TOKYO (October 1, 2018) — Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today announced that its BATTLAX RACING STREET RS11 tires have been selected as original equipment for the 2019 models of Kawasaki’s Ninja H2 and Ninja H2 Carbon super sport motorcycles,*1 launched on August 10, 2018. Bridgestone’s BATTLAX RACING STREET RS11 tires are designed for these high performance motorcycles equipped with supercharged engines that can deliver strong acceleration and higher speeds, requiring enhanced handling and maneuvering controls, as well enhanced braking and turning stability.

Going forward, Bridgestone will deploy BATTLAX RACING STREET RS11 tires and other Bridgestone brand products worldwide and expand their usage as original equipment.

Motorcycle Tire
Ninja H2 BATTLAX RACING STREET RS11
Front 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)
Rear 200/55ZR17 M/C (78W)
Ninja H2 Carbon

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*1 More information on these motorcycle models can be found on the website of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

(http://global.kawasaki.com/en/corp/newsroom/news/detail/?f=20180810_1441)

About Bridgestone Corporation:
Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world’s largest tire and rubber company. In addition to tires for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.

November 1, 2018