Motorcycle tire developed using unique imaging technology

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Bridgestone’s new Battlecruise H50 for the American V-Twin motorcycle is said to offer smooth, easy handling, grip on wet and dry, and a long tread life.

In the development of the tire Bridgestone used its Ultimate-Eye (U-Eye) technology, which produces a detailed image of the contact patch and pressure distribution at various speeds, loads and slip angles on wet and dry. It was the second motorcycle tire tested using the tool.

The Battlecruise H50 features a larger contact patch for more uniform contact-pressure distribution, easier handling and more precise cornering. Track testing showed that the force acting on the handlebar is much lower than with comparable tires.

The rear tire also features an enlarged crown profile and a new tread compound. Vibration damping
and shock absorption is achieved by optimization of the vertical stiffness of the front tire, for a smooth
easy ride.


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