Bridgestone BT 016

    Ranking: #13 Sport Touring Tire, #13 Sportbike Street Tire, #16 Sportbike Track Tire

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    Tire/Tyre Description

    The new hypersport tire BT-016 is designed to maximize the sporty performance of sport bikes on the road today and enables every rider to enjoy our Genuine MotoGP Technology. The advanced multi-compound technology (3LC & 5LC) applied to both front and rear tires offers the rider the performance he demands in every riding mode.

    Front

    • 3LC (3 Layer Compound) provides grip performance demanded in every aspect and all riding modes. The center compound offers linear handling. The shoulder compound secures high grip and solid contact feeling.
    • Parallel S shaped grooves give optimal cornering force to improve stability, linear handling and absorption. Groove location across tread center secures rich contact feeling and stable wet performance.

    Rear

    • 5LC (5 Layer Compound) offers ideal grip performance demanded in every riding mode and aspect. The center compound offers good stability. The shoulder compound transfers the engine power to the road with strong traction. The edge compound offers strong side grip and solid contact feeling in deep lean angles.
    • L shaped grooves enhance shock absorption and rear-end steering. Groove location not across tread center area provides both wet performance and strong traction. High speed durability is also maximized.

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    Pros

    • Great tire for the price
    • Responds well to acceleration and braking
    • Even works as a touring tire
    Cons

    • Too loose when cold

    Overall Tire/Tyre Review

    The Bridgestone BT 016 is more on the sporting side of sport touring. That being said, riders report getting acceptable mileage. Stability, cornering, wet and dry traction are all highly rated. The only caution is they are too loose when cold.

    Reviews by Source

    www.motorcycle-superstore.com Rear

    123 reviews, 4.7 of 5 stars. Durability is the lowest rated characteristic, 3 of 5 stars. Handling characteristics (stability, cornering, wet traction and dry traction) are all highly rated. Stick great, feel very stable and planted in the corners.

    www.motorcycle-superstore.com Front

    76 reviews. 4.6 of 5 stars. On a 2006 GSXR 600 – tires warm up quick, stick great. Another reports that they like these better than Pilot 2CTs, Powers, BT-002s, Qualifiers, lean angles are great. Another reports great road feel from the tires, cornering was effortless, ridden Michelin and Metzeler in the past.

    www.mototirereviews.com

    Rear. 2 reviews. 6 of 10 stars. Noise 9, dry traction+ride comfort+tread life 7, wet traction 6, cornering stability+steering response 5. Average miles 6,200. On a Suzuki GSXR750 – never able to get 6,800 miles from a tire but did from these, compared to the BT 021 these lasted twice as long. Front. 2 reviews. 6 of 10 stars. Noise 9, dry traction+ride comfort+tread life 7, wet traction 6, cornering stability+steering response 5. Average miles 6,200. On a Suzuki GSXR750 – never able to get 6,800 miles from a tire but did from these, compared to the BT 021 these lasted twice as long.

    www.motorcycle-usa.com

    On a 2008 Yamaha R1 – road feel was excellent, incredibly stable, heat up quickly, deliver a smooth ride on the freeway. Tested on street and track and recommend for this type of riding.

    www.kneedraggers.com

    4 reviews. 5 of 5 stars. One rider reports stable, predictable, just the right amount of feel, warms up quickly, long life, great price. Another says better center life than the BT-014′s, more grip on the sides, cleaner profile than Pirellis. Another says best tire for streets/twisties, great grip and tire wear, at track may only last a couple of track days.

    www.revzilla.com

    3 reviews. 5 of 5 stars. One rider reports quick warm up, great traction, as a beginning rider feel extremely confident taking higher speed turns. Another went from a BT-003 to this tire, looking for more tread life, happy so far.

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