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Bridgestone Battlax RS10 Motorcycle Sports Tires Featured as Original Equipment on Yamaha YZF-R1/YZF-R1M

Nov 06 , 2014

Tokyo (November 6, 2014) - Bridgestone is pleased to announce that its Bridgestone-brand Battlax Racing Street RS10 tires will be original equipment on the new Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M supersport bikes.*1 Introduced November 3 at the EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy, the YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M are Yamaha's latest models. Bridgestone's RS10 tires play a crucial role in the powerful acceleration and impressive cornering and braking performance offered by these motorcycles.

Through efforts to promote adoption as original equipment, Bridgestone will continue to expand the Battlax brand worldwide.
1. Tire supplied : Battlax Racing Street RS10
2. Tire sizes Front: 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)/Rear: 190/55ZR17 M/C (75W)
(YZF-R1M Rear: 200/55ZR17 M/C (78W))
3. Features : These tires, which are designed for use on public roads, deliver strong sport performance. Employing MotoGP Technology*2 refined from more than 10 years of supplying tires to MotoGP, the world's top motorcycle racing class, these tires improve grip on dry road surfaces to help shave racetrack lap times. They also deliver impressive handling and stability for more comfortable driving on winding roads.*3
4. Tire photos

Front Rear
120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) 190/55ZR17 M/C (75W)

 

The motorcycles
YZF-R1 YZF-R1M
Yamaha's flagship 1000cc supersports bike model draw on the latest technologies, based on races in Japan and around the world, to deliver superb acceleration, braking and cornering performance. A special model of the YZF-R1 equipped with an electronically controlled suspension, carbon cowling, and other features

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

*1 Plans call for sales of these motorcycles in the European and North American markets. No decision has been made at this point regarding sales in Japan. See the manufacturer’s website for details (http://global.yamaha-motor.com/jp/news/2014/1104/yzf-r1.html).

*2 MotoGP Technology: A general term for technologies accumulated from experience with MotoGP racing under extreme conditions.

*3 As compared to Bridgestone Battlax BT-003 Street tire.

*3 As compared to Bridgestone Battlax BT-003 Street 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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