The Battlax BT46 features an inverted V-shape in the front pattern – it tackles working forces on the tyre, reduces irregular wear and gives the rider incredible feedback for superior handling. The rear tyre is enhanced with a newly adapted silica single compound to maximise performance, grip and wear. Wet performance has been upgraded from the BT45, with no impact on the predecessor’s well-known dry handling performance and wear resistance. And the BT46 is compatible with UM application: tubeless marked tyres are approved for mounting on tube-type rims if they are used with a tube.
Bridgestone has specially developed this tyre to cover the wide range of motorcycles competing in the touring segment.
Key benefits of the Avon Roadrider MKII include better grip in wet and dry conditions, reduced wear and shorter braking distances. Wet testing indicates a sizeable improvement in stopping distance compared to the Avon Roadrider.
By introducing an updated sport touring tyre, Avon Tyres is aiming to cement its position as a leading player in the market. In fact, its Roadrider tyre is factory fitted to Royal Enfield’s 350cc bikes.
Overall, the Roadrider MKII is available in 31 sizes and 37 specifications, covering H and V speed ratings and universal options. In addition to the expanded size offering, a classic tread and sidewall appearance makes the tyre suitable for bikes of all ages.
A true Adventure tire, offering premium performance in a wide range of terrain. After more than two years in development, the Mission delivers knobby-like performance off-road, has impressive grip on the street, plus great ride quality and stability everywhere it goes.
Fits popular large and small displacement machines including the Honda Africa Twin, Suzuki V-Strom, BMW GS models, KTM 1290/1290S, 790R/790S, Yamaha Tenere and Triumph 800/1200 models. Tyres should be available from January 2020.
90/90-21 Trailmax mission front tyre 110/80-19 Trailmax mission front tyre 120/70 B19 Trailmax mission front tyre
140/80 B18 Trailmax mission rear tyre 150/70 B17 Trailmax mission rear tyre 170/60 B17 Trailmax mission rear tyre 150/70 B18 Trailmax mission rear tyre
-An aggressive tred pattern yields traction in hard terrain.
-Built-in rugged tread blocks feature Staggered Step design, a step-down feature to provide rigidity in the contact patch to enhance stability and handling.
-Wrap-around lugs on the tire’s edge to protect the tire from sharp rocks and provides additional off-road traction.
-New compounds developed to deliver the perfect balance between road and off-road performance with focus on delivering class leading mileage performance.
-Deep grooves excel in wet weather conditions and offer biting edges for off-road performance.
THE SUN’S RISING ON A NEW ERA IN ADVENTURE TYRES. Dunlop Launches Trailmax Meridian!
“Escape from the ordinary” – extreme performance for powerful adventure bikes
Dramatic tread pattern for outstanding dry, wet and off-road ability
‘Stronger for longer’ – Performance throughout the life of the tyre
Up to 15% mileage gains* proven in testing
Rider demands are changing
With sales of on/off road machines such as the BMW GS, Honda Africa Twin, Suzuki V-Strom and Triumph Tiger growing faster than the overall market, riders are expecting greater versatility from their machines – and tyres.
“Over the last decade we have seen a change in the market. Sports bikes used to be the star of the sales charts, but the main growth area is now adventure bikes. Riders are attracted to the high riding position and long distance touring ability, but still demand the potential for off-road adventure. After researching these rider needs, we set a tough challenge for our research and development team.” stated Luca Davide Andreoni, Marketing Manager, Dunlop Motorcycle Europe.
Enduring grip – wet or dry
The dramatic tread pattern on the Trailmax Meridian not only looks spectacular, but it is purposeful and highly effective. It is designed to efficiently expel water at speed, but still retain a high level of dry grip. The magic continues under the pattern with Dunlop’s MultiTread technology. This includes a Hi-Silica compound that provides outstanding wet grip and makes the tyre more flexible at lower temperatures. This, coupled with a Rayon Ply Casing brings the dual benefit of increased mileage and a much quicker warm-up time benefiting riders who increasingly use adventure bikes all-year round. The rear tyre also features a new centre compound which extends to run under the shoulder compound. This helps promote the overall stiffness of the rear tyre, providing sporty handling and increased traction when power is applied.
Both the front and rear tyres feature a two layer version of this Rayon-Ply Casing which, when combined with Jointless Belt (JLB), provides confidence-inspiring handling. “Many of these adventure bikes have power that is in the hypersport league and riders expect the tyre to hide the bike’s relative bulk so they can enjoy nimble and dynamic handling. Trailmax Meridian’s mix of technologies achieves this.” added Dmitri.
Sizes: 100/90-19 57V TL TRX MERIDIAN 57V TL Front tyre 110/80R19 59V TL TRX MERIDIAN 59V TL Front tyre 120/70ZR19 60W TL TRX MERIDIAN 60W TL Front tyre 90/90V21 (54V) TL TRX MERIDIAN (54V) TL Front tyre 150/70R17 69V TL TRX MERIDIAN 69V TL Rear tyre 170/60ZR17 72W TL TRX MERIDIAN 72W TL Rear tyre 150/70ZR18 70W TL TRX MERIDIAN 70W TL Rear tyre