Bridgestone has launched its new Battlax Sport Touring T32 tyre. The tyre represents improved wet performance over the T31, containing Bridgestone’s Pulse Groove Pattern Technology. The T32 has a 13 per cent bigger contact patch than its predecessor, which supports handling improvements. The tyre has also reduced wet braking distance by seven per cent. Enhancing the tyre’s size line-up, Bridgestone is launching a version of the tyre dedicated to middleweight and heavy motorcycles. The Battlax Sport Touring T32GT increases wear life by 10 per cent over its predecessor. Bridgestone calls the T32 range a “new benchmark” for the touring segment. Nico Thuy, head of motorcycle at Bridgestone EMIA, adds: “We wanted to give riders more control and confidence in the wet and this tyre delivers exactly that.” The full sport touring line-up of sizes will be available on the market in early 2021.
Bridgestone has added four new premium motorcycle tyres for release in 2020. The new additions are the Battlax Classic Racing CR11, the Battlax BT4, Battlax Racing Street RS11, and Battlecross E50 Extreme, for a variety of applications, from racetrack to road.
The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX sport tourer motorcycle will come with Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tyres as original equipment. Bridgestone Corporation will supply the S22 in size 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) for the front wheel and 190/50ZR17 M/C (73W) for the rear.
The Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S21 has been approved by BMW Motorrad as original equipment on the new S1000RR. This comes as no surprise, given that Bridgestone’s engineers worked with their counterparts at BMW Motorrad to develop a bespoke version of the S21 for BMW’s latest bike.
The Bridgestone Battlax Racing Street RS11 has been selected as an original equipment tyre for the 2019 models of the Kawasaki Ninja H2 and Ninja H2 Carbon. The super sport motorcycles will wear the Bridgestone rubber in size 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) on the front and 200/55ZR17 M/C (78W) on the rear.
Bridgestone has launched two new Battlax tyres respectively for the touring and adventure segments. The Adventure A41 is designed to provide improved wet grip and handling to help trail on-road bikers take on varied conditions. Meanwhile the manufacturer states that it has upgraded its motorcycle line-up with the launch of Battlax Sport Touring T31.
With the launch of the Niken, Yamaha has entered the three-wheeled sports motorcycle market for the first time. Original equipment tyres will be supplied by Bridgestone, specifically the new Battlax Adventure A41. A specially-developed version of the A41 will be fitted to the Niken in size 120/70 R15M/C 56V for the front wheels and 190/55 R17M/C 75V on the rear.
No fewer than five new tyres will join the Bridgestone Battlax motorcycle tyre portfolio in February 2018. The new arrivals are the Battlax Sport Touring T31 sport touring tyre, Battlax Adventure A41 for the adventure category, Battlax Scooter SC2 and Battlax Scooter SC2 Rain scooter tyres and Battlax Racing R11 circuit racing tyre.
No less than five new Bridgestone Battlax motorcycle tyres will be shown to the public for the first time at EICMA 2017 this month. The touring, adventure, scooter and racing segment tyres will be on display at the Bridgestone stand (Hall 24, Stand G57) between 7 and 12 November. The new additions to the Battlax range are:
Bridgestone will be much in evidence at the EICMA 73rd International Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy, from 19 to 22 November, with a 178m² stand. The company will display new products, innovations and the wide range of Battlax tyres for all types of riders and motorcycles and there will be world premières for two new tyres; the Battlax Hypersport S21, fitted on the stunning new 1-litre Yamaha R1, and the Battlax Racing W01, Bridgestone’s new flagship hypersport wet racing tyre.
The Saroléa Manx 7 electric superbike has been homologated in the Isle of Man for public road use, fitted with Bridgestone Battlax RS 10 tyres. The company plans to develop and manufacture high performance street-legal electric motorcycles in limited editions on the Isle of Man. The Manx 7 itself is derived from the Saroléa SP7, which competed in the Isle of Man TT Zero races in 2014 and 2015. Racing on Bridgestone Battlax VO2 slicks, the Saroléa narrowly missed a podium finish this year after completing the 60km TT course at an average speed of more than 170km/h.