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Title: Bridgestone 41
Post by: russ999rocket on May 23, 2018, 07:29:03 PM

£229 a pair fitted in Swindon, Steve Lyneham  :152:


https://www.bridgestone.com/products/motorcycle_tires/products/detail/pr142/
Title: Re: Bridgestone 41
Post by: adey on May 23, 2018, 07:48:53 PM
what they like looking to get rid of the std metz tyres as soon as
Title: Re: Bridgestone 41
Post by: arguth on May 24, 2018, 09:37:39 AM
Put the new A41's on a 2 months ago and removed them. Fantastic tyre in the dry and in the wet on good bitumen road. God you need to watch your arse if these hit any slick bits on a wet day. New Zealands a great place to ride but some of the roads have tar seepage due to heat in Summer months which turn nasty in winter. My Xca was wheel spinning on a straight road in rain mode with moderate rain, on the corners it was twitching the whole time. Never struck that with any other tyre ever. Unusual wear pattern on the rear as well, the dealer thought there was an issue and has sent it back to be scrutinised by the manufacturer. Watch your arse, wouldn't recommend at all. :084:
Title: Re: Bridgestone 41
Post by: pug27 on May 24, 2018, 10:49:38 AM
I had a set on about a month ago, cant fault them on UK roads great both in the wet and dry, no issue. A world apart from the crappy Tourance Next they replaced. Had A40 on previous bike and the A41's are better, and I was happy with the 40's on my Vstrom. Would have another set no problems. 
Title: Re: Bridgestone 41
Post by: Dragon88 on June 06, 2018, 02:18:36 AM
Had A40's previously, excellent tyre, wet season riding in Thailand and Laos is no joke and the tyres were faultless. Just put an A41 on....and off we go again.
Title: Re: Bridgestone 41
Post by: triumphpip on June 07, 2018, 04:58:36 PM
1500 miles on mine , more than happy so far , but didnt have  any issues with the A40’s
Title: Re: Bridgestone 41
Post by: AndrewNZ on June 08, 2018, 10:24:41 PM
*Originally Posted by arguth [+]
Put the new A41's on a 2 months ago and removed them. Fantastic tyre in the dry and in the wet on good bitumen road. God you need to watch your arse if these hit any slick bits on a wet day. New Zealands a great place to ride but some of the roads have tar seepage due to heat in Summer months which turn nasty in winter. My Xca was wheel spinning on a straight road in rain mode with moderate rain, on the corners it was twitching the whole time. Never struck that with any other tyre ever. Unusual wear pattern on the rear as well, the dealer thought there was an issue and has sent it back to be scrutinised by the manufacturer. Watch your arse, wouldn't recommend at all. :084:

Hi, I have just had a 41 fitted on the front due to a scruffy Metzler giving up and have not done a lot of miles on it yet so will treat it with caution, I'm just up the road from you in Richmond so we have the same riding conditions.
Title: Re: Bridgestone 41
Post by: russ999rocket on June 11, 2018, 11:03:03 AM
After 1,500 miles of European riding I am very impressed, total confidence in them and they appear to soak up the bumps better than my old Metz Next tyres. Recommended.
Title: Re: Bridgestone 41
Post by: XCaTel on June 27, 2018, 12:11:05 PM
Just had my weird front Tourance Next replaced for an A41, so far so good.  The lack of road drone is a delight. Its a hot 26 Degrees here in Ireland at the moment so can't vouch for its all round performance but I'm happy as hell. Metzeler/Pirelli have agreed to look at my old tyre in fairness.
Title: Re: Bridgestone 41
Post by: AndrewNZ on June 27, 2018, 10:08:38 PM
I have put some miles on the A41 front and yesterday was a sharp frost early on so there were frosty corners with grit down, dry corners with grit and wet corners with no grit and the Battlax performed admirably. I still expect to go back to Anakee 3's on the next change though.
Title: Re: Bridgestone 41
Post by: dudleyperkins on July 18, 2018, 08:23:23 AM
Replaced the excellent A40 with A41 last week. Pleased after 500 miles, but dry miles only so far.
I found the A40 was a great improvement on the original Tourances and it's hard to see the A41 being noticeably better in any aspect.
However, tyre development doesn't go backwards.
Title: Re: Bridgestone 41
Post by: Cavokev on October 18, 2018, 10:54:46 PM
Hmmm, just fitted a set of A41's and I've got the slow down off power 30mph bar shake again  :009: Not sure why yet but the pressures are good . These replaced Michelin PT4's which was a very good road tyre with no slow speed shimmy . A41's have made the TEX a little heavier in steer but more precise.
Title: Re: Bridgestone 41
Post by: XCaTel on October 18, 2018, 11:47:21 PM
I have had my front A41 on for over 4,000km now in the wet and dry, no problems at all. I have noticed the tyre noise increase as they wear but still not as bad as the original Metz which were very noisy after a few hundred km. They are keeping their round profile nicely too which keeps the cornering predictable. I can definitely vouch for dry braking capability, I exercised my ABS with extreme prejudice last weekend when a Bobber stopped on a sixpence in front of me, the commentators who say the Bobber is under braked with a single front disk is mistaken! :005:
Title: Re: Bridgestone 41
Post by: pcarnut on November 01, 2018, 07:42:00 PM
Fitted an A41 on the front but left the original Metzler on the rear.  A terrific improvement in handling and confidence while leaned over, one of the nicest handling front tires in memory.  However it wore quite quickly.  At 4500 miles I was within 1/31 of the side wear bars.  I had a 2000 miles trip coming up and ended up replacing it.  Best estimate is it probably would have done another 1k miles and that's not great, so won't be buying another.  I usually get around 8-9k miles from a front and about 6-8k from a rear.

Currently have RoadSmart 3s front and rear and very pleased with the handling, light turn-in, very stable through the turn, wear remains to be seen.
Title: Re: Bridgestone 41
Post by: Dragon88 on November 22, 2018, 01:22:00 AM
*Originally Posted by Dragon88 [+]
Had A40's previously, excellent tyre, wet season riding in Thailand and Laos is no joke and the tyres were faultless. Just put an A41 on....and off we go again.

Just to update my own comment. Would never use an A41 again. Almost half the mileage of the A40. Didnt even make 8k klms, where the 40 made 13+, same load, same conditions.
Title: Re: Bridgestone 41
Post by: pcarnut on November 22, 2018, 05:57:37 AM
^ Yup, my experience too.  Couldn't believe how quickly this tire wore out. :151:
Title: Re: Bridgestone 41
Post by: pug27 on November 22, 2018, 08:47:54 AM
Having been impressed with the previous A40 I fitted A41's last year but just changed my A41 for T31's.
I got 12k miles from the A40 but the A41's only about 10K miles. The front was on the wear indicators, however, the rear probably had another 2k miles left. The A40's wore at the same rate.
Wont be going back to A41's. 
Title: Re: Bridgestone 41
Post by: XCaTel on January 11, 2019, 03:22:08 PM
Just fitted a rear A41 to match my A41 up front, love these tyres, a matching pair feel great. The much older front is still holding its shape very nicely so happy with that too. The rear Tourance Next squared off very quickly and a new "round" rear is great again. (like any tyre would be). Don't mind if they wear a little faster than others as long as they keep this shape for their duration. I'd rather take 10K km on a great tyre than 13K km on a rubbish one. I reckon I will only see 8K-9K km out of the front.

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Title: Re: Bridgestone 41
Post by: pcarnut on January 11, 2019, 03:43:29 PM
^^  Performance-wise they were great, one of the best I've tried, just didn't last.  Please update as they wear, will be curious to see how they hold up for you.
Title: Re: Bridgestone 41
Post by: triumphpip on January 11, 2019, 06:47:04 PM
Still well impressed with these tyres . 6500 miles so far , I think they will be good for 8 thou . Much better than the 5/6 thou I normally get. They will be fitted again
Title: Re: Bridgestone 41
Post by: XCaTel on January 29, 2019, 09:37:05 PM
Just confirming 8,000 km will be the absolute max I get out of the front A41, that will be right down to the wear indicator at that. Not amazing but I'll take another now I have a new A41 on the rear.