Bridgestone Battlax BT-003 Racing Street Rear Tire

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    Bridgestone Battlax BT-003 Racing Street Front Tire

    Flexing MotoGP inspired muscles, the Battlax BT-003 comes to the street with about as much racing influence you can get away with. Its “Ultraction Compound” is ideally suited for track days where hard acceleration and braking are the norm. And though certainly a hard core sport bike tire, Bridgestone has made sure comfort and confidence inspiring handling traits are worked in as well.
    • Street Sport Tire with Ultimate Grip Performance is derived from MotoGP technology
    • Designed for Sporty Riding enjoyment with confident grip on streets and dry-condition circuits
    • Specially street-turned tire developed from our latest racing tire BT-003 which has achieved many victories in production-class races (600cc-1000cc)
    • BT-003RS is the successor to BT-002RS and BT-090 and covers various engine sizes and models (from middle sport class to super sport class)
    • The 3LC (3 Layer Compound) provide regular wear and the optimized pattern design provides longer wear life than ex-models: BT-002RS/BT-090
    • S shaped grooves across center of tread improve contact feeling, braking grip (for Front Tire) and traction grip (for Rear Tire)
    • Reducing Negative Ratio in shoulder part of tread improves turning ability
    • Longer Shoulder grooves than BT-003 Racing enhance WET grip and shock absorption on public roads
    • Optimized angle and shape of grooves contribute to noise reduction and improved mileage
    3LC + Ultraction Compound provides the necessary performance on street, with delightful handling and enhanced grip. The breaking and cornering capability on dry circuits has been improved dramatically.

    • Center Compound consists of high grip compound which balances mileage and grip
    • Shoulder Compound consists of "Ultraction Compound" which exerts stronger grip power in braking and cornering
    • New Tread Pattern based on BT-003 Racing is tuned for increased WET grip and shock absorption on streets
    • MS-BELT provides light handling, absorbs sudden input from bumps and enhances stability and good line-holding in corners

    Read the MotorcycleUSA.com review of the Bridgestone Battlax BT-003RS Tire here: Bridgestone Battlax BT-003RS Tire Comparison Review

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    What Other Riders Are Saying...

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    BT003's are great tires

    I've got one trackday aboard my highly modified Ninja 1K and 4,000 miles and they still have at least 1,000 more street miles and another trackday left. I run 29 lbs in front and 29 in back on cool mornings. They will come up to 32 lbs when on the track and offer excellent grip and steep lean angles along with a cushy ride over bumps and imperfections. I have confidence in the canyons and the BT003's grip hard front and back under heavy braking.

    Larry - May 10, 2014

    (Bakersfield, CA)

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    Bridgestone BT 003 Racing Street Rear Tire

    I mounted a set of these on my 2005 Suzuki DRZ-400SM. On the upside, they provided fantastic grip in the dry (can't say how they'd do in the wet as I avoid riding in the rain). On the downside, they are a very hard riding, "nervous" tire as they follow every groove in the pavement. The life of the rear tire is horrible (got about 2000 miles out of it)! I understand they're marketed as a "racing tire" but on a light, low powered bike like a DRZ-400SM I expect longer life.

    Marty - July 31, 2013

    (Spokane, WA)

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    compliant, superior grip

    2800 miles on my GSX-R1000,< 200 highway miles, all DRY country road riding at reasonably aggressive speeds (former club road racer). Made every turn and ride a pleasure, until I 1st started noticing tire squaring off 800 miles ago(I am very in tune with what my tires and bike are doing). Side wear to the edge is scuffed & still good. If mileage isn't your concern, this tire is awesome.

    FastBill - January 31, 2013

    (Sandy Hook, CT)

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    BT003

    I have tried them on my r1 and my zx6r on the track and street... I dont think these tires can be beat. They outlast the pirellis and cost half as much...you cant go wrong with these tires. Handling is perfect in every respect. I havnt ridden them in the rain however due to the fact it never rains in san diego. Who wants to ride in the rain anyway?

    Troy - December 04, 2012

    (San diego, CA)

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    Great tire for my 400!

    I mated this on the rear with a Qualifier on the front of my CB-1 (CB400F) and they work well together. The rear lasted only 2k miles, but it worked great for every one of them. I have another ready to be spooned on.

    Brad - October 23, 2012

    (Charlotte, NC)

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    Race tire

    We use the race version of this tire on the front of our race bike. A race version is not available for the size we need in the rear, so we use this tire for endurance racing. We get the same grip and feedback from this tire as we do from the race one. Plus, this tire will last us 6-8 hours of racing on hot Texas tracks. Another racer, using this same set-up, got first place overall last year! Can't go wrong with this one!

    Shawn T. - October 16, 2012

    (Austin, TX)

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    Great Tires, Better for the track than the street

    Simple as that, they are very soft rubber, warm up fast, stick well. Not so great for dispersing water, tires are already significantly worn after 1000 miles.

    Brendon - October 10, 2012

    (Lancaster, PA)

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    Great track tire, piss poor street tire

    These work great on the track, they warm up quickly and grip exceptionally well. 2-3 track days which equates to about 250-300 miles and the right sides are completely done. (Stock 600cc bike~20 turns 1.1 miles) On the street, I was able to ride the rear for another 560 miles before it was square and past the wear bars. I have no idea how anyone can claim they got 5000 miles out of these, they must have added a ZERO, or been riding in the slowwww group on a 250. This is not a rain tire!

    DCTC Group 5/6~fast group - September 27, 2012

    (Rosemount, MN)

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    Awesome track day tire...Gixxer 1000

    Awesome track day tire, excellent dry traction, do not require tire warmers. I will buy these tires again and again. Have never tried them in wet conditions. Last set I got 5/6 track days out of them. Awesome price at Superstore!!

    Jeffrey - September 18, 2012

    (Alexandria, VA)

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    AMAZING

    When I bought my R6 it had the Michelin Power Pure 2ct's front and rear and I just got these installed on front and rear and went and hit HWY28 for a minute and didnt even scrub these or let them warm up and it was night and day difference. The profile of these tires make them just fall into the corners, these corner with no effort and immediatley I was gettin alot more lean angle and was gettin a knee down barely leaning off. They didnt slip one time and I have 10 times the confindence.

    Alex - August 09, 2012

    (Bryson City, NC)

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    GREAT TIRE

    This is my second set...I would say all in all the tire is awesome...tread life is typical. 3500 miles. however all the other benefits you receive. I would recommend them to anyone.

    Steve - July 18, 2012

    (vista, CA)

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    BT 003 RS

    I have ridden a K6 GSXR 1000 in A group at track days since 2004 with several groups at different tracks (Barber, Virginia Intl Raceway, Carolina Motorsports Park, Summit Point Raceway, New Jersey Motorsports Park) and I've used this tire at them all with no issues other than the tire predictably going off at the end of the day. Are there better "race " tires out there, sure, but for the price and tread life as well as grip you won’t find a better tire in this price range

    paul - July 18, 2012

    (College Park, MD, MD)

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    Good Tires

    Good traction, I recommend the tire for other Supermotos WR250X.

    Croft - July 18, 2012

    (Hayward, CA)

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    Only a squid would say these tires suck.

    This is my 4th set. Great for a fast Intermediate track day rider. Best for the street also. Just buy it :)

    Miljan B. - June 05, 2012

    (Bowling Green, KY)

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    "It's Bridgestone...or Nothing"

    I scrubbed a set of these at Jennings GP in July 2011, and they are simply amazing. Turn in - quick, cornering - predictable slide, warmup - great. I'm mid "I" group, on an 06 GSX-R 1000, running high 20s pressures. A midday monsoon gave me a rare opportunity - still had superb performance at a 3/5 pace (Cornering on a wet track ups the thrill factor); optimized for occasional street (25%), mostly dry track (75%) use for Inter/Adv riders. Triple trackday weekend, great wear pattern.

    Jameel - February 23, 2012

    (Tampa, FL)
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