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Bridgestone Battlax Motorcycle Sport Tires Featured as Original Equipment on Kawasaki ZX-10R

Oct 19 , 2015

Tokyo (October 19, 2015) - Bridgestone announced today that its Battlax Racing Street RS10 tires will be original equipment on Kawasaki's 2016 new model "Ninja ZX-10R,*1" playing a crucial role in maximizing circuit performance from the supersport bike. "Ninja ZX-10R" is the No.1 machine in the Super Bike World Championship 2015 series.

The Bridgestone-brand Battlax Racing Street RS10 tires, which are designed for use on public roads, deliver strong sport performance. Employing MotoGP Technology*2 refined during more than 10 years as a tire supplier for MotoGP, the world's top motorcycle racing class, these tires will improve grip on dry road surfaces to improve lap times. They will also deliver impressive handling and stability for more comfortable driving on winding, open roads.

Through efforts to promote adoption as original equipment, Bridgestone will continue to expand the Battlax brand worldwide.

Motorcycle Tire
Ninja ZX-10R BATTLAX RACING STREET RS10
Ninja ZX-10R Front
120/70ZR17 M/C
(58W)
BATTLAX RACING STREET RS10 Front
Rear
190/55ZR17 M/C
(75W)
BATTLAX RACING STREET RS10 Rear

The motorcycle photographs have been approved by Kawasaki for use in this Bridgestone press release. Reproduction or reuse is strictly prohibited.

*1 See the manufacturer's website (http://www.kawasaki-cp.khi.co.jp/mcy/index_e.html) for for details.

*2 MotoGP Technology: A general term for technologies accumulated from experience gained under extreme conditions while involved in MotoGP racing.

MotoGP Technology

About Bridgestone Corporation:
Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world’s largest tire and rubber company. In addition to tires for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.

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