Bogy
 
 
 
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    August 8, 2011
  • Last review
    June 25, 2012
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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. Features 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
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
So far so sticky!
PostedJune 25, 2012
Customer avatar
Bogy
From Alexandria
State:VA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Grip 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I'm currently riding a 2012 Ninja 1000 and as of today's date I've put a little over 600 miles on these tires mostly highway and only dry road conditions. Prior to these I was running BT 16’s and 2CT's, yes those tires were fantastic but these are even better! Dry grip is outstanding, cornering is a dream and they heat up much faster than the BT16's and even the 2 CT's.
Sorry, I'm unable to comment on wet traction as I haven't been caught riding in the rain yet, by the looks of the cloud cover rolling in that may happen today. Highway riding is smooth and riding the twisties is downright exhilarating. I’m running 120/70/17 front & 190/50/17 rear. Cornering is far easier, push the handle bar and bike leans, quickly and effortlessly. Flicking the bike from side to side is equally easy. I’m sure 180’s would be even more nimble than the 190’s!
Thus far just a super tire (always buy in pairs)!!
Thank you RevZilla for price matching!
Rides: 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 1000
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AGV Sport Solare Vented Pants 100 600-D polyester strengthened woven textile and mesh pant for durability and comfort Full mesh lining CE approved knee pads 10mm thick memory foam hips and lower back pad Mesh panels on the front and rear of the upper leg for maximum cooling on hot days Reflective piping is used on the outside of each leg for safety Heavy duty seam construction for maximum tear resistance World famous YKK zippers Zip open lower legs Extra long zipper pulls are used on all zippers Velcro secured flap over the fly Two front hand warmer pockets Adjustable Velcro waist tabs Waist connection zipper for jacket attachment Sizing Standard Inseam 32 Short Inseam 30
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love 'em!
PostedMay 21, 2012
Customer avatar
Bogy
From Alexandria
State:VA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Build quality is really nice and I would think it would hold up in an accident. I can't comment on protection & durability as I just purchased them a couple of week ago so I rated as "good". I hope to NEVER test the protection aspect! I purchased a "small" size & because I'm so skinny I can wear with or without jeans on underneath, even without jeans on underneath they are not overly bulky like other brands so I have to say the fit is spot on for me, 5'7" @ 132lbs.
The ventilation is sweet and it really does work, when your in a more upright position, when your tucked up & leaning on the tank the flow isn't as good but you can still feel the air hitting your legs. One feature I'd like to see added would be nylon (not elastic) stirrups (for lack of a better word) that would wrap around the bottom of the boot to prevent the pants from riding up your leg. I do mostly city riding so my legs are constantly up, down, up, down, on, off the pegs causing the pants to ride up my legs a little, which in turn caused the knee armor to creep above my knees, thus I'm constantly tugging the pant legs down. To be fair, most pants are designed this way until you get into the more expensive touring pants.
Rides: 2005 Kawasaki ZZR1200
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Michelin Pilot Road 3 Rear Tires Building on the tremendous reputation Michelin has built over the years, the Michelin Pilot Road 3 Tire is the successor to the award winning Pilot Road 2. With the Michelin Pilot Road 3 Motorcycle Tire you are really getting 2 tires in 1, by integrating a soft rubber compound on the tread shoulders with a wear-resistant compound down the middle, Michelin gives you the best of both worlds. The Pilot Road 3 is a dual compound sport-touring radial tire. Revolutionary X-Sipes technology maximizes wet traction Michelins newest technology delivers all-weather performance without compromising tread life or handling Patented innovation resulting from years of research and development Sipes increase the tread's drainage capacity Sipes generate pressure at the edges of the sipe blade, which helps to break through water film Two compound technology combines tread life and cornering grip 2CT incorporated into all tire sizes, front and rear Wider soft-compound shoulders on the front tire, compared to its predecessor High performance and environmentally sound 100 non-aromatic-oil rubber compound Note Sizes denoted by B are designed specifically for loaded sport touring bikes, or for riding two-up. More info about Michelin Pilot Road 3 Tires available in review by Gear Geek CK.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
So far so good
PostedAugust 8, 2011
Customer avatar
Bogy
From Alexandria
State:VA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Grip 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Wet Traction 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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Installed on a 2005 Kawasaki ZZR1200, replacing Michelin 2CT. I love the 2CT, just a fantastic tire but it's so soft that it's prone to easy puncture in suburban areas where major road&bridge construction is abundant. The posted picture is the 2CT (right) and Road 3 (left)
As of right now 8/8/11 I'm only able to rate the tire as "Good", but I'm sure that will change in time. Brand new the tire is pretty slippery so take care and keep your riding aggression at a min until broken in. I've put about 300 miles on the tire now and its finally sticking to the road real nice! Lean traction is outstanding, not as good as the 2CT but we're talking about two different types of tires so this is to be expected. Two days after I had the tire installed I was fortunate, or not, depends on how you look at it, to ride home in a light rain shower. At that time I only had about 50 miles on the tire and had no real issues with slippage… Again, the tire wasn’t fully broken in so cornering was a little too exciting at times, i.e. the bike was sliding around the corners a little @ 40ish mph, however I was expecting this, thus the “no real issues” comment. It goes without saying I can’t comment on tread life yet.
So, to sum it up… Would I recommend this tire: Yes I would, and now that it’s broken in I can’t wait to test its wet road traction. I’ll update the wet traction score when possible; “when” is up to Mother Nature at this point.
Rides: 2005 Kawasaki ZZR1200
Yes, I recommend this product.
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