07-09-2008, 04:47 AM
Ok, so currently I'm running a PP 120/70 front and a PP 2CT 190/50 rear. I have to get a new rear by thursday or friday and my interest has been sparked by the new Battlax. I am always at the Dragon at least once a week and absolutly love the Michelin's I'm running. But, someone caught my attention when talking about the new battlax hypersport. Has anyone used these tires? how do they compare to the 2ct? Also how much will my ride change with a 190 vs 180, or a 55 vs a 50?
I consider myself an aggresive rider on the twisties, if that helps.
07-09-2008, 08:43 AM
Lots of threads on this subject. Try doing a search.
You will love the BT-002, but if you are an aggressive rider, you will wear out a rear in 2000 miles or less.
You can expect 85-90% of the grip with the PP2CT, but with at least 500 more miles from a rear.
07-09-2008, 04:29 PM
Which Bridgestones you talking about? The BT-002RS or the BT-016? I've ran the 002RS at Deal's Gap in '07 all week long and on other roads in the area. They were totally awesome. Very sticky. Also, good on the track. As for the 2CT's I've never ran them, but I've heard good and no so good stories about them as they can get a little squirmy at times when they begain to wear.
If you are asking about the bt016, you aren't going to get a lot of feedback, nor the bt003 (which is replacing the bt002). Probably only a few people have run either of them. I love the 2CT and I am doing a trial run here in a couple of weeks with the 190/55 rear ( I run stock size now) with a track day at Buttonwillow. I'll post feedback when I am done. I haven't experienced any problems with the 2ct when they are worn, but my old favorite tire was a Qualifier and they were terrible after a few hot cycles, so maybe I am used to a little movement.
07-09-2008, 07:00 PM
The Battlax I am talking about is the BT-016. I've almost always had excellent grip out of the pp2CT's and am curious about the bt-016's since they have the triple compound and are about $35 cheaper.
Yeah, they seem like a good tire. I think it was Sportrider who wrote a little about them. They said they were a good tire for the road, but the sides were too soft for the track as they would overheat. Granted you are talking about Pro level riders, so they are really taking the tire to its limit; most of us are in no danger of taking that tire to its limit. Try 'em out and let us know!