Bridgestone 004523 Battlax BT016 180/55R17 73W BSW
The front tire features dual compound (3LC) to provide grip in all riding modes. The center compound offers linear handling while the shoulder compound secures high grip and solid contact feeling. It has S-shaped grooves for optimal cornering force to improve stability, linear handling and absorption. Groove location across the tread center secures rich contact feeling and stable wet performance.
The rear tire features a new triple compound (5LC). In the center, the compound offers good stability, while the shoulder compound transfers power to the road with strong traction. The compound on the extreme edge offers strong side grip and solid contact feeling at extreme lean angles. The rear tires 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.
The steel MS-BELT (mono-spiral belt) construction applied to front and rear tires absorbs sudden impact from bumps and offers high stability and tremendous line-holding in corners. Both tires also feature HTSPC- ( High Tensile Super Penetrated Cord – Mono Spiral Belt ) for a rich contact feel, strong grip and high-speed stability.
Compares to Dunlop Qualifier, Michelin Pilot Power/Pilot Sport HPX, Pirelli Diablo/Rosso, Metzeler Sportec M-3/M-1
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