Bridgestone's NEW BT016 Pro tested!
18 May 2011
Bridgestone has a new sports tyre, the BT 016 PRO. Replacing the standard BT 016, the new PRO version is claimed to offer superior grip, stability, and longevity. We track-tested a set, fitted to a Honda Fireblade superbike, around the superfast Silverstone circuit to check out some of those claims.
The start of the test was held in fine but cool weather. But even in the low temperatures, the Bridgestones gave excellent grip after just one warm-up lap. Then as time and laps went by my confidence grew further and I got the chance to put the BT 016 PROs under even more pressure. My faith in them remained undiminished, with adhesion, stability and steering manners all being especially impressive - even with the Honda’s massive power and trick braking system providing a very stern test. Another virtue of the rubber is its feel and feedback that lets you know exactly where you are. It’s something that marks the PROs as an improvement over the standard spec BT 016s....
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Courtesy of CIA Motorcycle Insurance.