Bridgestone Launches Three New Motorcycle Tires
Published On 08-May-2020
Bridgestone Corporation today announced the launch of three new motorcycle tires –BATTLECROSS E50 EXTREME, BATTLAX CLASSIC RACING CR11 and BATTLAX BT46.
BATTLECROSS E50 EXTREME
The BATTLECROSS E50 EXTREME motorcycle tire is designed for enduro competitions. These tire will be available in one rear tire size (140/80-18 70M) when released in each market starting in February 2020. This tire is designated NHS (Not for Highway Service) and therefore cannot be used on public roads.
BATTLECROSS E50 EXTREME tire is based on the BATTLECROSS E50 tires launched in 2019 and has been developed for hard enduro competitions, which entail the most difficult terrain of all enduro competitions. E50 EXTREME tire utilizes the rear tire tread pattern of the E50 paired with a soft compound tread rubber to realize the powerful grip and superior riding stability required in hard enduro competitions.
BATTLAX CLASSIC RACING CR11
The BATTLAX CLASSIC RACING CR11 motorcycle tires is for classic bike races. These tires will be available in one front tire size and one rear tire size when released in each market starting in February 2020. These tires use racing specifications and are designated NHS (Not for Highway Service) and therefore cannot be used on public roads.
These tires feature an optimized pattern design and compound based on BATTLAX RACING R11 circuit racing motorcycle tires to realize both the high grip and the superior stability required in classic bike races.
The BATTLAX BT46 is a touring motorcycle bias tires. It will be available in eight front tire sizes and 17 rear tire sizes when released in each market starting in February 2020.
BATTLAX BT46 tires are the successor to the popular Bridgestone BATTLAX BT45 tires. Bridgestone has succeeded in upgrading the BT45 tire's wet performance, while maintaining the level of dry handling performance for which BT45 tires are known, to realize more stable riding on wet surfaces.
Accordingly, BT46 tires can function on a variety of surfaces, whether riding in town, going on long touring trips, or driving on winding roads, said the company in a release. The lineup of BATTLAX BT46 tires is scheduled to be expanded by an additional 14 sizes in 2021 and another eight sizes in 2022.