Bridgestone BT 021

    Ranking: #21 Sport Touring Tire

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    Tire/Tyre Description

    Designed for sport-touring oriented riders who look for riding comfort, tire life, and tire design. One of the best selling sport-touring radial worldwide, Battlax BT-020 offers high-speed stability, long mileage, wet performance, riding comfort, and consistent performance.

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    Pros

    • Works in varied riding conditions
    Cons

    • Common reports of quick tire wear

    Overall Tire/Tyre Review

    The Bridgestone BT 021 has mixed reviews. Some like the tire and others don’t. There are some complaints that the front wears out faster than the rear. On heavier bikes there also seem to be more complaints than lighter bikes. If you are looking at this tire you might want to investigate the reviews specific to your type of motorcycle. Mileage ranges between 7-10,000 miles. This tire is more on the touring side of sport-touring.

    Reviews by Source

    www.motorcycle-superstore.com Rear Tire

    73 reviews. 4.5 of 5 stars. On a 2007 Z1000 – got 6,000 miles, twisties and highway. Another says the BT 021 handles as well as Michelin Pilot Powers and lasts longer. On an 06 GSXR 600 – turn in was a bit slower, rode over 6,000 miles to Deal’s Gap and back, handled well. On a 2007 Yamaha R6S – get about 7,000 miles, awesome in twisties, highway, wet or dry. On a DL1000 – has tried Tourance, Dunlop D607, TrailWing and Avon Storm, the 021 has outlasted them all, 7,000 miles. On an FJR – ride in the mountains, likes the tire, go through two fronts to one rear.

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    Front Tire 44 reviews. 4.4 of 5 stars. From someone who used to ride BT 020 – worn out before 4,000 miles, poor in wet. On a Ninja 650R – got 10,000 miles, all street riding. On FJR 1300 – after 3500 miles front was shot, v shaped. On a GSXR 1000 – 11,200 miles, heat up nicely, handle well in the corners. On a CBR 954RR – traction is incredible, mileage is fantastic, 12,000 miles.

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    Dry grip better than the Stradas, but not as grippy as Diablos. Plenty of stick in the corners. Tire stopping was better than expected. Dry grip makes it feel like it was made for the VFR.

    www.mototirereviews.com

    Rear. 18 reviews. 9.1 of 10 stars. Dry traction+steering response 9.5, cornering stability+tread life 9, wet traction 8.5. Average total miles 9,667. On a Suzuki SV1000S – good grip, even wear across the tread, good sport touring tire, good price. On a Yamaha FJR1300 – likes the price, mileage and comfort. On a Suzuki GSXR750 – prefer the BT016 versus the BT020, got better mileage on the BT016. On a Triumph Sprint ST – rear got a flat spot around 2,000 miles, got about 6,600 miles, takes effort to get them to lean properly, great for the price. On a Triumph Thruxton – these tires are rubbish, got 2,000 miles. On a Kawasaki C14 – good traction but not great, not designed for a heavy bike, the tires don’t inspire confidence, as they wear the handling goes downhill very fast. On a FJR1300 – great traction, can’t break them loose, very stiff sidewall.

    Front. 20 reviews. 9.2 of 10 stars. Dry traction+cornering stability 9.5, steering response+wet traction 9, tread life 8. Average total miles 7,450. On a Suzuki SV1000S – good grip early, terrible late, the sides are too soft and wear out very quickly. On a Yamaha FJR1300 – likes the price, mileage and comfort. On a Suzuki GSXR750 – prefer the BT016 versus the BT020, got better mileage on the BT016, front wore out on the sides, began cupping in 1,000 miles. On a Triumph Sprint ST – rear got a flat spot around 2,000 miles, got about 6,600 miles, takes effort to get them to lean properly, great for the price. On a Triumph Thruxton – these tires are rubbish, got 1,800 kms. On a Kawasaki C14 – good traction but not great, not designed for a heavy bike, the tires don’t inspire confidence, as they wear the handling goes downhill very fast. On a FJR1300 – great traction, can’t break them loose, very stiff sidewall.

    www.bcsportbikes.com

    Review – Bridgestone Battleaxe BT-021 v.s. Michelin Pilot Road 2CT. Bt-021 4.5 of 5. PR2 3.5 of 5. Ridden on Ducati.

    www.revzilla.com

    6 reviews. 4.2 of 5 stars. On a 2005 FZ6 – profile is different in that it turns in faster. This makes the front feel more nimble. Handles rain well.

    www.reviewcentre.com

    27 reviews. 2.4 of 5. On an FJR 1300 – front tyre has worn right side with flat spots, cornering is vague. On a VFR 800 – rear lasted 4,000 miles. On an ER6F – lasted 9,000 miles, handling is OK. On a GSX 650 – great wear rates, inspiring confidence, good feedback. On a Ducati 620 Multistrada – bike slides at anything near a decent lean angle, took off at 500 miles. On a Ducati Monster 1000 – road noise is high, don’t have confidence in front and rear slips too easily.

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    Rear Tire 2 reviews. 4.5 of 5 stars. One rider reports great wear and durability, wore out the front before the rear. www.visordown.com The Bridgestone BT-021 was part of a tire test at Visordown. Wet test: 1.22.12, 5th of 8 tires tested. Dry test: 1.13.56, 6th of 8 tires tested. Overall 5th of 8 tires tested.

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