Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 Sport Touring Rear Tire
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
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
I do sport touring on a BMW Rockster, the Battlax - 023 tire is wearing well on the back of my bike. It has good traction and doesn't seem to get to hot. I've got about 3000 miles on it so far, and it is just starting to show some wear in the center. The Rockster is about 490lbs dry, so with me and full gear for camping and five gallons of gas it's curbing in at about 750lbs.
Before the Battlax, I last had a Conti Attack on the back of the bike and while that was a very sticky tire I think the weight of the loaded bike combined with power pulse from the big twin motor put to much heat into the tire. It was down to the threads at about 2500 miles, and would always be hot even after riding with 42psi in it. I think the Conti was also a good tire but much better suited to a light race bike.
September 30, 2013
excellent tire for the money
Had this tire put on by a dealer that told me I bought it for below what bit would cost him to get it. So far tire has held up well, noticed a little loss of traction during we're conditions but he tire was still fairly new.
September 16, 2013
I bought this as a replacement for the OEM rear tire on my 2013 ZX-14R. So far, no complaints. I have about 400 miles on the tire thus far.
I can't comment on the rain handling, as I haven't gotten stuck in the rain on it just yet.
September 9, 2013
I have put about 1000 miles on them so life span is not really something I can comment on at this point. I have done every type of riding except dirt riding on them and they feel great. Very smooth and quiet. They also have a great feel in the corners.
August 29, 2013
Very good touring and sticky tires
My last one lasted maybe 13,000 miles. Ride it a little hard, mainly for commuting and weekend fun. Best of both worlds. Sticks and lasts a while.
August 21, 2013