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Bridgestone Battlax BT023 Rear Motorcycle Tire
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    160/60ZR-18 (70W) Bridgestone Battlax BT023 Rear Motorcycle Tire

    Part# 1289890003

    Our price: $99.99

    MSRP: $249.95 - You save $149.96 (60% off)

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    • When selecting new motorcycle tires, be sure they meet the requirements of your motorcycle and its expected usage. Please use our vehicle drop down selector at the top of this page to assist you in choosing a tire for your vehicle. Always refer to your owner’s manual for correct tire specifications for your vehicle.

      Size 160/60ZR-18
      Tire Construction Radial
      Load Rating 70 (739 lbs.)
      Speed Rating W (168 mph)
      Max PSI 42
      Load Range B
      Tread Plies 2 Nylon 1 Steel
      Sidewall Plies 2 Nylon
      Position Rear
      Sidewall Blackwall
      Weight 14.25 lbs.
      Rim Size 18
      Tube / Tubeless Tubeless
      Directional Yes


      Inspect and check tire pressure often. This is the most important tire-maintenance function you can perform. Refer to your machine's documentation for proper maintenance. Always give tires a gentle "run-in" period of 100 miles to get the feel of new tires--this means they should not be subjected to maximum power, abrupt lean-over, hard cornering, etc. Always match the front and rear tires for optimal handling, safety and performance. Mixing radials, or mixing radials with bias or belted-bias tires, may adversely affect handling and stability.


      The charts and information on this page do not imply interchangeability. Consult your machine's manual to determine correct replacements, clearances, compatibility and stability, load-bearing capacity, speed rating, radial vs. non-radial, pattern and tread compound requirements, inflation recommendations and front-to-rear tire matching. Wrong selection can result in tire failure or loss of control with serious injury or death.

      Bridgestone has developed the Battlax BT023 motorcycle tire for consistent high-level performance in both touring and sport riding. By combining good wear life and wet performance for touring, with the grip and steering control for sport riding. The Battlax BT023 motorcycle tire provides a wider range of choices for larger bikes. The Bridgestone Battlax BT023 motorcycle tire gives comfort and stability with consistent sport-touring performance.
    • The BT023 tire provides superb wear life and wet cornering grip.
    • Meets the handling expectations of the most demanding sport riders.
    • Both the front and rear tires are constructed with Bridgestone’s proven Mono Spiral Belt (MSB) technology, providing top-level grip, shock absorption and straight-line stability at speed.
    • With a 3 Layer Compound (3LC) on the rear tire, the shoulder compound gives reassuring grip through corners while the center compound with its wide contact area adds stability and smoothness when cruising. The result is a confident ride, with rich feedback and secure contact feel in all conditions.

    Bridgestone Battlax BT023 Rear Motorcycle Tire Reviews

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    Comments On Jun 20, 2014:Great handling and mileage.

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    Comments On May 14, 2014:Excellent tire good grip and the shipping is great ....incredible service good djob

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    bridgestone tire

    Comments On Nov 26, 2013:excellent tire will buy again

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    Best buck per mile tire for r1100rt

    Comments On May 07, 2013:After burning up the metzeler me880 in 7k and 9k miles, I tried the bt023 and got over 11k miles. The dual compound makes a huge difference in the center wear of the tire. With the marathon costing twice as much and getting fewer miles, the decision was a slam dunk.

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    Great all-rounder

    Comments On Feb 23, 2013:I used these on a 2009 Suzuki GSX1400, previous tyres were 3 sets of Michelin Pilot Road 2 and one set of Dunlop RoadSmarts. Riding was commuting, some highway work, and a lot of hard mountain/canyon riding. I would regularly carve up much sportier bikes. Warm up time is good, no problem grinding footpegs in under 5 mins riding on a cool morning. These tyres gave me much more confidence and grip than the PR2s, and as a result I was getting that much lean that the footpegs were folded up and I was grinding the engine mounts down on the road. This is all with decent aggressive hanging off body-position.
    They lasted considerably longer than the Dunlops, and maybe 5% more than the Michelin. I got an average of 10,000km from a set (rear worn past wear indicators, would replace the front at the same time) front might have had another 2000km in them.
    I noticed no reduction in performance throughout their life.
    Wet weather was no issue either.

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    Great Tires

    Comments On Nov 28, 2012:2500 miles and counting. showing little to no signs of wear. great performance in hot or cold, dry or wet. Overall a great performing tire for the everyday rider!

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    Great wear, good grip.

    Comments On Nov 20, 2012:I felt this tire was a good choice for a commuter sport bike. I got about 9000 miles out of the rear tire before I decided it was too low on center tread. Cornering traction is good for a touring tire, and handles the rain better than a Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa.

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    BT023 Rear Tire

    Comments On Nov 08, 2012:The Bridgestone BT023 rear tire is a very good tire. Great grip and wears very well. I don't like the front as it wears out way to soon.

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    Excellent Wear, Great price

    Comments On Oct 29, 2012:I have a Honda ST1100A, Yes that 1998 ABS model with hard to find tires. I am also a year-round SF Bay Area rider (three seasons for the rest of the country up north) Having put server brands and make of tires on my bike I have come to know a great performance and an value. The Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 prvide the grip needed to lay it over as far as I want while still maintaining good wear life. Wet weather grip inspires confidence as well. I will be purchasing these tires again when I have to get a new set.

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    So far so good

    Comments On Mar 15, 2011:honda cbr1000rr I put this tire on myself using my fancy new harbour freight tire changing apparatus and balanced it with my harbour freight static tire balancer, it was cool to actually do it my self, so far i have put about six hundred miles on it, over a hundred miles of that was on twisty roads, the tire is broke in edge to edge now, the compound feels good, no complaints, as i approach 3000 miles i will know if it really gives more center tread highway mileage, i will try to remember to post results at 2000 and 3000 miles.

    Additional Comments On Aug 22, 2012:Updated review, I installed and reviewed this tire on march 16 2011, I am impressed with the compound, it sticks well when pushed to the edges and center tread wear is excellent, this tire went 7200 miles on the rear of my cbr1000rr, this is definatley a record for a rear tire on this bike, im ordering another one today.

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