New Battleax tires

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Bridgestone is releasing a new
sport-touring tire for Canada and the United States, the Battlax
BT-023.

The new hoop does not represent a major leap in tire technology, but the rubber company says it
brings good wear characteristics and wet weather traction, with good
general duty performance.

The tire replaces the BT-021 except
where OEM applications require the older tire, and uses a new rubber
compound with silica and a polymer to enhance wet performance and
tread life.

The tires measure 120/70-17 and
180/55-17 for front and rear wheel use, and come in two specs,
regular and GT for heavy bikes.

U.S. prices are about $185 for front
and $250 for rear.

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