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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
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Bridgestone Battlax T30 Rear Tires 4.6 5 23 23
Good grip I have NEVER run these in the rain, so I will let others comment on that. I chose the 55 series because it was said that my full liter bike (Bimota SB6R) would benefit from the stronger carcass. I will NOT do that in the future. the 55 vs. the 50 changed the profile of the tire and made the tire rounder vs. bowl shaped. This does NOT allow me to access the very outermost part of the tire and leaves what they call "chicken strips" even with the pegs touching the road. The outermost part of the tire provides the most grip, as there is no tread there..... That being said, The grip on these tires is as good as any true sport tire I have ever used....That being said, as a highway rider, I never get to a point where i am actually sliding a dry tire on the roadway. (close but not "Backin' ' er in" for me, on the highways) The mileage is nowhere near what was promised, I am at about 2,000 miles and already near the wear bars on the center strip....They will be DONE at about 4-5K. The tire heats up well and provides good grip even when slightly cool..... Overall, I think I will choose the 190/ 50/zr17 next time. It has a smaller sidewall and a more bowl shaped profile. October 27, 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
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
Great tires 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
Great tire 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
Super This tire is simply SUPER! (Sorry no rain info. I do NOT ride in the rain) I love this tire. GREAT grip, super smooth transition, solid, and absorbs bad pavement, without even a wiggle....... One of the finest fronts to ever grace my bike! I WILL repeat this purchase! October 27, 2014
Neutral handling, good ride after brake-in I bought the stiffer spec tires for my Moto Guzzi Norge and at first I thought I make a big mistake because they rode really hard. After 100-150 miles the tires smoothed out. They seem oblivious to cut up roads in prep for resurfacing, I got off an exit that the off ramp was really tore up and no drama at all and did not want to follow the grooves at all. Steers with less effort than the stock Angels but very stable. Happy so far. September 6, 2014
Grip Tires great, sticks better than stock BT21 and feels not confident! No issue from tire heat up nice and will stick when hitting corners. September 2, 2014
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Bridgestone Battlax T30 Rear Tires
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
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
CHRIS VAN K: 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. Oct 20, 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 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. Sep 23, 2014
DeLoran L: I bought this tire because I was looking for more grip and my Michelins had been on for a year Sep 15, 2014
Bob H: great sport touring tire -- grip and ride - corners like riding rails - pretty good life Sep 12, 2014
Gary M: $40 rebate during September Sep 12, 2014
Richard W: Believed to be 1st class tire at a reasonable price Sep 3, 2014
Travis D: recommended via ST-Owners Forum Aug 5, 2014
Thomas B: recommended by trusted friend... Jul 28, 2014
DAVID G: Price and performance are key. Pirellis are not meeting my wear expectations yet my Bridgestones are and offer great value. Jul 24, 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: Heard good reviews and thought I would see for my self May 8, 2014
Ross M: 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. Mar 24, 2014
Garrett W: The tire has good reviews and is priced competitive. Needed for up coming sport touring trip of 9 days. Jan 21, 2014
Travis N: hoping for a sticky tire that has decent mileage! Jan 17, 2014
Peter L: trying for the first time. Dec 2, 2013
A shopper asked: How does the T30 compare with the Angel GT?

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May 1, 2014
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Marcel M: Comfort feel May 16, 2014
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A shopper asked: 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. Aug 4, 2014
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Vishnu S: 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)
Aug 5, 2014
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Garrett W: Hard to say. It depends on how you ride, what the pavement is like where you ride and what the temperatures are where you ride. 13,000 miles from a set of sport touring tires seems like an awful lot to me. I've got about 6,000 kilometers on the T-30 at this point and i think they'll last another 2,000, maybe a little more. This was aggressive sport riding in northern california in very hot weather, with a commute from Canada and back with two days of cool wet weather. I think you'd be hard pressed to get 13,000 miles out of a rear. Front probably yes. Aug 6, 2014
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Ross M: The front T-30 is wearing really well on my +600lb FJR-1300 with a lot of super slab miles on it with no cupping. The rear T-30 I do not think it'll make 10k miles since it is already showing some wear at 4K, but I could be wrong. I do like how the T-30 lets me dive into corners like the bikes original Metzler Z-6's.

A nail ended my PR-2 life early, and it was less than half worn at 9k so you may want to check a set of Michelin Pilot Roads too. Hope this helps
Aug 18, 2014
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Salvatore D: The T30 is an excellent tire but I would definitely return to the Avon storm in your case. I bought the T30 to get touring with the occasional track day use on my 1989 Ninja ZX10. I have an 18 inch rear wheel so tire selection is limited. Stick with the tires you know get the job done. 13,000 miles is excellent. Well done Aug 5, 2014
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Jerrold john P: I think the t30s is more of a track tire that has been applied new technology like the dual compound areas meaning hard on the center to give additional milage then soft at the outer to give you the grip when cornering. Storm is more of a touring that has been develop to give more milage. Aug 5, 2014
Jim C: So far i have 2500 miles on the T30 GT's, handling in wet & dry is good, and wear is minimal at this point. Previously ran 2 sets of Bridgestone 023 GT's which got over 10,000 miles on an FJR 1300, expect to get the same from the T30's. Aug 5, 2014
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Willard G: Sorry, I've not been riding for medical reasons. Only have about 2,500 on the tire. We must ride differently; I normally get 8 to 9 K on a rear tire. WG Aug 5, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is this tire, in a GT spec, going to wear better or worse, mileage wise than the BT-023 GT? Jan 14, 2014
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Donald C: 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. Sep 6, 2014
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Marcel M: Its a really good tire with good mileage no complaints! Jan 14, 2014
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David M: only a couple hundred miles so far, but a great tire. Jan 14, 2014
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Tom C asked: 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. Jan 23, 2014
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Wayne G: 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. Feb 18, 2014
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A shopper asked: Unfortunately I'm still running tubes in my tires. Would the 180/55/r17 73W fit my rim?
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Jan 15, 2014
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Scott C: 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. Mar 3, 2014
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Rear / 150/70ZR17 69W 936500 886 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 160/60ZR17 69W 936501 887 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 160/70ZR17 73W 936502 874 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 170/60ZR17 GT Spec 72W 936503 877 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 180/55ZR17 73W 936504 875 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 180/55ZR17 GT Spec 73W 936505 878 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 190/50ZR17 73W 936506 876 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 190/55ZR17 75W 936507 1319 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 190/55ZR17 GT Spec 75W 936508 1320 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 160/60ZR18 70W 936509 873 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days