jdh1978
 
 
 
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Dainese Scout Gore-Tex Gloves FEATURES Techno inserts on the knuckles and the joints of the fingers Distortion Control on little finger Abrasion and Tear Resistance Goatskin Stone PU Reinforced palm COMFORT / ERGONOMICS Elasticated fabric Elasticated inserts Tightening strap Adjustable cuff strap Pre-curved finger Temperature Regulation Breathable waterproof Gore-Tex membrane Thermal Dexfil padding OTHER FEATURES Soft inserts Reflective inserts
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
A bit lacking on armor, but a good warm glove
PostedFebruary 13, 2013
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jdh1978
From Imperial
State:MO
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
So far I've worn these down into the upper 20's (Fahrenheit) for about 20-25 minute ride and my fingers were pretty cold about halfway through the ride and the fingertips were pretty much numb by the end. I've been consistently riding with them in temps from the low 30's up through the high 50's and never felt a bit of discomfort in any temp above 40 degrees. When in the 30's my hands get cold but it's tolerable.
They are very comfortable with a liner that makes putting on and taking off the gloves much easier.
They don't seem to have all that much protection to them but I hope to never test there safety.
My one gripe with these gloves is the cuffs needed to be sized definitively to either be an over the jacket gauntlet or under the jacket glove. They're just big enough to fit over a jacket sleeve (how I wear them) but still small enough that you could keep them under the sleeve as well.
Rides: 2006 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai SAI Face Shield Arais SAI shield is the latest generation of Super AdSis shield system, designed for the 10mm wider eye port Arai SAI face shield fits Arai Corsair V , Vector 2 , RX-Q and Arai Signet-Q Helmets Please Note Will not fit Vector helmets - Vector helmets use the SAQ Faceshield .
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A bit pricey, still a pain to put on the helmet
PostedFebruary 13, 2013
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jdh1978
From Imperial
State:MO
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Went with the dark smoke to go with my Vector 2. Blocks out a good deal of light; I've been caught out past sundown a few times with it and it's doable for night riding as long as you're on well-lit streets. I wouldn't recommend it if all you have to light the road is your headlights.
Seems a bit pricey for what it is, but it seems to be that way for most helmet visors.
I've watched the "how to install" video numerous times and still have to admit that it hasn't made visor swaps any easier. I always feel like I'm going to break something.
Rides: 2006 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai Vector 2 Helmet - Solid The Arai Vector 2 Motorcycle Helmet is the successor to Arai's hugely popular Vector model. New features for the Vector 2 Helmet include an SAI visor similar to RX-Q and Corsair V which provides wider field of vision. A replaceable interior liner has been modified to improve air flow around the head and to provide a more comfortable fit eliminating pressure points. The ventilation system has been revamped with a larger size switch and larger rear duct which will create 50 more vacuum.. Solid Colors Frost indicates a Matte finish Diamond refers to a metallic finish with metal flake Complex Laminate Construction (CLC) shell that combines excellent shell integrity with light weight Arai's exclusive multi-density, single piece hybrid EPS liner Arai's multi-density EPS liner is like no other, comprised of up to 5 different densities in some models which is molded into a single piece The single-piece hybrid liner and its unique benefit the direct-fused contact area that each EPS call shares with its neighboring cells creates a mutual support - as one cell is crushed under impact, the surrounding cells assist with the energy absorption. (Liner pieces that are simply fitted or glued together cannot rely on such a high-level support bond.) New ACF-2 front intake vent has an oversized intake opening for better airflow, and a sliding-door mechanism to more completely close it Brow Vent Faceshield Ventilation System provides cooling air in upper face area without holes in critical forehead area of the shell or in the impact-absorbing liner material Exclusive removable 5 mm Peel - away Cheek and Temple Pad layer-provides additional level of customization and fitment Extreme peripheral view - same wider field of side to side visibility as the top-of-the-line Corsair V racing helmet (an additional 5mm on each side when compared to to previous Vector model) New tuned rear vent/wing - Air inlets provide improved interior ventilation and heat removal Hyper-Ridge band - newly sculpted lower reinforcement band provides stability and lower center of gravity for a lightweight feeling. Larger side exhaust ports to increase airflow and minimize noise Dual pivot chin vent to direct air to the rider or the shield for de-misting Reinforced shell ridges with integrated side exhaust vents Larger bottom opening for easier on and off Removable/replaceable cheek pads with 5mm peel-away layer Micro-fitting 5mm peel away cheek pad layer first introduced on the RX-Q comes standard on the Vector 2. Gives you the option of a thinner cheek pad set for a custom fit without having to purchase additional cheek pads Expanding on the 5mm peel-away cheek pads, the Arai Vector 2 is the first Arai model to offer 5mm peel away temple pads as well Interior Shape Intermediate Oval - This shape is designed for the rider whose head has a front-to-back dimension that is longer than the side-to-side dimension. This is a neutral head-shape design which tends to fit most riders well. Meets or exceeds Snell M2010 and D.O.T. standards
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I love this helmet
PostedFebruary 13, 2013
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jdh1978
From Imperial
State:MO
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I picked this up to replace my heavy and very loud Bell Vortex. I had tried on an Arai helmet in the past and it didn't fit well at all and had been told they generally were more for the round head shape whereas I'm an intermediate oval. I had been set on a Shoei RF1100 but decided to give the Vector 2 a try and absolutely loved the feel of it. It fit perfectly with a little bit of extra snugness around my head. I've had the helmet now for 5 months and it's still in great shape and has broken in nicely. For reference, my head circumference is 23" exactly and I went with the medium.
Air flow is above average considering the lower noise level (as compared to the Vortex anyway).The helmet feels much more aerodynamic as well. When riding at highway speeds I don't feel my head getting buffeted nearly as much.
I thought the lack of padding on the chin strap would be an issue but I have been pleasantly surprised to realize it is not an issue at all. The only 2 negatives I'd read about the helmet prior to purchasing were the miniscule chin skirt and a peculiar duck call noise that can come through the top vent when your head is tilted just the right way. The small chin skirt isn't an issue unless it's cold. The cold air easily gets directed up into my face keeping a breeze on me. The duck call noise through the top vent isn't a regular occurrence, it only happens when at highway speeds and tilting my head at just the right angle. When it happens though, it is pretty loud.
While I can't swear to be an Arai guy for life, this helmet has definitely made a believer out of me in how much more comfortable it is to ride when you have such a plush, comfy helmet on your head.
Rides: 2006 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Cleans, lubes and extends cable life
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Worked great
PostedFebruary 13, 2013
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jdh1978
From Imperial
State:MO
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I've used this to lube the clutch cable on my old Ninja 250 and now on my CBR600RR and in each case I could feel a smoother operation of the cable.
Rides: 2006 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Nexx XR1R Motion Helmet TRI-COMPOSITE Shell (Fiberglass, Carbon and Kevlar) 3 shell sizes ECE/22-05, DOT and NBR-74712001 2 inlets and 4 outlets air-vents (Air Dinamic System) Soft anti-sweat and anti-allergic fabric inner lining Adjustable padding Removable and washable lining Anti-noise Cheek pads Chin Windstopper Double D-Ring fastening strap UV resistant shell PC Lexan shield, anti-scratch and with easy locking system Pinlock Ready Visor Ventilation System Ergo padding System - allows a perfect fit of the helmet in different head shapes. Weight 1400g (+- 50g) Note Although helmets may be pictured with a dark smoke shield, they are sold stock with a clear shield only.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Super light
PostedFebruary 13, 2013
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jdh1978
From Imperial
State:MO
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Even the non-carbon model of this helmet is very light. The Motion graphics look great and the red matched the red in my Dainese Alien jacket perfectly. Visibility was great and operating the vents and visor with gloves one was easy.
The only problem I had with the helmet was the sizing. I'm a solid intermediate oval shape but the circumference of my head is 23" exactly. The size chart shows the medium goes up to 22.8" and the large starts at 23.2". The medium was very snug; it was an even pressure but ultimately too painful that it caused discomfort after about 15 minutes on my head. I exchanged it for a large but that one felt too loose. I tried positioning the additional pads to see if I could make it fit better but it was always too loose - if I shook my head the helmet would still have additional movement. I just didn't feel confident that this helmet would properly protect me in a crash.
Rides: 2006 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Rapid Transit Recon 19 Magnetic Tank Bag Wind and water resistant 1000D nylon construction Scratchguard rubberized contact fabric Magnetic mounting system Integrated tank protector Backpack convertible Hydration Ready Audio Ready System Map window Cell phone storage Eyewear storage Rain cover Reflective stripe Note In RevZilla's experience, this tank bag does not fit 2006 CBR600RR, ZX10R tanks or bikes with platic gas tanks.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great bag, fits the 2nd Gen Ninja 250 perfectly
PostedFebruary 13, 2013
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jdh1978
From Imperial
State:MO
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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I swear this bag was designed with the Ninja 250 in mind. It fits on there perfectly. The bag itself is compact yet surprisingly spacious and as long as you're an efficient packer you can carry quite a bit with you. It isn't a bag you could use for a weekend of camping, but it's good for an overnight stay. The main compartment itself has 2 interior pockets along with a compartment for a hydration pack along with a hole through which the drinking tube can be fed. There are 2 exterior pockets on each side of the bag that can also hold a little bit too, I commonly use those to hold my cell phone and wallet on one side, the other holds a small spray bottle and microfiber towel for cleaning my helmet and visor. There's also a pocket at the front of the bag which almost seems like an afterthought by the designers and just threw it on there because they could. It's a perfect size for holding a small digital camera. There are 2 flaps that combine to close up the main compartment; on the larger flap is a cell phone holder which barely holds my smartphone as well as a pocket to hold a map, however it is pretty useless as it's very narrow. I thought it'd be a perfect pocket for when I borrow the Garmin GPS out of my wife's car but it's too narrow to fit the Garmin in there in a landscape orientation which is required since the screen doesn't rotate its orientation. I've used it to hold my smartphone when using it as a GPS or to just be able to keep an eye on the time. The map pocket is really my only real source of frustration with the entire bag. It's just so useless, if it were wide enough to accommodate the GPS I'd be a happy camper. The smaller flap at the base of the bag has multiple see-through mesh pockets for holding pocket change or ear plugs. There's also a zipper pocket for an MP3 player with a hole in the flap to pass the earbuds through. This is a nice feature but I would never use it. I don't like the idea of being tethered to my bike in that manner. The bag also features a built-in rain cover which is awesome for those of you who venture out in rainy weather routinely, the only thing that could make the rain cover better is if they could've incorporated some sort of clear plastic window to allow you to still see the map pocket. Also included is a clip for your keys inside the main compartment. While somewhat silly, yet I still appreciate the extra touch, is they actually label every feature with an identifying patch so that you know what that feature is for - map pocket, hydration pack, change pocket, etc. Lastly, it includes 2 different sets of straps, one to carry it as a backpack, another to carry it as a messenger bag. The clever thing I appreciate about the backpack straps is that it orients the hole for the hydration pack's drinking tube so that it is at the top of your back so if you're wearing it you can easily take a drink of water. I honestly see myself using this thing when I go out hiking or having a day out in the park with my kids since it can hold so much and carry a large amount of water as well.
With all these great features, there are still some cons to this bag. The previously mentioned map pocket is a big one. Another is the rubberized surface on the bottom of the bag leaves smudges on the tank so I constantly have to rub off the black smudges. It also likes to pick up gravel or dirt if I set it on the ground, I've made the mistake already of not doing a good enough job of cleaning it off before putting it back on the tank and got a couple of bad scratches in the paint. The only other odd thing about the bag is that the width of the main pocket tapers down from back to front which can limit what you can carry by a little bit. It isn't that bad, just sometimes need to re-pack things to allow it all to fit.
Rides: 2006 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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SAS-TEC Back Protector Cutting edge SAS-TEC material is intelligent armor constructed from visco elastic soft foam smart molecules. It has earned the highest CE rating available (CE level 2), during an impact, the armor freezes and hardens, absorbing the shock and distributing its force over a large area to reduce the risk of fractures. The protector is not destroyed by impact, but reverts back to its original state and maintains its capability to protect from multiple impacts. SAS-TEC Armor has a soft and pliable exterior (as opposed to rigid KNOX armor) which offers a great deal of comfort and mobility. This protector is anatomically designed and fitted to provide superior spine and back protection as well as the base of the neck /between the shoulder blades. SC-1/11 fits Women's Turbine Jacket SC-1/12 fits REV'IT! Cayenne Pro Jacket and Turbine Jacket REV'IT Gore-Tex Jackets have different shaped back protector pockets depending on the size of jacket, see the size chart for fitment information SC-1/16 should only be used for XYL or larger Gore-Tex Jackets SC-1/11 Measurements (approximate) Height 15 3/4 Width (at widest point) 13 Thickness 3/4 SC-1/12 Measurements (approximate) Height 19 Width (at widest point) 13 Thickness 3/4 SC-1/16 Measurements (approximate) Height 21 3/8 Width (at widest point) 13 3/8 Thickness 3/4
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fits the Dainese Alien jacket....
PostedFebruary 13, 2013
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jdh1978
From Imperial
State:MO
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Purchased this to replace my Dainese N-Frame back protector which felt like shoving a miniature ironing board in my jacket. Only took a little bit of trimming down of the back protector for it to fit perfectly. It fits snug up against my back and is much more comfortable. Definitely doesn't allow much air to flow through the pad at all so it counteracts a lot of the benefits of the Dainese's air bubble liner unfortunately but given the low price for a CE-II back protector, it's a small price to pay.
Rides: 2006 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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OGIO No Drag Mach 5 Backpack Aerodynamic molded exterior design for unmatched Air Flow reducing drag while riding Weather resistant molded exterior shell with molded graphic design Laptop protective compartment fits most 15 laptops iPad tablet protective compartment Fleece lined smartphone and personal electronics protective pockets Helmet visor padded protective compartment Shoe storage dedicated compartment Helmet carry strap with soft nubuck leather Removable hip belt with off-center attachment to prevent gas tank scratches Deluxe organization panel with secure valuables pocket and adjustable load divider to evenly distribute weight Expansion zippered gusset to increase main compartment capacity Ergonomic and deluxe padded back panel for ultimate comfort Fully adjustable and ergonomic padded shoulder straps with quick exit buckles and no slip sternum straps for comfortable and secure fit Body conforming shoulder gasket for increase comfort and fit Hydration ready Reflective safety piping and logo for 360 degree visibility Concealed aerodynamic carry handle 1475 cu. in. / 24.17L expanded 20.5H x 14.5W x 7D 3.7 lbs. / 1.67 kg. Carbon weave PU shell, 840D Jr. Ballistic Nylon, 420D poly
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
A bag that looks like it could do it all, but doesn't
PostedFebruary 13, 2013
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jdh1978
From Imperial
State:MO
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
For those like to skim reviews, here's a quick Pros/Cons list:
Pros:
-Hydration ready
-Fits my 17" HP ProBook
-Built-in visor bag
-Helmet carrier
-Looks great
-Good fit/finish
Cons:
-PRICE!
-Doesn't come close to fitting what they show in the stock photos
-Small main storage compartment
-Helmet strap locates helmet in an awkward place
-Hard shell makes "cramming" things in tricky
-Difficult to get on/take off when geared up
-Have to remove it to get to anything
For those interested in a bit more detail...
After getting a new job that required me to carry a laptop I had 2 options: a) quit commuting on my bike, or b) get a bag that can carry all my usual stuff plus a laptop. I had a Rapid Transit 19 tank that worked beautifully but just wasn't big enough to carry my laptop. I didn't want hard luggage which really limited my options. I liked the looks of the No Drag Mach 5 but the price was hard to swallow. Ultimately, it looked like Mach 5 was the only option that, on "paper," would fit all my needs of being able to handle all of my regular items - lunch, drink, shoes, change of clothes, and other odds and ends - plus extra nice features of a helmet strap and visor bag for those winter days where it's sunny when I ride in and dark when I head home and want to swap visors. The ability to accept a hydration bladder was just icing on the cake.
Upon getting the bag, I laid out everything I would be hauling in it and began packing it up, everything was fine until it came time to actually pack the main compartment. The pockets for the shoes were a nice touch but actually getting shoes in there was more cumbersome and frustrating that it was worth; with the flap of the bag packed up with a laptop, cell phone, wallet, and other odds and ends the bag zipped up fine. However, once I tried pack a frozen lunch, a can of soda, and change of clothes did the bulk of the packed flap collide with the contents of the main compartment. Even with the expansion zippers opened up, it wasn't even close to holding everything. If I removed the shoes I could at least cram everything in and close the bag but it worried me that it was putting too much stress on the zippers. Strike 1 against the bag.
After I was at least able to get the bag packed, I suited up with my leather riding jacket and attempted to throw the bag on like any other kind of backpack. It wasn't happening. The material of the straps was comfortable but it seemed grippy and made it difficult to just slide on. I honestly practiced to see if I could become proficient at it and after a half hour or so I finally just accepted that no matter what I was going to look silly whenever I tried to just slip on the bag with my riding jacket. I was hoping for a bag that I could throw on quickly and take off just as easily but that wasn't the case. Additionally, if I just needed to grab something out of the bag it required taking it off (not an easy task), unzipping the main compartment, dealing with all of the crammed contents falling out and having to repack the contents once I retrieved whatever item I originally required and then wiggling the bag back on my shoulders. This became strike 2 against the bag.
Finally, the price. It was hard enough to accept dropping $170 for just a backpack. It was functional enough that I could use it for traveling and hauling stuff to/from work even when not riding my bike; and it looks awesome. Ultimately, it's just too pricey for what it is. Some of the additional features I thought were nifty originally lost there luster when I realized they had there faults as well. The helmet visor was one of the things that helped me decide to buy the bag, but actually getting the visor in the pocket was annoying. Getting the visor in and then the restraining strap in place took some getting used to; the helmet strap ended up placing the helmet under my right arm so that I would always be resting my right elbow on my helmet when walking around with it. Lastly, it's deceptively big, Sitting on my bike with it, the bottom would bounce off the rear seat cowl when I sat a bit upright. Admittedly, I'm a shorter person at 5'8" so this may not be an issue for taller people. This all added up to a resounding strike 3 against the bag.
All these negative things aside, the bag does have its positive features; it has a great warranty, again, it looks awesome. The shell is sturdy enough that it looks like it could take a bit of abuse (not saying it would survive a wreck) and handle wear and tear with ease. Build quality and stitching looked great. The curved and padded back panel was comfortable and the straps did a great job of distributing weight evenly so as not to strain your shoulders or lower back.
Ultimately, the bag just can't carry all the things the stock photo shows that it would, and while full of features, those features aren't necessarily easily utilized. I tried to talk myself into this bag more than once but in the end decided to return it.
I ended up replacing it with a $25 Adidas back pack that has held up great so far and hoping to save up for a Kriega US-20 tailbag in the near future.
Rides: 2006 Honda CBR600RR
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Ultra-high-performance radials designed to maximize the performance of all sport bikes on the road today 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 S-shaped grooves give optimal cornering force to improve stability, linear handling and bump absorption Groove location not across tread center area provides both wet performance and strong traction - high-speed durability is maximized Z speed rated Tubeless
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent tire
PostedFebruary 12, 2013
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jdh1978
From Imperial
State:MO
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Purchased a set of BT016 tires to replace the worn factory IRC Roadwinners on my Ninja 250 and was simply amazed at the improvement these made. Obviously, the OEM tires were never meant for tearing up the track but they were still a competent enough tire. The BT016 made leaning the bike over in curves that much more comfortable that there was still some traction to be had. In the few times I've been caught out in the rain with these tires they have done well except in the deeper puddles, which I don't expect any tire to handle without some butt-puckering going on. I put approximately 5000 miles on the tires before selling my Ninja 250 and while a bit squared (I'm primarily a commuter) they still had a decent amount of life left; I'd wager there was another 2000-2500 miles left. When time comes to replace the tires on my new bike, the BT016 will definitely be at the top of my list.
Rides: 2006 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Bridgestone Battlax BT-016 Rear Tire Ultra-high-performance radials designed to maximize the performance of all sport bikes on the road today 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 Rear tire features triple compound ( 5LC ) 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 rear tires L-shaped grooves enhance shock absorption and rear end steering. Groove location not across tread center area provides both wet performance and strong traction. High-speed durability is maximized Z speed rated Tubeless
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great tire
PostedFebruary 12, 2013
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jdh1978
From Imperial
State:MO
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Purchased a set of BT016 tires to replace the worn factory IRC Roadwinners on my Ninja 250 and was simply amazed at the improvement these made. Obviously, the OEM tires were never meant for tearing up the track but they were still a competent enough tire. The BT016 made leaning the bike over in curves that much more comfortable that there was still some traction to be had. In the few times I've been caught out in the rain with these tires they have done well except in the deeper puddles, which I don't expect any tire to handle without some butt-puckering going on. I put approximately 5000 miles on the tires before selling my Ninja 250 and while a bit squared (I'm primarily a commuter) they still had a decent amount of life left; I'd wager there was another 2000-2500 miles left. When time comes to replace the tires on my new bike, the BT016 will definitely be at the top of my list.
Rides: 2006 Honda CBR600RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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