Battlax BW 501-502 review

Having the confidence to simply chuck a big trailie into a corner isn't something I'm used to, and it transformed all the bikes

Battlax BW 501-502 review
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It seems I'm not alone in these thoughts, because the new Battle Wing tyres are designed to be  a more road-orientated rubber.

While it keeps a chunky pattern, which owners want because it fits the look of the bike, the BW has a stiffer construction to avoid tyre flex, and less chunks for a quieter and less wobbly ride.

And they work. Riding on twisty Spanish roads the BW eliminated the tendency of the bikes I rode (a Tiger, Varadero and V-Strom) to squirm under braking, and cornering ability was only compromised by the lack of ground clearance.


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From Bridgestone:

All-weather grip is enhanced by centre-crossing, diagonal grooves, both front and rear, with 5mm front and 9mm rear tread depth. The different tread depths also prevent irregular wear and extend tyre life. Add in the benefits of reduced tyre noise and real comfort on long rides, and big trailie riding doesn’t get better than this! .

It seems I'm not alone in these thoughts, because the new Battle Wing tyres are designed to be  a more road-orientated rubber.

While it keeps a chunky pattern, which owners want because it fits the look of the bike, the BW has a stiffer construction to avoid tyre flex, and less chunks for a quieter and less wobbly ride.

And they work. Riding on twisty Spanish roads the BW eliminated the tendency of the bikes I rode (a Tiger, Varadero and V-Strom) to squirm under braking, and cornering ability was only compromised by the lack of ground clearance.


Read more: http://www.visordown.com/product-features/bridgestone-battlewing-bw-501-502-review/14684.html#ixzz2tgj8Bjsw

From Bridgestone:

All-weather grip is enhanced by centre-crossing, diagonal grooves, both front and rear, with 5mm front and 9mm rear tread depth. The different tread depths also prevent irregular wear and extend tyre life. Add in the benefits of reduced tyre noise and real comfort on long rides, and big trailie riding doesn’t get better than this! .

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