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BATTLAX SPORT TOURING T31

BRIDGESTONE

RANKING: #3 Sport Touring Tire

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Tire Description

Provides confidence in riding even in adverse conditions such as rain or changing road surfaces. The wet performance of the SPORT TOURING T31 has been greatly improved. In particular, shorter braking distances on wet road surfaces and enhanced cornering grip give the rider increased confidence. Naturally, the tire also offers handling accuracy and high-speed stability on dry road surfaces. The ideal sports radial, capable of coping with the wide range of conditions that confront riders over a variety of road surfaces.


Recommended for: Riders who enjoy riding on winding road with a touring motorcycle. Riders who enjoy riding a super sports bike with touring tires. Riders who want high performance in wet conditions. Riders who want to ride with sense of security even when caught in unexpected rainfall. 

PROS:

  • Sticks very well for a sport/touring tire

CONS:

  • Not as much mileage as competitors

Overall Review

The Bridgestone Battlax Sport Touring T31 replaces the T30. This is more of a sport tire than touring tire. It sticks and handles well, and has lower mileage than some of the other sport touring options. Really the only complaint was mileage, otherwise riders praised the overall handling and feel of the tire. In a multi-tire test from Motociclismo, the Bridgestone Battlax T31 scored 8.5 out of 10, placing third behind the Pirelli Angel GT 2 and Metzeler Roadtec 01.

Reviews by Source

6 reviews. 3.3 of 5 stars. On a Dyna 2008, expect 8k miles, pleasure to ride rain or shine. Another says they like the T31 over the Continental Road Attack 3, rides softer, corners great and is quiet. On a BMW R1100R, no break in at all, nice grip in wet and dry, feels planted on the highway. On a 2009 Yamaha Warrior 1700, expect to get 3k miles. On a Honda ST1300, got 6k miles.

10 reviews, 4.8 of 5 stars. On a ST1100, handles like a dream. On a 2012 Triumph Street Triple, tires hold and corner well, few spots where used to get wheel spin don't anymore. Another prefers this tire over the BT-45.

11 reviews, 4.3 of 5 stars. On an ST1100, only tires they use now, works well in dry or rain. Another says of all the sport touring tires they have tried, they like these the best. On an ST1100, get 6-7k, only tire they use. On a 2009 Versys 650, at 3500 miles need to change rear, grips better than BT-023. On a Kawasaki Versys 1000, rear squared off by 3k miles. Another prefers this tire over the T30, has better feel, direct connection with the road, feels the T31 is more sport oriented while the Continental Road Attack 3 was more of a touring tire.

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BATTLAX SPORT TOURING T31

BRIDGESTONE

RANKING: #3 Sport Touring Tire