Bridgestone Battlax T30 Front Tires
Best Tire for the MONEY $$$$
Been running Battle Axe BT-023 Front and Rears on my "09" BMW R1200gs with excellent handling in wet and dry weather avg. 10-12,000 mi. depending how hard I ride. Drove the last one 106 mi. on steel cord after melting the sidewalls in the twisty's. Great tires, especially for the money. and the T30's are even better.
October 1, 2014
A bit stiff but wears like a rock
Put this tire on before a 2500 mile round trip on my FJR 1300, mostly super slab. Hit two micro-bursts one in each direction and both front and rear T-30's held and showed no signs of slipping nor hydroplaning. The wear on the front T-30 is very good, actually shows no sign of wear nor cupping, however I only have about 4000 miles on it currently. Compared to the PR2 front, the T-30 is a bit stiffer but seems to be wearing better.
September 21, 2014
Now the season has changed!
I use my 09 Yam FZ1 for a daily commuter as well as weekend twisty hunting. I bought my Bridgestones T30's in July 2014 front and rear. I'm now into late Oct and with over 7000 miles and they show very little wear. I rode in the heat, the rain, and now some up and down temps and still I get a consistent ride in all situations. I love the feedback this set gives especially in quick switch backs. In some heavy downpours I had to watch my throttle control on our 65 mph highways. And when I say that about throttle control I mean traveling above safety margins of speed and having some traction loss and the tires did not do any thing wicked. Just roll off and they would hook right back up. Once I realized I was insane that made me appreciate these puppys even more. I will recommend them again and again. My rides have been in places like Indiana to Maryland so you can imagine some of the changing road conditions in between and I have no complaints. I will see how they work in temps below 45 and report back on my results.
October 21, 2014
An excellent sport and commuting choice
I loaded these T30's front and rear on my 09 FZ1. My stocks were Dunlop's and my first aftermarket sets were Michelin Pilot Powers. The Bridgestone's have given me the best overall riding experience of the group. Feedback and grip has been a level above the previous Michelin's. Wear is much superior as I racked up a couple thousand miles in a three week period. I also had a commute in a down pour on my daily home bound ride with no complaints. Took the rig to Indy for the Moto GP weekend and had a blast on some Indiana cornfield two lanes that had me all grins. The tires did very well in the heat also. The Revizilla service and speed of delivery also exceeded my expectations. Enough said I highly recommend.
August 25, 2014
Good tires, fast shipping
Replaced a set of BT023's with these, tires seem similar in profile and ride quality, mounted on a Tiger 800 roadie, they might grip a little better, wear rate is too early to tell, only have about 800 miles on them. I ride in the mountains, two lane paved surface roads, these tires seem to handle that just fine, if your looking for a sport touring, I recommend them, good value and grip. Revzilla is always easy to deal with, good customer service, fast shipping, and competitive pricing.
October 6, 2014
liked the tires good grip and wear
I put a pair of the Bridgestone T30 on my Honda ST 1100 just before we went on vacation. We rode 2 up for over 3000 miles in 10 days. We rode combination of interstate and twisty roads. We road Natchez Trace, Tail of the Dragon, and Moonshiner. The tires handled the curves wonderfully. The wet grip felt good as we rode through a lot of rain. The tire wear looked good but bought a new bike when we got home so I didn't wear them out. I will put them on the new bike when it needs new rubber though.
August 18, 2014
10,000 Km (approx 6,000 miles) on an FJR1300 so far, both solo & 2 up. Tires have consistent & predictable handling in both wet and dry, minimal wear to date. Previously have used BT 023GT's, will definitely buy this tire again.
September 17, 2014
Solid tire with nice grip in the twisties and good life when stuck on the straights. Not a track tire, but a great tire for the rider doing a lot of upright riding and still wants to have good grip in the corners. Been on it for nearly 1000 miles so far, mostly upright highway, and no noticeable wear.
September 16, 2014