T31 EX­PLAINED

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Gary Hartshorne, prod­uct man­ager for Bridge­stone, ex­plained the sig­nif­i­cance of the new T31 sports tour­ing tyres... “Our aim was to turn the T31 into the prod­uct that our cus­tomers want and, fol­low­ing mar­ket re­search, we have found that rid­ers are look­ing for per­for­mance all year round, in­clud­ing wet weather rid­ing. The T31 has been de­vel­oped over the last two and a half years in a process which the R&D team in Europe work heav­ily with the fac­tory in Ja­pan. “The mar­ket has changed a lot over the years; there was once a time where peo­ple wanted a tyre to last 15,000 miles but now that bikes are so much bet­ter they are will­ing to sac­ri­fice some mileage for the ex­tra per­for­mance and grip lev­els that are avail­able to­day. The T31 has been de­vel­oped as a tyre which can be rid­den ev­ery day, in any con­di­tion with sta­bil­ity and com­fort in mind, but with grip lev­els en­sur­ing that is still ca­pa­ble of per­form­ing on a track.”

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