Bridgestone introduces Racing Battlax V01 motorcycle slick tyre

Bridgestone has introduced the Racing Battlax V01 racing slick, a motorcycle tyre designed for novices and medium class riders for use on race circuits. The manufacturer says the new tyre has its technological roots in Bridgestone’s latest MotoGP compounds and contact area engineering, giving riders increased handling, cornering, and warm-up performance.

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The new compounds for the Racing Battlax V01 work towards optimising grip across the selected temperature range. The front V01 tyre with mono-spiral belt construction has a single crown radius providing high stability under the lean angle, while the smaller dual crown radius on the rear improves grip and smoothness.

Compared to the preceding Battlax R01/R02 combination, the V01 has a stiffer construction and contact feel, helping to increase lateral grip in cornering. Bridgestone testing shows “big improvements in handling, cornering stability and warm-up performance, in addition to decreasing “chattering” (excessive vibration), leading to “significant gains in best and average lap times”.

The Racing Battlax V01 slick is currently available in size 120/600R17 V01F S0F TL for front tyres and 190/650R17 V01R in soft and medium compounds for the rear.

Entering its fifth year in 2013, Bridgestone’s exclusive tyre supplier agreement with MotoGP allows the company to work with the best riders, teams and engineers in the world, obtaining an enormous amount of tyre data and experience in all conditions and temperatures. The racing tyre technologies derived from this research cascade down through Bridgestone’s Battlax range of premium track and road tyres.

2012 marked Bridgestone’s 11th year of involvement with the MotoGP circuit, and contained the 100th MotoGP victory on Bridgestone tyres at the Moto Grand Prix of San Marino, Italy, on 16 September.

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