Bridgestone Battlax S20 - welcome to the FunZone
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 @ 07:10
Road test of Bridgestone Battlax
During the summer Bridgestone asked Tourstart to test the Bridgestone Battlax S20 tires.
Tough job - but somebody had to do it...
Battlax makes it a safe living on the edge
Living on the edge is now much safer, as the grip from the Battlax tires are fantastic. All you need is to warm them up a bit first, as cold tires do not stick that well - which is pretty natural. Just forgot this one evening as I started off a bit too quick and wanted to make a 90 degree turn with some throttle. Instantly, the Battlax told me in - a polite way - to relax a bit.
After just a few kilometers of ride you are safe to explore the edges which is the home of the FunZone. Go for a turn with high turn-in speed and give it some throttle in the turn, and all you will experience is that the tires ask for more - this is the behavior which makes me smile all over my biker face. You will experience a much sharper turn-in with the tires and you are able to do a higher speed in the turns.
The tires takes you exactly where you want to go. Your motorcycle is significantly easier to get in and out of the turns with the Battlax rubber your motorcycle. You will clearly feel the Battlax help you get in the turns and guide you fast, fun and safely through them. With the Battlax S20's you will have a piece of the racetrack mounted on your motorcycle, but do not worry about the wear. There are plenty of kilometers in the tires. I have now done 4 500 km on my VFR750 and there are at least the same amount of km left.
So guess what my next tires will be....
Comment added after the tires has done approx 9 000 km.
Even the tires has done 9 000 km, there are pleanty of grip in them. I made a fast turn, and the angel was so steep, that the farinig touched the tarmac. The tires took me totally stable through the turn, and there were no sign of reaching the limit. Especially the feeling that the limit still is far away was cool, as I could not feel any drifiting on the rear whee.
Have a safe ride,