads are a little more worn smooth, the tire breaks traction and spins. On a heavier high-horsepower bike, like a Concours or a K-series, I Imagine this tire would be excellent, or on a lighter, lower-power bike like an R-series. Thankfully, my traction control keeps me upright, but it does make certain riding situations a little more difficult. On the bright side, a lot of spinning has barely even worn the nubs off the tire, so I expect a long life from this tire. I personally would not install this tire on a literbike that you use in a more touring role, but for a true sport-touring bike, this tire is an excellent choice.
August 24, 2012
Love these tires
I thought the OEM tire on my 2010 Kawasaki Concours 14 were good right until I put these tires on. It is like a new bike. Great grip, turning, and feedback. These are the tires I will keep for life.
July 17, 2012
Super sticky, great price, awesome traction in wet weather.
BATTLE AX 4 Life.....
March 27, 2012