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The Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20 Front Tire
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  • Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20 Front Tire
  • Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20 Front Tire
  • Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20 Front Tire

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Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20 Front Tire Videos

Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20 Front Tires

The S20, which incorporates the innovative technologies developed for MotoGP tires, is one of Bridgestone's sport radial premium brand products. Using new patterns and new compounds, in the S20 Bridgestone offers durability and long wear life while improving grip performance at both high temperatures and low temperatures, such as immediately after start and in wet conditions. Also, by optimizing the tire structure in the S20, Bridgestone was able to increase the running contact pressure and contact surface and focus on high performance in dry conditions and stable handling.

The BATTLAX series is Bridgestone's premium brand of on-road motorcycle tires. The top of the line of the BATTLAX tires are the MotoGP class tires used in the FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) road race series, for which Bridgestone is the official tire supplier. Bridgestone offers a wide range of BATTLAX tires, from touring to racing and from small motorcycles to large motorcycles.

Principal technologies and product features:

  • New Pattern: Through the optimization of groove positioning and the use of wide grooves, the tire offers both comfortable handling and improved grip performance in dry and wet conditions.
  • New Compound: Continued use of NanoPro-Tech, RC Polymer (for motorcycle tires). All aspects of compound composition were reevaluated, and as a result Bridgestone was able to maintain long wear life while achieving high grip performance in a wide range of temperature conditions, from high to low.
  • 3LC (3 Layer Compound) Optimized Tread Pattern Design: By optimizing tread pattern design for the new compound, Bridgestone has achieved high levels of both wear life and grip performance.

Features:

  • Dual Compound (3LC) is used for both front and rear tires
  • Contact patch is optimized to improve contact with the road
  • Performance is maintained throughout the life of the tire
  • Better wet performance than BT-016 PRO due to new pattern and compound
  • Technologies used include: Mono-Spiral Belt, Silica Rich EX, RC Polymer and Nano Pro-Tech to achieve high levels of all-around sport bike performance
Bang For The Buck
4.6 / 5
Grip
4 / 5
Tread Life
3.5 / 5
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Front / 130/70ZR16 61W 827542 024039 Out of Stock

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4.9 / 5.0
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Bang For The Buck
4.6 / 5
Grip
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3.5 / 5
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5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Awesome
Would recommend, awesome tire, they really are on par with Pirelli
April 23, 2012
Ride:
2008 Honda CBR600RR
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Awesome Tire No Downside
These tires are just as described by Anthony in the video review. Warm up really fast, great traction even when still relatively cold. Did a trackday on the tires and had zero problems, felt very confident. Will definetly buy these again.
December 10, 2012
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Great track day tire!!
I purchased the set of S20s to do track days this year. The front tire is amazing!! After several hundred track miles, the front still looks nearly near--it hardly shows any wear at all. The tire inspires confidence because it warms up very quickly and sticks to the track like glue. It, also, handles a wet track very well. I have felt NO slipping from the front since I've had the S20 on the front.
October 10, 2013
Ride:
2007 Suzuki GSX-R600
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Great Grip!
battlax bt 16 before this s20.. and this new ones have more grip, just make sure to align the marks and balance the tire.<br><br>definitely better! i hope more life too!
February 2, 2015
Ride:
2013 Suzuki GSX-R600
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Sticky
I recently purchased these tires, and I used to work for Firestone so I like to lean more towards Bridgestone when it comes to tires, but these tires do the job and then some. I haven't had any problems with these tires yet and don't see any problems coming in the future, I would definitely recommend getting these tires.
July 1, 2013
Ride:
2007 Suzuki GSX-R600
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Great tire. Good Value. Medium service life.
I wrote a similar review for the Rear version of this tire.<br>I used these on my 1997 VFR750f in 70 profile front and rear.<br>OEM is 60 profile, but I've had no problems riding with 70.<br>Excellent grip even on cold and wet roads. Siping isn't too deep but I had no problems even in heavy rain. I kind of like riding in the rain and don't hold back much. They are finished after 5k miles, with maybe a hundred miles on gravel roads. I'm getting down to the inner rubber in the rear center and will ride them for another week or two until I have a chance to mount new buns. They wore very nicely and even now have kept their round profile front and rear, rather than going triangular in the front and square in the rear as some other brands have done for me on this bike. Front and rear tires wore at about the same rate which is also good. I highly recomend this tire for the old VFR.<br>Now if they could only make it go 15k miles....<br>Nothing bad to say.
May 1, 2015
Ride:
1997 Honda VFR750F Interceptor
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Feels great, happy with purchase.
I had much older BT-57 Battleaxs and upgrading to the S20 made a huge difference in how the bike feels, I'm much more confident on it now. Moto GP approved after all.
August 4, 2014
Ride:
1995 Honda CBR600F F3
Great tire!
I've only put about 500 miles on this new tire, but so far it's great!<br><br>Heats up quickly in cold weather. Used them in Chicago at ~40F and the tires have great traction and heat up quickly.
January 5, 2015
great tire performance for the money..
great tire handling, on dry, wet and cold days.... tire has ben put to he test by me... tire's heat up fairly quickly for traction...bikelooks good with the matching set...
December 9, 2013
Ride:
1994 Honda CBR900RR
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Great tire.
Mounted this tire on my Ducati 696 monster. Great grip (dry road - I did not used it in the rain yet). Very smooth transition between rolling band and side of the tire when turning.
June 9, 2014
Ride:
2008 Ducati Monster 696
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Why did you choose this?
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Awesome tire, great grip and feel, run these on all my bikes
AHappyTTFan on Mar 7, 2016
Use on the street as well as the track. Have about 4K miles on them now. Work great on the street. They do seem to get flat in the center pretty quick. Had plenty of grip on the track. Only one track day with these tires so far, but think they may last through 3 track days depending on your speeds. I had plenty of melted rubber build up on the edges on the tires. CBR1000RR.
Frank G on Sep 7, 2015
Awesome tire, great grip and feel, run these on all my bikes
AHappyTTFan on Mar 7, 2016
I needed new skin for my ride good tire really dig it .
Daniel R on Dec 16, 2015
Use on the street as well as the track. Have about 4K miles on them now. Work great on the street. They do seem to get flat in the center pretty quick. Had plenty of grip on the track. Only one track day with these tires so far, but think they may last through 3 track days depending on your speeds. I had plenty of melted rubber build up on the edges on the tires. CBR1000RR.
Frank G on Sep 7, 2015
This is on of the few tires that still come in a 16 inch front...need new rubber for my 98 cbr900rr fireblade!! :)
Christian G on May 17, 2015
I order two back tires to every front, so these puppies see Twice the Shredding as my rears....Wow!
Joe S on May 12, 2015
Friends with Guy Martin Who suggested them.
Thomas L on Mar 8, 2015
Cause they're amazing tires!!
Matthew B on Feb 12, 2015
"What is not to love, 3000 miles, Two track days and are still looking good. lots of confidence in these tires. 1998 CBR900RR
Barry W on Jan 15, 2015
I chose this tire because of the Bridgestone Battlax lineup review done here on Revzilla's video channel. They recommended the S20 over the OEM Battlax's that came on my 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R because it grips better and is a better value for the money.

I'll definitely agree. The S20s are definitely better tires and a tremendous value.
Donnie B on Jan 9, 2015
I always go with Bridgestone tires. I will have to put some miles on these tires and write a review. Revzilla had the best price I could find on the web!
Anthony D on Jan 6, 2015
I heard that Bridgestone is the sponsor for MotoGP and I figured it to be the right choice for my BMW 1000rr
W C on Jan 5, 2015
Part of a motorcycle group on Facebook and I polled the group
Wilfredo G on Dec 1, 2014
this tire promise durability, nice grip on wet, etc...
FINLEY T on Nov 3, 2014
GREAT REVIEWS
JOSEPH J on Apr 6, 2014
its a good tire and i needed a new one since my other one blew when i got in an accident!
Robert S on Mar 4, 2014
I'm a big fan of Bridgestone. The BT015's were OEM on my 2011 Hayabusa. I got 7K miles out of the last set. I figured I would keep up with the times and try the latest and greatest Bridgestone has to offer.
Russell W E on Mar 4, 2014
I've got the (worn) Bridgestone Battlax BT016-Pro on my bike now, and they are great. Since these are the replacement of the BT016s, it was an easy choice.
Jarik V on Feb 3, 2014
Reasonable price and read good reviews of the tire
Tafawa W on Jan 30, 2014
I WILL TRY THE GRIP OF THIS TIRE
ROBERTO G on Jan 13, 2014
Bought this for my sons CBR600 based on recommendations from Anthony. Tire looks great and can't wait for him to break it in to see how it performs for him and how long it lasts.
stephanie m on Sep 11, 2013
I needed new skin for my ride good tire really dig it .
Daniel R on Dec 16, 2015
This is on of the few tires that still come in a 16 inch front...need new rubber for my 98 cbr900rr fireblade!! :)
Christian G on May 17, 2015
Hi.
Would it be a good idea to use a battlax s20 front and a BT 023 in the rear of my ninja 650R? I'm thinking it would serve two purposes: I like more grip in the front but the BT023 front is a mono-compound tire. My front tire also lasts longer than the rear. So by using the S20 in the front, I get the grip I want and hopefully it wears out at the same rate as the rear so I can change them a the same time. I know it has something to do with the tire profile but I don't know much.
Antares Z on Sep 2, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I'm currently running that setup on my sv650 and loving it. I definitely notice more front end feel and grip. It has been a definite improvement over the bto23 front and rear. So far they have been wearing at about the same rate, I'm at about 3k and they have loads more life. My dad, who rides a Kawasaki Versys has the same combo and his last set lasted 7k. And yeah they were toast at the same time.. Perfect for a 650 twin and as far as profile goes, pretty similar, I'd say turn in is quicker too. Go for it!
I have a 2007 Gsxr 600 the front tire is 120/70-17 will the 120/60-17 fit that and if so will it have any kind of impact on performance?
A S on Nov 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: A lot of people like to say the 120/70 is overall better, you'll have less confidence with the 120/60, though the 120/60 have a faster "turn in" rate. Had 120/60 on my Sv650, kinda feels like you're falling into the lean. I have a 120/70 on my Fz09, you have to give it more weight to to lean in, but it's a stable and more confident feeling.