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Oily Rag - Dedicated to Pat, Greywolf. 26/06/45 - 04/06/18 => Tyres => Topic started by: Rhino VStrom on November 10, 2017, 00:10:24

Title: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
Post by: Rhino VStrom on November 10, 2017, 00:10:24
Bridgestone comes with a successor for the popular A40 tyre. The Battlax A41. This tyre has because of the compound and structure even more stability. It will be available in January.
And I'm going to test it :icon_wink:

Title: Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
Post by: In me shed on November 10, 2017, 12:08:55
I'd be interested in your opinion, I've got 9k on my rear so will be due a new one soon.
Title: Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
Post by: Paz324 on November 10, 2017, 13:26:47
Do you have any links for these press release pictures ? I can't read the information as they are.
Title: Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
Post by: old git on November 10, 2017, 18:00:54
More claims from a tyre manufacturer that can't be verified. Every time there's a new tyre there are claims it does everything better than its predecessor. After 40 years of listening to this bollocks I do concede that in terms of grip modern tyres are a vast improvement on what I rode on in the seventies. I still struggle to get 3.5k from a set of tyres no matter what bike I ride. Given all the claimed incremental improvements in mileage performance over the years, why don't the tyres outlive the bike?
Over the last few years I've tried just about every popular tyre and have enjoyed superb grip and lousy mileage.
Currently well into my third set with a bit over 8k on my V-Strom.

Hate to be cynical but just another set of round black things 😉
Title: Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
Post by: kwackboy on November 10, 2017, 19:16:55
It amuses me how they show the tyres off road but never like to admit that they are are useless.
Title: Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
Post by: Rhino VStrom on November 11, 2017, 02:10:41
Do you have any links for these press release pictures ? I can't read the information as they are.

Send me your email address. Then I send you the complete presentation.
Peter
Title: Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
Post by: porter on November 11, 2017, 09:00:16
If they still have the stiff sidewalls like the a40's they can keep them!
Title: Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
Post by: Brockett on November 11, 2017, 12:21:53
That term "off road" means what?
 
Title: Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
Post by: old git on November 11, 2017, 13:38:25
It means they're suitable for getting up your drive way.
Title: Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
Post by: Brockett on November 11, 2017, 21:42:14
Yeah but no but yeah I doubt those tyres would easily make it up Fat Rat's field after a few days of rain.
Title: Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
Post by: kwackboy on November 11, 2017, 21:56:09
What you need to do is take a run up of at least 70mph in order to make it to the top of the field (fat rats words) with road tyres fitted .  :shrug:.
Title: Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
Post by: Brockett on November 12, 2017, 14:21:30
er hem!! 70mph within a two mile radius  of Penboyr lol lol lol
Title: Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
Post by: Roadrocket on November 13, 2017, 17:33:43
Tonight I have just had a set of A40s fitted , my second set, of A40s, having got about 9K miles from them, including some big Autobahn miles a good few times . They have worn really well, no squaring off and excellent grip .Then I read this! Oh well If the A41 is an improvement on the A40 then it will be a hell of a good tyre as I cannot fault the A40 whatsoever.  :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
Post by: Rhino VStrom on January 05, 2018, 17:53:23
The Bridgestone A41 arrived today.  :lala:

Title: Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
Post by: Frostilicus on January 06, 2018, 20:28:01
Getting close to new tyre time for me, currently have A40's on mine - so I'll be keeping an eye on this post to see what your opinion of the A41's is.
Title: Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
Post by: hookie on January 11, 2018, 21:45:00
It'll be interesting to see what price a pair can be picked up for. A pair of A40s can be had for 164 which isn't bad and may well drop a bit more when the A41s become stocked by the big companies. Like "Old Git" I'm completely cynical about claims made for new and updated tyres as well and also never get more than about 2,500 miles out of rear tyres on any bike I've had in the last 20 years.
Title: Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
Post by: ZipcodeUK on January 26, 2018, 23:51:40
I'm also watching this thread closely. My original Bridgestones have nearly 9k on them.... but the previous owner really squared off the centre so it's not a nice feeling when cornering.

The a41's look a good tyre for touring and some faster mountain type conditions. So, as long as they are an improvement over the battle wings then I'd be quite keen on a set of A41's.
Title: Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
Post by: paulja on March 31, 2018, 20:17:51
I can get these OE tyres to slip in the dry... I'll be putting some proper road tyres on in April as I have zero ambition to ride my Veek up a mountain.

At the end of the day tyres are what keeps you safe, especially in wet UK.
Title: Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
Post by: mobytrip on April 12, 2018, 08:36:17
Just put a set on last night, very early to report but initial feel is that they have a lot of feel and turn really well. Have to see how they go. Replaced a set of Avon Storms which lasted just over 12k.
The big obvious difference is that the A41s feel a lot more compliant, the bike transmits a lot less of the harshness from the crap road surface that I have to ride over from my house to the main road, (about 3/4 mile).

Happy so far and looking forward to them being fully scrubbed but it would help if it stopped raining!
 
Title: Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
Post by: mobytrip on May 01, 2018, 15:39:16
Well had these (A41) on for about 1000 miles now, used in all weathers so time for an update:-

These are the tyre I have always been looking for!

Grip is all I could ever ask for, dry or wet, with lots of feed back and therefore confidence.
Had A40s and avons before and these feel more compliant, much better ride and I am using the same pressure in all of the tyres as stated by Suzuki.
So one happy biker  :lala: