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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-Mar-2014, 12:15 AM (260) Thread Starter
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Bridgestone Battlax T30 or 023 ?

I wish to change my tyres to pure road tyres as I never take my bike off road. I have used the Bridgestone 023's on a bandit 650 and really liked them but there is now the new T30 tyre in sizes to fit the R1200GS. Has anyone used any of these tyres on this bike? What is your opinion or preference?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-Mar-2014, 12:17 AM (262) Thread Starter
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Dunlop Roadsmart 2 ?

Searching on the net I have seen the Dunlop Roadsmart 2 come up a few times. What is the best road tyre for a R1200gs?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-Mar-2014, 01:03 PM (752)
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No such thing as a best tire. What I like may drive you crazy and vice versa. Just about any tire from Continental, Michelin, Pirelli, Metzeler, Bridgestone, Dunlop, etc that are the proper size and load range for the bike will do a fine job. You'll have to try them one by one to see which is best for you, i.e. which one you like.

Magazine comparisons can help by noting the differences their riders found.

I find the Anakee III that came on my wethead is a better street tire than I am a rider. It feels good for my riding style. I've not lost traction in wet, dry, hot, or cold (but I've not tried it on ice). Since you don't know how I ride that info does you little good. Maybe the tire is great... or maybe I'm a slow old fart that never stressed a tire and wouldn't know road fell if it were applied by a hammer.
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Thumbs up Tire Choice for me

I got Bridgestone Battleax B023 tires on my R1200GS and have ridden just over 10,000 miles on them and they are still in excellent condition. They also help the bike handle incredibly well! I will continue to always have them as the tires I use.
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