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Went to get a new front tire for my dl650. I had a battle wing on the back due to a blowout (not cool) on the trail wing around 4,000 miles. I wanted a battle wing on the front, but they couldn't get one in time. They did however have a (new I think?) Bridgestone battlax A40. Bridgestone's evolution of the battle wing.
Has anyone had any experience with this tire? I like it so far though I don't have a whole lot to compare it to. I believe it's a good deal smoother than the trail wing prior.
 

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I bought a set for my 650XT which I no longer have, but did put almost a thousand miles on them before I sold it. They worked just fine. Smoother ride as they're street tires and not dual sport tires.
 

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The A40 is an update & improvement over the Battlewing.



It is interesting to note the pressure they tested the tires at on the R1200GS...32 psi front & 35 psi rear. If anyone has a 1200GS handy, what are the owner's manual inflation pressures? Likely higher than these. Of course, this is probably a 140# Japanese test rider and no luggage.
 

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A40 both ends

I got new A40 front and read tyres fitted nearly 3 weeks ago, rode 40 kilometres home from tyre shop on very wet roads, they felt safer than the previos 6000km old trail wings. I have put 350 km on them now and they feel great, neutral steering with good grip, just waiting to get a decent chance for a good ride on my favourite twisty road. Will update my impressions as I get more kilometres on them:smile2:
 

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Got both on my dl1000. Damn fine tire. The Metzler Tourance tires hated over 120 and would shake like made come down from it. These are solid for 120 and over when I pull that high.

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I assume the new A40 will replace the Battlewing, is this true?? I just checked the Bridgestone website and the BW is still list along side the A40.
 
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