Bridgestone is releasing a new
sport-touring tire for Canada and the United States, the Battlax
The new hoop does not represent a major leap in tire technology, but the rubber company says it
brings good wear characteristics and wet weather traction, with good
general duty performance.
The tire replaces the BT-021 except
where OEM applications require the older tire, and uses a new rubber
compound with silica and a polymer to enhance wet performance and
The tires measure 120/70-17 and
180/55-17 for front and rear wheel use, and come in two specs,
regular and GT for heavy bikes.
U.S. prices are about $185 for front
and $250 for rear.