racing tires

Bridgestone Supplies OE Tires for Kawasaki’s Ninja ZX-10R Supersport Bike

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it is supplying tires from its Battlax Racing Street RS11 series as OE for the 2021 model of the Ninja ZX-10R, a superbike launched this month by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. (TYO:7012). The Ninja ZX-10R serves as the base model of the Kawasaki Racing Team, which has won the World Superbike Championship six years...

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Yokohama Rubber Subsidiary Supplies Tires for Three Porsche Race Series in US

U.S.-based Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) is supplying Advan-branded tires for use in three racing series that Porsche AG is holding in the U.S. over the second half of this year. These will be used as control tires in the Porsche Sprint Trophy USA West, the Porsche Sprint Trophy USA West Invitational and the Porsche Air-Cooled Cup USA. Specifically, the Yokohama...

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Bridgestone Launches New Motorcycle Tire for Hard Enduro Racing

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has begun sales of the Battlecross E50 Extreme, a new tire for motorcycle enduro racing. Launched on Nov. 1, this new offering has been made available as a rear tire with the size of 140/80-18 70M. It is made specifically for competitive racing specs, and so cannot be used on public roads. The Battlecross E50 Extreme is...

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Yokohama Rubber Adds New Sizes to Gymkhana Racing Tire Lineup

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has added three new sizes to the lineup of its Advan A08B Spec G series of gymkhana racing tires, making these available on Oct. 2. The new sizes are 235/40R18 95W, 215/45R17 91V and 225/45R17 94V. Launched just last month, the Advan A08B Spec G is based on the Advan A08B, a street radial tire...

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Sumitomo Rubber to Launch New Line of Motocross Racing Tires

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) is planning an Oct. 1 launch for the Dunlop Geomax MX53, a motocross racing tire optimized for intermediate terrain. The lineup will include six sizes of front tire and 11 sizes of rear tire. Compared to the existing Geomax MX52, this new tire adopts a taller, thinner apex, making for more uniform rigidity in the...

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Toyo Tires Works With Subsidiaries to Supply Tires for Score Baja 400 Race in Mexico

Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) has announced that it has provided tires to seven drivers set to compete in the inaugural Score Baja 400 race, which will be held in Mexico over Sept. 18–22. The company has supplied these seven drivers with its Open Country series of off-road tires, which are made for pickup trucks and SUVs. These efforts are being...

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