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Bridgestone Battlax Sport Touring T30 Rear 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.

Features:

  • 3LC (Dual Compound)
  • 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
4.5 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Grip
4.5 / 5
Tread Life
2 / 5
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Rear / 150/70ZR17 69W 936500 886/000886 Available: Requires 1-5 business days lead time prior to shipment
Rear / 160/70ZR17 73W 936502 874/000874 Available: Requires 1-5 business days lead time prior to shipment
Rear / 170/60ZR17 GT Spec 72W 936503 877/000877 Out of Stock
Rear / 180/55ZR17 GT Spec 73W 936505 000878 Out of Stock
Rear / 190/50ZR17 73W 936506 000876 Out of Stock
Rear / 190/55ZR17 75W 936507 1319/001319 Available: Requires 2-5 business days lead time prior to shipment
Rear / 190/55ZR17 GT Spec 75W 936508 001320 Out of Stock
Rear / 160/60ZR18 70W 936509 873/000873 Out of Stock

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5 / 5
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
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2013 BMW R1200RT
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
3500 miles and showing liner!
I ride a 2014 FRJ1300ES. I bought these as a replacement for the stock BT-23's that got just over 4000. I figured newer tire and the GT designation should get me 5000-6000 easy. Wrong. I ride hard and fast but 3500 miles is just ridiculous. Great grip tire. Not the smoothest ride though. The BT-23 was much more smooth but that could have been the balancing of the tire. I am going to try a pair of the PR-4 GTs and see how they do. Hope this helps someone save some $$$
April 4, 2016
Ride:
2014 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Awesome street tire
I'll try to be short, but I can honestly say I have no complaints with this tire. I have 12,000 miles now on them with my 2009 FZ6, including five track days. These tires can easily handle knee down lean angles and last a long time. They seem to do well in the wet and cold as well.
April 17, 2016
Ride:
2009 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Great tire so far!!!
I recently bought a set of these tires to replace the old worn out tires that were on the bike when I bought it. What a great purchase!!! After speaking with the gear gurus here at RevZilla and explaining the usage, they pointed me to these.

I now have about 2,000 miles on these tires.

The center stripe is hard so it wears very little which is great for those commuter days, however the shoulders are soft and sticky which inspires confidence when carving the canyons and really getting the bike leaned over (I have wear inside 1/2" from the lip of the tire) and the tires hold the road nicely.

I've ridden in the rain a few times (not my favorite) but these tires gave me enough confidence knowing I was securely planted on the road. Water is ejected nicely and no slides or hydroplaning happened even on the hilly, twisty road.

To summarize--- these tires are a great commuter tire with sticky shoulders that inspires confidence when leaning the bike over. Great for the commuter/weekend warrior!!!
June 1, 2015
Ride:
2001 Suzuki SV650
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Bye Bye PR-4 Hello T-30
I just put 3K km on a set of the GT version and they are the best tires I've had on my 1250 Bandit. Much better than PR 4 GT's I just took off. Wear is excellent and no chicken strips. These tires turn in very easily and my bike has never handled this good.This will be my new go to tire if the wear is there.
June 10, 2015
Ride:
2008 Suzuki GSF1250S Bandit
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
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Great tire so far!
I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 only because I haven't put very many miles on it yet so I can't speak to it's long term reliability.

So far it's a great tire! I couldn't believe the immediate difference in the feel of my bike. My previous tire (Shinko) was pretty bald before I changed it to this one, so perhaps that has something to do with the drastic improvement. Never the less, the feel, traction and handling are awesome!

Of Course Revzilla matched a competitor's price AND provided their usual excellent customer service assistance with quick delivery. This makes them #1 in my book!
May 25, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2003 Yamaha FZ1
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Great Tire
This is my first tire purchase, but compared to the stock Dunlop D222 Sportmax (Honda CBR500r OEM model), these are fantastic. The turn in is significantly faster and more natural feeling. I have 500 miles on them and they don't look worn. Stability in the corners is great and the shoulders feel very confidence inspiring. These seem lighter than the OEMs and also not as wide. I am not saying that is a bad thing, just accurate size as the Dunlop's measured past the size. I didn't rate them as 5 star because this is my second set of tires and my experience is limited. I got caught in the rain once and didn't feel any loss in stability, but I didn't try to find the traction limits. When going through 3 inch deep puddles, it steered true. For my commuting, low hp, low weight bike application, this is an excellent choice and represents a great value with the rebate. I would definitely buy again, since I do not feel like I need supersport levels of grip, but these tires are used at a race school on CBR600RRs.
April 18, 2015
Ride:
2013 Honda CBR500R
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Why did you choose this?
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Reviews, research, name.
Sean H on Jul 25, 2016
Past experience with the brand and published reviews. Good price also.
Craig O on Apr 18, 2016
Reviews, research, name.
Sean H on Jul 25, 2016
Dual compound tire, good price, free shipping.
John V on May 2, 2016
Past experience with the brand and published reviews. Good price also.
Craig O on Apr 18, 2016
Replaced BattleAx BT023 that lasted 8,000 miles and performed well with next generation of that tire.
William T on Apr 4, 2016
Great tire. Have used them for a long time.
Hugh A on Mar 31, 2016
the best
Oswaldo R on Feb 10, 2016
Reviews and price
Ed A on Jan 22, 2016
Replace previous tire
RAMIRO R on Dec 2, 2015
Awesome bang for your buck tire! I religiously maintained 42 psi as recommended for my bike (ST 1300) and got 11,555 miles out of it since July 2014. Best tire I've had so far! Smooth, quiet, scrubbed in quickly, great in the corners, but best and most important of all for me was the long tread life.
Mike K on Nov 20, 2015
Matched set to the front and had previous good experience with the Bridgestone tire product
David A on Jul 18, 2015
Dual. compound should last longer
Ted A on Jul 12, 2015
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.
MICHAEL H on Jul 12, 2015
So far these a good tires, matches my front,
Tray W on Jul 9, 2015
Good reviews and the $50 dollar rebate didn't hurt.
Chris M on Jul 6, 2015
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.
James C on Jun 1, 2015
I am really liking the wear and traction of this tire. I recommend it. I have 4500 miles on it and no cupping think I will get better than 6000 miles out of it.
john w on May 13, 2015
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.
Tim N on Apr 9, 2015
to go with my front tire.
Todd J on Mar 13, 2015
big fan of the bt 023s for combo of daily commuting and weekend twisty riding. this is the replacement so i will try it.
ratedpg89 on Mar 12, 2015
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.
Ken S on Mar 2, 2015
I've been running this tire for the last 7500 miles and it's been a very good tire. I'm heading out mid April for a 6 mos trip of the west, this tire is my choice.
Don R on Feb 27, 2015
Reasonable price. Had Metzelers before and was not impressed with the mileage for the price.
Vincent R on Feb 18, 2015
Internet told me to
Justin K on Feb 9, 2015
had good luck with bt023..expecting good mileage and has a great price
Al B on Feb 8, 2015
they replaced the BT-23's and i had good experiences with the BT-23s
Brian M on Jan 26, 2015
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.
Che-Chuen H on Jan 7, 2015
Always had good performance and wear with Battlax tires
Calvin W on Dec 27, 2014
couldn't find the bridgestone battleaxe 023 16060zr18 but will try these to see.
Charles W on Nov 22, 2014
I have run Bridgestones since 2000 and love them. This tire has good ratings and replaces my favorite BT023.
Robert K S on Nov 17, 2014
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.
NYr1200RT on Oct 29, 2014
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.
JAIME A on Oct 28, 2014
I have the BT-23s on my 2013 FJR and love them, but they are hard to find, not sure if they are discontinued, so I choose the T-30s after reading a bunch of reviews and info from Bridgestone. Hope to have the same success as the BT-23s.
Chris2265 on Oct 20, 2014
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 west to colorado. Bridgestone has proven a good tire. Trying t30's by recommendation from fellow rider and very good breakdown of information from revzilla.
Charles B on Sep 23, 2014
I bought this tire because I was looking for more grip and my Michelins had been on for a year
DeLoran L on Sep 15, 2014
great sport touring tire -- grip and ride - corners like riding rails - pretty good life
Bob H on Sep 12, 2014
$40 rebate during September
Gary M on Sep 12, 2014
Believed to be 1st class tire at a reasonable price
Richard W on Sep 3, 2014
recommended via ST-Owners Forum
Travis D on Aug 5, 2014
recommended by trusted friend...
Thomas B on Jul 28, 2014
Price and performance are key. Pirellis are not meeting my wear expectations yet my Bridgestones are and offer great value.
DAVID on Jul 24, 2014
Pricepoint. Previous experience with older model of tire.
Chris T on Jul 18, 2014
On the stromtrooper forum a guy recommended these tires
Tony C on Jul 16, 2014
Well cant get BT-023 so hopefully this tire is as good...to be seen...i ride ALL year.
Regi B on Jul 15, 2014
Heard good reviews and thought I would see for my self
David P on May 8, 2014
Have wanted to try a BS dual compound tire so when I got a nail in my PR-2 at about 8500 miles with a ton of tread left it was time to try one.
Ross M on Mar 24, 2014
The tire has good reviews and is priced competitive. Needed for up coming sport touring trip of 9 days.
Garrett W on Jan 21, 2014
hoping for a sticky tire that has decent mileage!
Travis N on Jan 17, 2014
trying for the first time.
Peter L on Dec 2, 2013
Dual compound tire, good price, free shipping.
John V on May 2, 2016
Replaced BattleAx BT023 that lasted 8,000 miles and performed well with next generation of that tire.
William T on Apr 4, 2016
How does the T30 compare with the Angel GT?

Wear Rate?
Dry Grip?
Wet Grip?
Comfort/feel?
A shopper on May 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Comfort feel
What are the numbers after the tire size? There is a choice of 73w, 70w or 69w. Each has a different price???
A shopper on Feb 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The numbers 73. 70 and 69 are load ratings.

73 = 805 lbs
70 = 739 lbs
69 = 716 lbs

The Letter "W" is the Speed Rating

W = 168 mph maximum Speed

You can find all the load and speed ratings by simply typing into your search engine "load and speed ratings for tires" and all sorts of hits will come up. As an aside Load Ratings are logical to the uneducated mind; the lower the number the lower the maximum load.

Wikipedia has a page devoted to reading codes on side of tires as do the tire manufacturer websites.
I have a 96 Honda ST1100 and these tires sounds like they're what might be one of top picks. I'm not an 'aggressive' rider, but do want tires that grip when needed. Mostly good reviews on your site, but truthfully...would you post negative points? I would like to know if there are any. I've ridden for 45 years and bought my share of Bridgestones with no complaints. I'd like to think my next set wouldn't be any different.
A shopper on Jan 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I think these tires are great. I ride a 2002 Triumph Sprint RS quite aggressively but smoothly and have not had any troubles. I got about 9,000 kilometres out of the rear tire which is very acceptable to me. I don't commute, just sport touring trips and day rides. The rear tire wore beautifully with no degradation in profile. The front tire did not wear completely smoothly and started to triangulate a bit, but not enough to feel strange or start a "dropping in" sensation. The front was not as worn as the rear but wasn't far behind.
I would definitely recommend these tires.
I'm looking to replace a rear Avon Storm. Honestly, I'm pretty happy with the Storm, I got 13000 miles on my ST1100 doing road trips and commuting. I'm looking to get similar mileage. Any ideas on comparing these two? The price difference would be nice if the T30's will hold up as long. One of the reviews on this site has me worried about that. Thanks.
A shopper on Aug 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hello there!

First of all, congrats on the ST1100 :) I've the same MC, a 1991 Silver, and I just installed front & rear T30s on my bike a month ago. The wear so far (~1000 miles) is very minimal & the grip/sportiness is fantastic. I dont think you have much to worry about, these tires have been well received on ST1100s & ST1300s.

If you havent yet done so, please do join ST-Owners dot com! You'll have a ton of ST1100 info at your fingertips, and also there's some real bad stuff that's happened to many riders using the Avon Storms, glad you are alright. The storms have caused many (more than 10) on the forum to experience blowouts! Its alarming - no one recommeds the storms for the ST1100 size.
Good luck with your T30 purchase! Great tire, no regrets.

Regards,
Vishnu
1991 ST1100 (thepaleobiker on ST-Owners dot com)
What are the sportbike guys (and girls) running for tire pressure in the rear for canyon riding?
Jairo M on Jan 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I ran 41R and 39F.

However, while good on dry pavement they proved fairly slippery when pavement was wet. Much worse than old BT-21's or BT-23's.
Is this tire, in a GT spec, going to wear better or worse, mileage wise than the BT-023 GT?
A shopper on Jan 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Bridgestone themselves claim approximately 10% LESS mileage out of the T 30 Compared to the BT-023, both in the GT spec. Better traction out of the T 30 and about 10% lower priced than the BT-023. Personally I miss the BT-023, that was my favorite tire. I wish someone would make a Touring/Sport tire that favored better mileage for the touring style rider, rather than all these cookie cutter Sport/Touring tires than favor the sport rider.
For street riding on a heavy adventure bike (Super Tenere), how will these compare to Pilot Road Trail 4 tires? These are about $100 less.
Tom C on Jan 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I am using Shinko on R1200GS. I have 5K miles on the tires they seem to be wearing well. They handle well on the road and in "light" off road.. Can't beat the price.
Unfortunately I'm still running tubes in my tires. Would the 180/55/r17 73W fit my rim?
Thanks
A shopper on Jan 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: You want a tire that is intended to fit the make and model of your ride reguardless of the name of tire manufacturer. Make sure the wheels are made for your ride. Make sure the tire is made for your ride. You will have established the safest combination for you and your passenger. Always use an innertube, rim strip and sometimes a tire boot with wire spoke rims.