Bridgestone Battlax T30 Front Tires
Replaced the 023 tire
This tire is much smoother and I'm able to run lower tire pressure with increase in height being that it made for a heavier bike which is what I had. Tire holds its line in a curve and much better then the 023 tire. If you want better handling and longer mileage this is a excellent choice.
September 23, 2015
Replacement for OEM tire on 2014 R1200RT
Bought these tires as a replacement for OEM equipped 2014 BMW R 1200 RT. Gaining grip confidence in the tire; still a little early for wear indicators with 3000 miles, but looks promising.
September 21, 2015
Good handling, short lifespan
I purchased a pair of T30s for my Super Tenere for touring and long rides. These tires mounted easily and handled great from the time they were new, but developed a flat center before long even though I ride a lot of local twisty roads. The few highway runs I did with them resulted in the rear squaring off.
My main goal was a long lasting tire and these failed miserably. At 5500 miles since they were mounted in late June the front is squared off and scalloping a bit, and the rear is smooth in the center. In comparison, the much cheaper dualsport Battlewings that came on my bike lasted 7500 miles of the same kind of riding. I'll be trying another tire for my replacement.
September 6, 2015
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
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