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Bridgestone Battlax BT45 Motorcycle Tire

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

110/90-18 - 61 - H
120/80-17 - 61 - H
120/90-17 - 64 - V
130/70-18 - 63 - H
130/80-18 - 66 - V
130/90-17 - 68 - V
140/70-17 - 66 - H
140/70-18 - 67 - V
150/70-17 - 69 - V
 



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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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Specifications and Options

Brand Bridgestone
Front / Rear Front, Rear
Tire Size 90/90-21, 100/80-18, 100/90-16, 110/70-17, 110/80-17, 110/80-18, 110/90-16, 110/90-18, 120/70-17, 120/80-16, 120/80-17, 120/90-17, 130/70-18, 130/80-18, 130/90-17, 140/70-17, 140/70-18, 150/70-17
Bias / Radial Bias Ply
Rim Size 21, 18, 17, 16
Tube / Tubeless Tubeless
Load Index 53, 54, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68, 69
Speed Rating H, V

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Why did you choose this?
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I picked these tires because they are the modern equivalent to the OEM-spec tires for my 1990 Kawasaki Zephyr. They're touring tires, which is my primary riding style, and I have never gone wrong with Bridgestone.
Paul R on Sep 1, 2020
less than hundred bucks and a friend recommended it
David L on Jul 9, 2020
I picked these tires because they are the modern equivalent to the OEM-spec tires for my 1990 Kawasaki Zephyr. They're touring tires, which is my primary riding style, and I have never gone wrong with Bridgestone.
Paul R on Sep 1, 2020
A matched set of my tire size is limited, Bridgestone had it.
DONALD F on Jul 30, 2020
less than hundred bucks and a friend recommended it
David L on Jul 9, 2020
the right kind of tires for the right price...thanx
r t on Jul 7, 2020
only set of tires that are a match pair in factory size
Kenneth S on Jun 28, 2020
they were what was on the motorcycle
Clifford D on Jun 27, 2020
I needed the size and brand rear tire to match the front tire I already have / manufacture's recommendation!
Jim G on Jun 26, 2020
I have friends who have this tire installed on their bikes and have said how good this product is.So lets give it a try.
Larry S on Jun 7, 2020
hAVE THEM ON OTHER BIKES AND i LIKE THE PRODUCT
bruce v on Jun 2, 2020
One of only a couple of tires that fits my 86' Interceptor.
Joseph H on Jun 2, 2020
Tread pattern, simply put. I am an all season/weather rider. The ability for the tread to allow water to be allowed to flow out the side of the tire means less chance of hydro plaining. Also Bridgestone has been an excellent lasting tire for me in the past.
Patrick E on May 17, 2020
mileage
J L S on May 13, 2020
Best standard replacement tires for Suzuki GS500F series
Luke S on Apr 12, 2020
I need tubeless tires in this size. Not easy to find!
Dale K on Mar 9, 2020
I've had very good luck with this tire on my old 1989 MotoGuzzi Cali III. Good in the wet.
Bradley P on Mar 8, 2020
recommended by Randaaks. Gold wing specialist
Andrew S on Jan 16, 2020
Long time favorites for all my vintage bikes
Mark R on Jan 7, 2020
These tires completely changed my bike. Better handling, tracking than the originals.
harvey58 on Jan 5, 2020
This tire is the same as original except the next size larger.<br />My old tire was great but I wore it out.
Lauri J on Dec 27, 2019
I have used these BT45's before with good results.
Tim S on Dec 27, 2019
Replacing current BT45 product on my GL 1000 with same since it meets my ride style and mileage longevity needs.
Antonio T on Nov 19, 2019
Great track tires for stock xr/crf small bores
Watson W on Sep 9, 2019
OEM tire,,matches new front which I already have. I change rear every 6,000 miles. Tire wears quickly.
William E on Aug 29, 2019
Price point and bias ply is the main reason I bought this tire.
Connor C on Aug 16, 2019
AFTER SEARCHING MULTIPLE WEBSITES, I FOUND BIKEBANDIT TO HAVE THE LOWEST PRICES. AND AVAILABILITY OF ITEMS NEEDED.
MARY W on Jul 30, 2019
mini road race tyre of choice
s r on Jul 26, 2019
I've had these mounted on my 2002 Moto Guzzi 1100 California and they worked GREAT! That's why I'm ordering a new set. Great Tires, they do everything just fine!
Emilio S on Jul 22, 2019
Perfect tire for my CB750. Lasts over 10K miles with excellent performance, wet or dry.
Juan G on Jul 8, 2019
going to ride mainly street on dual sport
daniel s on Jun 14, 2019
Their some of the grippiest tires available for the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s Street Bikes. Good feedback in the margin the tire starts get to the end of its grip in both braking and cornering. Must have a modest silica content, (which I personally like) as the tire has gives good feedback when it starts to get close to the edge of traction.
Matt C on Jun 11, 2019
To match the rear, and it should be better than stock, or the cheapest tires.
Wayne R on Jun 10, 2019
Recommended by most online forums
john d on Jun 8, 2019
Price and only brand that carried the 110/80 size
John W on Jun 7, 2019
Only modern tires in my size and riding style
Dennis G on Jun 2, 2019
I have been using this brand and type for the past 8 years. I like them.
Mike on May 30, 2019
Wanted something for long lasting
rev-michael r on Apr 25, 2019
PURCHASED THIS TIRE PREVIOUSLY AND WAS VERY SATISFIED
DAVID W V on Apr 22, 2019
Good reviews and matches my back tire.
Josette B on Apr 13, 2019
Recommended highly by other riders
Virgil H on Apr 10, 2019
I have been running this tire on the front of my GL1800 Goldwing trike and I am very happy with the performance.
Stanley R on Mar 10, 2019
It's a good Tire have used them before
Gene C on Mar 4, 2019
i followed many forum reviews before making my decision
M B on Mar 1, 2019
It’s what’s currently on my bike with good performance & longevity.
J T on Jan 23, 2019
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
A matched set of my tire size is limited, Bridgestone had it.
DONALD F on Jul 30, 2020
the right kind of tires for the right price...thanx
r t on Jul 7, 2020
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.
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
What's the difference between an eighty vs ninty?
jeff w on Jun 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Jeff, thank you for the question. The aspect ratio of a tire determines the height of a tire based on a percentage of its width. For example, the height of a 90 tire will be 90% of its width. Depending on the width of the tires you are comparing, the exact difference may vary. 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 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
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
I ride an 2016 HD Street 500 will the BT45 100/80 17 52H be an acceptable replacement for the originally fitted front tyre, which is same size and same rating of 52H?.
Donald S on Oct 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Donald, the BT45 is not offered in the 100/80-17 size. I would stick to the same size and load/speed index ratings. 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 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
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.
My dad needs 160/80-15 for his rear tire but it doeant offer that option on here?
A shopper on Feb 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! Unfortunately, the Bridgestone Battlax BT45 tire is not offered in size 160/80-15, i have attached a link to the tires available in that size below. 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 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.

https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/160-80-15-15-inch-rim-motorcycle-tires/t11sk53b
I have a 1960 R60/2 BMW with Bridgestone 100/90/18 56H on the front and 110 90/18 61H on the rear. Can you match these tires?
Bruce R on Nov 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Bruce, thanks for the question! Yes, The Bridgestone Spitfire S11 Motorcycle Tire has both of those tires available. I have attached a link below to those tires. Please note that the load index might not show on the site but the front 100/90-18 has a load index of 56 and the rear 110/90-18 has a load index of 61. 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 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
Bridgestone Spitfire S11 Motorcycle Tire
Bridgestone Spitfire S11 Motorcycle Tire
Can I put a 170/70 16 instead of a 180/ 16 on my 03 vtx1800?
A shopper on Aug 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for the question. The 170/70-16 will be a direct fit on to your wheel, the only thing to consider whenever going down a size is the load index and speed rating. It should always match or exceed the OEM recommended specs. When directly comparing sizes, the 180/70 is slightly wider and a hair taller also. 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 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
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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4.7 / 5.0
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Would you recommend
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2000 Kawasaki W650
Replaced the original tires with these. Transformed the handling and stability, also softened the ride. Huge improvement.
August 13, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
BT45's for 2003 Motguzzi
This is my fourth set of tires for this motorcycle. This is the first set of BT45's and so far so good. I really want to see how they hold up after 7000 miles which is why I dumped my previous vendor tires. They did not hold up well, so hopefully these BT45's will wear evenly and give a smoother ride. I would recommend these based upon my short time period.
August 7, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Really like the Battleax up front. Bike handles great
August 6, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
new bridgestone battlax 45's
Love the new tires after 300 miles .......traction is wonderful on dry and wet surfaces. Ride is smooth and very grippy, giving confidence in most turning situations (no sand or gravel please).
I would recommend them to family and friends
July 25, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Just what I wznted
Love this tire. The price was great. The day I picked the bike up at the shop after install and inspection, the skies opened up and I got rained upon. The tire handled great on the way home. It dispenses the water away just like I knew it would.
June 28, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Double Dark Side
I have this rear tire on the front of my Wing. It's excellent.
May 26, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
I have run Avalon trike tire and average between 8000 and 10000 miles on them. Now I do not run a tire until it is smooth so I could possibly get more out of them. But the ride and road vibration of those tires is very annoying. So far I am very pleased with my first Battlax on my steer on my 2005 1800 goldwing trike, less vibration and road noise. Will see about mileage later, everyone on goldwing trike forum have gotten 20000 plus, hoping I can see the same or close to that.
May 5, 2020
Purchased
7 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Great tires for the Nighthawk
Great tires for the price!
April 15, 2020
Purchased
7 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Easy ordering, fast shipping
Have not installed it yet but looks like a good quality tire.
April 2, 2020
Purchased
8 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Very Happy, smooth running
Smooth out on road, balanced out great, feels sure footed in corners. Would buy again.
March 28, 2020
Purchased
7 months ago
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