BRIDGSTONE BATTLAX S21

International press launch in Abu Dabhi.

C R E D I T S :

WEBSITE: MOTORCYCLES DIARIES 
PROD.COMPANY: ANT PRODUCTIONS 
PRODUCER: PETER JEAN WILLEMS 
PROD. ASSISTANT: FAUSTO MELERO / MATTEO BERTOCCHI
DRON : EROX FILMERFORCE
PHOTOGRAPHERS: HENNY BERNO, ALESSIO BARBANTI
VIDEO  : EROX FILMERFORCE, JAVIER LAMAIGNÈRE
EDIT : JAVIER LAMAIGNÈRE, PETER JEAN WILLEMS 
VFX : VISUALEX
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BATTLAX S21 – WORLDWIDE PRESS-LAUNCH

YAS MARINA CIRCUIT, ABU DABHI
In order to get the most out of a motorcycle you need great tires. Bridgestone has proven itself to be very capable when it comes to producing high-performance tires—just take a look at the past seven years of MotoGP. But it’s taken until now for that MotoGP technology to really trickle down into the street-going sport tires you and I can buy.Bridgestone chose the gleaming Yas Marina F1 circuit in Abu Dhabi to debut its new 2016 Battlax Hypersport S21 sport tire to the world’s motorcycle press. The new S21 is said by Bridgestone to be the first of its tires to feature leading-edge design concepts straight from the MotoGP grid and is intended to replace the S20 Evo, which itself was a very good sport tire.
Bridgestone had a wide selection of bikes shod with the new Battlax Hypersport S21, allowing us to sample its confidence-inspiring performance on the Yas Marina circuit.
 There’s always room for improvement though, and a number of new design features have been applied to the construction of the S21. The most significant is that the S21 is the first production tire to utilize Bridgestone’s “ULTIMATE EYE” technology that was used to design and develop the company’s MotoGP and F1 race tires. The U-EYE is basically Bridgestone’s proprietary tire dyno that can simulate and measure virtually any riding/driving condition with incredible accuracy. The machine has the ability to measure numerous parameters, such as contact patch size, tire deflection under extreme acceleration and braking, sidewall deflection while cornering, and heat transfer, plus a host of other factors.

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Available in a variety of sizes, these tires will accommodate most streetbike sizes.

The precise data collection capabilities of the U-EYE technology has led to numerous new design concepts on the S21, including a new tread design. The new groove pattern is claimed to provide more stability under braking and a more consistent grip level during acceleration. Both front and rear S21s also feature updated profiles: The front S21 receives a “smaller crown” (read: taller and narrower) profile with new groove positioning for a wider contact patch while leaned over to deal with the higher camber thrust forces generated by the increased lean angles. A new 3-Layer Construction with higher-stiffness bead fillers in the front tire is another product of the U-EYE technology. The rear S21 gets a “larger crown” (lower and wider) profile and redesigned tread groove location for 30 percent less slip area in the contact patch (meaning the portion of the contact patch that is actually slipping rather than gripping the pavement) while improving straight-line grip during acceleration.Ridden with moderate levels of aggression, the new Bridgestone S21 is a superb sport tire that can handle multiple roles with ease.

 


 

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