January 21 2008.

Seen for the first time on the Bike Tyrestore stand at Expo, Bridgestone's BT-016 features a new five-layer compound technology previously only available for MotoGP racers.

This is a first for a production tyre and is designed to give maximum performance for sports riders with the hard centre compound giving good stability and higher mileage, whilst the shoulder compound transfers power to the road and the edge provides strong side grip and contact.

The first batch will be available via Bike Tyrestore from end March.

Contact: Bike Tyrestore on 0800 281 413.