Bridgestone Motorcycle tyres Europe

Bridgestone has announced the worldwide introduction of the BATTLAX SPORT TOURING T30 motorcycle tyre on 15th December 2012, with a European launch on 1st March 2013. The SPORT TOURING T30 is the latest tyre to join the BATTLAX line-up with technology based on Bridgestone’s development of MotoGP™ racing tyres.

The development concept of the new T30 is to give riders the real pleasure of touring, with improved handling and dry grip compared to the predecessor BT023 tyre. To achieve this, Bridgestone has developed a new compound, construction and tread pattern, all optimized for better rigidity and contact patch grip.

The T30 is the first Battlax tyre in the touring segment named “T”. Bridgestone now uses T for “Touring”, S for “Sport” and R for “Race” to more clearly position its extensive range of Battlax tyres.

“The new BATTLAX T30 helps riders find the real pleasure of touring: it gives them quick responsive handling, lets them hold the line they want and gives them the confidence to lean” says Vincent Van Houtte, Senior Manager Motorcycle Tyre Products, Bridgestone Europe.

Bridgestone designed the new T30 compound the way it does for MotoGP™ racing tyres: measuring the range of temperature in which the tyre should operate, and then developing the optimum compound to match the working range. This led to the development of RC polymers (MC tyre use), a compound that builds on the company's exclusive "NanoPro-Tech" technology. This revolutionary technology delivers improved grip and performance in actual use temperature applications.

NanoPro-Tech schema

For the tread pattern, Bridgestone has designed the front with “T-Cross” shaped grooves – straight on the centre and slanted towards the shoulder – giving quick and responsive handling. The rear pattern combines slicker shoulders with “swirled-shape” grooves, providing better contact on the lean in corners.

In-house testing against the BATTLAX BT023 predecessor shows the improved maneuverability and easy handling of the T30, giving riders the real pleasure of touring. Dry handling, grip and cornering all show improvement, with no loss of performance in the wet.

The BATTLAX series is Bridgestone's premium brand of on-road motorcycle tyres. Top of the line BATTLAX tyres race in the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) MotoGP, the premier motorcycle racing world championship series, for which Bridgestone is the official tyre supplier.

Bridgestone offers a wide range of BATTLAX tyres: from touring to racing, and for small motorcycles through to the largest machines. With a comprehensive line-up of motorcycle tyres, including the BATTLAX series, Bridgestone will strive to continue to support comfortable and enjoyable riding for motorcycle enthusiasts in the years ahead.

Media information: G. Meylemans: +32 2 714 68 40

About Bridgestone Europe
Bridgestone Europe (BSEU), with European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, is a key regional subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of tyres and other rubber products. Bridgestone Europe operates an R&D center, 8 plants and offices in more than 30 European countries, with over 13, 000 employees. BSEU’s premium tyres are sold both within Europe and globally.

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2005-08-10 07:22:13 by 911Driver

I get in the 3k-8k range on an F3

Mostly depends on how I'm riding. 3K is certainly not unreasonable for someone that spends their whacking the throttle or doing a lot of track days.
One of the negative parts of motorcycle reality is that what you save on gas (vs a car) is almost eaten up by what you spend on tires.
It's hard to get a set of sportbike tires for less than $250, with a $300-$350 figure being more likely.
Cycle Gear used to (and may still) give you 10% off tires and "chemicals" if you had one of their Visa cards and used it for purchases.
Here's one thing. Sportbike tires are fairly soft - that why they stick as well as they do

2009-04-08 14:10:54 by gmn17

Speaking of which, why am so poor, damnit!,

Honda 919, CB900F, Hornet 900 - $6859 (Santa Clarita)
Showroom condition exotic naked/standard/streetfighter, 2002 Honda 919, Asphalt Grey. 6k miles. Registration paid for until 4/2010.
Serious inquiries only. $$$$$ invested. $6850 firm. ---Selling to start another motorcycle project.
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