Bridgestone Battlax T30 Front Tires
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
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
good tire wear good grip
I put a set of the Bridgestone T30 on my ST 1100 just before vacation this year. We rode 2 up over 3000 miles. We rode a combination.of Interstate and twisty roads. We road in the rain a lot. The grip was good and the tire noise was not a problem. I figure they were going to last about 8000 miles but since I bought a new bike I didn't wear them out. I liked them enough that I will put them on the new bike when it needs new rubber.
August 18, 2014
Good traction in wet and dry
3000km (2000 miles) so far, wear looks uniform, good traction and predictable turn in
July 1, 2014
These tires are great for everyday riding. I can tell they will wear well. Already ridden in the rain and they are much more confidence inspiring than my last sport tires.
The only negative, if you can call it that, is the profile. They are designed to work very well in a straight line. The profile of this tire leads to a slower turning front end compared to a pure sport tire. However, the more I ride it the more it becomes a training issue more than anything.
These things are great for the money. I recommend them just be aware you will have to learn these tires and how they work.
June 23, 2014
I switched from the Pilot Power 2CTs and man am I glad I did. As soon as I had them put on it started to rain so right off the bat I got to test them in the wet and they gripped so well I thought I was on a dry road. Cold or warm, wet or dry they are amazing!!!! I used to get nervous going into turns because my old tires would brake loose but these babies do not budge. Even on bumpy roads the ride is smooth and I feel like I am glued to the ground.
May 20, 2014
You really can have it all!
I currently run a T30 rear / 003 RS front on my 2004 636. My style of riding is aggressive canyon with the occasional track day. I started running an ST rear with the 023 in 2012 because I can't afford to replace a rear tire twice a season. I liked the 023 but the T30 is head and shoulders better. Especially at deep lean angles. I can touch my knee down in the canyons without any feeling of instability. Some of that might be the 003 RS as well. I can't speak for the front tire but I can confidently say the T30 rear is good for a B group maybe low A group track pace and of course will handle anything you can throw at them in the canyons. Not to mention it'll last longer than 4000 miles.
July 1, 2014
very grippy and predictable handling
I use these on cross country trips 2up on my Ulysses.Had Angels once but at 8000 miles cords were showing,went for 023 Gt ever since,slightly less dry grip but way better longetivity.Tried these new T30 GT and dry handling is on par now with the Angel's with better front end feel and longetivity is the same....I will continue using these.
June 29, 2014