The first Bridgestone tire rolled forward on April 9, 1930. Though at the time there was no Bridgestone name. However, less than a year later founder Shojiro Ishibashi established the Bridgestone Tire Co. The name Bridgestone comes from Ishibashi which means "stone bridge" in Japanese.
As with many Japanese manufacturing companies, World War II decimated the industry forcing businesses to make tough decisions. After the war, Bridgestone focused on building motorcycles while receiving most of its income supplying tires to rival motorcycle makers. Bridgestone motorcycles sputtered a short while later.
The outlook brightened in 1951 when Bridgestone became the first company in Japan to sell rayon cord tires. Production facilities saw modernization in that decade and in 1959, Bridgestone sold nylon tires. The company expanded to the United States in 1967 and in 1988 Bridgestone bought Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.
Today it runs neck-and-neck with Michelin as the largest tire manufacturer in the world. Bridgestone's innovative technology provides tires with unsurpassed grip, balance and cornering ability. Their BT106 tire features multi-compound technology sourced from MotoGP and the BT023 series utilizes silica and an RC polymer to enhance performance in wet weather and extend wear life.
Bridgestone Motorcycle Tires at MotoSport
MotoSport offers 18 front and 28 rear Bridgestone motorcycle tires. We have the size you need and all of our Bridgestone motorcycle tires are from the highly acclaimed Battlax series:
Battlax BT023 GT
Battlax Hypersport S20
Unlike cars, motorcycle tires are not interchangeable therefore we make it easy for you to buy the correct front and rear Bridgestone motorcycle tires for your bike. MotoSport makes it easy to find the size you need too.
MotoSport features one of the largest selections of Bridgestone motorcycle tires on the web. We have a 90-day return policy. If you need help call our toll free line 866-677-7338, chat with an expert or check out our Sportbike and Motorcycle Tire Buying Guide.