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Bridgestone BattleWing BW 502 Rear Tires

The Bridgestone Battle Wing tires are designed for the growing number of committed adventure bikers looking for maximum sensation without sacrificing durability, stability, and all-weather grip.

Features:

  • V Speed Rated radial is designed for adventure bike applications
  • The new profile and a series of angled base provide better, more sporty handling and contact feel with the road
  • Silca enriched compound (rear) offers exceptional level of grip on both wet and dry surfaces
  • Mono-spiral belt construction (rear) offers high speed stability and excellent shock absorption
  • Tread pattern design minimizes road noise
  • Designed for 80% on-road/20% offroad use
  • TL: Tubeless
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Bridgestone BattleWing BW-502 Rear Tires 4.5 5 17 17
If it's not broke, don't fix it (Take note Michelin!) These Bridgestone's came as OEM fitment on my 2014 Yamaha Super Tenere ES, and as my title says...if it's not broke, don't fix it. I am currently replacing these with like for like because I can't find any reason to switch to this tire's competition. I live in Austin, TX where we see shorter life out of tires due to course asphalt and 100+ temperatures and I still got over 8000 miles out of the rear tire before it was flush with the wear bars. That's exceptional around here for a tire that performs as well as these do at everything. These tires have never let me down with very hard road riding (I use every ounce of these tires), gravel, pouring rain, some mud, etc. My front is still trucking along and I predict it will be okay until around 11000 miles or more. I feel that these are truly one of the only 80/20 tires remaining to pick from. Competition like the Michelin Anakee 3, Metzeler Tourance Next, Conti Road Attack 2 and others are all like 90/10 or 95/5 and even though I don't ride majority off road - I still do plenty enough to desire more than a 90/10 can give me off road. These Bridgestone's did everything I asked of them recently doing several hundred miles of off road on Colorado passes up to 13000 feet. Including large sharp rock, dirt, gravel, mud, grass, etc. Passes included Cumberland Pass, Ceballo Pass, Los Pinos Pass, and Cottonwood Pass as well as many treks off of these passes into areas unknown to me. All off road and these did as excellent as you can ask for out of a tire that got me there from Austin and back in a mix of dry and pouring rain. Hot and cold. If it's not broke, don't fix it...so another set of Bridgestone's will go on. I've read too much bad about the leading competitors (Anakee 3, Tourance Next, others) to risk trying something different when I KNOW that these work exceptional and are proven to take a darn good off road beating at speeds over large sharp rock. No cupping, no abnormal well, just a darn good tire. Thanks for making such a great tire Bridgestone and please refrain from following in the footsteps of other manufacturers that go more road oriented. These fit the bill perfectly. There was nothing wrong with the Anakee 2's but Michelin proceeded to replace them with a tire that is now iffy. In the past I always replaced my stock tires with Anakee's when they wore out, but not anymore. These Bridgestones are every bit as good or better than the last set of Anakee 2's that I ran. Please don't change these Bridgestone! They're not broke, so please don't fix them! ;) September 14, 2014
Great on my Super Tenere Really happy with the superior on-pavement performance. I commute year round, all weather, and these tires will take maximum lean angle while providing great road feedback. Plus I"m getting 13K miles out of them before they hit the wear bars. May 12, 2014
Street tires, slippery on gravel and off road This is not a 50-50 tire, at the most is a 90-10. You can kiss the idea to ride in seated position on a gravel, dusty, road goodbye. You can drive in stand up position with a lot of care. It might work on a heavy slower bike such a GS1200 but on a Tiger 800 XC it has just no grip. It feels like "floating" with no feeling of control at all, at 50km/h is risky, at 80 is just suicide.... On the other hand it has plenty of grip on the street. Curves, and stability very good, wet conditions does the job. I'm changing my tires to the K60, my riding mate, has those on his Tiger 800XC, not that incredible on the street, still very good grip at corning, but the real thing on the gravel Triumph Tiger 800 XC February 7, 2014
Excellent tire for the money, great street tire for Big Traillie bikes Excellent tire for the price, great street tire for Big Traillies! January 27, 2014
Good reliability, take some time to warm-up 2009 R1200GS Adventure I liked this tire, do not treat it as a sporty tour tire I rode about 17k miles with it and it was really good It did slip a couple of times when I accelerated out of the turns, though pretty predictable. Some anecdote to share is riding across a bridge in the highway with strong wing, the heavy R12Adv did change to the left lane (this happened to me 3-4 times), not sure if its due to low grip but it hasn't happened to me again with the conti trail attacks. Good balance between durability, on road traction and fire-road riding. Excellent bang for the buck! January 20, 2014
confident I just write a review on front tire. Together with this rear tire. They give me so confident in leaning. And also I find they are more accurate in cornering. Have consider other brand before, but compare to the price and the pattern. I decide to choose this. The pattern is so pretty :) January 11, 2014
stable dual sport Designed for the big Yamaha TDM, works great on my SV which is converted to a dual sport January 3, 2014
Excellent price and fast shipping Great replacement tire for my V-Strom. Grips well on the road. Very hard to hand mount, had to take it to a shop and have it machine mounted. Other than that, saved a lot of money with a great price. Will see how it holds up, my other Bridgestone lasted 7000 miles December 4, 2013
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Stephen B: good ratings on the Stromtrooper forum Sep 5, 2014
G R: Have ~ 8000 on current BattleWings on my super tenere with 3/32's left on front and rear. Only replacing them because I have a 4000 mile road trip coming up and don't want to stop to replace tires. Its good on road, and been acceptable on gravel and dirt roads while fully loaded. Good 90/10 tire in my opinion. Jul 15, 2014
Allie W: Fit my bike and price and free shipping Jun 19, 2014
Evelyn N: I ride the Bridgestone Trail Wings now on my VStrom 1000 and I got 14500 on the Rear Tire and I still have tread left. The Battlewing are the new OEM Tire for the 2014 so I figure it'll be just as good. It was also a little bit less expensive than the Trail Wing. Jun 16, 2014
Clete K: great tire, holds the road well and stands up to a lot of punishment without failure Apr 3, 2014
Douglas S: Original tire that came on my Yamaha Super Tenere & I got great mileage plus it did everything I asked of it on the road where I ride 99%. My original tire has over 11K on it and it will go another 1500-2000 miles if I wish to push it plus the front tire still looks new. I thought I would go with PR4 tires but I am going to wear the front out first along with this replacement rear. Jan 16, 2014
Lewis K: I wanted a tread pattern that would not kick the bike sideways when "gassing it up" around a gravel corner ! Oct 1, 2013
Kevin B: Price and Reviews, Never tried before. Sep 7, 2013
Dale L: Stock tires on my super tenere have been happy with them. Aug 31, 2013
A shopper asked: Best tires for a 2007 DL-650 V-Strom, mostly street-ridden. Replacing original rear tire that has 7900 miles.
Is anyone making a dual-compound tire (hard center tread/soft sidewall tread)?
Thanks
Sep 26, 2013
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Christopher C: I put BattleWings on my 2012 VStrom 1000 (90 percent street ridden) and absolutely love the tires. They grip great on twisty's, handle rain excellent and provide a very smooth ride. I have 2500 miles on them and they are wearing nicely - I expect to get 7500+ on the rear, more on the front. The BattleWing is a huge improvement over the stock TrailWings that caame on the bike. Sep 27, 2013
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Thomas S: Just put a set on a 2006 DL-650 V-Strom front and rear, the OEM tires went 12,200 non-aggressive miles. I found these tires to be an excellent replacement for original. They handle well and I noticed they do not follow road patches and tar snakes at all! Highly recommended! Sep 27, 2013
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Macon D: Haven't found one yet. Battlewings are the most cost effective quality tire I've found and last as long as any tire out there including Metzeler and Michelin which I also tried. Sep 26, 2013
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William H: Michelin now makes Pilot Road 3 tires for the DL-650 which will last 15000 miles or more on the DL650 and they are great handly tires wet or dry. Nov 1, 2013
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A shopper asked: Last set I bought were battlewings Good grip but treadlife was low 6000 miles. Original trailwings lasted 12000 Jun 2, 2012
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SkychsVa: Hands down .... without a doubt .... Michelin Anakee 2's. Your bike will fall into the turns with ease and the grip in both dry and wet conditions is excellent. They hum a little as they wear but you should get around 8K miles on the rear and 10-12K on the front. Jun 18, 2012
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RevZilla: We recommend the Michelin Anakee 2 or the Heidenau K76's as options to consider for a dual sport bike rider looking for a higher mileage tire. Jun 7, 2012
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Rear / 140/80R17 69V 968912 133000 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 150/70R17 69V 157820 95158 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours