Bridgestone has a new tire specifically designed for adventure bikes coming on sale in February 2022. Called the Battlax Adventure Trail AT41, it’s designed to offer both on-road and off-road performance for large adventure bikes.
The AT41 features a rugged off-road look while still providing great dry performance high traction, and grip and braking in the wet to ensure a safe and comfortable ride in all weather and road conditions.
The tire’s new off-road looking pattern has an optimized groove design to improve water drainage and contribute to the tire’s wet weather performance, thanks to increased average groove volumes and a more consistent groove ratio in the contact areas. The new block shape of the tire reduces partial wear on its shoulder, while an optimal belt construction with the new pattern gives great stability.
The Bridgestone Battlax Adventure Trail AT41’s touring compound – with 3LC used on the rear – was designed to return excellent performance in the wet and dry, while still providing long mileage and life.
Among these is its RC Polymer technology that optimizes the distribution of silica in the rubber compound and improves tread flexibility, allowing greater contact with the road surface in both hot and cold conditions. The reduction in molecular friction also improves rolling resistance, therefore increasing fuel economy
Bridgestone's NanoPro-Tech technology is also integrated, optimizing tire performance on a molecular level. This helps reduce friction, heat and tread deformation during tire rotation, resulting in better tread grip and longer wear life.
Finally, it’s built with a Mono Spiral (MS) belt. These are lightweight and durable cords, wrapped around the circumference of the tire to provide a smooth grip feeling. This contributes to high performance with weight reduction, grip improvement, rotational stability, high speed performance and damping effect.
The new AT41 will be available from February 2022 in nine sizes (4 front and 5 rear), all with M+S marking. This selection of sizes covers most of the motorcycles in the Adventure segment.