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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
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Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20 Rear Tire 4.7 5 23 23
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
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
OEM Perspective 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
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Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20 Rear Tire
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
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: 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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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 rea
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: 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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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Rear / 150/60ZR17 66W 827546 24192 Out of Stock
Rear / 160/60ZR17 69W 827547 24158 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 170/60ZR17 72W 827548 24141 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 180/55ZR17 73W 827549 24124 Out of Stock
Rear / 190/50ZR17 73W 827550 24073 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 190/55ZR17 75W 827551 24022 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 200/50ZR17 75W 827552 24005 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days