Published on May 20th, 2020 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Is The Bridgestone POTENZA Adrenalin RE004 A Good Tyre
Fact or marketing fiction?
Designed for control, engineered for precision this is a new street sports tyre with superior handling and stability as declared by the manufacturers press release. Performance and also basic tyre manufacturers are always saying the same statements when they launch a new tyre and they also always claim it to be better than the previous version, in this case the Adrenalin RE003 (pictured below) which was launched in Malaysia some five years ago.
The true test comes only once it is fitted and if good or bad, the consumer has to live with the tyre until it wears out as tyres cannot be returned to the tyre shop once miles have been driven on it.
The good news here is that Bridgestone is a reputable tyre brand and when they make a claim, they are mostly true to their word. Still, we are a true believer in allowing a few months for this tyre to be sold in the market and then speaking to tyre shop owners that we personally know to get a true evaluation.
They will get feedback from their customers and good or bad they will share this information with us. This is why we regularly get readers asking our opinion on a tyre and we never point them in the WRONG direction.
We (and the rest of the Malaysian automotive media) are unable to test all tyres and we do not have the time and the finances to keep fitting tyres and giving evaluations. It just does not make economic sense and this is a fact.
So, if you want a genuine tyre evaluation with no sugar added, contact us at www.dsf.my and we will share our information from the biggest and most established trusted multi-brand tyre sellers in Malaysia. Their insight from the many customers is shared with us and we will share that information with you where possible.
PRESS RELEASE: Bridgestone Tyre Sales (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s leading rubber and tyre company, announced the official launch of its POTENZA Adrenalin RE004 this week.
Designed to deliver even better precision handling and maximum control over the outgoing Adrenalin RE003 which was launched in Malaysia in April 2015, this new RE004 is built with the optimal mix of powerful traction, handling stability and quick initial response on dry roads, while boasting sure handling and braking on wet roads.
Compared to the previous generation’s product, Adrenalin RE003, ride comfort has also been significantly improved to provide a ride that is as comfortable as it is sporty.
Developed with Bridgestone’s cutting edge tyre development and technology, this is a premium street sports tyre that promises greater driving pleasure with maximum handling and high responsiveness on both wet and dry surfaces. POTENZA Adrenalin RE004 is engineered to meet the demands and expectations of sporty individuals, by enhancing their driving experience.
POTENZA Adrenalin RE004 offers superb dry handling and wet braking, while complying with ECE R117-02, an international regulation established by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) that governs the tyre requirements for sound emission, rolling resistance and wet performance. The tyre features a combination of enhanced rigidity via its triple and half grooves, and has a quick response for maximum control and stability during braking and cornering. The highly rigid connecting blocks enhance tyre sensitivity while reducing excess movements at high speeds. In addition, the aggressive and dynamic tread pattern delivers superior handling that is coupled with a stylish and sporty aesthetic.
Featuring Bridgestone technology and compound innovation, POTENZA Adrenalin RE004’s wider rib maximises the contact patch on the road, allowing even pressure distribution and a consistently high level of drive performance. The new innovative compound features an evenly-spread silica that improves both wet and dry performance, as well as lowers rolling resistance to reduce the vehicle’s environmental footprint.
POTENZA Adrenalin RE004 is available in 17 different sizes ranging from 15 to 17 inches and can be purchased from Bridgestone Authorized Dealers nationwide.