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Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS

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Key Facts

  • Year Released: 2020 New
  • Regions for sale: USA+, Canada, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Oceania
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Reasons to buy vote if agree

– Numerous drivers reported outstanding dry grip, attributing to its high performance on tracks and in autocross events.
– The tire's steering and grip are enhanced significantly, as noted by users, especially during high-speed maneuvers on dry surfaces.
– Several users commended the tire for its rapid warm-up times and sustained performance during longer track stints.
– The tire's wet grip capabilities were praised, especially for its reliable performance in wet conditions without aquaplaning.
– Drivers appreciated the tire's endurance on the track, noting its good wear characteristics despite being a high-performance tire.

Reasons not to buy

– Some users noted the tire's discomfort, reporting that it transmits road imperfections and is noisy on highways.
– The tire's wear rate was a concern for a few drivers, mentioning that it wears down quicker than some other performance tires.
– A number of users found the tire to be expensive, considering its quick wear and specialized performance nature.

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Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS

Manufacturer's description

Developed with advanced technologies used in motorsports tyres, POTENZA RE-71RS is a street legal and circuit driving tyre that offers superior cornering grip performance, precise handling and enhanced durability.

  • Street legal and ciruit driving tyre
  • Superior cornering grip performance
  • Precise handling and enhanced durability

Notable Features

Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS, presented in 2020, is «the fastest in street radial history», as its Japanese manufacturer claims. It is characterized not only by a high level of traction and precise handling feedback but also by a long expected mileage. The tire is designed to be used on both race tracks and public roads.

The Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS model inherited its «sporty» habits from its predecessor, Potenza RE-71R. It is noted that «R» in the model name stands for «racing», while «S» can be interpreted either as «sport» or «second». If we are to compare the two tires, RE-71RS definitely prevails, because it provides a better grip and has higher resistance to wear.

For example, according to the tests performed by the manufacturer, the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71 RS in size 265/35 R18 97W XL showed the best lap time on the Tsukuba racing circuit. The tire’s breakaway on the fastest lap was 2%, while the average overtake did not exceed 1.1%.

Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS - Dry surface (results) In the treadwear test (the test distance being 8000 km), the Potenza RE-71 RS tires in size 215/45 R17 91W XL surpassed Potenza RE-71R by 5%. The Bridgestone Company attributes all of these improvements to the optimization of the asymmetric tread design and the form of the contact patch with the help of the patented technology UltimatEYE.

Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS - Treadwear test The rubber compound of Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS, which was developed based on the company’s experience in taking part in motor racing, includes polymers that help to maximize the traction.

In 2020, the Bridgestone Potenza line was also augmented with the Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE004 model.

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Bridgestone / Potenza RE-71RS
Car Type
Rim Diameter
13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 "
155 / 165 / 185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 / 285 / 295 mm
Aspect Ratio
30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
H (max 130 mph) ... W (max 168 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Bridgestone / Potenza RE-71RS Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Utqg Tread depth Load range Price
R13 155/60 R13 70H 155/60 R13 70H
R13 165/60 R13 73H 165/60 R13 73H
R14 165/55 R14 72V 165/55 R14 72V
R14 185/55 R14 80V 185/55 R14 80V
R14 185/60 R14 82H 185/60 R14 82H
R14 195/60 R14 86H 195/60 R14 86H
R15 165/50 R15 73V 165/50 R15 73V
R15 165/55 R15 75V 165/55 R15 75V
R15 185/55 R15 82V 185/55 R15 82V
R15 195/50 R15 82V 195/50 R15 82V
R15 195/55 R15 85V 195/55 R15 85V
R15 195/60 R15 88V 195/60 R15 88V
R15 205/50 R15 86V 205/50 R15 86V
R15 205/55 R15 88V 205/55 R15 88V
R15 205/60 R15 91H 205/60 R15 91H
R15 225/50 R15 91V 225/50 R15 91V
R16 195/45 R16 80W 195/45 R16 80W
R16 195/50 R16 84V 195/50 R16 84V
R16 195/55 R16 87V 195/55 R16 87V
R16 205/45 R16 87W XL 205/45 R16 87W XL XL
R16 205/50 R16 87V 205/50 R16 87V
R16 205/55 R16 91V 205/55 R16 91V
R16 215/45 R16 86W 215/45 R16 86W
R16 215/50 R16 90V 215/50 R16 90V
R16 225/45 R16 89W 225/45 R16 89W
R16 225/50 R16 92V 225/50 R16 92V
R16 245/50 R16 98V 245/50 R16 98V
R17 195/45 R17 81W 195/45 R17 81W
R17 205/45 R17 88W XL 205/45 R17 88W XL XL
R17 215/40 R17 87W XL 215/40 R17 87W XL XL
R17 215/45 R17 91W XL 215/45 R17 91W XL XL
R17 225/45 R17 94W XL 225/45 R17 94W XL XL
R17 235/40 R17 90W 235/40 R17 90W
R17 235/45 R17 94W 235/45 R17 94W
R17 245/40 R17 91W 245/40 R17 91W
R17 245/45 R17 95W 245/45 R17 95W
R17 255/40 R17 98W XL 255/40 R17 98W XL XL
R18 215/40 R18 89W XL 215/40 R18 89W XL XL
R18 215/45 R18 93W XL 215/45 R18 93W XL XL
R18 225/40 R18 92W XL 225/40 R18 92W XL XL
R18 225/45 R18 95W XL 225/45 R18 95W XL XL
R18 225/50 R18 95W 225/50 R18 95W
R18 235/40 R18 95W XL 235/40 R18 95W XL XL
R18 245/35 R18 92W XL 245/35 R18 92W XL XL
R18 245/40 R18 97W XL 245/40 R18 97W XL XL
R18 245/45 R18 100W XL 245/45 R18 100W XL XL
R18 255/35 R18 94W XL 255/35 R18 94W XL XL
R18 255/40 R18 99W XL 255/40 R18 99W XL XL
R18 265/35 R18 97W XL 265/35 R18 97W XL XL
R18 275/35 R18 95W 275/35 R18 95W
R18 285/30 R18 93W 285/30 R18 93W
R18 295/30 R18 94W 295/30 R18 94W
R18 295/35 R18 99W 295/35 R18 99W
R19 225/35 R19 88W XL 225/35 R19 88W XL XL
R19 225/40 R19 93W XL 225/40 R19 93W XL XL
R19 235/35 R19 91W XL 235/35 R19 91W XL XL
R19 245/35 R19 93W XL 245/35 R19 93W XL XL
R19 245/40 R19 98W XL 245/40 R19 98W XL XL
R19 255/35 R19 96W XL 255/35 R19 96W XL XL
R19 265/30 R19 89W 265/30 R19 89W
R19 275/30 R19 92W 275/30 R19 92W
R19 275/35 R19 96W 275/35 R19 96W
R19 285/35 R19 103W XL 285/35 R19 103W XL XL

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Questions and Answers

  • Rik 22 January, 2021 06:38
    Are these available in the United Kingdom? re71rs in 225 45 17’s
    I’ve always used re70’s but apparently they’re discontinued? I look forward to using your products in the future.
  • Mike Roylance 16 January, 2021 14:21
    When will this new RE-71S make it to the U.S. market?