Bridgestone BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 motorcycle tires selected as original equipment on Yamaha Motor’s MT-10
- BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 tires will be available as original equipment on the flagship model of the MT series, the 2022 Yamaha MT-10.
- Featuring Bridgestone’s advanced technology, the BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 delivers sporty handling and superior grip on wet and dry surfaces.
- Bridgestone extends its premium products to support the company’s core pneumatics business.
Tokyo (January 17, 2022) ― Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today announced that its BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 tires have been selected as original equipment by Yamaha Motor Co. (Yamaha Motor), Ltd. on the MT series flagship model, 2022 Yamaha MT-10 released on November 10, 2021.
The two companies have a long history of co-creation, and Bridgestone is proud to have brought value to Yamaha Motor’s wide range of motorcycles. Bridgestone supports motorsport, like the FIM1 Endurance World Championship (EWC) and MFJ2 All Japan Road Race Championship with its BATTLAX tires, and refines its technologies through motorsports that demand maximum tire performance. BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 tires for the MT-10 were developed based on technologies nurtured by the experience of the company’s motorsport activities. With the latest tread compound and structure that combines high grip and high-speed durability, along with optimized tire stiffness, the tires deliver a refined yet fun riding experience on the MT-10, no matter what. either setting – from urban areas to highways to track days.
The MT-10 encapsulates both the concepts of “ultimate street sport performance with handling the way the rider intends” and “pleasurable, versatile functionality” – making the 2022 Yamaha MT-10 worthy of being the Flagship model under the “The King of MT” concept design.
The Bridgestone Group implements its medium-term business plan (2021 – 2023)4, which aims to achieve its vision of delivering social value and customer value as a sustainable solutions company by 2050. In its core business, the Bridgestone Group aggressively develops Dan-Totsu products (the leading undisputed and absolute) such as tires for the evolution of mobility. The Bridgestone Group will continue to contribute to the realization of a safe, secure and fun motorcycle culture and mobility society through the development of tires that maximize the performance and appeal of various motorcycles.
1 FIM stands for Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme.
2 MFJ stands for Motorcycle Federation of Japan.
3 The MT-10 image in this press release is used with permission from Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. This photograph may not be reproduced or reused without permission.
4 The Bridgestone Group medium term business plan https://www.bridgestone.com/ir/library/strategy/index.html
About Bridgestone Corporation: Bridgestone is a global tire and rubber leader that leverages its expertise to provide safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Headquartered in Tokyo, the company employs approximately 140,000 people worldwide and does business in more than 150 countries and territories around the world. Bridgestone offers a diverse product portfolio of premium tires and advanced solutions backed by innovative technologies, improving the way people around the world move, live, work and play.