Full Spec Sport Touring Tire A new tire realizing consistent performance between Touring and Sport riding. Long wear life, high level of wet performance for Touring, and high performance similar to a Sport tire. Advanced new Sport Touring tire. Consistent performance for use on heavyweight bikes. Solid mileage for touring. Appropriate pattern, construction and compound provide substantial wear life. 30% up vs. BT-021. Appropriate combination of pattern and compound supports stable cornering even in wet conditions. Strong stability in high speed cruising, with grip and steering control like a sport tire. Comfortable cruising for touring with good bump absorption and less noise. This contributes to richer feedback and a more secure contact feel in all conditions. Silica Rich Ex (front), Silica Rich (rear) and RC polymer offer strong wet performance and wear life. Provides good bump absorption, grip and stability during high speed riding. 3LC (3 Layer Compound) provides grip performance demanded in every aspect and all riding modes. The center compound offers linear handling. The shoulder compound secures high grip and solid contact feeling. Note:GT spec BT023 recommended for, but not limited to, 1200cc fitments and above.
"I have gone through 3 sets of these on my Suzuki SV650S. I commute 110 miles 5 days/week plus other riding in Southern California. I can usually get a solid years riding out of these, approx 10K-12K miles out of these tires. The front usually lasts me 12K and the rear 10K miles. The only time I don't feel confident on these tires is when I start to wear the tread too thin, otherwise I can ride aggressively or cruise the freeways with no worries. They handle great well into the triple digits as well. I've never had a single problem with these, and I highly recommend them to anyone who needs long lasting tires for commuting but still wants performance. The best of both worlds."