Bridgestone BattleWing 502 Tire
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
Solid performmance, reasonable price.
Using the Battlewings on a Yamaha Super Tenere. The riding performance both on dry pavement and in the rain has been extremely solid: good handling, steering and braking. Stability and tracking at freeway speeds is excellent. Replaced the original rear tire at about 11k miles and the original front is still going strong at about 13.5k. Off the pavement, the tires are a bit less stellar, but good enough for the dirt and gravel roads I ride. I sometimes think I'd like to try Michelin Anakees on the Super-T, but the Bridgestones are giving all the performance I need at a much better price point.
September 23, 2013
Excellent grip/average life
I use these (front and rear) on DL1000 v-strom. The rear gets right at 6-7000 miles. I commute mostly in a very fast and high traffic area (Dallas.) I typically get less miles per tire than other reviewers on all of my bikes.
I find these to be the best balance of grip/longevity/price for my usage.
September 16, 2013
Mileage and grip very good
All highway on a Super Tenere over roads usually done on an FJR1300: mountains and flatland. They got the same mileage as other brands used on the FJR, being ridden a little less spirited. 8,000 on rear, maybe 9,000 on front.
September 16, 2013
Keep Coming Back
I've tried other tires for my '11 VStrom DL650A, but I keep coming back to the BattleWing. So far, it's been the best bang for the buck. I just wish I got a few more miles out of them (12K front, 8K rear).
August 6, 2013
Bought this tire after one of my buddies recommended it.
After about 500 miles I think they are very good,but for the money, they are awesome. I commute to work so I put a lot of miles on my tires. The handling for the street are almost as good as the Torrances I usually buy. I have not rode off-road with them yet. The tread are very deep, my friend told me he bought them due to the way they wear evenly and do not cup.
Only time will tell.
Bike : 07 BMW R1200GS
July 1, 2013
I would and did buy again!
I use these tires on my Yamaha Super Tenere and I ride all year. I was able to put 10000 miles in a year and a half, mostly suburban street, city and highway driving. I ride 90-100 regularly on the highways and these tires held up very well. I lean pretty aggressively when ever possible figure there is tread on the sides I try to use it. I did develop a flat center when I reached around 10000, even though they still have plenty of traction left it changed the handling characteristics enough I am replacing them.
June 16, 2013
Great bang for my buck from an OEM tire.
I recently picked up a 1 yo Tiger 800XC with 2,600 miles on the original BattleWings. I usually try to use up OEM tires ASAP in favor of something better. But after 1,000 miles of hot / cold, dry / wet, loaded w/100 miles of graded dirt included; I have been impressed with the ride and handling of these 80/20 tires on this bike.
So I already ordered another set while they were on sale, as I burn through tires sooner than most. $215 for the set delivered is an outstanding value. And I will say that I was shocked wjhen I ordered it one morning and the tire was on my porch (near San Francisco) the next day with regular free shipping. Way to Rev RockZilla!!!
May 28, 2013