The Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20R tire replaces the BT-016, which has been discontinued, the company said.
The company bills the tire as “MotoGP technology for everyone.” New, wider tread grooves improve cornering as well as wet and dry grip. Side grooves on the tire’s shoulder improve contact feel at higher lean angles.
The S20R also features a new compound that works in a wider range of temperatures.
The Battlax lineup now includes four tire models. In order of racing-intended to touring-intended, they are the Racing R10, the BT-003 Racing Street, the new Hypersport S20R, and the BT-023 Sport Touring.