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Bridgestone Battlax T30 Front Tires
  • Bridgestone Battlax T30 Front Tires
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Bridgestone Battlax Sport Touring T30 Front Tires

The Battlax T30 is the new reference for relaxed, touring performance, letting you rediscover the joy of riding. Featuring quick response, tight handling and support for high lean angles make it even easier to hold your line on both wet and dry surfaces. High-speed cruising, sports-like grip and precision steering response: all the right ingredients for genuine, consistent performance. Plus, outstanding stability, very good bump absorption and low-noise cruise performance combine for the ultimate riding experience.


  • Single compound
  • Light weight carcass reduces gyro effect and weight on the front offering a lighter feel, ability to hold rider's chosen line and predictable handling
  • Front T-Cross shaped Groove provides better contact due to reduced tread stiffness
  • Slanted groove towards the shoulder provides higher block stiffness due to consistent input force when cornering
  • Swirled shape groove offers a combination of round and straight elements which improves contact without losing block stiffness
  • Semi-slick pattern shoulder with fewer grooves provides a larger contact patch, higher block stiffness and confidence to the rider when cornering
  • Dry handling is significantly improved over the BT023
  • Some sizes available in GT Spec
  • GT Spec tires provide improved handling and stability for heavier, sport touring bikes and feature a slightly modified tread pattern on front and stiffer construction on rear

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2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT The base T30s (non-GT Spec; F Code; 180/55-17 Front, 120/70-17 Rear) were OE on my 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT. I'm now replacing both front and rear with a new set of T30s after racking up 11,700 miles on the first set. Replacement of the rear is necessary; the front has several hundred more miles on it, but I'm replacing it along with the rear as tires have a tenancy to go more quickly at the end of their life. My OE Battlax T30 tires saw thousands of highway miles in many three-digit temp summer days. They also saw two extended trips into the curvy Smoky Mountain roadways for days on end. Lastly they carried me and the bike through one of the wettest summers in Florida history. They always held their lines on wet, dry, hot and cold surfaces (best cold surface=under 30 degrees on the curves + switchbacks up Pikes Peak); they're the type of tire that you quickly build confidence in. I'll be moving up to the GT-Spec version of the T-30 (B Code). The price point on these tires (even GT-Spec) that rolled almost 12,000 miles can only be described as outstanding. August 18, 2015
great tire tire has great traction ride is great it does not show any ware at all. August 17, 2015
Good Tire for the price I have put 1000 miles on this rear Tire since mounting it. I have not had a Bridgestone tire sine my FJR was new. I have mounted quite a few tires since then. First impressions. ..very deep tread ....rode decent. ..bike did not seem as neutral as normal. I didn't change my front tire as it still was good.."Michelin Pilot Road 3" . Corner grip seems good ...not Michelin good but good. I look for mileage ,hopefully this will last. I ride 70 miles a day to and from work at about 90 - 100 mph.....yeah don't lecture me been riding 40 years and very high milage. I have ridden in some serious rain and this tire did very well. Would I buy it again? Depends on the milage I get out of it. August 10, 2015
Good value but not the best option May be the weight of the Super Tenere but not getting the mileage out of these I expect. On prior bikes I could get 12k out of Tourance and Scorpions, I expect 10k. These went about 8k and are bald in the center (about the same with Tourance EXPs). Switched to some Shinkos for the heck of it considering the price. Front Bridgestone was fine but was punctured badly with a self tapping screw and discarded at ~5-6k with little wear. August 6, 2015
Love this Tire!! I just bought my second set of these (GT version). I have a BMW R1200RT and it handles great with these tires! Much better than the Metzeler Z8s I had on previously. They have great dry grip and corner very well. I have a lot of confidence in these tires. Highway miles are also quiet and super smooth! I can put my cruise control on at 75mph, take my hands of the bars and go straight as an arrow! The Z8s couldn't do that. They handle fine in the rain too, but I ride very conservatively on wet roads and I'm sure I wouldn't push any tire to the point of lost traction on wet roads. As to the life of the tires, I have just over 7000 miles on them and the rear is just about to the wear bars. I'm sure I will get 8000 miles on the rear but not much more than that. It is wearing great with no obvious flat spot. The front tire is really impressive. No center ridge and is wearing just beautifully! could possibly get 10,000 miles but I change both front and rear at the same time. I'm also not that easy on tires but am pretty persistent on keeping the pressure where it should be. On these I run 40/42 PSI I was going to try the PR4s this go around but I think Michelin is more hype than anything. Sure it's a good tire but over $100 more per set good? I seriously doubt it. These T-30s have me impressed and I'll stick with them. You can't go wrong with these especially for the price compared to some of the competitors. July 29, 2015
PR4 quality for less $$$ I put a set of these (GT spec) on my 2009 Concours14 after researching several different tires including Michelin PR4's. After nearly 10,000 miles of mixed riding including a trip from Florida to Canada via the Dragon and Blue Ridge Parkway, I can definitely say I got my money's worth. The harder center compound of the rear holds up well on the interstate and the medium side compound, together with the soft compound front tire, inspire confidence even while throwing around a big ST loaded with luggage. I have not ridden the PR4's so the only comparison I can make is I got both the front and rear Bridgestones for the price of the rear Michelin. Money well spent. July 28, 2015
Excellent all-around sport touring tire I've not had the tire long enough to comment on mileage however so far I am nothing but impressed. Smooth ride, excellent grip, lot's of confidence. What more can you expect? June 8, 2015
Great tire for my boxer ! My BMW boxer does better with single compound front tires like this T30. This is my third set of Bridgestone Battlaxes and I get good mileage, cornering feel and smooth ride with them. I tour with these, the rears will square off from all the interstate miles, but still do well in the corners. Wet grip has been good, I can continue to motor on, no matter the weather. June 1, 2015
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Bridgestone Battlax T30 Front Tires
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David A: Good luck with previous version of this tire Jul 18, 2015
Ted A: GT version fills my heavier sport touring bike Jul 12, 2015
MICHAEL H: These are the best tires I can find to fit my ST1100. They replaced the BT023. On my second set. Bought a third set for the next tire change. Jul 12, 2015
Tray W: Matches my rear tire Jul 9, 2015
Jerry J: great video on the tire and free shipping. Jul 8, 2015
Chris M: Good reviews and the $50 dollar rebate didn't hurt Jul 6, 2015
Jeff N: Video recommendation and the FJR forum Jun 21, 2015
James C: I've read good reviews about these tires. If they're as good or better than the BT-023s, I'll be very happy with them. The price for these tires is very good, too. Jun 1, 2015
john w: This is my second pair of T30 GT tires they woork great on a Honda ST 1300 May 13, 2015
William P: Huge fan of the Battle 023's; this seems like the logical replacement. We'll see! May 11, 2015
Thomas W: Very satisfied with previous Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 tires used on Honda ST1300 used for long distance sport touring. Trying a set of the T30 GT tires for my next trip. Expect good results. Apr 20, 2015
Tim N: I have had good luck with this tire on my FJR1300 and don't see the need to spend more money on the Pirelli Angel GT or the Michelin PR4 GT. It handles and wears well on the FJR1300. Apr 9, 2015
Jim M: to match my new rear tire Mar 6, 2015
Ken S: Size I needed for my '97 Honda ST11. Price was right, and Reviews were good. Long trip is in the planning stage for late spring, and I need a reliable, higher mileage set of tires. I've had good luck with Bridgestones in the past - both on my motorcycles and my cars and trucks. Mar 2, 2015
Don R: I'm using this tire based on good experience with the T30 rear. Feb 27, 2015
Vincent R: Reasonable price. Had Metzelers before and was not impressed with the mileage for the price. Feb 18, 2015
Justin K: Internet told me to Feb 9, 2015
Todd J: Price and reviews. Feb 5, 2015
Brian M: they replaced the BT-23's and i had good experiences with the BT-23s Jan 26, 2015
D J: good review on tire and great price also. Jan 19, 2015
Che-Chuen H: Running the BT-023's now on my 2007 FJR. Read on the Bridgestone site that the 023's are being replaced by the T-30's. I've ridden on the 023's for years and years and love them. Great performance, grip in the turns, and longevity of the center tread. Jan 7, 2015
Calvin W: have had good results with battlax tires in the past Dec 27, 2014
Nicholas L: Read too many stories of the Avon STorms separating when used on a Honda ST1100. I just hope I like the T30 as much as I do the Avons. Dec 1, 2014
Robert K S: I have run Bridgestones since 2000 and love them. This tire has good ratings and replaces my favorite BT023. Nov 17, 2014
Robert G: I was going on a cross country trip and needed a tire that could hold up to many miles on the highway with out breaking the bank. I felt that even if I was to wear out the tire it was a good value. 6K later the tire looks great and is holding up as good as any other tire I have used. Oct 29, 2014
JAIME A: I had some Bridgestone Battlax BTO16R PRO. They were great handling tires but since I do more than twice freeway riding than canyon carving, they wore down to almost the wire down the middle while still having pretty good amount of tread on the sides. So now I wanted some tires that were stronger in middle but to still have that great grip on the sides to not lose the great handling aspect that the BTO16s had. Through research, reading reviews, and looking for good pricing, these T30-GTs seem to be what I am looking for. Hopefully they work out for me. Oct 28, 2014
Charles B: I have been using bridgestone on my fjr1300 since i bought it in 2005, very good tire for the money. Have been to florida, all over east coast and out to colorado. Bridgestone has proven a good tire. Trying t30's by recommendation from fellow rider and very good breakdown of information from revzilla. Sep 23, 2014
DeLoran L: Video Review information on Revzilla and Bridgestones YouTube channels was one of the factors that drove my decision.
Also looking for a tire that will get good long distance mileage out of it so decided to try
Sep 15, 2014
Gary M: Rebate when buying front and rear Sep 12, 2014
Ron R: Same as comments on rear. Sep 5, 2014
Travis D: recommended via ST-Owners Forum Aug 5, 2014
Thomas B: recommended by trusted friend...... Jul 28, 2014
Chris T: Pricepoint. Previous experience with older model of tire. Jul 18, 2014
Tony C: On the stromtrooper forum a guy recommended these tires Jul 16, 2014
Regi B: Well cant get BT-023 so hopefully this tire is as good....to be seen....i ride ALL year Jul 15, 2014
David P: Had to match the rear lol May 8, 2014
Jair S: Go the 023 tire for my rear, and decided to get the "upgrade" version for the front. Feb 24, 2014
Travis N: hoping for a sticky tire that has decent mileage! Jan 17, 2014
Peter L: To match the rear tire Dec 2, 2013
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