Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: western North Carolina
Battlax BT 23 vs Conti RA II's
Got over 1000 miles on the new BT 23's after taking off the well worn priceier Road Attack II. These tires are a lot less expensive and in my experience the better tire. I can run in the 90 mph range on extended highway trips without the wobbly feel I got from the Conti tires at this speed. I have ran several hours in the rain and so far they have been excellent. They are less twitchy in the curves as well. I ride the Blue Ridge Pway and love to hit the twisty roads that cross it. I also ride 2 up with gear.
I beleive you would be VERY hard pressed to find a better sport tourer tire than these and especially their prices. They stick like glue, great wet performance, and very good high speed stability ! My rear Conti got about 6k miles and the rear bt23 is allready at 5 and in better shape.