Fits: K1200S, K1200R/R Sport with "wide" rear wheel, R1200S with "wide" rear wheel
A new tire realizing consistent performance between TOURING and SPORT riding.
-Long wear life, high level of wet performance for TOURING, and high performance similar to a SPORT tire. Advanced new Sport Touring tire.
-Consistent performance for use on heavy weight bikes.
Ample Wear Life
Solid mileage for touring. Appropriate pattern, construction and compound provide substantial wear life. 30% up vs BT-021.
Reliable Wet Performance
Appropriate combination of pattern and compound supports stable cornering even in wet conditions.
Consistency between TOURING and SPORT
Strong stability in high speed cruising, with grip and steering control like a sport tire in “sport mode” riding.
Confident / Comfortable Riding for Touring
Comfortable cruising for touring with good bump absorption and less noise. This contributes to richer feedback and a more secure contact feel in all conditions. Realizing light handling, good braking and wear life.
The Silica Rich Compound offers enhanced grip in wet conditions and low temperatures, ensuring excellent handling from the moment the motorcycle starts moving. It also provides more consistent and longer lasting grip.
Silica Rich Ex ( front ) Silica Rich ( rear ) & RC polymer* offer strong wet performance and wear life. Increasing Silica composition ratio than Silica Rich to provide solid wet performance. And combining with RC polymer to realize long wear life.
*Polymer and Silica are not harmonized well originally, which are effective for wear life and wet respectively. In order to maximize each performance, RC Polymer is developed by adoption of Bridgestone's key technology of tire material, "NanoPro-Tech".
HTSPC + MS-BELT
A Mono-spiral construction means that a continuous single strand of cord is wrapped around the circumference and serves as a belt of a tire. This one-piece construction eliminates overlapping of belts, seams, and joints.
A Mono-Spiral Belt tire is lighter than conventional multi cross belt construction, has more stability since it minimizes heat generation inside the tire, and gives high shock absorption.
Provides good bump absorption, grip and stability during high speed riding. Bridgestone is the first manufacturer to adapt 1X5 filament, rubber insulated steel MSB to Motorcycles radial tires. The new technology gives following advantages to motorcycle tire; allows more flexibility than other types of the steel used by competitors, reduces heat generation, and provides stability without deteriorating shock absorption. Patent pending.
3LC (3 Layer Compound) for Rear
3LC provides grip performance demanded in every aspect and all riding modes.
The center compound offers linear handling.
The shoulder compound secures high grip and solid contact feeling.
Bridgestone BT023 Sport Touring 190/50ZR17
Produced by Bridgestone of USA