Bridgestone Battlax BT-016 Pro Tire Review

For all you sport bike riders out there who are looking for tires that are great in the rain, for street riding and an occasional track day, the Bridgestone Battlax BT-016 Pro Tires might be worth looking at.

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An improved version of the original BT-016, the Pro model offers great performance in wet weather conditions and an increase in mileage. These sport bike tires provide better stability, more traction and longer wear, with multiple compounds of rubber. The front tire which has a dual compound construction (3LC), is softer along the edges for grip, while the center is firmer for greater stability. The Bridgestone Battlax BT-016 rear tire in turn is made with a triple compound (5LC). Firmer rubber in the center for stability, softer rubber in the mid areas for traction and the softest rubber along the edges for a greater connection to the road while leaning into the curves. With a conservative tread pattern that heats up well, you’ll get all the traction you need, in any kind of weather conditions. To get a closer look at these motorcycle tires, check out the video review below.

Bridgestone Signs New 3-Year Deal With MotoGP

bridgestone_tiresBridgestone, the official tire supplier of the MotoGP, has just signed a new deal with Dorna Sports that will keep it in its position for the next three years.

Bridgestone will be the official tire supplier until at least 2014, and will help the MotoGP as it transitions to a 1000cc championship series. Under the new deal, Bridgestone will continue to provide tires and technical support to each rider on the premier class grid.

“I am both proud and excited that we are able to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to MotoGP by extending our participation as Official Tyre Supplier to the premier class with a new three-year deal,” said Mikio Masunaga, Vice-President and Member of the Board, Bridgestone Corporation. “Bridgestone has a very rich heritage in the leading motorsport categories across the world, and MotoGP represents a significant part of this history.”

Bridgestone has been the official tire supplier since 2009, but has been involved in the MotoGP for much longer than that. 70 GP victories, 179 podiums, and four MotoGP championships have been won with the help of Bridgestone tires.

“I am very pleased that we can continue to work closely with Bridgestone for another three years after this season, and I would like to thank them for their continued commitment to MotoGP,” said Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports. “Bridgestone has a great track record in all forms of motorsport, in particular MotoGP, and has done a great job since they were appointed the championship’s first ever Official Tire Supplier, so we all know they are up to the task this season and over the following three years.

“Their ongoing commitment at this early point is important in allowing us to plan for the future, especially for the teams as they are already underway with their development plans for next year and the new 1000cc era, and I believe it also demonstrates the value of MotoGP as a business platform.”

Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com