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.
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.