Bridgestone, the world’s number one tyre and rubber company1, is proud to present no less than two new Battlax tyres in the Touring and Adventure segments.
These new products spring directly from Bridgestone's continuous development programme, aiming to ensure that bikers always have the latest technologies available to them.
New Battlax Adventure A41
Get ready for a new way of exploring!
Bridgestone, has deployed its Battlax on-road expertise in the Adventure tyre segment, with the launch of Battlax Adventure A41.
For trail on-road bikers who love exploring, Adventure A41 provides top-level wet grip and handling reassurance that will help them go wherever they want, in any conditions.
The new Battlax Adventure A41 package includes Bridgestone’s triple-layer compound technology on front and rear2, providing a balance of top handling and wear life performance, plus a cap and base configuration on the tyre shoulder that improves stability in cornering.3
A new Bridgestone compound, providing more grip in low temperatures and wet conditions, combines with a tread pattern designed with higher void ratio in the shoulder area, for improved water drainage. The large-block design provides the necessary rigidity for high-speed straight and cornering stability.
In-house testing shows adventure bikers what A41 can do for them in adverse conditions: lap times on Bridgestone’s wet handling track came in up to 8% faster than the A40 predecessor.
In addition, the large contact patch (5% bigger than A40) produces greater and more even pressure distribution, helping to deliver superior grip on both wet and dry, with the same long wear life as the previous adventure tyre.
Battlax Adventure A41 is available from January 2018 with a full line-up of 7 front tyre and 9 rear tyre sizes for trail on-road bikes.
New Battlax Sport Touring T31
A combination of high-level safety and performance to raise rider confidence
Bridgestone has upgraded its motorcycle line-up with the launch of Battlax Sport Touring T31: a combination of high-level safety and performance to give riders full confidence in all conditions.
At the heart of the new Battlax Sport Touring T31 concept is the enhanced wet grip and handling while maximising contact feel, so that riders feel safe and in control, free to enjoy the thrill of every ride.
Working on the front compound, Bridgestone used its latest nano technology which works at the molecular level to improve the dispersion of silica in the compound mix. This increases rubber flexibility which improves the contact « bite » feel of the surface and enhances grip in wet and low-temperature conditions.
The rear tyre features a triple-layer compound in a cap and base configuration construction, providing the ideal balance between grip and cornering stability.
The T31 tread pattern is designed with a higher void ratio4 on the shoulders, for higher water drainage, and reduced void ratio in the centre area of the rear tread, to maintain good high-speed stability. The contact patch is up to 7% larger, from upright to full lean angle, generating a higher camber thrust for more confident cornering.
Bridgestone tests confirm that T31 has a higher friction coefficient on wet than its predecessor, recording 3% faster lap times on a wet handling track.5 The whole T31 package has been developed without sacrificing any of the outstanding wear life of its predecessor.
Nico Thuy, Head of Motorcycle Europe, Bridgestone EMEA, summarises: "New Battlax T31 is the perfect partner for bikers who want to put the sport back in touring. With its outstanding wet grip and contact feel, T31 gives full confidence to riders."
Battlax Sport Touring T31 is available in 8 front tyre sizes and 9 rear tyre sizes in standard construction, plus 2 front and 3 rear sizes in reinforced GT version.
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1 Based on 2016 tyre sales. Source: Tire Business 2017 - Global Tire Company Rankings.
2 All comparisons versus Battlax T30 Evo predecessor.
3 Internal tests. Testing on Bridgestone Proving Ground versus T30 Evo.
4 3LC construction is subject to sizes.
5 All comparisons are based versus predecessor A40 tyre.
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