Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20 Rear Tire
I've only put about 500 miles on this new tire, but so far it's great!
Heats up quickly in cold weather. Used them in Chicago at ~40F and the tires have great traction and heat up quickly. The tire has a bit taller of a profile so it drops into curves very nicely.
January 5, 2015
Great price, FAST shipping.
Ordered the tire on a Sunday night, and I had it by Tuesday. Revzilla is AWESOME!
December 8, 2014
Made a big difference in handling
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
Bought this tire because it is what came stock on my 13' zx6r and is a super nice tire! Lots of grip, wet and dry, will square if you don't hit some twistys. I got just under 5K with the rear and will prolly get close to double that on front. Just a nice tire.
July 13, 2014
I needed a tire for my FZ09 and Revzilla had it in stock
I wanted to keep my tires a match. This tire is a stock tire for my bike. It rides well. Grips well.
June 17, 2014
I got these tires as the OEM Tires when I bought my 2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R 636 ABS. I've done Majority street riding and I do fairly spirited riding on the back road sweepers and twisties. I've got 5,500 Miles in 9 months on these tires and these still have more life in them to go. Both Front and rear are wearing away evenly but because of New Jersey Roads being so darn straight 85-92% of where you go the Rear tire is flat spotting faster than I'd like. I do wish that they made another version or types of S20 where the center compound was a little harder/ slower wearing for areas like this. I wouldn't trade the softer shoulders for NOTHING, Leave them the way there are!!! If I could use the last 10% of both sides of the tire I'm Sure I will crack 7,000 miles before getting Leveled to the wear bars. If I get 8,000 miles by the time the ware bares are gone I will be impressed. They heat up nicely but don't really start to make any Serious grip until ambient air temps are about 75F+ and riding for more than 20-30 minutes with a slightly spirited pace. Also these tires saw at least 4 months of Winter riding in temps down to 18F. Surprisingly enough they when from Ice cold to room temp in minutes!! No Serious Slipping, PLENTY of feed back to tell you much or or lack of grip there was, and did do Just fine in the rain. I got caught in one Heavy down pour where it was hot 80F+ and sunny for 8hrs prior to the storm dropping down to 65F when I started. Theses things SUCK LIKE GLUE in the back road twist. I had little to no sacrifice for my pace compared to dry. That run was at speeds of 45-70mph with lean angles reaching 40-50 degrees constantly. Completely surprising wet weather performance in Very heavy down pour with elevated winds at 20-35mph.
June 9, 2014
Great Tire, but wears a little quickly!!
Purchased the S20 tires to use for some track days this year. The tires have performed flawlessly, so far. I do not run tire warmers and was worried about the tires being cold on the 1st few laps out; however, the tires come up to temperature very quickly. The grip is, also, very good. I have yet to feel the rear step out (keep in mind, I'm riding a basically stock 600) under hard acceleration. My only comlaint about the rear is it does wear quickly--keep in mind, I am using it as a track day tire. The harder compound center still looks like it's brand new; however, the softer shoulders have been worn down to past the wear bars in just a few track days. A street rider would not experience the wear at such a great rate.
October 10, 2013
Heats up quick and thus being a sticky DOT tire
I have been running the S20 sense they first came out. I am well impressed with all aspects of this tire. For my last set I used them as follows: Brand new set 190/55 went and raced a saturday & sunday event. Did not break traction but once on the my sunday race after really pushing the tire. Brought home on the bike, switched fairnigs out and got another 3,000 miles on the street and canyons on my Street/Race CBR1000rr. I strongly recommend trying this tire if you haven't done so already.
P.S. Did take 3rd place with these tires against my competition who where running race slicks.
September 25, 2013