Bridgestone Motorcycle Tires recall

2013 Assen MotoGP | Bridgestone Tire Debrief

The government issues about 36 tire recalls every year, and manufacturers issue even more. However, it is difficult to reach all tire owners, and defective tires may remain in circulation for many years. For this reason, it's vitally important to pay attention to the quality, performance and maintenance of your tires. For your safety and the safety of the riding public it's also important to report suspicious tire failures.

To report a tire failure or to file a complaint with the government, go to . If you've been injured as the result of a defect, be sure to seek the services of a qualified attorney.

Motorcycle tire defects usually arise during the manufacturing process, which makes the manufacturer liable for accidents arising from tire failure. But motorcycle design defects can also come into play if the tire design does not correspond to the motorcycle design. For example, the weight limits for some tires are grossly inadequate for some large cruiser models, which are designed to carry two riders and their cargo for large distances. For more on riders and weight, see (link to this article on the site under defect issues)

Poor labeling and faulty installation can also lead to accidents, which fall under product liability laws.

To For this reason, it's vitally important to pay attention to the quality, performance and maintenance of your tires. For your safety and the safety of the riding public it's also important to report suspicious tire failures.

check defect investigations and see recalled tires, to This website also reports up-to-date motorcycle and accessory recall information (link to home page area)

Tire Performance

Suspect a tire defect if any of the following occurs:

  • Tire malfunctions, especially on fairly new tires
  • Strange wobbles or noises immediately prior to the crash
  • Motorcycle malfunction "for no reason"
  • A crash with no apparent cause (good weather, no driver impairment, no excessive speed, etc)
  • Accident involving heavily loaded motorcycle

Tire Safety Tips

Most riders realize their bike's sole connection to the unforgiving asphalt is a thin, pliable hoop of rubber encircling the wheel. For this reason it's crucial to pay attention to tire maintenance. Here are good tips, courtesy of Cruiser Magazine:

1. Air It Out: Check tire pressure every chance you get. There's probably no simpler procedure that's more important and more ignored by bikers of every stripe. The air, not the carcass, supports the bike, and underinflation is a tire's number one enemy. (Make sure the tires are cool when you take the reading.) For a better tractrion in wet conditions, increase pressures by about 10 percent. Unsure of what the pressure is supposed to be? Look for a sticker somewhre on the bike. It is also probably on the VIN (serial number) plate hear the steering head with the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and gross axle weight ratings (GAWR) information.

2. Step in Line: Pay close attention to alignment--shaft drive bikes have no adjustment, but if you have a chain or belt, check the position of your tires. Proper alignment ensures better handling and longer wear.

3. Steady, Now: Although it primarily affects handling, improper balance can also shorten a tire's life. Check it after 500 or 1000 miles of use.

Bridgestone Bridgestone BATTLAX BT-016 Pro Hypersport/Track Rear Motorcycle Tire 180/55-17
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  • New multi-compound technology derived from MotoGP delivers the grip performance demanded in every aspect - braking, maximum side grip in cornering, and strong traction...
  • Rear tire features a new triple compound (5LC) The center compound offers good stability, the shoulder compound transfers power to the road with strong traction...
  • The rear tires L shaped grooves enhance shock absorption and rear-end steering. Groove location not across tread center area provides both wet performance and strong...
  • The steel MS-BELT (mono-spiral belt) construction applied to front and rear tires absorbs sudden impact from bumps and offers high stability and tremendous line-holding...
  • HTSPC- ( High Tensile Super Penetrated Cord - Mono Spiral Belt ) technology in front and rear tire provides rich contact feel, strong grip and high-speed stability...
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