Bridgestone has announced the launch of the BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS AX41 tyre, a new addition to its line-up of adventure touring motorcycle tyres.
Bridgestone claims the newest offering in the BATTLAX tyre line features superior off-road performance and durability. Scheduled for release in the U.S. and Canada in January 2019 and in other regions in February 2019, the initial line-up will include four front tyre sizes and five rear tyre sizes.
This new tyre was engineered for predominantly off-road driving. It makes use of a high-rigidity compound as well as large blocks on the tyre’s perimeter that enable the tyre to exhibit strong traction on muddy surfaces.
The BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS AX41 tyre boasts a block cross-section area roughly 30 percent larger than the previous generation tyre. This gives the new offering high grip and traction.
Bridgestone utilises a block wall angle optimisation technology in the design of the tyre. Tyre engineers used this technology to optimise the block shapes in the tyre’s tread pattern to limit uneven wear. This technology is also utilised in front tyres to prevent uneven wear and improve durability.
Rear tyres use a compound that contributes to an increase in rigidity and durability of approximately 30 percent when compared to rear tyres. This enables greater traction.