Yamaha Motor has selected the Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 as original equipment tyre for the recently-launched Yamaha YZF-R7 Supersport. Bridgestone Corporation views this fitment arrangement as “part of a long-term collaboration,” under which it has delivered tyres for a “wide range” of Yamaha motorcycles.
A new test by German motorcycle magazine PS has declared Dunlop the top slick track tyre following an extensive test. The magazine chose the Dunlop KR106 (front) and KR108 (rear) pairing as the overall winner in its comparison of seven different track tyres. The PS test crew used a Honda Fireblade SP at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, home of MotoGP’s Catalan Grand Prix. The results were published in PS (6/2021) as part of its Pro-Slick Test feature.
CST Tyres’ RideMigra CM-S1 sport-touring motorcycle tyre is available from UK distributor Bickers now. The medium compound tyre offers riders both sporty grip and high-mileage, comfortable touring performance according to the manufacturer. Available in sizes 120/70 R17, 160/60 R17, 180/55 R17 and 190/50 R17, the new product is the first in a new series of CST motorcycle tyres.
At the end of April, Brembo agreed to buy 100 per cent of J.Juan Group, a Spanish company specialising in the development and production of motorbike braking systems, for 70 million euros. The acquisition is expected to close in the second half of 2021 following regulatory approvals.
Five-time Isle of Man TT winner Peter Hickman has announced a deeper relationship with Dunlop Motorcycle Europe that will include an Official Brand Ambassador role, adding to his duties as a Dunlop test tyre rider.
The FIM Moto2 World Championship’s teams will be able to test Dunlop’s new soft rear tyre during practice and qualifying at Jerez this weekend. Dunlop says the in-event test will help new riders and teams get accustomed to the softer end of the Dunlop Moto2 range, which hasn’t been used since last October’s Teruel Grand Prix. It will also provide Dunlop with data on how the Jerez surface has evolved since its resurfacing in 2018.
TyreSafe is urging riders to remember tyre safety as part of The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) THINK BIKE week. The campaign, which runs from 23 April to 3 May, is being spearheaded by Fire and Rescue Services across the country and 40 partner agencies, including TyreSafe. THINK BIKE highlights the need for riders to wear the right kit and ‘brush up’ on their riding skills as so many will have had an exceptionally long time out of the saddle due to Lockdown. Another key message is on bike maintenance and ensuring machines are in good roadworthy condition, especially the tyres.
More than 40 per cent of Harley-Davidson motorcycles come factory fitted with Michelin tyres. The latest Harley to ride on the French firm’s products is the Pan America 1250, which is fitted exclusively with Michelin tyres.
Dunlop has expanded its Mutant range with the introduction of two new rear sizes, enabling 142 models to use the “world’s first crossover tyre” for two-wheelers. The new 150/60ZR17 and 160/60ZR17 sizes cover a comprehensive range of bikes covering the naked, roadster and crossover sectors.
Avon Tyres and two-time Isle of Man TT race winner and former British Supersport champion Steve Plater has become brand ambassador for Avon’s motorcycle tyre range. Avon has been working closely with Plater in recent months to enhance the 3D Ultra Xtreme and 3D Ultra Xtreme Slick products. Designed and manufactured in the UK, the 3D Ultra Xtreme and 3D Ultra Xtreme Slick, along with the wet-weather 3D Ultra Xtreme Rain Racer, are high-performance tyres developed with demanding track use in mind. Cooper has previously introduced brand ambassadors for particular product ranges, like Formula 1’s David Coulthard, who represented Cooper UHP tyres.
TM Boano Factory Racing, an Enduro World Championship race team for the Italian motorcycle manufacturer TM, has chosen Maxxis as its exclusive tyre supplier for the 2021 FIM Enduro World Championship (EnduroGP) and the national 2021 Italian Enduro Championship.
On yer bike. Dunlop Motorcycle Europe has revealed its new brand attitude, with which it aims to encourage motorcyclists throughout Europe to ‘Just Ride’. This new brand identity encompasses all aspects of the Dunlop Motorcycle Europe brand and has already been implemented on its website and social media channels.
The 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle, which goes on sale in the UK this month, arrives wearing Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tyres as original equipment. The latest Hayabusa is fitted with the S22 in size 120/70 ZR17 at the front and 190/50 ZR17 at the rear.