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    Posted: 14 Jan 2019 at 08:47
I know everyone seems he be recommending metzeler m7rr's. But has anyone tried Bridgestone BT-016 ? A mate has tried them on his s1000rr and raves about them, but what are they like on the gen 1. Or am I worrying to much?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blender81 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan 2019 at 09:14
I have them currently and think they ride quite nice, feel plenty  grippy and seem good value for mony. but I'm no expert, and I'm also directly comparing them to 14 year old Metzelers Big smile
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Have them on a zx9r, good tyres that do what it says on the tin.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote deloco7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan 2019 at 09:23
Heard a few people with Aprilias praise the 016 - possibly more so the 016 Pro (if there's a difference I dont know). Also heard good reports about the S20 /S21

I've not had any Bridgestones apart from the 023 which were decent enough, good mileage out of them.
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Originally posted by deloco7 deloco7 wrote:

Heard a few people with Aprilias praise the 016 - possibly more so the 016 Pro (if there's a difference I dont know). Also heard good reports about the S20 /S21

I've not had any Bridgestones apart from the 023 which were decent enough, good mileage out of them.

The BT-016 is now an old tyre but, I've had a few sets on my V-twin (Honda) and they have always performed very well. I get nearly 3500 miles out of a rear. I did try a BT-021 but hated it and threw it away and put another BT-016 back on. The BT-016 seems to be a good compromise between grip and longevity. They worked well enough on the track to grind away bits of the undercarriage so, for the time being, I'm sticking with them
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote budd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan 2019 at 11:49
I had Bridgestone RS-10s on for much of last year inc Scotland and Wales runs, excellent dry grip (wet not so good) but didn't last well on the big twin got about 1500 mls out of the rears, will be trying some Avon 3D extremes for this year (got them mega cheap Wink ) see how long they last... Couple of my mates have S21s on various bikes couple of  Gixer 1000s / s1000 hp4 / ZX10rr etc all seem to like them and they last reasonably well so they are probably a good choice, I was going to try a rear with the RS 10 front before I got the Avons.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote wilko Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan 2019 at 12:10
Really liked the 016’s on my gen 1 03R. To be fair they probably offer enough performance for most people, especially on the road. Best of all they were so much cheaper than the latest greatest all singing all dancing rubber.
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I've had them before and liked them, as has been said before I don't really think there is any bad tyre these days. The one thing that made me try other tyres over them was I have always found that any Bridgestone I've had, 014's and 016's seem to wear away very quickly once half worn.

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Had 014s and 016s on my speed triple , the latter were ok 014 s awful imo, on on Dunlop S/ Smarts 2 on my Aprilia and love em ???
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote NickB Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan 2019 at 17:27
I had M7RR put on when I was at IOM TT last year and did approximately 1100 miles on them over there.Did a Cadwell trackday on them as well . I found they suited my gen 2 Tuono well,no dodgy moments.Done maybe 3-3.5k on them so far.Will be putting some MICHELIN Power RS on soon. I would have stuck with the Metzeler but they seemed to go up in price and got the Michelins for just over £200
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mixdrive1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan 2019 at 17:52
It really depends what you want the tyres to do, I really don't like the bridgestones. Tried 014s and 016s on many bikes and they give me too much feed back all the time, the fronts are especially bad. My fav trye for the road has been pilot powers for many years now, i'm currently running a pilot front (for feel) on the front and 023 on the rear for longevity on my winter bike. On track i love the supercorsas and superbikes Clap
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BIG UN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan 2019 at 19:35
as an all round tyre mied with longevity and confidence,i loved the m7rr's.
not bought any new tyres since then due to buying bikes with nearly new rubber on.
the super corsas on my last 5jj r1 were ecellent through last years scorching summer too.

not had bridgestones for years.
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Thanks for the advice everyone. I'm going to give them a try I think, at £140 for a set it's too tempting not to!
I'll let you know how I get on.
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Where are you seeing them at £140 a set?

My Mille is my first bike and it still has the tyres it came with. Michelin Pilot Road 3. I've done about 10,000 road miles, 2 days and an evening at Cadwell and 3 days at Parcmotor in Spain. Could show you a photo later but they look like they'll last another year or 2 at this pace.

On the road they are as good in the wet as they are in the dry. Never a moment from either tyre. Had some slippage from both in the wet at Parcmotor but that might be to do with greater speed and lean and maybe a surface that's not great when wet.

On track they warm up super fast but do start to overheat a bit. They feel a little vague and squirmy right on the edge but then I have nothing to compare to. Had one or two scary slips from the front when trail braking but I'm a novice so I'm probably not as smooth as I could be. On faster turns I've felt it coming out on the gas a bit but not alarming at all. Sort of feels like it's smearing beyond the limit, rather than suddenly letting go.
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Originally posted by blacklines blacklines wrote:

Where are you seeing them at £140 a set?

My Mille is my first bike and it still has the tyres it came with. Michelin Pilot Road 3. I've done about 10,000 road miles, 2 days and an evening at Cadwell and 3 days at Parcmotor in Spain. Could show you a photo later but they look like they'll last another year or 2 at this pace.

On the road they are as good in the wet as they are in the dry. Never a moment from either tyre. Had some slippage from both in the wet at Parcmotor but that might be to do with greater speed and lean and maybe a surface that's not great when wet.

On track they warm up super fast but do start to overheat a bit. They feel a little vague and squirmy right on the edge but then I have nothing to compare to. Had one or two scary slips from the front when trail braking but I'm a novice so I'm probably not as smooth as I could be. On faster turns I've felt it coming out on the gas a bit but not alarming at all. Sort of feels like it's smearing beyond the limit, rather than suddenly letting go.

Check out demon tweaks, £145 a set.
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