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Bridgestone ups traction on soft terrain with new BattleCross X20

12 February 2015

Valentino Rossi

Bridgestone is expanding its hot new BattleCross motocross tyre line-up with the launch of BattleCross X20 for soft terrain. Developed on the race track with professional riders in top motocross competitions, the X20 features new Castle BlockTM technology and a pattern layout proven to dramatically increase traction, cornering grip and the tyre’s working range.

BattleCross X20 builds on the strong reputation created by X30 for medium terrain and X40 for hard terrain launched in 2014. Both tyres have received sensational reviews from MX riders and pundits everywhere. The X20 now brings all types of motocross riders, from championship competitors to young beginners, a new level of performance in soft conditions.

“The new Castle Block design has proved itself on medium and hard terrain and Bridgestone is confident that BattleCross X20 will reach the same high standards on all types of soft terrain” says Jake Rønsholt, Managing Director Consumer Business Unit, Bridgestone Europe.

Increased traction, cornering grip and working range

The redesigned block pattern with increased stiffness and edge component delivers stronger cornering grip and traction on muddy tracks, slippery sand and softer terrain. Combined with Bridgestone’s Castle BlockTM, which unleash more edge effect and traction on firmer ground, the new BattleCross X20 also gives riders more options across a wider range of terrain.

Bridgestone track testing* shows that the new BattleCross X20 pair give riders dramatically more traction and cornering grip in all soft and medium conditions than the existing M203/204 combo they will replace.

BattleCross X20 will be available in front-wheel size 80/100-21 with three sizes available for the rear: 110/100-18, 100/90-19 and 110/90-19. Bridgestone plans a progressive roll-out across Europe starting in May 2015.

The Castle Block technology molds a convex block on top of the ‘normal’ block for better edge effect and traction

* Testing carried out during the Japanese Motocross Championship 2014

"A new level of performance in soft conditions"