Bridgestone Brings New Cruiser TireBridgestone has announced the launch of its new line of motorcycle tires engineered exclusively to fit many...
Bridgestone has announced the launch of its new line of motorcycle tires engineered exclusively to fit many popular V-Twin motorcycles. The Battlecruise H50 tire, the first of its kind from Bridgestone, expands the company's motorcycle tire portfolio with a performance tire specially designed for large displacement, cruiser-style bikes, which account for 50 percent of motorcycles on U.S. roadways.
Engineered using the company's proprietary optimization process and indoor testing facility, Ultimate Eye, the Battlecruise H50 tire was designed to provide:
- Superb handling with reduced steering effort: The Battlecruise H50 tire offers a large contact patch and uniform contact pressure, creating high cornering force and resulting in less steering effort and light linear handling.
- Strong wet and dry traction: Proven best-in-class tread pattern features central grooves that run circumferentially around the tire to evacuate water and provide enhanced grip, similar to the class-leading Bridgestone Exedra Max metric cruiser touring tire.
- Long tread wear: Optimized profiles coupled with newly developed compounds and constructions provide long wear life and lower handlebar vibration to reduce rider fatigue.
"We've extended our influence into one of the most important motorcycle segments in America, and we're excited to bring our deep industry expertise and Bridgestone-brand motorcycle tires to this group," said Kevin Hunley, senior manager. The Battlecruise H50 is the only Bridgestone tire that offers a road hazard warranty, covering eligible tires that may become damaged or unusable from a puncture, impact, bruise, cut or snag.
Available in January 2017, the Bridgestone Battlecruise H50 motorcycle tire will be available in eight sizes for select American V-twin cruiser models. Riders can expect 14 additional sizes for touring-oriented models to come available in early 2018.