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Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20 Rear Tires

The S20, which incorporates the innovative technologies developed for MotoGP tires, is one of Bridgestone's sport radial premium brand products. Using new patterns and new compounds, in the S20 Bridgestone offers durability and long wear life while improving grip performance at both high temperatures and low temperatures, such as immediately after start and in wet conditions. Also, by optimizing the tire structure in the S20, Bridgestone was able to increase the running contact pressure and contact surface and focus on high performance in dry conditions and stable handling.

The Bridestone BATTLAX Hypersport series is Bridgestone's premium brand of on-road motorcycle tires. The top of the line of the BATTLAX tires are the MotoGP class tires used in the FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) road race series, for which Bridgestone is the official tire supplier. Bridgestone offers a wide range of BATTLAX tires, from touring to racing and from small motorcycles to large motorcycles.

Principal technologies and product features:

  • New Pattern: Through the optimization of groove positioning and the use of wide grooves, the tire offers both comfortable handling and improved grip performance in dry and wet conditions.
  • New Compound: Continued use of NanoPro-Tech, RC Polymer (for motorcycle tires). All aspects of compound composition were reevaluated, and as a result Bridgestone was able to maintain long wear life while achieving high grip performance in a wide range of temperature conditions, from high to low.
  • 3LC (3 Layer Compound) Optimized Tread Pattern Design: By optimizing tread pattern design for the new compound, Bridgestone has achieved high levels of both wear life and grip performance.


  • Dual Compound (3LC) is used for both front and rear tires
  • Contact patch is optimized to improve contact with the road
  • Performance is maintained throughout the life of the tire
  • Better wet performance than BT-016 PRO due to new pattern and compound
  • Technologies used include: Mono-Spiral Belt, Silica Rich EX, RC Polymer and Nano Pro-Tech to achieve high levels of all-around sport bike performance
Bang For The Buck
4.5 / 5
4.5 / 5
Tread Life
3.3 / 5
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Rear / 180/55ZR17 73W 827549 24124/024124 Out of Stock
Rear / 190/50ZR17 73W 827550 24073/024073 Out of Stock
Rear / 190/55ZR17 75W 827551 24022/024022 Out of Stock
Rear / 200/50ZR17 75W 827552 024005 Out of Stock


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4.8 / 5.0
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4.5 / 5
4.5 / 5
Tread Life
3.3 / 5
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Heats up quick and thus being a sticky DOT tire
I have been running the S20 sense they first came out. I am well impressed with all aspects of this tire. For my last set I used them as follows: Brand new set 190/55 went and raced a saturday & sunday event. Did not break traction but once on the my sunday race after really pushing the tire. Brought home on the bike, switched fairnigs out and got another 3,000 miles on the street and canyons on my Street/Race CBR1000rr. I strongly recommend trying this tire if you haven't done so already.

P.S. Did take 3rd place with these tires against my competition who where running race slicks.
September 25, 2013
Not bad!
I ride a Super Duke and live on a road with 1800 turns in 145 miles so I typically wear out the sides first. These tires grip throughout the temp range. They seem to grip well cool as well as very hot. Temps reach 110 here and they don't seem to get greasy.This is my second set of S20's this summer and I like them. I can't rate them on rain because it hasn't. I can't rate them on mileage because I haven't kept track. I don't care about mileage, I care about grip, and they do grip.
October 22, 2012
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
2 / 5
Great sport tire in the Bridgestone tradition
Having gone through 12-14 sets of BT 016s and 016 pros over the last couple of years, I guess you could say I'm a Bridgestone fan. With the S20, Bridgestone have moved the game beyond the BT 016 pro in terms of warm-up, grip (wet and dry), feed back and fun. Just don't read too much into that part about durability and long wear.
June 22, 2012
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Great tires! Warm up quick! great grip rain or shine!
Previously had the stock dunlop Q2 for my R1, but they only lasted for 3000 miles. About to put on 2000 on these bridgestone and still looks fairly new. I commute 100 miles a day with my R1. so i am happy with the s20 hypersports.
February 8, 2015
2013 Yamaha YZF-R1
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
OEM Perspective
I got these tires as the OEM Tires when I bought my 2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R 636 ABS. I've done Majority street riding and I do fairly spirited riding on the back road sweepers and twisties. I've got 5,500 Miles in 9 months on these tires and these still have more life in them to go. Both Front and rear are wearing away evenly but because of New Jersey Roads being so darn straight 85-92% of where you go the Rear tire is flat spotting faster than I'd like. I do wish that they made another version or types of S20 where the center compound was a little harder/ slower wearing for areas like this. I wouldn't trade the softer shoulders for NOTHING, Leave them the way there are!!! If I could use the last 10% of both sides of the tire I'm Sure I will crack 7,000 miles before getting Leveled to the wear bars. If I get 8,000 miles by the time the ware bares are gone I will be impressed. They heat up nicely but don't really start to make any Serious grip until ambient air temps are about 75F+ and riding for more than 20-30 minutes with a slightly spirited pace. Also these tires saw at least 4 months of Winter riding in temps down to 18F. Surprisingly enough they when from Ice cold to room temp in minutes!! No Serious Slipping, PLENTY of feed back to tell you much or or lack of grip there was, and did do Just fine in the rain. I got caught in one Heavy down pour where it was hot 80F+ and sunny for 8hrs prior to the storm dropping down to 65F when I started. Theses things SUCK LIKE GLUE in the back road twist. I had little to no sacrifice for my pace compared to dry. That run was at speeds of 45-70mph with lean angles reaching 40-50 degrees constantly. Completely surprising wet weather performance in Very heavy down pour with elevated winds at 20-35mph.
June 9, 2014
2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R ZX636
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
I recently purchased these tires, and I used to work for Firestone so I like to lean more towards Bridgestone when it comes to tires, but these tires do the job and then some. I haven't had any problems with these tires yet and don't see any problems coming in the future, I would definitely recommend getting these tires.
July 1, 2013
2007 Suzuki GSX-R600
Great price, FAST shipping.
Ordered the tire on a Sunday night, and I had it by Tuesday. Revzilla is AWESOME!
December 8, 2014
2013 Yamaha FZ6R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
good price
This tire is aggressively profiled with good grip and feel. Best bang for the buck.
March 9, 2015
2013 Suzuki GSX-R1000
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Great tire!
I've only put about 500 miles on this new tire, but so far it's great!

Heats up quickly in cold weather. Used them in Chicago at ~40F and the tires have great traction and heat up quickly. The tire has a bit taller of a profile so it drops into curves very nicely.
January 5, 2015
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Made a big difference in handling
I had much older BT-57 Battleaxs and upgrading to the S20 made a huge difference in how the bike feels, I'm much more confident on it now. Moto GP approved after all.
August 4, 2014
1995 Honda CBR600F F3
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i had this on my 2014 Yamaha FZ09 and it was an ok tire ... it spun out a lot on turns when i pulled back the throttle... im comparing it to my Dunlop Q3 that i have on now because i didnt have that problem with the Q3... i rate it 3 stars of 5 overall ...
Zaira T on May 16, 2016
This type came on the motorbike brand new, thought I would stay with this manufacture and upgrade in technology.
Mitchell C on Apr 26, 2016
i had this on my 2014 Yamaha FZ09 and it was an ok tire ... it spun out a lot on turns when i pulled back the throttle... im comparing it to my Dunlop Q3 that i have on now because i didnt have that problem with the Q3... i rate it 3 stars of 5 overall ...
Zaira T on May 16, 2016
I couldn't pass up on the price. I am a slightly agressive rider but not to the point of pushing past these tires limits.
Charles P on May 11, 2016
This type came on the motorbike brand new, thought I would stay with this manufacture and upgrade in technology.
Mitchell C on Apr 26, 2016
Love this tire this is my 3rd set and have no major complaints. Next set I will try is the Metzler m7RR's
Jonathan C on Mar 24, 2016
Awesome tire, great grip and feel, run these on all my bikes.
AHappyTTFan on Mar 7, 2016
awesome tires
Eulysses P on Feb 20, 2016
Been very happy with them last couple years - these, and Pirelli Rosso IIs are my go to tires
William N on Feb 11, 2016
Price was great, and Revzilla always ships crazy fast!
carl r on Oct 7, 2015
Use on the street as well as the track. Have about 4K miles on them now. Work great on the street. They do seem to get flat in the center pretty quick. Had plenty of grip on the track. Only one track day with these tires so far, but think they may last through 3 track days depending on your speeds. I had plenty of melted rubber build up on the edges on the tires. CBR1000RR.
Frank G on Sep 7, 2015
best tires i have used !!! they grip and give you great feedback on the road
O H on Aug 2, 2015
bike came with bt014
i loved those
these are said to be better
i'm currently on my third set
t3ichou on May 12, 2015
I read a bunch of reviews and decided on these. Switching from Avon sport tour tires as I didn't get many miles out of the last set. We'll see how it goes.

2002 Busa.
Christopher B on Mar 28, 2015
Guy Martins suggestion.
Thomas L on Mar 8, 2015
These tires are great in the twisties!
William K on Feb 20, 2015
Cause they're amazing tires!!
Matthew B on Feb 12, 2015
Upgraded version of tire that was on my bike
Michael P on Feb 9, 2015
I had a front tire S20 I really liked and wanted to see if the rears were as good.
Paul R on Jan 25, 2015
What is not to love, 3000 miles, Two track days and are still looking good. lots of confidence in these tires. 1998 CBR900RR.
Barry W on Jan 15, 2015
I always go with Bridgestone tires. I will have to put some miles on these tires and write a review. Revzilla had the best price I could find on the web!
Anthony D on Jan 6, 2015
I have read about the Bridgestone S20 tire and I liked what I read. Will try them out and we will see.
W C on Jan 5, 2015
great price
Lewis K on Jan 5, 2015
I wanted a 55 section tire on my new Ninja and this was the best price on the same kind of tire that is on the bike.
William M on Jan 3, 2015
Because my other s20 tire has a screw in it and the front one has plenty of life left, so I just needed a replacement.
James G on Dec 16, 2014
I've used this tire for a while now and still love it. Wish they lasted a little longer, but for the type of riding I do, I'd rather have better grip than longer life with a greater risk of low siding.
Jordan H on Dec 16, 2014
Part of a motorcycle group on Facebook and I polled the group
Wilfredo G on Dec 1, 2014
this tire promise durability, nice grip on wet, etc...
FINLEY T on Nov 3, 2014
Going on a trip soon and rear tire is too worn... These tires are just fantastic, excellent grip, in Mexico´s roads the mileage goes up to over 5,000 miles, front is still good so just replacing rear.
Best tire for my Suzuki SV1000S, waaay better than Michelin pilot power 2ct in my opinion (which is what I used before).
Daniel G on Oct 12, 2014
It's the latest Bridgestone tyre for my 07 zx6r
Thomas R on Oct 3, 2014
it came stock, I got good mileage and great grip...can't complain.
Richard T B on Sep 29, 2014
After doing some research, this tire appealed to me because I mostly do commuting on my 2007 CBR 600RR, and this tire seemed to fit my needs. The price was a good selling point. I had Dunlop Q3s prior and they were too soft for my average 50 miles per day.
Matthew P on Sep 18, 2014
Replacement for my stock tire that I got a hole in.
Barry S on May 21, 2014
have 1600 miles on these tires and they are into the wear bars already on my ZX-14R Trying the 023-GT and hopes for longer life. Also I do not do burnouts but ride aggressively
Brian T on Apr 27, 2014
JOSEPH J on Apr 6, 2014
OEM tire to begin with, felt confident on it during turns and it lasted me 8k. One track day and a daily 60 mile one way commute is what I got out of this guy. 2013 ZX-6R 636 Stock.
Kyle D on Mar 14, 2014
I'm a big fan of Bridgestone. The BT015's were OEM on my 2011 Hayabusa. I got 7K miles out of the last set. I figured I would keep up with the times and try the latest and greatest Bridgestone has to offer.
Russell W E on Mar 4, 2014
Sticky sport tire
Travis N on Feb 15, 2014
I've got the (worn) Bridgestone Battlax BT016-Pro on my bike now, and they are great. Since these are the replacement of the BT016s, it was an easy choice.
Jarik V on Feb 3, 2014
Reasonable price and read good reviews of the tire
Tafawa W on Jan 30, 2014
ROBERTO G on Jan 13, 2014
I couldn't pass up on the price. I am a slightly agressive rider but not to the point of pushing past these tires limits.
Charles P on May 11, 2016
Love this tire this is my 3rd set and have no major complaints. Next set I will try is the Metzler m7RR's
Jonathan C on Mar 24, 2016
When are you getting the S20 Evo? I'm curious to see try it and see what others say about it
A shopper on Sep 1, 2014
Hi, I own a 2012 Suzuki GSXR-1000, I've used these tires since I bought it, now I need a rear tyre but I'm thinking on using a Michelin Pilot Road 3 instead, here are my questions:
1. Is it ok to use 2 types of tires at the same time (front Battlax S20 and rear Michelin Pilot Road 3).
2. In your experience should I stick with the Battlax S20 or switch to Michelin Pilot Road 3? or do you suggest anything better.

I drive a lot, not too aggressive on the cornering but I do go fast (when possible), this is my daily ride.

Thanks for your help!!
A shopper on Apr 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Better to have same brand
Good morning, am hesitating between the S20 or the M5. I ride Street mainly on yamaha XJ600.
Which one had more grip during cornering?
Thank you in advance for your reply.
A shopper on Sep 18, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I have used both tires, albeit the S20 on a Street Triple and the M5 on a CBR600. I would say the S20 gives vastly more grip while cornering; when properly heated up, it is incredibly sticky and confidence-inspiring. The M5 was better in the rain/cold but the S20 was like riding around with a roll of duct tape; it was that sticky. I don't think I had a single slip with the S20.
I currently have this tire on the rear of my 08 ZX10R. It is in great shape, but my Dunlop Q2 front that came on the bike when I bought it is worn out. I'm about to do my first track day so I want to buy a new front. Any advice on what I should get? I use the bike for daily commutes as well. Thanks!
Joshua J on Sep 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I strongly recommend you go with the same tire for front and rear. Mixing tire manufacturers could mean mixing tire compounds meaning they may not heat or flex the same. That may not mean much on your daily commute. But in 10/10 riding at the track it could mean the difference between a slide or a crash. That being said, I'm extremely satisfied with my S20s. I've pushed them to the edge of my comfort zone and haven't experienced any uncontrollable slipping. You will find they gum up nicely and hold a great line.
Since this is also your daily rider, I also highly recommend you thoroughly inspect your tires after your track day. You will wear your tires out significantly faster than you have previously experienced. Good luck. Stay safe. Keep the rubber side down and the shiny side up.
Approximately how long do these tires last?
A shopper on Oct 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I ride a KTM Superduke 990 - commuting and "spirited" canyon rides on the weekends, I can get about 2500 miles out of the rear tire sometimes 3000 if I stretch it to the absolute limit (more commuting and less canyons). About twice as much on the front (two rears on one front).
I have the Battlaax bt016 on my front tire. would it be bad if i upgrade my back tire to the S20 and leave the front Bt16?
A shopper on Nov 26, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the inquiry. We do typically recommend staying within the same model of tire. However, in this case the S20 is the successor to the 016 and can probably be matched up together without you noticing it. For every day road riding you will not notice any difference. The only reservation we would have is if you decided to do a few track days, where you are more likely to really push the limits of adhesion, you may notice grip level variation or a tendency to head shake a little easier.
Please could you advise approx weight for S20:
190/50zR17 rear
120/70zR17 front
A shopper on Sep 13, 2012
BEST ANSWER: The average weight for a set of standard sport bike tires is between 24 and 26 pounds, shipped.
@revzilla I'm looking at these the m7rr and the bridgestone s20s. I live in new England and ride when its below 50 at times. Looking for a good street tire that I can take on the track a few times for my s1000rr which would you recommend?
A shopper on Aug 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: as a daily commute, this tires has a much long life than the bt016... great for me! (gsxr600 2013)
Hi everyone! For the track day riders What pressures psi are you using front and back for these tires when on the track?

Thank you.
A shopper on Jun 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I had these tires at 33 front and 28.5 rear and they worked great at the track.
Ill be commuting in the Orange County area for school and work, mostly freeways. I will average about 25 miles each way from home to work. which tires would you guys recommend? S20 or the S20 evo?
A shopper on Feb 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I am on the East coast and commute 50 miles a day on my 2012 GSXR-1000, riding most every workday from April into November. I am just shy of 20,000 highway miles on my bike in less than three years and I will be putting on my 3rd set of Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20 tires in a few weeks. They are the only tires I use. If I rode more track days I would try the S20 Evo's. For commuting on a sport bike, I can sincerely say you can't go wrong buying the S20's for your bike!