Bridgestone, a global leader in tyres and rubber providing solutions for safe and sustainable mobility, is today announcing the launch of its newest motocross tyre, the Bridgestone Battlecross X31. Developed and engineered using the latest Bridgestone technologies, the tyre increases speed and provides riders with amazing traction and grip performance, as well as increased stability and working range.
The new Bridgestone Battlecross X31 applies Bridgestone’s Castle Block Technology on the shoulder blocks of the front tyre and all the blocks on the rear tyre, which through a convex section in its block, enhances the traction power thanks to an extra edge effect. The Castle Block Technology also increases contact pressure and gives a secure contact feel on slippery underground, improves grip and consistency on changing surfaces, and the additional edge effect provides higher cornering grip and traction on different types of terrain.
A new pattern design, with an asymmetric block pattern for the rear, also improves the Bridgestone Battlecross X31’s traction performance, together with a lower block ratio for increased working range. The redefined bunker groove size and positioning increase contact touch, enhance the tyre’s bite feel when bottoming through surfaces, enhance grip and traction performance, and create lower tread rigidity for optimal stability. This is all combined with the addition of a cooling fin on the Bridgestone Battlecross X31’s sidewall, which creates air turbulence through the sidewall protrusions, enhances the cooling effect on the tyre surface, leads to less degradation and gives the tyre a consistent performance throughout its life.
Bridgestone’s latest motocross tyre will be available in six sizes and will be on the market in the first quarter of 2022.
Commenting on this announcement was Nico Thuy, Head of Motorcycle at Bridgestone EMIA: “We wanted to give our motocross customers increased speed and control on a variety of difficult terrains. The result is the Bridgestone Battlecross X31, a tyre applying the latest technologies that’s engineered for riders looking for versatility and consistency in performance. The tyre will truly enable you to step up your game.”
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