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Bridgestone Battlax Motorcycle Sports Tires Featured as Original Equipment on Kawasaki Ninja H2R/H2

Nov 06 , 2014

Tokyo (November 6, 2014) - Bridgestone is pleased to announce that its Bridgestone-brand Racing Battlax V01 and Battlax Racing Street RS10 tires will be original equipment on Kawasaki's new Ninja H2R and Ninja H2 supersport bikes,*1 introduced September 30 and November 4. Bridgestone's Battlax tires play a crucial role in maximizing performance from these supersport bikes, which are equipped with newly-developed supercharged engines to deliver intense acceleration, superb high-speed riding potential and supersport-level handling performance

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

Motorcycle
Tire
Ninja H2R
Racing Battlax V01
Designed to be fun to ride, and yet intended for use on closed courses, this motorcycle features a new supercharged engine delivering more than 300 PS. Employing MotoGP Technology*2, this slick tire, designed exclusively for racetrack use, delivers solid grip and impressive handling and stability.
Ninja H2R
Front
120/600R17
RACING BATTLAX V01 Front
Rear
190/650R17
RACING BATTLAX V01 Reart

Motorcycle
Tire
Ninja H2
Battlax Racing Street RS10
Designed to be fun to ride, this flagship model is designed for public roads. It features a new supercharged engine that delivers 200 PS. The new tire, which is designed for use on public roads, delivers strong sport performance. Its MotoGP Technology*2 also provides improved grip (as compared to Bridgestone Battlax BT-003 Racing Street tire). This tire will be available in February, 2015. ?
Ninja H2
Front
120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)BATTLAX RACING STREET RS10 Front
Rear
200/55ZR17 M/C (78W) *3 BATTLAX RACING STREET RS10 Reart

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

*1 These motorcycle models are intended for export sales only. No decision has been made at this point regarding sales in Japan. See the manufacturer's website for details (http://www.kawasaki-cp.khi.co.jp/).
*2 MotoGP Technology: A general term for technologies accumulated from experience with MotoGP racing under extreme conditions.

MotoGP Technology

*3 The photographs show a 190/55ZR17 M/C (75W) tire.

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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