Bridgestone Firestone Announces New Motocross Tires

Nashville, Tenn.  ¿ Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT) is pleased to announce three new sizes in the latest generation of Bridgestone brand motocross tires.: the new 90/100-21 front, 120/80-19 rear and the soon-to-be-released 110/80-19 rear.

The 90/100-21 front features a new profile design with larger casing volume for increased contact patch, better bump absorption, exceptional straight line stability, and also offers new block placement for continual contact feeling at all lean angles and increased braking capability.

The 120/80-19 rear features taller center blocks for maximum dig and optimum block spacing to promote exceptional grip and wear.  It features a redesigned center and shoulder blocks that offer better control at all lean angles.

These tires are available now in the soft terrain M201/M202 and intermediate terrain M401/M402.  The hard terrain M601/M602 version will be available this fall.

The 90/100-21 and the 120/80-19 sizes are original equipment on the new Suzuki RM-Z450. These sizes were developed to deliver optimum performance for the 450cc four-stroke bikes while remaining versatile enough to be used on two-stroke machines as well.

Bridgestone Firestone will also be releasing a newly designed 110/80-19 designed for the 250cc four-stroke machines. These tires will feature the same characteristics as the 120/80-19 and will be available in both the intermediate M402 and hard terrain M602 in early 2006.

¿In every key performance area these new sizes will set a new standard for Bridgestone motocross tires and we are delighted to offer these additions to our product line,¿ said Bob Graham, motorcycle/kart product manager for BFNT. 

The Nashville-based Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC, is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, is the world¿s largest tire and rubber company.  BFNT develops, manufactures, and markets Bridgestone, Firestone, Dayton and associate and private brand tires. The company is focused on wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying passenger, light truck, commercial vehicle, off-road, agricultural, motorcycle and other tires to its customers in North America.