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Bridgestone Battlax T32's
on: 06 July, 2021, 11:22:41 PM
Sorry,  yes its another tyre thread  :191:
My rear tyre (OEM Pirelli Angel) was well and truly toast yesterday,  only 5700 miles but i really should have changed it at least 100 miles previous..  :192:
Got to work and this was the sight that greeted me when i got off.. :005:


I rang a local bike garage who only had 1 pair of tyres in stock for my bike ..Bridgestone battlaxT32's , they could have got others in next day but i needed a rear immediately.
Got them fitted in my lunch break, tread is really deep so hope to get 12000 miles from them.



Rode about 130 miles today in mixed conditions, had heavy rain for about 20 miles this evening and so far the new tyres are very sure footed and confidence inspiring similar to the Road 5s i had on my 2010 Tiger.
Price wise 282 fitted so about 240 without..
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Re: Bridgestone Battlax T32's
Reply #1 on: 07 July, 2021, 09:22:00 AM
Mike, I have a set of T32s on my Sprint and Sport. My son runs T32s on his Sprint.
I returned yesterday from a 3800km 10 day trip in the Swiss and French Alpes. With 4 bikes all on T32. Yamaha MT-10, FZ1, Suzuki DL650  and my Sport.
Torrential rain the second day near Basel which flooded the E25. The T32s held up fine on all the bikes rain or shine and on all kinds of roads.
Although my front T32 is toast and at the TWIs on both sides of the tire after 7500km. In the middle of the front tyre there is less wear. This is not unusual for my type of riding. On my Sport the OEM Angel ST front and T31 needed to be replaced after 8000km.
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Re: Bridgestone Battlax T32's
Reply #2 on: 07 July, 2021, 01:58:15 PM
The wear pips look well below the surface in your pic, is that an Angel ST? They were oem when I bought mine in '14, you might recall, a few of the boys had similar with plenty of tread showing then that baldy strip appearing after next ride.

My Angel ST's looked fine plenty of tread, but at 4,800 miles & me off on a 2.5k tour, I changed them for PR4's for peace of mind. Just as well I did looking at yours.

1st set of PR4's 11,876 miles, so "gimme same again", 2nd set of PR4's currently 7,397 miles, me eking them out to the pips. 1st set, back squared off but rode ok. 2nd set not squared off at all but ride gone right off. Gotta be different rubber at 4.5k miles less.
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Re: Bridgestone Battlax T32's
Reply #3 on: 07 July, 2021, 04:58:35 PM
Yes, the wear pips are below the limit in the centre of the tyre, they were at the limit when i checked the tyre 3 or 4 days previous.
 So i thought i had another week or 2 before getting new tyres but that last bit must be very thin on top of the carcass.. yes Angel STs..
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Re: Bridgestone Battlax T32's
Reply #4 on: 08 July, 2021, 01:17:13 PM
*Originally Posted by mustangpilot [+]
Mike, I have a set of T32s on my Sprint and Sport. My son runs T32s on his Sprint.
I returned yesterday from a 3800km 10 day trip in the Swiss and French Alpes. With 4 bikes all on T32. Yamaha MT-10, FZ1, Suzuki DL650  and my Sport.
Torrential rain the second day near Basel which flooded the E25. The T32s held up fine on all the bikes rain or shine and on all kinds of roads.
Although my front T32 is toast and at the TWIs on both sides of the tire after 7500km. In the middle of the front tyre there is less wear. This is not unusual for my type of riding. On my Sport the OEM Angel ST front and T31 needed to be replaced after 8000km.

That sounds good mate, i remember you posted that you had fitted the T32's to your TS so its good to hear positive feedback on them  :031:
Thats a great shot of you in the Alps, are you going to post a trip report?
would be nice to read about it for us brits who cant get over to europe yet  :159:
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