Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Bridgestone T30 Tyre Review

Obligitory wheelie to er.. test grip levels
Cotters have a promotion with €35 off the Bridgestone T30 tyre right now, but even if they were €35 more expensive than the Michelin PR3 - I'd still get them as there's no way you'd ever get near the limits of these tyres on the road, this is my opinion following a recent trackday at mondello on a GSXR-1000 road bike. 

I believe they are leagues ahead of the Michelin around there for side grip, the pilot's heat up and squirm around alot (same at last years isle of man TT) and could put you on your hole easily enough whereas the T30 (don't mind the S20/016 etc.) are predictable on the limit and give you plenty of notice and feedback with progressive slides that can be good fun backing into corners and then deliberately powering on way too early at the apex while leaving darkies behind, they're just good craic and afford way more grip than any sport touring tyre ever ought to. 

Big question is, will they last as long as the Michelin pilot road III ??

Me on the GSXR-1000, Cormac on the
KTM both bikes on the T30 Bridgestone
Ron Haslam's crew are running them in the Superbike school in the UK now aswell and to be honest even if ultimate grip is less than a more track focused BSB/Dunlop semi-slick tyre etc. they're still a seriously effective tyre for road use and the odd casual trackday and it will be interesting to see what kind of mileage I can get from a set for comparison with the 3,000mile PR3's.

Well impressed! YouTube Video of the trackday here ; www.youtube.com/Bridgestone_T30_Review

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