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BT023, expensive, good grip, but....

by Ali Finlay
(Scottish Borders, UK)

front tyre

front tyre

front tyre
Rear tyre
Rear tyre shoulder

Fitted a pair of Bt023 at the start of the year after a disappointing experience with Avon Storm ST. These are quite expensive but I did get a good deal at the Scottish motorcycle show direct from Bridgestone.

Using the tyre pressures from the Bridgestone website I have found these to be very grippy in all, invariably wet, weather.

Been on now for 5200 miles and the both are squaring off, even the front. I have never had a front tyre square off before! I am not the last of the late brakers so bit puzzled by that one.

I ride mostly with pillion and in a spirited style on fast winding A roads, I find I can accelerate out of a corner with a handfull of throttle with no dramas unlike the Metzeler Lazertecs I used to use.

I would use them again if I can obtain them under £220 for the pair.

All in all a good tyre, does not produce a head shake, grips well, resonable wear but expensive.

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Sep 16, 2011
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BRIDGESTONE TYRES
by: stewart prestage

HI,I HAVE OWNED A 02 PAN 1100 FOR JUST UNDER THREE YEARS AND TO BE FAIR I HAVE NEVER FITTED ANYTHING ELSE BUT BRIDGESTONE TYRES.THE BIKE CAME WITH A O21 FITTED TO THE FRONT WHICH GAVE GOOD MILEAGE AND I CHANGE IT FOR 021 WHICH WAS RUBBISH
I AM NOW RUNNING ON BT 023 FRONT AND BACK.THE FRONT HAS COVERED SEVEN THOUSAND MILES TO DATE AND STILL HAS PLENTY OF WEAR LEFT IN IT. THE REAR HAS COVERED THREE THOUSAND MILES SO FAR AND IS HOLDING UP WELL.YES BRIDGESTONE ARE A BIT EXPENSIVE, BUT FOR ME AND THE ALL YEAR ROUND RIDING THAT I DO I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THESE TYRES AND I WILL FIT 023 TYRES IN THE FUTURE.CHEERS

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