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Bridgestone Battlax BT016-Pro Hypersport Motorcycle Tire

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Bridgestone Battlax BT016 Pro Hypersport Motorcycle Tire. Ultra-high-performance radials designed to maximize the performance of all sport bikes on the road today. The BT016 utilizes a new multi-compound formulated with technology from Bridgestone’s MotoGP tire development. It provides outstanding grip in all conditions.

The front tire uses a dual-compound to provide grip in all riding modes and the parallel S-shaped grooves provide optimal cornering force.

The rear tire uses a new triple-compound to provide stronger traction and the L-shaped grooves enhance shock absorption.

3D-CTDM (Comprehensive Tire Design Method) is an advanced tire design technology that enables dynamic, three-dimensional simulations of tire performance at all lean angles. Z-rated.


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Bridgestone Battlax BT016-Pro Hypersport Motorcycle Tire
 
4.7

(based on 47 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good cornering (20)
  • Good ride (19)
  • Durable (13)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

  • Wears easily (3)

Best Uses

  • Street riding (22)
  • Upgrade (8)
  • Racing (6)
  • Replacement (3)
    • Motorsports:
    • Motorcycle enthusiast (19), Casual rider (8), Competitive cyclist (6), Mechanic (5)

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5.0

Simply just reliable tires!

By Busaman

from Vancouver, British Columbia

Pros

  • Good Cornering
  • Good Ride

Cons

  • Traction Has A Price
  • Traction Is Always Worth
  • Wears Easily

Best Uses

  • Racing
  • Street Riding

Comments about Bridgestone Battlax BT016-Pro Hypersport Motorcycle Tire:

016 Pro Tires are predictable and I ride my Hayabusa the way it was meant to be. It certainly is true that they wear fast, but you won't hear a complaint from me. This is my third set.

  • Motorsports:
  • Mechanic, Motorcycle Enthusiast
 
4.0

Predictable

By JD

from Madison, WI

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Cornering
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Street Riding

    Comments about Bridgestone Battlax BT016-Pro Hypersport Motorcycle Tire:

    Very good predictable tire. I ride moderate to aggressive throguh corners and I don't have to think about grip when the BT016's are under me. Weat weather grip is acceptable. I find that I get 4k-5k miles before needing to replace the rear and about 12k for the front. I ride a 2005 CBR600RR

    • Motorsports:
    • Competitive Rider, Motorcycle Enthusiast
     
    4.0

    GREAT TIRE!!!! JUST BUY IT!!!

    By The Louisiana Project

    from San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Cornering
    • Good Enough For Track
    • Good Ride

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Begin To Intermed Track
      • Street Riding

      Comments about Bridgestone Battlax BT016-Pro Hypersport Motorcycle Tire:

      Put these on my 04 R6 for track day usage. So far sticking great. Took 10 seconds off my lap times and there are no cornering problems. 3 of the tracks corners are cambered, 1 off camber, and they stuck for me every time. they only slipped as I started to exit corners with more throttle, but it was not enough slippage to discourage my liking for this tire. IF YOU ARE A BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE TRACK DAY RIDER THESE TIRES WILL LAST YOU A WHILE AND NO HIT THE POCKETS TO HARD. hope this helps.. 95+ daytime temp, use 28-29 tire pressure, just my advice, worked great for me.

      • Motorsports:
      • Competitive Rider, Mechanic, Motorcycle Enthusiast
       
      5.0

      Best all around tires i have ever ridden

      By 2013 ZX10R

      from Santa Cruz, CA

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Cornering
      • Good Ride
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Racing
        • Replacement
        • Street Riding
        • Weekend Warrior

        Comments about Bridgestone Battlax BT016-Pro Hypersport Motorcycle Tire:

        I use this tire almost exclusively (while this model lasts) on my 2013 zx10r as well as my past bikes because this tire offers the best performance features out of any other tires i have tried. Soft rubber on the edge of tires allow your bike to dig in the corners and ride them seamlessly but also provides a harder compound in the middle that allows the tires longevity to be increased greatly. Depending on your riding style theses tires will generally last 2000-2500 miles for the more extreme aggressive rider to 4000+ to the more conservative rider. For the price of these tires there is nothing better.

        • Motorsports:
        • Casual Rider, Competitive Rider, Motorcycle Enthusiast

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        • Q:

          What is the difference between this tire and Battlax BT016 Pro Hypersport.? Aren't the same tires? Which tire you suggest for a daily but hard usage on a '03 CBR rr600?
          Asked on 3/27/2013 by Honda fan boy from Thessaloniki, Greece

          1 answer

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            A:

            Thanks for your question! New compounds and updated features set the Hypersport a step ahead of the original BT016. The Hypersport would be a great option for your machine. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

            Answered on 3/28/2013 by Anonymous
        • Q:

          is this tire a directional tire
          Asked on 3/23/2013 by charlie the cruiser

          1 answer

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            A:

            Thanks for your question! Yes this tire has a directional pattern. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

            Answered on 3/25/2013 by Anonymous
        • Q:

          looking for 160/60 r rear tire for 1100rt bmw
          Asked on 12/6/2012 by ted from stuart,fl.34997

          1 answer

        • Q:

          want this tire for my 2009 ninja 250R,will it fit without any modifications being done? everyone's answers are always all over the place(yes it will-no it wont)
          Asked on 12/6/2012 by hollywood from summerville,sc.

          1 answer

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            A:

            Thank you for your question. Unfortunately the tires will not fit your bike. You will need to search for narrower tires. The Bridgestone BT45 is the model tire the 250R is equipped with. Below is a link to the tire:
            http://www.bikebandit.com/bridgestone-battlax-bt45-motorcycle-tire
            sizes EX250R 2008-2011
            Front 110/70-17
            Rear 130/70-17

            Answered on 12/6/2012 by Anonymous
        • Q:

          goldwing 2004 front tire 130/70/18 brigstone what is the sale price ? I am having a lot of cuping with one I have now
          Asked on 11/10/2012 by Bill from madison, ga

          1 answer

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            A:

            Thank you for your question. Unfortunately the BT016R is not available in the sizes needed for the GL1800. The Bridgestone BT-016R is a radial tire and doesn't have the load index required for the Honda GL1800. You may need to search for a bias ply or reinforced tire that meets that criteria. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at Sales@bikebandit.com, Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.

            Answered on 11/12/2012 by Anonymous
        • Q:

          How are these tires rated for wet conditions?
          Asked on 9/6/2012 by frankie

          1 answer

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            A:

            Thank you for your question. The BT016R is a great all around tire; It provides outstanding grip in all conditions. Unfortunately the information you seek is not disclosed to us by the manufacturer. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at Sales@bikebandit.com, Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.

            Answered on 9/6/2012 by Anonymous
        • Q:

          Excuse me I was wondering what load rating 58 is.
          Asked on 8/3/2012 by bigtallugly

          1 answer

        • Q:

          on the bto16 speed rating Z how fast is it the W is 168
          Asked on 5/18/2012 by Anonymous

          1 answer

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            A:

            Thanks for your question! The z rating is for 149+ mph.

            Answered on 5/23/2012 by Anonymous
        • Q:

          Is this the price for front and rear tire or just one?
          Asked on 3/9/2012 by Anonymous

          1 answer

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            A:

            Thanks for your question.

            All our tires are priced individually.

            Answered on 3/10/2012 by Anonymous
        • Q:

          Will a 190 55 ZR 17 fit a BMW R1200R? What is the difference between a BT015 and a BT016 etc?
          Asked on 2/28/2012 by Anonymous

          1 answer

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            A:

            Thanks for your question! Yes that tire will fit your R1200r.

            Answered on 2/29/2012 by Anonymous
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        Specifications and Options

        Brand Bridgestone
        Front / Rear Front, Rear
        Tire Size 120/70-17, 180/55-17, 190/50-17, 190/55-17
        Rim Size 17
        Tube / Tubeless Tubeless
        Bias / Radial Radial
        Load Index 58, 73, 75
        Speed Rating W
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