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Bridgestone Battlax BT45 Motorcycle Tire

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High performance bias ply. New Silica compound for improved wet and dry grip. Dual tread compound on rear tire for longer life and better traction when cornering. Larger crown radius for greater stability and extended tread life. H speed rated. Tubeless.

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Bridgestone Battlax BT45 Motorcycle Tire
 
4.8

(based on 84 reviews)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good ride (38)
  • Good cornering (35)
  • Durable (25)
  • Versatile (21)
  • Easy to install (19)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Street riding (37)
    • Replacement (18)
    • Upgrade (15)
    • Racing (3)
      • Motorsports:
      • Motorcycle enthusiast (29), Casual rider (20), Mechanic (13), Competitive cyclist (4)

    Reviewed by 84 customers

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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    BT45: Great on my Ninja EX250

    By FasterOn2Wheels

    from New Jersey

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    Comments about Bridgestone Battlax BT45 Motorcycle Tire:

    I had 130/90-16 rear and 100/90-16 front installed on my '06 Ninja 250. These tires fit just fine, although they are slightly taller than the factory tires. I selected the BT45 tires after reviewing and comparing most all the available tire options. These tires are consistently in the top three of most everyone's list of recommendations. I purchased from Bike Bandit because they, too, are on the top of most everyone's list.

    My style of riding is more commuter than racer and these tires feel much smoother than the factory tires. I find that they feel more stable at all speeds. Very slow-speed maneuvering feels more solid and I am more comfortable making full-lock u-turns. At higher speeds, they are just better than the factory in most every way. The ride is smoother, yet provides plenty of "feel". I no longer have to fight tar snakes, poor asphalt repair, rain grooves and the like.

    In short these tires have added to my enjoyment of the ride and are worth the investment.

    Service and delivery comments:

    I like the selection you offer and the reputaion your site has among fellow riders. The key is good prices and good customer service.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    5500 mile review

    By Peter J.

    from LA,CA

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    Pros

    • Good Cornering
    • Good Ride

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Street Riding

      Comments about Bridgestone Battlax BT45 Motorcycle Tire:

      Currently have 5500 miles on both front and rear. Vitually no wet riding experience to report. I would guestimate that I'm at about 50% on the front and probably have another 20%/1000 miles or a little more left on the rear. Mind you I don't intend on riding the rear until its bald in the center. Driving is primarily LA city/ freeways and some casual sporty canyon riding. Did an 1100 mile tour, heavily loaded, which might of contributed to additional wear as well as my preference for using rear break around town. Bike is a 540lbs 1982 Suzuki GS550m. I'm inclined to replace with the same even though I've heard many people say that the bt45's tend to wear faster than Metzler's or of course Dunlop's.

      • Motorsports:
      • Casual Rider

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Tire at a Good Price

      By 2000-VMax

      from Hamburg, NY

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Good Cornering
      • Good Ride
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement
        • Street Riding

        Comments about Bridgestone Battlax BT45 Motorcycle Tire:

        I Installed the Bridgestone Battlax BT45V 110/90-18V as a replacement for my previous Metzeler LaserTec 110/90-18 V, on my 2000 Yamaha VMax.
        The BT45V performs as well if not better than the Lasertec adn was about $30 cheaper.
        So far, I'm very satisfied with the Battlax BT45V.
        The Battlax BT45V handles extremely well in the Straight-aways and in the Twisties and at both High and Low Speeds.
        It also grips well on both dry and wet pavement.
        I currently have about 4000 Miles on this Tire and it still has at least 3/4 of its tread left, I expect to get between 10,000 and 12,000 miles out of it.

        • Motorsports:
        • Motorcycle Enthusiast

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Must have for the 88-07 Ninja 250!

        By AJ

        from North Hills, CA

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Good Cornering
        • Good Ride
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Racing
          • Replacement
          • Street Riding
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Bridgestone Battlax BT45 Motorcycle Tire:

          I had this on my first Ninja 250. After 5000 miles, the rear tire still looked new. Sadly I crashed that bike before I could see how long it would last. The dual compound rear is perfect for the weekend warrior and M-F commuter, with the hard center and sticky sides. No other OEM sizes have the dual compound, and it's a Huge improvement over the stock tires.

          • Motorsports:
          • Casual Rider, Mechanic, Motorcycle Enthusiast

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          • Q:

            This tire is listed as V-rated, but the description says it is H-rated...which is it?

            Thanks, Dave
            Asked on 9/3/2013 by Dave from Cheyenne, WY

            1 answer

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              A:

              Thanks for your question! Please give us a call our knowledgeable and friendly sales team will be happy to help 1-888-339-3888.

              Answered on 9/6/2013 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            Hello....am looking at the Bridgestone BT45 MC tires.....my bike specs. (82 Honda 450) call for....
            front---- 3.50S18-4PR
            rear---4.60S16-4PR.....
            how does this translate over to the websites sizing specs?....
            thanx......Steve
            Asked on 1/21/2013 by Anonymous

            1 answer

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              A:

              Thanks for your question. Front would be 100/90-18 Rear would be 120/90-16. You may find a close variation in this tire that would work depending on your needs. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions 1-888-339-3888.

              Answered on 1/23/2013 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            I'm looking at this ad and I see two tires... is it a rear tire as well as a front tire? One tire is thicker than the other so I assume yes... is the price for both tires? I have a Suzuki 250 gz and the front tire is a 110/90-16 and the rear tire is a 130/90-15. Also The tires I currently have are tube tires... and the ones I am looking at the Bridgestone Battlax BT45s are tubeless... would I need to make any modifications?
            Asked on 10/31/2012 by Odis from Irvine, CA

            1 answer

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              A:

              Thank you for your question. The tires are sold individually, the picture is a sample image provided by the manufacturer. Yes you can mount tubeless tires on a spoked wheel without any modification. The image is a front tire and a rear tire you are correct. 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 11/1/2012 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            130/70 18 For a Goldwing GL1800 2003
            Asked on 8/30/2012 by EASY from Philadelphia Pa 19150

            1 answer

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              A:

              Thank you for your question. This series tire does not come in the size needed to fit the 2003 Honda GL1800. Please call us for further assistance at 1-888-339-3888.

              Answered on 8/30/2012 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            which direction is the rear tire mounted?
            Asked on 8/27/2012 by james from paw

            1 answer

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              A:

              Thank you for your question. The tire is marked with directional arrows. A dual compound tire has softer rubber on the lean angle edges. Stiffer rubber on the center for the straight riding. 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 8/28/2012 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            can I get this tire to fit on a 130-90-17 rim
            Asked on 8/16/2012 by jwb from 15456

            1 answer

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              A:

              Thank you for your question. The Bridgestone Battlax BT45 Motorcycle Tire is available in a rear tire, 130/90-17

              Answered on 8/17/2012 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            Have 2008 KLR 650, strictly street use. Will this tire fit these rims? The correct sizes are listed, so "why not?"
            Asked on 7/6/2012 by ThumperStu from Tucson, AZ

            1 answer

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              A:

              Good question! Yes that tire should work ok with your rim.

              Answered on 7/14/2012 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            Re: Bridgestone Battlax BT45, 130/90-16 rear, speed rating V

            What is the load index of this tire?
            Asked on 6/27/2012 by ShovelDave

            1 answer

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              A:

              Thanks for the question!This tire has a load index of 67 which would be a load rating of 675.

              Answered on 7/3/2012 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            Will this tire fit a 95 fzr600 i currently have 150/60 18 and if so will performance be affected if so how?
            Asked on 6/20/2012 by Anonymous

            1 answer

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              A:

              Thanks for your question! They have a 150/70-18 available, which will just be taller than your 150/60-18.

              Answered on 7/6/2012 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            i need a 130/80/18 for a front there are not a lot of options whats the worst that a rear tire goes in the front
            Asked on 3/17/2012 by tru2kno from plano,t

            1 answer

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              A:

              Thanks for your question! It is not recommended to put a rear tire on the front since it can cause you to crash. Here is the part number for that front tire 44605.

              Answered on 3/20/2012 by Anonymous
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          Specifications and Options

          Brand Bridgestone
          Front / Rear Front, Rear
          Tire Size 90/90-21, 100/80-18, 100/90-16, 100/90-19, 110/80-17, 110/80-18, 110/90-16, 110/90-18, 120/70-17, 120/80-16, 120/80-17, 120/80-18, 120/90-17, 120/90-18, 130/70-18, 130/80-17, 130/80-18, 130/90-16, 130/90-17, 140/70-17, 140/70-18, 140/80-17, 140/80-18, 150/70-17, 150/70-18, 150/80-16
          Rim Size 21, 19, 18, 17, 16
          Tube / Tubeless Tubeless
          Bias / Radial Bias Ply
          Speed Rating H, V
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