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Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20 Rear Tire
  • Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20 Rear Tire
  • Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20 Rear Tire
  • Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20 Rear Tire

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Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20 Rear 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 Bridestone BATTLAX Hypersport 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.


  • 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
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Rear / 160/60ZR17 69W 827547 024158 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 170/60ZR17 72W 827548 024141 Available: Expect 1-2 business days lead time prior to shipment
Rear / 180/55ZR17 73W 827549 024124 Available: Expect 1-2 business days lead time prior to shipment
Rear / 190/50ZR17 73W 827550 024073 Available: Expect 1-2 business days lead time prior to shipment
Rear / 190/55ZR17 75W 827551 024022 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 200/50ZR17 75W 827552 024005 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours


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Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20 Rear Tire 4.8 5 25 25
Great tire. Good Value. Medium service life. I used these on my 1997 VFR750f in 70 profile front and rear. OEM is 60 profile, but I've had no problems riding with 70. 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 a 100 or 150 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 on this bike. Front and rear tires wore at about the same rate which is also good. Only slight cupping at end of life. I mounted my own with a piece of carpet and a couple of 2x4. Balanced with crossman BBs inside; 1oz front 2oz rear. Good to 2x limit. No need for me to go faster. I highly recomend this tire for the old VFR. Now if they could only make it go 15k miles.... Nothing bad to say. May 1, 2015
good price This tire is aggressively profiled with good grip and feel. Best bang for the buck. March 9, 2015
Great tires! Warm up quick! great grip rain or shine! Previously had the stock dunlop Q2 for my R1, but they only lasted for 3000 miles. About to put on 2000 on these bridgestone and still looks fairly new. I commute 100 miles a day with my R1. so i am happy with the s20 hypersports. February 8, 2015
Great Grip! battalax bt16 before this s20, this new ones have more grip! definitely great tire! just make sure to align the marks and balance the tires! February 2, 2015
Great 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
Sticky! 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
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Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20 Rear Tire
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
carl r: Price was great, and Revzilla always ships crazy fast! Oct 7, 2015
Frank G: 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. Sep 7, 2015
O H: best tires i have used !!! they grip and give you great feedback on the road Aug 2, 2015
sharleen b: bike came with bt014
i loved those
these are said to be better
i'm currently on my third set
May 12, 2015
Christopher B: I read a bunch of reviews and decided on these. Switching from Avon sport tour tires as I didn't get many miles out of the last set. We'll see how it goes.

2002 Busa.
Mar 28, 2015
Thomas L: Guy Martins suggestion. Mar 8, 2015
William K: These tires are great in the twisties! Feb 20, 2015
Matthew B: Cause they're amazing tires!! Feb 12, 2015
Michael P: Upgraded version of tire that was on my bike Feb 9, 2015
Paul R: I had a front tire S20 I really liked and wanted to see if the rears were as good. Jan 25, 2015
Barry W: What is not to love, 3000 miles, Two track days and are still looking good. lots of confidence in these tires. 1998 CBR900RR. Jan 15, 2015
Anthony D: 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! Jan 6, 2015
W C: I have read about the Bridgestone S20 tire and I liked what I read. Will try them out and we will see. Jan 5, 2015
Lewis K: great price Jan 5, 2015
William M: I wanted a 55 section tire on my new Ninja and this was the best price on the same kind of tire that is on the bike. Jan 3, 2015
James G: Because my other s20 tire has a screw in it and the front one has plenty of life left, so I just needed a replacement. Dec 16, 2014
Jordan H: I've used this tire for a while now and still love it. Wish they lasted a little longer, but for the type of riding I do, I'd rather have better grip than longer life with a greater risk of low siding. Dec 16, 2014
Wilfredo G: Part of a motorcycle group on Facebook and I polled the group Dec 1, 2014
FINLEY T: this tire promise durability, nice grip on wet, etc... Nov 3, 2014
Daniel G: Going on a trip soon and rear tire is too worn... These tires are just fantastic, excellent grip, in Mexico´s roads the mileage goes up to over 5,000 miles, front is still good so just replacing rear.
Best tire for my Suzuki SV1000S, waaay better than Michelin pilot power 2ct in my opinion (which is what I used before).
Oct 12, 2014
Thomas R: It's the latest Bridgestone tyre for my 07 zx6r Oct 3, 2014
Richard T B: it came stock, I got good mileage and great grip...can't complain. Sep 29, 2014
Matthew P: After doing some research, this tire appealed to me because I mostly do commuting on my 2007 CBR 600RR, and this tire seemed to fit my needs. The price was a good selling point. I had Dunlop Q3s prior and they were too soft for my average 50 miles per day. Sep 18, 2014
Barry S: Replacement for my stock tire that I got a hole in. May 21, 2014
Brian T: have 1600 miles on these tires and they are into the wear bars already on my ZX-14R Trying the 023-GT and hopes for longer life. Also I do not do burnouts but ride aggressively Apr 27, 2014
Kyle D: OEM tire to begin with, felt confident on it during turns and it lasted me 8k. One track day and a daily 60 mile one way commute is what I got out of this guy. 2013 ZX-6R 636 Stock. Mar 14, 2014
Russell W E: 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. Mar 4, 2014
Travis N: Sticky sport tire Feb 15, 2014
Jarik V: 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. Feb 3, 2014
Tafawa W: Reasonable price and read good reviews of the tire Jan 30, 2014
A shopper asked: When are you getting the S20 Evo? I'm curious to see try it and see what others say about it Sep 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hi, I own a 2012 Suzuki GSXR-1000, I've used these tires since I bought it, now I need a rear tyre but I'm thinking on using a Michelin Pilot Road 3 instead, here are my questions:
1. Is it ok to use 2 types of tires at the same time (front Battlax S20 and rear Michelin Pilot Road 3).
2. In your experience should I stick with the Battlax S20 or switch to Michelin Pilot Road 3? or do you suggest anything better.

I drive a lot, not too aggressive on the cornering but I do go fast (when possible), this is my daily ride.

Thanks for your help!!
Apr 2, 2015
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sammidi a: Better to have same brand May 7, 2015
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A shopper asked: Good morning, am hesitating between the S20 or the M5. I ride Street mainly on yamaha XJ600.
Which one had more grip during cornering?
Thank you in advance for your reply.
Sep 18, 2013
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Alex M: I have used both tires, albeit the S20 on a Street Triple and the M5 on a CBR600. I would say the S20 gives vastly more grip while cornering; when properly heated up, it is incredibly sticky and confidence-inspiring. The M5 was better in the rain/cold but the S20 was like riding around with a roll of duct tape; it was that sticky. I don't think I had a single slip with the S20. Sep 19, 2013
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manuel s: Hi Michael,

I can't tell which one has more grip but with today's tires most of us can't take either tire to its limit. I can tell you I'm happy with purchase. Improved the bike's handling and lightened its feel.
Sep 26, 2013
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Daniel P: I have a Yamaha r6 and when I take it through the hill country here in central Texas I have zero issues with traction Sep 19, 2013
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Robert L: I have had more success with the S20, the compound of the tire is more conducive to slip free cornering Sep 18, 2013
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Joshua J asked: I currently have this tire on the rear of my 08 ZX10R. It is in great shape, but my Dunlop Q2 front that came on the bike when I bought it is worn out. I'm about to do my first track day so I want to buy a new front. Any advice on what I should get? I use the bike for daily commutes as well. Thanks! Sep 22, 2015
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Russell W E: I strongly recommend you go with the same tire for front and rear. Mixing tire manufacturers could mean mixing tire compounds meaning they may not heat or flex the same. That may not mean much on your daily commute. But in 10/10 riding at the track it could mean the difference between a slide or a crash. That being said, I'm extremely satisfied with my S20s. I've pushed them to the edge of my comfort zone and haven't experienced any uncontrollable slipping. You will find they gum up nicely and hold a great line.
Since this is also your daily rider, I also highly recommend you thoroughly inspect your tires after your track day. You will wear your tires out significantly faster than you have previously experienced. Good luck. Stay safe. Keep the rubber side down and the shiny side up.
Sep 23, 2015
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Jose R: I've never done a track day but I would think you should buy the matching S20 tire to go with the rear just make sure to scrub it in good and bring them up to temp before going ham. I just got the S20 Evo's on my 600rr and in he streets they warm up real good fast love the confidence. Sep 22, 2015
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A shopper asked: Approximately how long do these tires last? Oct 5, 2014
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Yossi S: I ride a KTM Superduke 990 - commuting and "spirited" canyon rides on the weekends, I can get about 2500 miles out of the rear tire sometimes 3000 if I stretch it to the absolute limit (more commuting and less canyons). About twice as much on the front (two rears on one front). Oct 6, 2014
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sammidi a: Just had 2500miles on this Tires .They are sticky and soft . Oct 6, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have the Battlaax bt016 on my front tire. would it be bad if i upgrade my back tire to the S20 and leave the front Bt16? Nov 26, 2012
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RevZilla: Thanks for the inquiry. We do typically recommend staying within the same model of tire. However, in this case the S20 is the successor to the 016 and can probably be matched up together without you noticing it. For every day road riding you will not notice any difference. The only reservation we would have is if you decided to do a few track days, where you are more likely to really push the limits of adhesion, you may notice grip level variation or a tendency to head shake a little easier. Nov 27, 2012
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TylerR6: Ive seen a few guys at the track in the middle of swapping tires like that. If you're on the street I would say its fine. Most noteable people would advise against tracking like that, but on the street you arent really pushing the tires. If you're reasonably close to replacing the front, I would say swap both if you can manage it financially. Two tires = two different reactions to road conditions. Dec 10, 2012
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A shopper asked: Please could you advise approx weight for S20:
190/50zR17 rear
120/70zR17 front
Sep 13, 2012
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RevZilla: The average weight for a set of standard sport bike tires is between 24 and 26 pounds, shipped. Sep 13, 2012
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cnyndncr: The rear weighs 13.8 pounds. I don't have a front to weigh at the moment. Oct 22, 2012
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A shopper asked: @revzilla I'm looking at these the m7rr and the bridgestone s20s. I live in new England and ride when its below 50 at times. Looking for a good street tire that I can take on the track a few times for my s1000rr which would you recommend? Aug 26, 2015
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FINLEY T: as a daily commute, this tires has a much long life than the bt016... great for me! (gsxr600 2013) Sep 10, 2015
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A shopper asked: Hi everyone! For the track day riders What pressures psi are you using front and back for these tires when on the track?

Thank you.
Jun 21, 2015
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T O: I had these tires at 33 front and 28.5 rear and they worked great at the track. Aug 10, 2015
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A shopper asked: Ill be commuting in the Orange County area for school and work, mostly freeways. I will average about 25 miles each way from home to work. which tires would you guys recommend? S20 or the S20 evo? Feb 19, 2015
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Gardner B: I am on the East coast and commute 50 miles a day on my 2012 GSXR-1000, riding most every workday from April into November. I am just shy of 20,000 highway miles on my bike in less than three years and I will be putting on my 3rd set of Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20 tires in a few weeks. They are the only tires I use. If I rode more track days I would try the S20 Evo's. For commuting on a sport bike, I can sincerely say you can't go wrong buying the S20's for your bike! Feb 20, 2015
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A shopper asked: On the "190/50zr17 (73w)" what does the "73" mean? and how is it different from the "75w"? Sep 6, 2012
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RevZilla: The numbers 73 and 75 that you are referring to specify the weight rating of the tire. For a tire with 73 the maximum allowable weight is 805 pounds, 75 can handle up 853 pounds. Sep 7, 2012
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