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post #1 of 3 Old 04-13-2010, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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i spilled my last sportbike on a set of bridgestones, and felt them slide VERY noticeably on many more occasions after the crash before i finally took them off. has anyone else had a bad experience on the sport bike battlax GT016 tires? I just got a new ZX10, with the bridgstones, and lost rerar traction leaving a giant scuff all the way to tire edge. i am having trruoble getting confidence on this bike with these tires. it was a cold morning, but i feel certain my dunlops (previous tires, previous bike) would have handled the turn and acceleration fine. Thoughts or experiences??? thanx!
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-14-2010, 10:16 AM
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I'm on my 3rd set of BT016's and couldn't be happier with them. A couple of track days on them and a lot of street miles with no issues at all.
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post #3 of 3 Old 04-14-2010, 10:45 AM
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After 3 trackdays, the edges of my BT016's are toast. I've been pretty happy with them. They aren't as sticky as race rubber, but they're a pretty good compromise for a street tire. Not sure what you're doing to make them slip...even in the cold, mine have stuck pretty well. 1 lap and knee down. Maybe 2 if it's chilly out.

Granted, I did highside on those tires. As much as I wish I could, I can't really blame the tires for my dumb ass grabbing a hand full of throttle with my knee down. 150 hp + cornering is more than any tire can handle.

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