Bridgestone’s new Battlax Adventurecross AX41 tyres have arrived in Australia to get adventure riders dirtier, taking them further off the beaten track. The problem with making an adventure tyre more aggressive is that it usually compromises on-road stability and shortens the life of the tyre. The biggest destroyers of adventure tyres are the braking and acceleration forces on asphalt that shave the edges of the block tread. Battlax block However, the new Battlax Adventurecross AX41 has a changed block profile and tread pattern to counter the deformation under braking, reducing wear. That’s great news, especially for those riding heavy one-litre-plus adventure motorcycles that chew up expensive adventure tyres. Bridgestone has also redesigned the tyre dimensions to increase the total amount of blocks on the tyre. The Japanese manufacturer says the new tyre has a 30% increase in the cross section area compared with the previous Adventure A41. They also claim this increases compound rigidity and strength over the A41 to “ensure the balance between durability and off-road performance”. Bridgestone rates them as 40% on-road and 60% off-road. Battlax Adventyurecross AX41 prices SIZES/DESCRIPTION PRICE AVAILABLE TYRE 100/90Q19 (57Q) AX41F Tbl $169.95 Now TYRE 110/80BQ19 (59Q) AX41F Tbl $189.95 Now TYRE 120/70BQ19 (60Q) AX41F Tbl $199.95 February ’19 TYRE 90/90Q21 (54Q) AX41F Tbl $169.95 March ’19 TYRE 130/80BQ17 (65Q) AX41R Tbl $249.95 Now TYRE 140/80BQ17 (69Q) AX41R Tbl $259.95 February ’19 TYRE 150/70BQ17 (69Q) AX41R Tbl $269.95 Now TYRE 170/60BQ17 (72Q) AX41R Tbl $289.95 Now TYRE 150/70BQ18 (70Q) AX41R Tbl $299.95 March ’19 Click here to find out how did your tyres do in the latest Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey?