With a claimed 20% improvement in wet grip, and increased durability for extended mileage, the Battlax T30 EVO is the latest high performance sport touring offering from Bridgestone.
Another UK magazine who attended the launch in Portugal earlier this year was RiDE, and here journalist Matt Hull tells us how he found Bridgestone’s new hoops:
“We tried them on two bikes – a Yamaha XJR1300 and a Honda CB650F – in Portugal. Warm-up felt quick, though a January morning in the UK may tell otherwise. Both steered impeccably, and on the extremely twisty and fun mountain roads I could also brake while turning with little or no standing up from the front end.
The ride on both bikes was pliable and enjoyable; especially the heavy Yamaha, which normally feels akin to a boxer in ballet shoes – it felt a different bike. Not once did the tyres dent my confidence, and even when the oncoming logging lorries decided to use both sides of the road they went about their business of giving me feel and grip without complaint.
I wanted it to rain so Bridgestone’s claims could be verified – but alas we had to endure dry, twist, quiet roads, so any wet performance will have to wait until we try them in the UK. Bridgestone are confident the T30 EVO will prove to be the leader in wet-weather riding.”