Even though Bridgestone is still a player at the consumer level with the fabulous 403/404 tire combo, they are ready to make a new move into the motocross market with the Battlecross X30 and X40. Using the Battlecross product name for the first time, both new tires exploit Bridgestone’s advanced MX tread and block design technology, developed and proven at the highest level of motocross competition. The X30 is an intermediate terrain tire and the X40 is a hard-pack tire.
X30 rear tread pattern.
X30 front tread pattern.
Bridgestone claims that Battlecross X30 and X40 front tread pattern feature blocks molded left to right asymmetrically, providing high stability during braking and acceleration.
The rear tires are engineered with Bridgestone’s new Castle Block technology featuring molded convex blocks. This gives more edge effect to the tire, helping to improve acceleration, cornering and lap times. And for the first time in motocross, Bridgestone has also deployed its Cooling Fin technology on X30 and X40 rear tires which reduces the heat generated by repeated sidewall bending, helping to maintain performance consistency.
X40 rear tread pattern.
X40 front tread pattern.
There is no release date for the new tires, but they will be out before summer.