Bridgestone Battlax BT-016 Front Tire

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    Bridgestone Battlax BT-016 Front Tire

    Bridgestone brings you genuine MotoGP technology for the street with their new Battlax BT-016 Hypersport Performance Tires.
    • New multi-compound technology derived from MotoGP delivers the grip performance demanded in every aspect - braking, maximum side grip in cornering, and strong traction at the exit of a corner
    • Front tire features dual compound (3LC) to provide grip in all riding modes. The center compound offers linear handling while the shoulder compound secures high grip and solid contact feeling
    • The front tires parallel S shaped grooves give optimal cornering force to improve stability, linear handling and absorption. Groove location across the tread center secures rich contact feeling and stable wet performance
    • The steel MS-BELT (mono-spiral belt) construction applied to front and rear tires absorbs sudden impact from bumps and offers high stability and tremendous line-holding in corners
    • HTSPC- ( High Tensile Super Penetrated Cord - Mono Spiral Belt ) technology in front and rear tire provides rich contact feel, strong grip and high-speed stability
    • 3D-CTDM ( Comprehensive Tire Design Method ) is advanced tire design technology that enables dynamic, three-dimensional simulations of tire performance at all lean angles
    • Compares to Dunlop Qualifier, Michelin Pilot Power/Pilot Sport HPX, Pirelli Diablo/Rosso, Metzeler Sportec M-3/M-1
    • O.E. replacement sizes available, see tire code reference below
    O.E. Tire Size Codes:
    • 120/70ZR-17 E = 2008 Suzuki GSX-R750
    • 120/70ZR-17 C= 2011 Kawasaki ZX10R
    • 120/70ZR-17 J = 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R
    • 120/70ZR-17 M = 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600
    • 120/70ZR-17 U = 2009 Ducati Monster 1100
    • 120/70ZR-17 L = 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R
    • 120/70ZR-17 N = 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000
    • 120/70ZR-17 B = 2011 Kawasaki Z1000
    • 120/70ZR-17 AA = 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600
    • 120/70ZR-17 G = 2011 Suzuki GSX-R750

    Read the MotorcycleUSA.com review of the Bridgestone Battlax BT-016 Tire here: Bridgestone Battlax BT-016 Tire Comparison Review



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    Great tire but horrible tread life on sides

    This tire is great for ripping canyons. Handles very well at all speeds. The only down side is I have only had this bike for 4 months and 1700 miles and the sides are worn to the wear strips on the front. Back is still good.

    Jdog - December 20, 2013

    (To, CA)

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    Great tires

    I've now worn out my third set of these tires, could not ask for a better tire for the price. They do really well in the Ga, TN & NC mountains! 07 FZ6 with 06 FZ1 bars & cnc aluminum set-back plates for rear-sets make this bike have a more aggressive riding posture than stock.

    RickTheFix - June 29, 2012

    (North Metro Atlanta, GA)

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    Great Tires... short life..

    Rode these aggressively. I got about 3100 miles out of them. The front sidewalls are essentially worn. I ride mostly Canyons, a tiny bit of commute. They make a great set; be ware of the tread life though. Don't be surprised when the tire wears out at just over 3000 miles...

    Tristan - June 13, 2012

    (Berkeley, CA)

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    Black round and rubbery

    Third or fourth set - can't remember. Took this one to a track day brand new with a little scrub in. Tires heated up and stuck nicely. I pushed too hard in a late session and gave myself a good scare but was able to ride it out - good tires? good luck? who knows?

    Paul - December 08, 2011

    (powell, TN)

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    Alaska Riding

    I have just finished a set of these tires (just under 10,000 miles on them) and have the rear showing the metal belt. I rode in alaska the full riding year and went all over, rode in heavy rain with very well traction, I did hydroplane at 110mph for about 3 seconds. Dry is great you can lean all the way to the ground with these! Could be better and am going with the new 2011 PRO model this time.

    Eric - September 28, 2011

    (Anchorage, AK)

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    Best of both worlds!

    The BT016 is one of the best tires out there. This tire sticks when im ripping through the turns at the canyon. My 05 GIXXER 1K loves the BT016's. I get 9K miles out of the front tire, and about 5K out of the rear tire. Motorcycle Superstore prices are bangin' and the lighting deliver is amazing. They have matched pricing twice.

    Jaime - September 28, 2011

    (Valinda, CA)

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    Excellent street tire

    It is a great street-use tire, even on canyon runs. It is a significant improvement from the BT-015, which slip a little when you are pushing it on the streets. Cannot say much about using it on a track when you are really to the limits, but based on research, you should be getting their track tires anyways, and not these street tires when on the track.

    James - August 31, 2011

    (Los Angeles, CA)

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    Superb Tires for my Ninja 250R!

    I purchased a 110/70 front and a 150/60 rear tire for my '09 Ninja 250R. These tires fit perfectly, and look great. I've got about 1000 miles on them now, and they're fully broken in. Best of all, they handle significantly better than the OEM IRC tires, especially in damp conditions and on uneven surfaces. Overall I'm thrilled with the tires, and will probably buy them again next time depending on how the treadlife is.

    Owen - August 31, 2011

    (Ottawa, ON)

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    Great Street Tire!

    I put this tire on many customers 600 and 1000cc sportbikes with great results. The BT016 tire provides great dry traction and predictability, while maintaining decent life for such a sticky tire. If you are a Bridgestone guy - ride BT016s on the street and BT003s on the track and you will have great results!

    Matthew F - July 07, 2011

    (San Luis Obispo, CA)

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    Top Shelf Rubber

    These skins are like mounting your ride on rails, rock steady. I even got 7500 miles out of the multi-compound center formula while retaining full lean capabilities with the sticky sidewalls. Not that there is much "lean" in Florida, but they were tested in real twisties in our more mountainous neighboring states, and passed with flying colors. They inspire 100% confidence at extreme lean angles. Go forth and shred. You will love these tires for sporting excursions, and they even get superior straight-line mileage. The BT-016's are a milestone in the continuous development of bringing track engineering to the street. Enjoy!

    dendron - June 02, 2011

    (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, FL)

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    Great front tire when paired with the battlax rear tire.

    This is my second set of Battlax tires on my bike and I'm a big fan of them. Previously I had Michelin Pilot Power tires on and I hated them. The tires wore out quickly and I never felt like I had traction in the corners. I ride a combination of highways and mountain passes so traction in the corners is pretty important. With this latest set of Battlaxs on I have felt in control and my bike is a joy to ride in the corners once more. Battlax ftw!

    Jake - June 02, 2011

    (Burlington, VT)

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    Battlax-BT-016 Front

    Tires is good. Slick when brand new and cold temperature but after 50 miles and temp over 50F my favorite tire yet.

    Josh - May 09, 2011

    (Buffalo, NY)

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    BT016s are Great

    I bought these when I purchased my SV650 less than a year ago. 160/60/17 and 120/60/17 sizing. I bought the bike with 3,200 Miles on the odometer; it now has 13,500 and the same tires (just hit the wear bars). I ride 20 miles per day to work and back all on straight roads in Los Angeles, and do canyons 2 times per week. These Bridgestones have exceeded my expectations. Everything feels good, haven't had any slippage to date. As others have said, the tire feels very planted in the corners, and most importantly, has not changed it's "feel" throughout its lifespan.

    Mike P. - April 26, 2011

    (Los Angeles, CA)

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    Great tire. I'm sold on this brand. They are excellent.

    Anthony - March 31, 2011

    (New London, CT)

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    BT-016 Front tire review

    They came with my 750 GSXR, My first bike... I am not sure what type of mileage I should get, but I am happy with 6,650 miles on front tire.

    Anthony - February 24, 2011

    (Atlanta, GA)
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