Bridgestone S20

    Ranking: #2 Sportbike Street Tire, #6 Sportbike Track Tire

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    Tire/Tyre Description

    The new S20 gives riders sportier handling and more confident cornering thanks to its new pattern and MotoGP construction technology. Provides strong grip with new compound that works in a wider range of temperatures. Tire features quick warm-up, even in low temperature conditions. Better wet performance than BT-016 PRO due to new pattern and compound.

    www.bridgestone.com

     

    Pros

    • All around performance is tops¬†

    Cons

    • Tire wear, especially rear, is quicker than average

    Overall Tire/Tyre Review

    The Bridgestone S20 is one of the best all-around street/track tires you can purchase. Based on formal testing, and also user reviews, this tire is definitely one to try. The steering response is excellent compared to its peers, even in the cold. The main negative is tire wear, which is faster than its peer group. If your priority is handling/performance tire wear this is a tire to try.

    Reviews by Source

    www.visordown.com

    Had 5 sessions at Portimao to test, first 2 on 2011 ZX-10R, another on a S1000RR and another on a Daytona 675R. Forgot about the tyre and just rode. Rear sticks well, and when it breaks loose does so in a controlled manner.

    www.cycleworld.com

    Tested at Portimao and also on a street ride. Performance was solid track day quality, equal to or maybe better than BT-003 RS.

    www.600rr.net

    Compared the Dunlop Q2 to Bridgestone Battlax S20. Like the feel better with the S20, able to flick the bike easier side to side. The S20 handles better when cold.

    www.motorcycle-superstore.net Rear

    28 reviews. 4.7 of 5 stars. On a Honda CBR600 – by far the best tires have had on the bike, able to accelerate hard, brake hard and hit the corners. On a ZX-6 – got 8,000 miles in AZ, amazing cornering and stability wet and dry. On a Triumph Daytona 675 – used on the track and commuting, tire can do it all, got 3,400 on the rear where average is 2,000 to 2,400 on other tires. On a Buell M2 Cyclone – like the S-20 better than the Pirelli Corsa 3, better lean response and grip, On a Triumph Speed Triple 1050 – love the grip, but only got 2,000 miles from the rear. On a SV650 – like them better than Metzeler Sportec M3, turn-in easier with equal amount of grip, more confidence inspiring. Another rider used the Michelin Pilot Powers, likes the S-20 better in every way. Another says the 2,200 miles from the rear was lower than the 4,000 normally gets. Another reports the rear wore out in under 2,900 miles, gets 4,000 from M3 and Q2.

    www.motorcycle-superstore.net Front

    13 reviews. 4.5 of 5 stars. On a SV650 – like them better than Metzeler Sportec M3, turn-in easier with equal amount of grip, more confidence inspiring. On a Ducati Monster – confidence leaned over to edge and great stability, found the Pilot Power 2CT to be twitchy. On a CBR1000R – tire has replaced Q2 as favorite tire.

    www.revzilla.com

    Rear. 7 reviews. 4.9 of 5 stars. On a 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6 – used for a track day, heated up quick and felt confident, will purchase again. On a Super Duke – grip well cool as well as hot. On a Ninja 1000 – like them better than BT016 and 2CTs, grip is outstanding, heat up faster than BT016 and 2CTs. Another rider has used 14 sets of BT016 and BT016 Pros, S-20 is better for warm-up, wet and dry grip, feedback and fun.

    Motorrad Tire test

    In a 2012 Motorrad sport bike tire test for road use tires. Tested in Spain on a Suzuki GSX-R 600. Overall results: 1-Bridgestone S20, 2-Continental Sport Attack 2, 3-Michelin Power Pure, 4-Pirelli Diablo Rosso 2, 5-Dunlop Sportsmart (US Q2), 6-Metzeler M5 Interact.

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