I have been restoring a 1980 model motorcycle and previously used these when on a motorcycle in the 80's when they were first released. They made a big difference in overall handling on my bike back then and I was pleased to find they still manufactured them. They have vastly improved the handling and rideability of my 80's model motorcycles over the typical Dunlop tires found on them. I have 2 other restoration projects in the works and you can be sure, I will be replacing the old tires on these bikes with the very same Bridgestone S11's
I bought these to replace the very same tires on my Yamaha Virago 750. Haven't ridden these tires in wet conditions yet, so no stars there. Otherwise they do everything else perfect fine. They were a bit stiffer to take off and put on the rims compared to sport bike tires, I assume that's because they're designed for cruisers.
Bought it to match the G702 on the rear of my Gold Wing Interstate, and in the information where it states ride 'normally' for the first 100 miles...you had better take heed.
The steering was extremely quick newly mounted, and after the tyre was suitably worn in, the ride was great and so too wet road handling.
Origional equipment on my F700GS 2013, needed to replace at 6800 miles due to screw in tread. Tire arrived in three days, excellent service and price point. Tires perform well on wet or dry pavement. Would recommend Battlewings for all round service, performance. Also reccomended MC Superstore for great service and support.
This will be my 2nd Bridgestone. The 1st on I got 16000 miles out of but will say I went a few miles past its life. I do a lot of highway miles but do get on the back roads when I can. This tire has handle well on the straight and in the twistys. Just hope this tire gives me as good service as the last one. Just ordered the matching front to go with the rear but still got some miles left on it.