Written on: 17/04/2008 by nc30nutter (1 review written)
Slow to warm up, sudden loss of grip, lack confidence over less than perfect tarmac.
These Bridgestone tyres came as OE equipment on my GSXR 750 K7. I ve run Bridgestone Bt 010s on a ZX6R and the 010s were great. The 014 s though are very much a different story.
I found that the tyres took a look time to warm up and even after a spirited run found they were only lukewarm. This could have contributed to a low side spill whilst only travelling at about 20mph (on a dry road!) I felt the rear straight away and there wasn t that much heat there at all.
The other main problem I have found is the tyre can be very vague when travelling over road surfaces that are less than perfect. You constantly feel as if the front tyre is going to break away from you.
Overall, I have to say I m disappointed.
For my style of riding (fast road and occasional track) the best tyre I ve used so far is the Pirelli Dragon Supercorsa. A truly awesome tyre!
The next set of tyres I ve ordered is the Michelin Pilot Power 2CTS. At the moment Watling Tyres (just type Watling Tyres into Google and they ll come straight up) are offering a pair of them in 120/70 and 180/55 17 s for 174 quid delivered. Not bad at all!!
Good luck and may I wish you a happy, safe and trouble free biking summer.