The BRIDGESTONE BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S20 TIRE COMBO includes one Front and one Rear Bridgestone Battlax S20 Tire in your choice of available sizes. The new S20 gives riders sportier handling and more confident cornering thanks to its new pattern and MotoGP construction technology. Provides strong grip with new compound that works in a wider range of temperatures. Tire features quick warm-up, even in low temperature conditions. Better wet performance than BT-016 PRO due to new pattern and compound. Optimized tread compounds (3LC- dual compound). Optimized contact area. Optimized compound performance. Wide range compound. Wet grip improvement. Performance and High Mileage maintained. Straight center grooves improve cornering at low lean angles, especially at turn-in. Side grooves on shoulder improve contact feel at higher lean angles, plus wet and dry grip. Improved initial grip by maintaining contact area at the all lean angles.
"I hated the OEM Dunlop D210s that came on my 2011 Z1000 and was actually glad that the rear picked up a nasty puncture. Having ridden BT016 (track bike) and BT023 (street bike) in the past, I gave the S20s a try. Fantastic tires - I went to a slightly higher profile in the rear (went to 190/55 from 190/50). Also dropped the tire pressure from the 36/42 in the owners manual to what I thought was more in line with the ideal pressures for my combined bike + rider weight - now I'm running 33/38 and like the feel and turn in much better. The traction and feel of these tires is great. As for durability, I have about 1600 miles on them now and don't see much wear, so I suspect they will be at least as durable as the BT023s. Most of those miles was spent riding hard on twisty roads in Arkansas and I couldn't be happier with them."