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I do not gel well with Bridgeston tires, be that for car or bike. However, I will say that I have been impressed with the quality of their material on my XVS650. The bike is a 2001, but the tires were made in 2000. So 20 years old. And the front tire was severely weather cracked, but the rear was faultless in that respect, albeit very hard. Neither was close to be worn out.

While the rear took a bit of persuasion to get off the rim, it was no worse than most tires I have removed over the years. The front was so soft and pliable around the bead that it came off as easy as anything. Even more impressively, both tubes and inner rubber band looked, felt and acted as were they brand new. Only the finest products will show up like that. I've had 5 year old tubes and bands showing clear signs of deterioration, so having 20 year old products looking like new impressed me greatly.
 
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