|Our new Battlax BT-023 doesn’t just go further to deliver outstanding sports-touring performance… it goes mile upon comfortable mile further…
In short, the BT-023 is designed to deliver outstanding mileage and a whole lot more. .
Things like greatly improved wet-grip, low-noise, light-handling, sharp-braking and superb shock-absorption to make smooth work of the toughest trip.
Features that make it easy to see why the BT-023 is destined to become the ‘must have’ tyre for today’s touring bikes... and selected sports bikes too
Or, to put it simply, if you ride a bike like a Blade or a GSXR1000 and you want outstanding grip, remarkable handling and rock-solid, high-speed stability... you got it!Such performance is hardly surprising when you look at the BT-023’s heritage… following in the tracks of the legendary BT-020/021 and with all the technological advances you’d expect from the world’s leading tyre manufacturer.
Advances like Mono-Spiral Belt, 3LC and Silica Rich Ex construction and, probably the most significant advance of all, RC Polymer. Without getting too technical*, this is a rubber designed to give a better silica distribution to improve tread flexibility for enhanced wet and low-temperature performance and grip.
The technology also gives improved rolling resistance to reduce fuel consumption and tyre noise.
Trust Bridgestone to go further to deliver a sports-touring tyre that leaves the competition miles behind.
Theories being one thing and practice being another... I have to say I’m very impressed with them (BT-023s) indeed. Despite... being laden with lots of luggage, the tyres still felt very secure in corners and really boosted my confidence.
The all-important feel, not something always evident in sports touring tyres, was also very welcome... Even in the rain the BT-023s never gave me any cause for concern.
With excellent stability, good cold weather performance
and neutral steering, they’re hard to fault... Even on a very light and powerful Suzuki GSX-R1000 - a choice of bike which underlines Bridgestone’s confidence in its product - I felt more than happy to push hard.
I’d say their grip and general performance is as good if not better than BT-014s. ... the BT-023s will be my preferred choice of tyre for road use simply because of their comprehensive ability.
I’ve been waiting for a sporty yet durable tyre like this for years.
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