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Bridgestone Battlax BT023 Front Motorcycle Tire
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    120/70ZR-17 (58W) Bridgestone Battlax BT023 Front Motorcycle Tire

    Part# 1289880004

    Our price: $103.99

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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 120/70ZR-17
      Tire Construction Radial
      Load Rating 58 (520 lbs.)
      Speed Rating W (168 mph)
      Max PSI 42
      Load Range B
      Tread Plies 2 Rayon 1 Steel 1 Nylon
      Sidewall Plies 2 Rayon
      Position Front
      Sidewall Blackwall
      Weight 10.4 lbs.
      Rim Size 17
      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 Front Motorcycle Tire Reviews

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    Great tire

    Comments On Jan 02, 2015:I have had this tire for 2 years. No problems have put about a 1000 miles still have a lot of life in them. Has handled well in wet weather

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    Comments On Aug 14, 2014:Great tire for the price. Good ride and performance.

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    Awesome tire!

    Comments On Feb 10, 2014:I have over 10,000 miles on the front 023. I get about 7,000 from the rear tire. They wear nicely and give plenty of confidence in almost any situation. I've never had an issue with the 023 front or rear.

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    Comments On Nov 26, 2013:Excellent tire it hooks really good

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    great tire

    Comments On Nov 04, 2013:These tires work excellent on my Concours14

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    Great life and performance

    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 life, good performance.

    Comments On May 05, 2012:I felt this tire was a good choice for a commuter sport bike. I got about 9000 miles out of it 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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    Huge step forward from the 021

    Comments On Sep 09, 2011: The 021 front would cup badly by about 4500 miles and even as low as 3500 it was noticeable. These 023's with just over 6200 miles on it still has its nice round shape, not the "ledge" like the 021's would get. I am down to 1/32" from the wear bar, but very happy with these tires.

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    Nice Tire

    Comments On Jun 07, 2011:Good all around

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    Great Tires!

    Comments On Apr 21, 2011:I have these tires on my Ninja 650 and they worked great so now I am putting them on the ST1300 hopefully they will be just as good on the larger bike. I will post a a review after a few thousand miles.

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