Bridgestone Battlax BT 016

Dry Grip 72%
Wet Grip 48%
Road Feedback 65%
Handling 69%
Wear 51%
Comfort 65%
Buy again 50%

The Bridgestone Battlax BT 016 is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Motorcycle

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Tyre review data from 22 tyre reviews averaging 60% over 73,400 miles driven.

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Top Bridgestone Battlax BT 016 Review

Given 63% while driving a Kawasaki ZX10r (190/50 R17 W) on mostly country roads for 2,800 spirited miles
I've a 2014 ZX10R, it came shod with the BT016's and I was keen to compare these to the Conti Sport Attacks and the Michy PR2's and PR3's I'd had on previous bikes. I've had no real problems with grip in the dry, front washed out in bad rain but I was hitting a Roundabout fairly spritely and to be fair there could have been a bit of oil or diesel etc, etc. My only gripe is after 2.8K miles the rear is now in need of replacing. Pushing the tyre to get 3K miles isn't what I call economical. Back to Michelin I think.
28 - tyre reviewed on May 25, 2015   

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Given 86% while driving a Suzuki k4 600 k9 750 (180/55 R17) on mostly country roads for 2,600 spirited miles
I ride a Gixxer 750 K9 which I have had from new, and stuck with the Battlax BT016R's as they have never let me down. True, it means I cannot comare them to other tyres, but I have run Pirelli Cors'a before on a K3750, and they were a great tyre at that time.
Dry weather and I have a 100% confidence in them, and have blatted them around quite a few tracks, and they are more than good enough for me, and I am reasonably quick and have no chicken lines. Wet weather, and I am not that brave, but again, they have not let me down unless I have maybe asked a bit too much.
The comments on the wear factor, I do agree, but when I look at the cost and what I get back, it is money well spent.
So will stick with them, and although no doubt Bridgestone and Suzuki have a mutual trading relationship, if Suzuki think they are right for the bike after shed loads of testing, that is cool with me.
0 - tyre reviewed on May 22, 2019   
Given 25% while driving a Suzuki GsxR 600 (180/55 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
Bike came with these on. I high-sided going round a slight bend and 100% blame these tyres. If your using them be very careful in the rain. Shocking tyre.
10 - tyre reviewed on August 4, 2018   
These are the best tyres in the world. Watch now!
GMC Honda cbr900 1997 (180/55 R17) on a combination of roads for 100 spirited miles
Previously had metzeler M3 spite on my 97 blade and thought they were brilliant,my front wheel is still original 16" so limited for choice,after purchasing a set of BT016 and fitting them a took the bike out on not a hot or warm day to try them,after less than a mile a was getting feedback from the tyres to say yes you can drop in to the corner how i wanted,being cautious i never but waited about another 3 miles the on a roundabout dropped my knee to the floor no problem..10 out of 10 for these tyres,so purchased another set as they were £124 for the pair from hunters Newcastle 👍👍👍
0 - tyre reviewed on April 19, 2017   
Given 37% while driving a Yamaha R1 (190/55 R17 W) on mostly country roads for 1,800 average miles
The bike came shod with these from the dealer..... 1800 miles in and a horizontal crack has appeared, delamination. Really annoyed by this, back to Michelin for me!!!
6 - tyre reviewed on August 13, 2016   
Given 44% while driving a (180/55 R17) on for 0 miles
These came fitted to my Triumph street triple. These tyres in my opinion are just not suited to British roads or the British weather.
On a hot summers days they would give good levels of grip.
But in the rain they were borderline dangerous and gave very little feed back.
They lasted for about 4000 miles but we're past their best by 3000.
2 - tyre reviewed on February 7, 2016   

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