MikeST3
 
 
 
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    June 25, 2012
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Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 Sport Touring Rear Tire Featuring long wear life, a high level of wet performance for touring and high performance similar to a sport tire, the Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 is an advanced new Sport Touring tire. Features Full spec sport touring radial offering consistent performance between touring and sport riding New tread pattern and rubber compound deliver long mileage, high level of wet performance, comfortable ride and good grip Silica plus RC polymer (assists silica effect and controls rubber properties) enhances wet wear life HTSPC + MS-BELT Provides good bump absorption, grip and stability during high speed riding 3LC 3 Layer Compound Center Compound results in good stability and wear life Shoulder Compound provides grip and bump absorption Consistent performance for use on heavy weight bikes Also available in GT Spec with heavy duty casing and a revised tread pattern.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very good all-around sport-touring tire
PostedMarch 25, 2013
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MikeST3
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Have installed a set of these tires last year and put a few thousand miles on them commuting and longer distance riding, they have plenty of grip, excellent cornering feel. I put the GT version on my Ducati ST, they are very stable at speed and on rough roads. Only complaint is the rear can lock up with hard braking if it is not warmed up, but the harder center rear compound is probably good for tread life as I see no sign of wear. Huge improvement over original BT020 in wear and handling.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bridgestone Battlax BT023 GT Sport Touring Rear Tire Featuring long wear life, a high level of wet performance for touring and high performance similar to a sport tire, the Battleax BT023 is an advanced new Sport Touring tire. Features Full spec sport touring radial offering consistent performance between touring and sport riding New tread pattern and rubber compound deliver long mileage, high level of wet performance, comfortable ride and good grip Silica plus RC polymer (assists silica effect and controls rubber properties) enhances wet wear life HTSPC + MS-BELT Provides good bump absorption, grip and stability during high speed riding 3LC 3 Layer Compound Center Compound results in good stability and wear life Shoulder Compound provides grip and bump absorption Consistent performance for use on heavy weight bikes GT Spec has heavy duty casing and a revised tread pattern
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent tire at a reasonable price
PostedJune 25, 2012
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MikeST3
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I replaced the original BT020s on my Ducati with the BT023(GT)s. The price for both was less than $250, and the traction and handling are definitely better than the worn tires they replaced! Cornering is great, these seem to allow for a greater lean angle. Braking in the wet also seemed superior. I'm hoping the tread life, especially on the rear could be better due to the dual compound. BT020 front lasted 10k miles, rear only 5k on this bike, only have a few hundred on now on the BT023s so unable to comment on tread life yet.
Rides: 2007 Ducati ST3
Yes, I recommend this product.
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