Bridgestone OE Fitment on New Triumph
Bridgestone’s Battlewing Adventure Sports tyre will be original equipment on Triumph’s latest model, the eagerly anticipated Tiger 800 XC. The tyre was chosen after rigorous testing for compatibility. The bike was unveiled in Milan earlier this month and is aimed at the adventure touring bike market. The fitment will help maximise the motorcycle’s on and off road capabilities, says Bridgestone.
Gary Hartshorne, motorcycle technical manager at Bridgestone UK, comments: “The pairing of the Tiger 800 XC and the Battlewing is very exciting and will offer customers the ultimate in high performance. Bridgestone has a longstanding relationship with Triumph and is delighted to have been chosen as original equipment on the latest launch.”
The fitment of Battlewing tyres on the Triumph Tiger 800 XC is the latest in a series of OE fitments for Bridgestone. Other high profile pairings include the Triumph Street Triple and the 2011 Suzuki GSXR 600 and 750 – all of which have Bridgestone’s critically acclaimed Battlax BT-016 Hyper Sport as OE fitments.