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Bridgestone Battlax BT45 Motorcycle Tire

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(Front) Tire Size - Tube / Tubeless - Load Index - Speed Rating

90/90-18 - Tubeless - 51 - H
90/90-21 - Tubeless - 54 - H
100/80-18 - Tubeless - 53 - H
100/90-16 - Tubeless - 54 - H
100/90-19 - Tube Type - 57 - H
100/90-19 - Tubeless - 57 - V
110/70-17 - Tubeless - 54 - H
110/80-17 - Tubeless - 57 - V
110/80-18 - Tubeless - 58 - V
110/90-16 - Tubeless - 59 - V
110/90-18 - Tubeless - 61 - V
120/70-17 - Tubeless - 58 - H
120/80-16 - Tubeless - 60 - V
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(Rear) Tire Size - Tube / Tubeless - Load Index - Speed Rating

110/80-18 - Tubeless - 53 - H
110/90-18 - Tubeless - 61 - H
120/80-17 - Tubeless - 61 - H
120/80-18 - Tubeless - 62 - H
120/90-17 - Tubeless - 64 - V
120/90-18 - Tubeless - 65 - V
130/70-17 - Tubeless - 62 - H
130/70-18 - Tubeless - 63 - H
130/80-17 - Tube Type - 65 - H
130/80-17 - Tubeless - 65 - H
130/80-18 - Tubeless - 66 - V
130/90-16 - Tubeless - 67 - V
130/90-17 - Tubeless - 68 - V
140/70-17 - Tubeless - 66 - H
140/70-18 - Tubeless - 67 - V
140/80-17 - Tubeless - 69 - V
150/70-17 - Tubeless - 69 - V
150/70-18 - Tubeless - 70 - V
150/80-16 - Tubeless - 71 - V
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(Front) Specifications and Options

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Product Details

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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4.7 / 5.0
124 Reviews
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Would you recommend
Yes
Good grip, short wear.
I use these tires on my older motorcycles, including my FJ1100 and FJ1200. They handle very well and make my FJ's feel lighter than they are. Cornering and traction is very good! I wish I could get more that 4,000 miles out of them, otherwise I'm very happy with them.
January 17, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Bridgestone Battleax tires
These were good tires when they came standard on some Japanese bikes in the '70's, and are still good tires. My bikes are Italian; Aermacchi and Moto Guzzi and are all in the 70's and 80's, and the Bridgestones have the good looks that match the vintage, and are high quality, durable tires. The price is right. Whenever I have to replace a set, I look at all the brands and always end up with the Bridgestones.
September 26, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Good Stuff
Excellent qulity and excelent fit.
September 14, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Bridgestone BT45 work great!
Great traction on my RZ350 in the dry, perfect balance, quick and accurate steering! Drainage water across an apex doesn’t seem to upset them unduly!
BT45’s work great on the RZ350!
BattleAx joy on Alpine Rd. Off CA. 35!
August 22, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Just the tires I needed. Such a huge difference in performance getting these.
June 11, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
High mileage sticky tire
Just got a second set after many miles of use - these tires are great hot or cold wet or dry and last!
April 23, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
GL1800 Front- Yes it's a rear sport bike tire!
I'm running this tire on the front of a GL1800. Third one i have ran. Wears like no other tire I've ever ran. 24000 miles and not problem to be expected in mileage
April 3, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Pretty mounted
I haven't used them, but they sure look good mounted
March 7, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Smooth, quiet, grip well, I average about 6500 miles before replacing
January 22, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Used as front tire
Absolutely the best front tire I have ever used. Rear tire used as front tire. I had 27k miles on it when replaced.
November 20, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago

Specifications and Options

Brand Bridgestone
Front / Rear Front, Rear
Tire Size 90/90-18, 90/90-21, 100/80-18, 100/90-16, 100/90-19, 110/70-17, 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, 130/70-17, 130/70-18, 130/80-17, 130/80-18, 130/90-16, 130/90-17, 140/70-17, 140/70-18, 140/80-17, 150/70-17, 150/70-18, 150/80-16
Bias / Radial Bias Ply
Rim Size 21, 19, 18, 17, 16
Tube / Tubeless Tube Type, Tubeless
Load Index 51, 53, 54, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71
Speed Rating H, V
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Why did you choose this?
Bike Bandit Store
Has all the same aspects from the original tires that are on ,,Tires are a bit bald now with over 4 thousand miles,,,,YEP,Time to change up.
Robert C on Jan 11, 2019
It’s a 5k tire that handles well in wet weather.
Paul S on Oct 7, 2018
Has all the same aspects from the original tires that are on ,,Tires are a bit bald now with over 4 thousand miles,,,,YEP,Time to change up.
Robert C on Jan 11, 2019
Advice from fellow Goldwing Trike Riders, via the Gold Wing Road Riders Association
Charles B on Jan 11, 2019
It’s a 5k tire that handles well in wet weather.
Paul S on Oct 7, 2018
Affordable OEM replacements for my 1990 Honda NT650 Hawk GT.
Jason B on Sep 22, 2018
Stock tire for my 2004 T100
William E on Sep 21, 2018
Reviews were all positive
Jeffrey H on Sep 19, 2018
Good reviews, quality product, one of the few tires manufactured in the size needed.
Donald N on Sep 4, 2018
Because I needed a proven tire for a heavy bike.
Tim H on Aug 16, 2018
Good reviews
bradley s on Aug 15, 2018
Great handling tire for vintage bikes with 18" wheels
Brian A on Aug 14, 2018
Great price. Free Shipping.
Terry O on Aug 7, 2018
matches my rear tire
D B on Aug 7, 2018
Standard OEM SIZE AND BRAND FOR HONDA HURRICANE 1987
mark p on Aug 4, 2018
BT45 s work well on my Vintage Airhead.
Earl S on Jul 21, 2018
I'm hoping these tires last longer than the Dunlop 404's I've been using on my goldwing.
Timothy O on Jul 19, 2018
I chose this because I already am using this rear tire and works great.
daniel s on Jul 17, 2018
OEM
Stephen T on Jul 17, 2018
It is the only set in the proper sizes for my Honda VTR 250'
Alan B on Jul 10, 2018
Stock Equipment & it works well...
Dwayne L on Jul 8, 2018
I like them and they work well in wet weather plus they fit my vintage bike
John B on May 21, 2018
Size and fit
Thomas D on May 18, 2018
Fit my bike
Lee C on May 13, 2018
Because my other tire is a banana peel
MYLON R on May 1, 2018
Only tire setton mach
P P on Apr 27, 2018
original equipment
John G on Apr 25, 2018
Great wear perfect ride
Joe C on Apr 25, 2018
Good in wet weather and great tread life.
Paul H on Apr 24, 2018
The price to quality was unbeatable. Local bike shops wanted $300+ for tires
G H on Apr 19, 2018
Use these before and liked them
John M on Mar 31, 2018
They are the only matching set that fits my bike in the OE size. Also, they seem to be exactly the type of tire I was looking for.
William H on Mar 28, 2018
Used it before as a front tire on my Goldwing with good results
Silverbullett on Mar 20, 2018
same tires I have on my ninja, started to get old and needed replacement. tires worked great before and should work even better with them brand new.
daniel s on Mar 10, 2018
Hard to find correct sizes for older bike
Scott M on Feb 21, 2018
it fits my bike and my riding style.
kevin c on Feb 10, 2018
Good price and well recommended by motorcycle forum for W650 riders
Buddy on Feb 10, 2018
Good traction, good tire for my needs
Craig H on Sep 12, 2017
I've used these tires before and I am very please with the performance.
Kadshah N on Jul 10, 2017
It was recommended to me and one of the more popular models from online forums
P R on Jun 24, 2017
Purchased these for my BMW F650GS and they were great for road riding, buying these for the second time.
Raphael B on May 15, 2017
I believe the tire should be one that is engineered for the type of bike. Bridgestone and this type tire are OE for my bike
david l on Apr 30, 2017
I have had good luck with this tire on my BMW R90/6 for more miles than i should have. Sticking with what works.
Richard G on Apr 15, 2017
had good ratings and has been a good tire
Daniel L on Apr 4, 2017
Needed good tires for my vintage 1983 Honda Interceptor that still gets ridden like a the thoroughbred it is. Best price on best rated tires that fit her from the 2015 Motorcycle USA sport bike tire shootout.
David W on Mar 23, 2017
Have been satisfied with battlax since OEM tire on bonneville 2006, 26000 miles and this is only my second replacement tire on front, rear replaced at about 10k and 20k
M W on Mar 6, 2017
CB 1100 Original tires.
Mario S on Feb 20, 2017
Proven performance!
Jim M on Feb 19, 2017
These are were the tires that were on the bike ('06 Kawasaki EX500) when I purchased it. When looking for replacements, these were most often highly rated by other Ninja owners.
Jay F on Jan 20, 2017
Research showed BT45 was best for RD350 Yamaha
Dan L on Nov 6, 2016
After trying many other brands I have returned to the OEM tires for the Bonneville. Wet traction and wear life are still as good or better than all others tried.
Don K on Oct 12, 2016
I love the BT 45; great grip and long lasting. The best tire I have ran on my bikes.
Daren F on Oct 6, 2016
Advice from fellow Goldwing Trike Riders, via the Gold Wing Road Riders Association
Charles B on Jan 11, 2019
Affordable OEM replacements for my 1990 Honda NT650 Hawk GT.
Jason B on Sep 22, 2018
Will this tire accept tubes? I have a '76 Honda 550 Four that I need tires for. Thank you.

Joe
null on Aug 6, 2010
Will this tire work as a replacement for the BT45f?
Thomas on Oct 11, 2010
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! We show currently this is the only BT45 listed so this would be the next suitable tire in the BT45 series tire. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.
This tire is listed as V-rated, but the description says it is H-rated...which is it?

Thanks, Dave
Dave on Sep 3, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! Please give us a call our knowledgeable and friendly sales team will be happy to help 1-888-339-3888.
Fit a spoked 79 triumph 750

I have a 110/90 18" tire on back, Dunlop, spoked rim, looking for a all weather tire for the Idaho roads, 2 lane and interstate. Will this tire work for me.
This tire need a tube with my spoked rims and or does it come with it.
thanks
Wineo on Mar 17, 2010
BEST ANSWER: You also can use them with a tube, I use them on my old Moto Guzzis and als BMW with tube.... with this tires, your bike will be like a new one... . gr8 tire, maybe the best you can get for the bike from the 60's 70's 80's
On the speed rating what is the difference between H , V ?
A shopper on Feb 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for the question! The maximum speed for an H rating is 130 mph and for the V rating it is 149 mph. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.
can I put a tube in a bridgstone BT45 using a honda comstar rim?

tire size 110/90-18
rim - honda comstar aluminium alloy (spokeless)
Motorcycle - 1978 Honda 750 F3

can I use a tube with this tire?

Primarily riding up and down the mountain from 1000' to 4500' feet daily, speeds up to about 70mph and lots of mountain curvy roads.
dboblet on Jan 9, 2010
BEST ANSWER: and I am sure you will be happy with this tire... it's the best you can get for bikes from the 60's 70's 80'ss
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
Steve on Jan 21, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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?
Odis on Oct 31, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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 [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.
130/70 18 For a Goldwing GL1800 2003
easy on Aug 30, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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.
which direction is the rear tire mounted?
James on Aug 27, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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 [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.
can I get this tire to fit on a 130-90-17 rim
JWB on Aug 16, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The Bridgestone Battlax BT45 Motorcycle Tire is available in a rear tire, 130/90-17
Have 2008 KLR 650, strictly street use. Will this tire fit these rims? The correct sizes are listed, so "why not?"
ThumperStu on Jul 6, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Good question! Yes that tire should work ok with your rim.
Re: Bridgestone Battlax BT45, 130/90-16 rear, speed rating V

What is the load index of this tire?
ShovelDave on Jun 27, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question!This tire has a load index of 67 which would be a load rating of 675.
Will this tire fit a 95 fzr600 i currently have 150/60 18 and if so will performance be affected if so how?
null on Jun 20, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! They have a 150/70-18 available, which will just be taller than your 150/60-18.
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
tru2kno on Mar 17, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Will the 130/90X17 fit my 1980 GS 850 G.
The stock replacement is 120/80X17, and has alot of room.
Bayou TK on Dec 15, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for writing in! The 130/90-17 will be 10mm wider and a bit taller than your original tire. If you have the clearance, then it will fit.
Is this tire the same as the Battlax BT 45A size 130/70 MC 63H
null on Jul 26, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! Yes, the 130/80-18 rear tire will have a load and speed rating of 63H.
About how much would shipping and taxes add to 93013 for one 130/90-16 and one 100/90-16? (front and rear for ninja 250) Thank you
SKC on May 13, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question
Shipping is a flat rate for 8.95 for your zip code. The exact amount of taxes will be calculated at checkout.
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