Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41

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After 9220 miles of coarse pavement and some other stuff with my last Avon Trailrider rear, I decided to try the Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41, $145.36 shipped from American Moto Tire. The Avon's been the best for handling, feel and longevity, also amazing on cold and wet roads. But I will try others if they look worthwhile; the Bridgestone BT-023 racked up a lot of miles for me and was a great-handling tire for the price.

The Adventure A41 in this size has 8mm tread depth and the pattern crosses the center like the Trailrider so there's no guessing about when it's time for a new tire. I'm hoping I'll get miles out of the A41 like I did with the Trailrider... Incidentally after 24,000 miles I'm noticing my Primary Drive X-ring chain is likely due for replacement in another thousand or two.


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Incidentally, I'm noticing my Primary Drive X-ring chain after about 24,000 miles is likely due for replacement in another thousand or two.


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“Primary Drive“ is a brand name for a final drive (not primary drive) chain?
 

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Yeah, Greg, a subsidiary of Rocky Mountain ATV/MC:

 

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Only got in 70 miles of scrub-in. A41 feels great and swoops like an eagle. Had to keep reminding myself not to go into corners so fast and brake a little earlier at controlled intersections : }
 

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Wow, what a GRRREAT tire! Really sticks on a cold wet road, tip-in is just what I recalled from BT023, which is to say one doesn't even need to think. The road feel gives feedback without being harsh and the Montana State reptile the Tar Snake is no problem either. If I get the mileage I got from the Avon Trailrider I've got another winner!

 

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My VFR1200x came with Bridgestone Battlewing tires with Revzilla says they are a 80/20.
Battlewing maybe markets towards big bikes.
Battlax seems to have many of the same characteristics and compounding.
Liked then so much purchased a replacement set.
My next NC tire will likely be a Bridgestone ?
Bridgestone sure makes a lot of tires that are similar.

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My BMW F700GS also came with Battlewings. Previous owner used more aggressive tires and kept the Bridgestones garaged until he put them back on for the sale. I really like ‘em and will not at all object to replacing with the same.

The FortNine guy likes them too:
 

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I'm using a front Bridgestone Adventurecross AX41 on my yamaha WR250R now. I think of it as a "knobby with longevity". It's a great front for 50/50, a modern R&D effort that really seems to have provided gains for highway and off-road. I might eventually get to try the AX41 on the back as well – if the Mitas E-07+ ever wears out.


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