Bridgestone Launches its Next-Generation Sports Motorcycle Tyre, the BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S23

  • The new Bridgestone BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S23 is a sports radial motorcycle tyre for street use that’s engineered to meet the requirements of the ever evolving modern-day sport bikes.
  • The latest product in Bridgestone’s premium motorcycle tyre range, BATTLAX, the tyre features increased levels of exceptional dry and wet grip performance, employing a newly-designed compound and updated pattern design.
  • The Bridgestone BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S23 will be available from January 2024.

Johannesburg (October 19, 2023) — Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today announced the launch of the BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S23, a new sports radial motorcycle tyre for street use that will be available from January 2024.

The Bridgestone BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S23 is the latest product in Bridgestone’s BATTLAX range of premium motorcycle tyres, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2023. Delivering various performance improvements over its predecessor, the BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S23 is a next-generation sports tyre that’s engineered to meet the requirements of sporty riding on asphalt, featuring increased levels of exceptional dry grip performance when riding on circuits or cornering on mountain roads.

The BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S23 employs a newly-designed compound in the edge portion of the tread to make better contact with the road when banking at sharp angles and maximise edge grip when cornering, allowing the rider to take their sports riding performance to the next level.

The updated pattern, incorporating the Pulse Groove Technology, contributes to an improved performance even in case of difficult road conditions and wet weather, granting riders enhanced grip, superior handling and, ultimately, confidence.

Bridgestone is committed to supporting the development of a safe and enjoyable motorcycling culture, offering peace of mind by advancing a niche global, premium strategy that utilizes products including its BATTLAX brand premium motorcycle tyres. Through these efforts, the company strives to achieve the corporate commitment of “Emotion: Committed to inspiring excitement and spreading joy to the world of mobility” and “Ease: Committed to bringing comfort and peace of mind to mobility life”, described in “Bridgestone E8 Commitment”.[i]

SizesSix sizes (one front size, five rear sizes) Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) TL Rear 160/60ZR17M/C (69W) TL 180/55ZR17M/C (73W) TL 190/50ZR17M/C (73W) TL 190/55ZR17M/C (75W) TL 200/55ZR17M/C (78W) TL
LaunchJanuary 2024


[i] The Bridgestone Group established its corporate commitment, the “Bridgestone E8 Commitment,” to help it realise its vision: “Toward 2050, Bridgestone continues to provide social value and customer value as a sustainable solutions company.” This commitment will serve as the Group’s axis to drive management while earning the trust of future generations. The “Bridgestone E8 Commitment” consists of eight uniquely Bridgestone values starting with the letter “E” (Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease, and Empowerment) that the Group will commit to creating through distinctly Bridgestone purposes and processes, together with employees, society, partners, and customers to help realize a sustainable society.


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