Bridgestone Battlax BT016 Rear Tire [obs]

Bridgestone Battlax BT016 Rear Tire [obs]
Bridgestone Battlax BT016 Rear Tire [obs]

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Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 4/5 Style 5/5
Great tires, but a little old

I just had my second set of these tires installed. I was plenty happy after the first set. Most of my riding ends up being commuting, but these do well in the twisties too (sorry no track days for me). For as well as they grip, they seem to have good treadlife. I got a little over 8000 miles on the last set.

I do have one gripe, and it is more about MotoSport than the tires themselves. In this last set I ordered, the new rear tire is over 2 years old. That's a lot of sitting on a shelf. I'll be inclined to buy them locally and ensure I get a fresher set next time. Buyer beware.

Philadelphia, PA
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5


This tire is an all aroud great tire for racing and everyday riding! U only have 1 life. Put it in good hands!

Durability 3/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Epic tires

After getting a flat on these stock tires I went to a cheaper tire because they were in stock (shinko) at a local dealer. The Shinko was scary in its inability to not spin in a deep corner under acceleration. I've since gone back to the battlax on the rear and no longer worry about lowsliding the bike. I guess the engineers at Suzuki knew what they were doing when the made these the stock tires.

hunter valley,nsw,australia
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Great tyre

have got 5500k's from mine. definately buy againA+

Clarksburg, WV
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Smooth and Fast tire!

These tires stick to the road. They change direction quickly and smoothly.

GFORCE Top 500 Contributor
Cape Cod Massachusetts

These tires warm up fast and grab the road like glue. Time will tell the wear factor. If I compared these to Qualifiers these would win hands down.

cape canaveral FL
It works

After having tried Michelin PP2cts, Shinko slicks, and donlop Qs, all 4 racers mounted the Bridgestone 016s on our gsxrs and were off to Miami and the ccs races. The overall opinion is that these tires are the best we've ever had.They stuck like glue and we all had the confidence in them that you need to go fast. It was dry conditions. The cost is better than the michelins too. Awsome tire.

4 Questions
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Location: Hyannis MA
Q: Will These Tires Be Good For a 2003 R1 I dont Race i just ride around town and take out on the highway sometimes but not very often?
Over 7 years ago
I Need A Tire That give me the best Grip MY Bike pulls way to hard and i cant keep all the power on the ground without spinning my tires when hitting the throtle
MotoSport Staff
Over 7 years ago Location: P+RTLAND
A: Yes these tires will work out just fine for both city and highway riding. If your tires are spinning when you get on it, try easing into the throttle. If your pinning it right off the bat your tire will break free no matter what tire you have.
Over 6 years ago
A: This 1 is tha best 4 me. I rode ruff on it and still got 5k miles out of it!
Location: maryland
Q: Which tire last longer?
Over 7 years ago
the bridgestone battlax bt-016 or michelin pilot power 2ct? which tire give better thread wear? i need the 190/55-17. i dont do hard leaning so im not concern of the outside corning.
Expert MotoSport Staff
Over 7 years ago
A: I have heard a little of both. it is close enough that it depends on the rider.
Over 7 years ago
A: then you need to look at a sport touring tire such as the pilot road. good in the corners and a LOT less wear in the middle
Location: maryland
Q: Which tire has better thread wear in the middle? i dont lean much at all, so im not concern with outside tire wear. i do want a rear 190/55-17.?
Over 7 years ago
is it the michelin pilot power 2ct or bridgestone battlax bt-002?
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 7 years ago
A: then you need to look at a sport touring tire. if you dont care about outer tread wear you would be wasting you money on a performance tire. go sport touring and they will las A LOT longer.
Q: Can i get 150/60ZR17?
Over 8 years ago
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 8 years ago
A: All of the BattleAx rear tires we stock start at 160. You may give us a call to see if we can special order one in for you, if Bridgestone offers it.
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