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Bridgestone Motorcycle Tires

The first Bridgestone tire rolled forward on April 9, 1930. Though at the time there was no Bridgestone name. However, less than a year later founder Shojiro Ishibashi established the Bridgestone Tire Co. The name Bridgestone comes from Ishibashi which means "stone bridge in Japanese."

As with many Japanese manufacturing companies, World War II decimated the industry forcing businesses to make tough decisions. After the war, Bridgestone focused on building motorcycles while receiving most of its income supplying tires to rival motorcycle makers. Bridgestone motorcycles sputtered a short while later.

The outlook brightened in 1951 when Bridgestone became the first company in Japan to sell rayon cord tires. Production facilities saw modernization in that decade and in 1959, Bridgestone sold nylon tires. The company expanded to the United States in 1967 and in 1988 Bridgestone bought Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.

Today it runs neck-and-neck with Michelin as the largest tire manufacturer in the world. Bridgestone's innovative technology provides tires with unsurpassed grip, balance and cornering ability. Their BT106 tire features multi-compound technology sourced from MotoGP and the BT023 series utilizes silica and an RC polymer to enhance performance in wet weather and extend wear life.

Bridgestone Motorcycle Tires at MotoSport

MotoSport offers 18 front and 28 rear Bridgestone motorcycle tires. We have the size you need and all of our Bridgestone motorcycle tires are from the highly acclaimed Battlax series:

Unlike cars, motorcycle tires are not interchangeable therefore we make it easy for you to buy the correct front and rear Bridgestone motorcycle tires for your bike. MotoSport makes it easy to find the size you need too.

MotoSport features one of the largest selections of Bridgestone motorcycle tires on the web. If you find it cheaper, we'll refund you the difference with our 30-day price match guarantee. If you need help call our toll free line 866-677-7338, chat with an expert, or check out our Sportbike and Motorcycle Tire Buying Guide.

MotoSport offers free 3-day express shipping on orders more than $99.

Written By: AndrewT

2005-10-11 23:05:14 by experience_counts2

Montero Limited weirdness

The vehicle sits a lot. I ride my motorcycle most of the time so the Montero can sit in the driveway or garage for 2 to 6 weeks at a time.
When I first start to drive it after it has been sitting for a long time (more than 3-4 days) it has a very noticable "thumping" from the rear wheels. The thump occurs at exactly the rate of rotation of the wheels. It has happened with two different sets of tires (currently Bridgestone Dueler Revos with 20K miles on them).
After about 5 miles on the highway the thumping smooths out. After it has smoothed out it's good for several days - it does not make the thumping after it sits all day or overnight


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    • I don t know about Bridgestones, but I ve got Michelin Goldlines on my bike (not a sportie) and it seems to me like they took about 3 miles!! Must be a hard-as compound. I d say ride gradually harder until you feel uncomfortable. Any decent tyre will give plenty of seat-of-the-pants warning, unless it s a racing compound.

  • Avatar Chyeah What should the tire pressure be on my motorcycle tires?
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    • Hey Bro, Dont let the smart ass remarks bother you. Yes, most tires do have it listed on the tire but thats not the question. It all depends on what kind of riding you do. Dont forget that when your tires heat up, so does the air pressure so make sure not to over fill the tires. If you are going to ride hard down back roads and twisties I recommend 32 in the front and 42 in the rear, because the more air in the tires, the more likely the bike will slide if you are to hot into a corner. bottom line its all about the rider, that number on the sidewall is just a recomendation. Good Luck!