Bridgestone Battlax T32

Bridgestone Battlax T32 Tires – First Ride Tire Review

B.T. gets a set of the new Bridgestone Battlax T32 Sport Touring Tires installed on Big Red. 2500 plus of test miles later, here is his first ride review.

These are the facts: My bike, Big Red, is a 2016 Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak edition. I ride to Louisville, Kentucky twice a week. 500 miles in 3 days. One odd week, I put 1,264 miles on the bike. I’ve ridden with bags on. Bags off. Bags on in the rain. Bags off in the rain. I’ve ridden in the low temperatures of 30 degrees. I’ve ridden through construction zones. Tackled potholes during my street riding that made me feel like I can race supercross. And these Bridgestone Battlax T32 performed like champs.

I had my set of new Battlax T32 tires installed by Carr MOTO in Zionsville, Indiana. I couldn’t wait to try them out. Luckily, as stated, I ride no less than 500 miles every three days at the beginning of every week. And for this review, I hit all kinds of weather. So ensure you that I ran these Battlax T32 tires through their paces and they did not disappoint. The tires felt sticky enough that I trusted them on a sweeper on the way home, after having them installed. I don’t claim to be the Midwest Marquez, but I had faith in the Bridgestones.

More than 400 miles of my commute are highway miles. During cold and wet rides, wet rides or just rides, these Battlax T32 rubbers took on each challenge as if it were personal. On highway off-ramps, where I could exaggerate my lean angle, I felt extremely confident, even in the wet.

Highway riding is smooth even rolling over wavy and grooved pavement, which I hate more than a dentist appointment before lunch. Impressively, the Battlax T32 maintained their regularity and weren’t unsettled in any way. The only time Big Red’s rear end stepped out a tad was when I went around a round-a-bout and tried getting a ‘lil crazy. The tire grip was still there and so was my confidence in it.

I rode over 80mph in the rain, highway miles and had full confidence in the tires. Since they’ve been installed, I’m approaching over 2500 miles and they show very little sign of hard wear and tear.

Bridgestone Battlax T32

For long haul riding, highway miles, cruising and jaunts from here to there, the Battlax T32 tires fit the bill. You want reliability and to feel safe when facing the elements? Look no further than the Bridgestone Battlax T32.
And if you don’t believe me, come to Indiana and take a ride with me. You can watch for yourself how good these tires are on the road.

4 thoughts on “Bridgestone Battlax T32 Tires – First Ride Tire Review

  1. Thanks for your well rounded, real world review.
    Like most, I’ve ridden the “contenders” from Continental, Dunlop, Metzeler, Michelin, Pirelli, even Avon–yet came to favor the Bridgestone T31 (which I had mounted again at the end of 2020 on both my wife’s bike (vtr1000f) and mine (a restomodded GS1100E).
    When the annual Bridgestone rebate was offered a couple of months back I picked up two sets of the T32’s to have ready upon our return from a 3 week trip we leave for in June.
    After making the purchase then remembering the series of Pilot Road tires, some better than the others, I developed some concerns about the T32–and was pleased to find and read your review.
    It appears Bridgestone has made notable improvements, one to the next, with their “T” series sport touring tires.

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting. I really enjoyed this tyre. If you put in a lot of miles, this is a great option. But that’s my opinion, we all have our preferences.
      Thank you for commenting again

  2. I am on my third set of T-31s and obviously I am happy and pleased with their performance, great in the dry and great in the rain. Next week I will be installing a set of T 32s and look forward to being just as pleased. Due to the current rebate I have already purchased the next replacement T32s. It seems I may have received the last pair in stock at Motosport. I ride a 2016 Yamaha FJR 1300 BTW, for this bike you should always buy the GT version. Also I have been getting 11 000 to 13000 miles from the T 31s

    1. That’s great man. Glad to see you really,really enjoy them. I thoroughly enjoyed them & just had a flat , so I may get another. Thank you for commenting & reading.

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