Avon Motorcycle Tyres Rolls in to the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

August 3rd, 2017

 

Stow, Ohio – Aug. 2, 2017– Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America travels to the scenic Black Hills of South Dakota for the 77th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this week. Avon tires will be sold and installed at various locations Aug. 2-12, including: Hawg Halters/Renegade Wheels and FTD Customs at Black Hills Harley-Davidson in Rapid City, Verhulst Motorcycle Service near Mt. Rushmore, and J&P Cycles in Sturgis.

The company is offering Sturgis riders up to $50 off a set of Avon Tyres ($20 off front tires, $30 off rear tires) at the Hawg Halters/Renegade Wheels, Verhulst and J&P locations.

Additionally, Avon Motorcycle Tyres is offering customers a free Avon bike cover with the purchase of a set of Avon tires or a free head wrap with the purchase of a single Avon tire at J&P Cycles. The promotion is only while supplies last, so riders are encouraged to stop in before the covers and head wraps are gone.

“The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is an iconic event for motorcycle enthusiasts,” Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Tyres North America said. “We wish everyone visiting the rally a fun and safe week in South Dakota.”

For more information about the 77th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, go to: http://sturgismotorcyclerally.com/

Avon Tyres Sponsors 2017 Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis

July 20th, 2017

Stow, Ohio – July 19, 2017– Injured veterans will have a smooth ride to the 77th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, with the help of Avon Tyres.

Avon Tyres is sponsoring the 2017 Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis, an annual event taking wounded, amputee and injured veterans to the biggest motorcycle rally in the nation held in Sturgis, South Dakota. The veterans will ride Indian Motorcycles, trikes and Champion sidecars outfitted with Avon Tyres from Los Angeles across several states to the iconic event.

Organizers say they’re happy to have Avon Tyres along for the ride. “We are pleased to have Avon Tyres sponsoring the Veterans Ride to Sturgis, as well as our year-round programs,” Veterans Charity Ride Founder Dave Frey said. “Our focus is on a smooth and safe ride. We modified an Indian Scout sidecar bike for two of our veteran riders to make the ride this year. They will switch off riding each one all the way from Los Angeles to Sturgis, and the bike is outfitted with Avon Tyres.”

The Veterans Ride to Sturgis is the annual signature program of Veterans Charity Ride, a non-profit organization that provides uplifting and healing experiences for wounded, severely injured and amputee veterans from all branches of service.

Calling the trip motorcycle therapy, the Veterans Ride to Sturgis takes part over a week-long ride across America’s most beautiful roads to South Dakota. Once in Sturgis, participants ride through the Black Hills and attend events for the complete Sturgis Experience. The 2017 ride starts on Friday, July 28.

“We are proud to support the Veterans Ride to Sturgis and the incredible experience it gives our military veterans,” Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Tyres North America said.

The ride and program were conceived by Army Airborne Paratrooper Indian Dave while riding solo to the rally in 2014. Over the past two years, the Veterans Charity Ride has made the trip possible for more than 30 veterans from across the U.S., representing every military branch.

Follow the adventure of the Veterans Ride to Sturgis online at www.veteranscharityride.org or on the organization’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/veteranscharityride/

 

 

About Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America
Based in Stow, Ohio, Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America markets and sells Avon brand motorcycle tires in the United States and Canada. Avon tires are designed and manufactured for street and racing applications, from ultra wide tires featuring snakeskin effect sidewalls to ultra high-performance sport bike tires. Avon’s long history and heritage of innovation reaches back more than 100 years. Based in Melksham, England, Avon tires are built to perform and are engineered to high standards incorporating the latest engineering technology. For more information visit http://www.avonmoto.com.

Media contact: Don Sneddon, Advertising Manager, 800-624-7470 x3750, dsneddon@avonmoto.com.

 

 

Avon Tyres sponsors the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover

June 21st, 2017

Stow, Ohio – June 21, 2017 – Those in dire need of new motorcycle tires, gear and accessories have an opportunity to score a load of new products, including a set of Avon Tyres—but must act fast. Entries for the annual Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover 2017 must be made by July 7, 2017.

Those wishing to enter should submit an essay of 600 words or less describing why they are most in need of a biker makeover, and include a photo (JPEG no larger than 5MB), to bikermakeover@garage-girls.com. Men and women are both eligible to win.

Contest submissions will be narrowed down to four finalists by judges selected from Garage-Girls. Judges will then decide who among the final four most deserves the Ultimate Biker Makeover. The contest winner will be announced Aug. 10 on Garage-Girls.com and on the Garage-Girls Facebook page.

This is the sixth year that Avon Tyres has been a sponsor of the annual contest. The 2016 winner was Leah Misch of LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Misch, an American Red Cross volunteer, shared her story of traveling nearly 17,000 miles on her bike last year. She faced challenges including dangerous weather while traveling solo, and ultimately wore her gear thin.

The Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover 2017 grand prize package includes: A set of tires from AVON Tyres, a wardrobe of shoes from Harley-Davidson Footwear, a case of full synthetic oil from Spectro Oils, a new Mustang motorcycle seat, a Valerie bag by Motochic, and surprises from S&S Cycle, Klock Werks, Kuryakyn, DEI, Memphis Shades, Indian Motorcycle, and much more!

 

About Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America

Based in Stow, Ohio, Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America markets and sells Avon brand motorcycle tires in the United States and Canada. Avon tires are designed and manufactured for street and racing applications, from ultra wide tires featuring snakeskin effect sidewalls to ultra high-performance sport bike tires. Avon’s long history and heritage of innovation reaches back more than 100 years. Based in Melksham, England, Avon tires are built to perform and are engineered to high standards incorporating the latest engineering technology. For more information visit http://www.avonmoto.com.

Media contact: Don Sneddon, Advertising Manager, 800-624-7470 x3750, dsneddon@avonmoto.com.

Avon Tyres continues support of stunt rider Tony Carbajal

April 20th, 2017

 

Stow, Ohio – April 20th, 2017 – Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America will continue to sponsor motorcycle stunt rider, cinema stunt double, and fan-favorite Tony Carbajal, who will ride on Avon Storm 3D X-M tires throughout 2017.

“Tony is an amazing athlete who knows how to entertain crowds while also showcasing the importance of having the right bike and the right tires,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Tyres North America. “Whether on the track or on camera, we are proud to support Tony in 2017.”

The Storm 3D X-M tire features interlocking three-dimensional points hidden in its 3D sipes, improving the tire’s stability and grip and limiting tread flex.  The allows the tire to warm up quickly and its and its high-performance single- and multi-compound, silica tread enhances grip under wet conditions.

For more information about Tony Carbajal, visit http://www.tcfreestyle.com/.

About Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America 

Based in Stow, Ohio, Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America markets and sells Avon brand motorcycle tires in the United States and Canada. Avon tires are designed and manufactured for street and racing applications, from ultra wide tires featuring snakeskin effect sidewalls to ultra high-performance sport bike tires. Avon’s long history and heritage of innovation reaches back more than 100 years. Based in Melksham, England, Avon tires are built to perform and are engineered to high standards incorporating the latest engineering technology.

 

For more information visit http://www.avonmoto.com.

Media contact: Don Sneddon, Advertising Manager, 800-624-7470 x3750, dsneddon@avonmoto.com.

 

 

Avon Tyres Sponsors Vintage Racer Brittany Olsen

April 19th, 2017

Stow, Ohio – April 19th, 2017 – Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America will sponsor vintage motorcycle racer and Spirit of Sturgis Vintage Festival organizer Brittany Olsen throughout 2017. Olsen started the year right with a win at Billy Lane’s Inaugural Sons of Speed Vintage Races in Daytona, Florida, and will ride her 1923 Harley-Davidson Board Track Racer outfitted with Avon Speedmaster-MKII and GP tires at various events throughout the United States.

“Brittany brings amazing energy to every race and event,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Tyres North America. “We are proud to partner with her and look forward to the excitement that her passion for vintage racing will undoubtedly produce this year.”

The Speedmaster-MKII is a classic ribbed front tire and is available in street and race compounds. It features a curved tread profile and tread pattern typical of classic bikes. Olsen will also be running on the Avon GP race tire at select events. Both tire lines are constructed of modern rubber compounds to deliver enhanced durability and performance.

For more information about Brittany Olsen, visit www.facebook.com/20thCenturyRacing

About Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America

Based in Stow, Ohio, Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America markets and sells Avon brand motorcycle tires in the United States and Canada. Avon tires are designed and manufactured for street and racing applications, from ultra wide tires featuring snakeskin effect sidewalls to ultra high-performance sport bike tires. Avon’s long history and heritage of innovation reaches back more than 100 years. Based in Melksham, England, Avon tires are built to perform and are engineered to high standards incorporating the latest engineering technology.

For more information visit http://www.avonmoto.com. Media contact: Don Sneddon, Advertising Manager, 800-624-7470 x3750, dsneddon@avonmoto.com.

 

 

Avon Tyres Continues Support of EuroBike Raleigh

April 6th, 2017

Stow, Ohio – Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America will once again support Raleigh Eurobike as a 500cc Sponsor for 2017. The event takes place April 8 and 9 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Now in its eighth year, Raleigh EuroBike is the largest gathering of European and Euro-inspired motorcycles in the southeastern United States, offering a family-friendly showcase of European mechanical design and sophisticated style.

Raleigh Eurobike will feature a mixture of social gatherings, organized ‘vintage paced’ rides through urban and rural environments, and the event’s first custom builders bike show.

“Avon Motorcycle Tyres is proud to continue its sponsorship of the annual Eurobike event. Avon produces an array of tires particularly suited for the European and Euro-inspired motorcycles at this venue,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Tyres North America. “Most notably, the Roadrider range is perfect for both new and retro machines with its clean lines and wide range of sizes.”

The 2017 Raleigh EuroBike will benefit Interact, a private, nonprofit organization providing safety, support and awareness to survivors of domestic abuse.

For more information about Raleigh EuroBike visit http://www.eurobikeraleigh.com/.

About Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America

Based in Stow, Ohio, Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America markets and sells Avon brand motorcycle tires in the United States and Canada. Avon tires are designed and manufactured for street and racing applications, from ultra-wide tires featuring snakeskin effect sidewalls to ultra high-performance sport bike tires. Avon’s long history and heritage of innovation reaches back more than 100 years. Based in Melksham, England, Avon tires are built to perform and are engineered to high standards incorporating the latest engineering technology.

For more information visit http://www.avonmoto.com. Media contact: Don Sneddon, Advertising Manager, 800-624-7470 x3750, dsneddon@avonmoto.com.

 

Avon Tyres Continues Support of Freestyle Sportbiker Bill Miller

March 30th, 2017


Stow, Ohio
– Iconic stunt motorcycle rider Bill Miller will be riding Avon Tyres throughout 2017, as the company continues support of his unique performances throughout the U.S. Avon will be providing the acclaimed ‘heavy handed’ freestyler pro with 3D Ultra Xtreme and 3D Ultra Supersport tires on the front and Storm 3D X-M tires on the rear.

“Bill Miller takes his equipment through the ringer every time he performs,” stated Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Tyres North America. “We are proud to partner with such a full-throttle artist who consistently demonstrates our tires’ finest attributes.”

All three tires feature interlocking, three-dimensional points hidden in the tire’s 3D sipes that improve stability and grip, limit tread flex and allow the tire to warm up quickly. High-performance single and multi-compound, super-rich silica tread enhances grip under wet conditions.

For more information about Bill Miller, visit his website at www.billstunts.com.

 

About Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America

Based in Stow, Ohio, Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America markets and sells Avon brand motorcycle tires in the United States and Canada. Avon tires are designed and manufactured for street and racing applications, from ultra-wide tires featuring snakeskin effect sidewalls to ultra-high-performance sport bike tires. Avon’s long history and heritage of innovation reaches back more than 100 years. Based in Melksham, England, Avon tires are built to perform and are engineered to high standards incorporating the latest engineering technology.

For more information visit http://www.avonmoto.com.

Media contact: Don Sneddon, Advertising Manager, 800-624-7470 x3750, dsneddon@avonmoto.com.

 

 

Avon Tyres Continues Support of Team Obsolete

March 29th, 2017

Stow, Ohio – The world’s first and foremost classic motorcycle road racers, Team Obsolete, will continue their more than 30-year legacy of vintage bike restoration and competing on Avon Tyres. The team is planning a number of restoration projects, custom rebuilds and special appearances in 2017.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with the legendary Team Obsolete, stated Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Tyres North America. “Performance never goes out of style, and nobody demonstrates more talent for restoring vintage bikes and crafting custom rebuilds than Team Obsolete.”

Team Obsolete’s extensive stable of historic motorcycles includes a highly prized 1964 Honda 250/8, various MV Agusta Works Racing projects, two extremely rare MV Boxers, and an AJS Porcupine. Through expert tuning skills, these classic bikes are faster than ever and have won more than 400 races combined.

For more information about Team Obsolete, visit http://www.teamobsolete.com/.

 

About Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America

Based in Stow, Ohio, Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America markets and sells Avon brand motorcycle tires in the United States and Canada. Avon tires are designed and manufactured for street and racing applications, from ultra-wide tires featuring snakeskin effect sidewalls to ultra-high-performance sport bike tires. Avon’s long history and heritage of innovation reaches back more than 100 years. Based in Melksham, England, Avon tires are built to perform and are engineered to high standards incorporating the latest engineering technology.

For more information visit http://www.avonmoto.com. Media contact: Don Sneddon, Advertising Manager, 800-624-7470 x3750, dsneddon@avonmoto.com.

 

 

Avon Tyres continues support of Team Empire

March 28th, 2017

Stow, Ohio – The acclaimed motorcycle stunt riders of Team Empire will once again be riding Avon Tyres, as the company continues support of the formidable contenders and YouTube sensations in 2017. As Team Empire continues to circle the globe searching out and conquering the most challenging freestyle opportunities, Avon Tyres will be there providing top-tier grip and stability.

“Nick and Ernie are one-of-a-kind athletes whose freestyle skill is topped only by their desire to win,” stated Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Tyres North America. “We can always count on Team Empire to demonstrate Avon Tyres reaching their greatest potential.”

Team Empire, known as “the company built by athletes that can’t sell what they create,” has devoted its attention to pursuing nothing but the “flyest of the fly” as it takes to the streets and the track, inspiring hundreds of thousands of followers to pursue their own freestyle dreams.

For more information about Team Empire, visit www.facebook.com/empirefreestyle.

About Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America

Based in Stow, Ohio, Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America markets and sells Avon brand motorcycle tires in the United States and Canada. Avon tires are designed and manufactured for street and racing applications, from ultra-wide tires featuring snakeskin effect sidewalls to ultra-high-performance sport bike tires. Avon’s long history and heritage of innovation reaches back more than 100 years. Based in Melksham, England, Avon tires are built to perform and are engineered to high standards incorporating the latest engineering technology.

For more information visit http://www.avonmoto.com. Media contact: Don Sneddon, Advertising Manager, 800-624-7470 x3750, dsneddon@avonmoto.com.

 

 

Avon Tyres Continues Sponsorship of Gymkhana

March 17th, 2017

 

Stow, Ohio – Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America has committed to continued support of M Gymkhana® as a Presenting Partner for both the Northern (NorCal) and Southern California (SoCal) advanced motorcycle riding series for 2017. M Gymkhana® events present a superior venue for demonstrating the effective radial design of Avon tires including the Storm 3D X-M and 3D Ultra Sport range.

Both tires feature interlocking, points hidden in the tire’s 3D sipes to provide improved stability and grip, limit tread flex and allow the tire to warm up quickly. High-performance single and multi-compound, super-rich silica tread enhances grip under wet conditions. Additionally, the 3D Ultra Sport features a large footprint at extreme lean angles.

“We are honored by the opportunity to support grassroots projects such as M Gymkhana that bring the next generation of skilled riders to light,” stated Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Tyres North America. “We look forward to seeing these innovative athletes thrill audiences while ushering in the future of the sport.”

M Gymkhana® is a California-based motorcycle gymkhana series featuring events designed to challenge riders’ ability to navigate a pre-designed course in the shortest time and with the fewest errors.

For more information about M Gymkhana®, visit www.m-gymkhana.com 

About Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America

Based in Stow, Ohio, Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America markets and sells Avon brand motorcycle tires in the United States and Canada. Avon tires are designed and manufactured for street and racing applications, from ultra-wide tires featuring snakeskin effect sidewalls to ultra-high-performance sport bike tires. Avon’s long history and heritage of innovation reaches back more than 100 years. Based in Melksham, England, Avon tires are built to perform and are engineered to high standards incorporating the latest engineering technology.

For more information visit http://www.avonmoto.com. Media contact: Don Sneddon, Advertising Manager, 800-624-7470 x3750, dsneddon@avonmoto.com.

 

 

Avon Tyres Launches Consumer Reward Program

March 2nd, 2017

 

Stow, Oh. – Beginning March 1 through April 30, Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America (Avon Tyres) is offering a consumer reward program. Customers receive a $50 prepaid card by mail when they purchase a set of two qualifying Avon Cobra tires, or a $20 prepaid card when they purchase a front Cobra tire (AV71) and $30 prepaid card when they purchase a rear Cobra tire (AV72).

“This rewards program is a great way for customers to save on our extremely popular Cobra tires,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America. “The Cobra tread design resists uneven wear and tracking on irregular road surfaces, while the distinctive snakeskin effect sidewall makes these tires a real head turner.”

Avon’s Cobra tires offer style and performance for cruisers, customs and tourers by incorporating sports tire technology for nimble handling with special construction for heavy loads. Available in extra wide sizes for custom bikes, the incredible stability and longevity of Avon’s Cobra tires make them ideal for touring. The reward program is also available for Cobra Trike tires and Cobra White Wall tires.

All Cobra tires come with a Road Hazard Warranty and a 15,000-mile warranty.

The Avon customer rewards program is available through participating dealers in the U.S. and Canada.

To learn more about the Consumer Rewards Program from Avon, go to www.avonmoto.com/offer

 

Avon Tyres Introduces Trekrider Tire Line

December 9th, 2016


Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America (Avon Tyres) announced today the launch of the new TrekRider adventure sport tire line.

The unique TrekRider offers enthusiasts reliable performance on both off-road and street applications. The TrekRider moves from street to trail with ease, and takes on mud, loose soil, gravel and rocks with responsive handling. Enhanced cross-ply construction with blended tread compounds deliver impressive grip and handling in both dry and wet conditions. read more >>

Triumph Selects Avon Cobra For 2017 Bonneville Bobber

December 1st, 2016

Triumph Motorcycles (Triumph) has selected the popular Cobra from Avon Tyres as original equipment (OE) for its highly anticipated 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber.

Described by Triumph as “brutally beautiful,” the new Bonneville Bobber is a genuine factory custom with authentic Bobber styling. At the heart of the Bobber is a high-torque Bonneville 1200cc engine for more torque and power, making the Avon Cobra the perfect complement to this motorcycle marvel. read more >>

Avon Tyres Expands Storm 3D X-M Product Line

September 16th, 2016


Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America has enhanced the popular Storm 3D X-M product line with the addition of a new size – the AV65 100/90ZR18 (front).

“The 3D X-M is an amazing high mileage sport touring tire,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America. “This new size is perfect for some of the new 2016 Triumph models.” read more >>

Avon Tyres Supports Garage-Girls Contest Winner

September 13th, 2016

Avon Tyres is proud to present a new set of tires to this year’s winner of the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover contest, Leah Misch of LaCrosse, Wis.

Misch, an American Red Cross volunteer, shared her story of traveling nearly 17,000 miles on her bike this year. Her entry was one of more than 60 that were submitted by men and women from across the nation. read more >>

Ride With Confidence With A Road Hazard Warranty From Avon Tyres

September 8th, 2016

Ride with confidence knowing Avon Tyres offers free tire replacement for accidental, puncture or impact damage through its exclusive road hazard warranty program for new tire purchases.

“Avon tires meet the highest standards, but we understand that tires can suffer accidental damage,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America. “If a tire is damaged during normal use soon after purchase, we’ll replace it – free.” read more >>

Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America Expands Trailrider Product Line

August 10th, 2016


Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America has enhanced the TrailRider adventure sport tire product line with the addition of two new Z-speed rated sizes – the AV53 120/70ZR19 (front) and the AV54 170/60ZR17 (rear).

“The TrailRider is a great adventure sport tire,” stated Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America. “It was engineered to perform well in a variety of conditions including the street. The new Z-speed rated option in popular sizes for front and rear provide a greater range of options for adventure sport enthusiasts.” read more >>

Avon Tyres Sponsors Sisters Centennial Motorcycle Ride

June 30th, 2016

Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America is proud to sponsor the historic Sisters Centennial Motorcycle Ride scheduled July 3-23. The AMA-sanctioned event marks the 100th anniversary of the heroic cross-country motorcycle trip made by Augusta and Adeline Van Buren in 1916 as they traveled from New York to San Francisco.

We are very proud to welcome Avon Tyres as a sponsor,” said event organizer, Alisa Clickenger. “The quality of Avon tires is exceptional, and the company’s commitment to the motorcycling community and support of female riders is outstanding.” read more >>

The Trailrider Tires!

June 17th, 2016

Avon Riders Prepare For 2016 Isle Of Man TT, June 4-10

May 27th, 2016


Racers are now preparing for the legendary Isle of Man TT competition scheduled June 4-10. Riders Dan Cooper and Rod Hodson will enter competition with Avon’s re-engineered 3D Ultra Xtreme tires in the Supertwin and Supersport classes.

In September, Rod Hodson, 28-year old Wigan rider, took on the Isle of Manx GP on his JGH Racing Kawasaki ER-6f with Avon3D Ultra Xtreme tires and set a new lap record of 114.55 mph. Competing in Supertwin, this was the first win for both Hodson and the Xtreme’s on this mountain course. Hodson also beat the overall race record, finishing the 150-mile race in just over an hour and 20 minutes. read more >>

Avon Tyres Supports Third Annual Woman’S Motorcycle Summit

May 27th, 2016


The third annual Women’s Motorcycle Summit is set to kick off on June 9 in Ouray, Co. with support from Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America.

Presented by Steel Horse Sisterhood Charities and scheduled June 9-11, the Women’s Motorcycle Summit is expected to draw more than 125 woman motorcyclists and up to 40 teams of riders. This year’s event will also feature a special Girls Out West Fest Block Party featuring bikes, brews, blues and tattoos. read more >>

Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America Sponsors Adventure Rally Series

April 26th, 2016

Showcases New Trailrider Tire

Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America has renewed its ride sponsorship of this year’s GEICO Motorcycle Adventure Rally Series.

The Adventure Rally Series is an adventure sport challenge for riders of any skill level hosted at historic destinations in Gunnison, Colo. July 14-17, and Lakeshore, Calif. September 22-25.

“We’re proud to showcase our popular TrailRider tire for adventure sport tire enthusiasts during this year’s Adventure Rally Series events,” stated Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America. “The TrailRider is the ultimate adventure sport tire, and several of the competition bikes will be using it to take on everything from scenic trails to the most demanding terrain.” read more >>

Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America Introduces New Streetrunner Tire

April 21st, 2016


Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America has announced the availability of the latest addition to its street tire lineup – the StreetRunner.

“The StreetRunner was specially designed for smaller-engine commuter bikes and features the latest technology in tread pattern design,” stated Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America. “Our customers will appreciate this great new addition to the line.”

The new StreetRunner fits 50cc to 250cc bikes such as the Honda CBR125/R, Suzuki DR125SM, Yamaha YZFR125X, Hero Xtreme and more. It offers long tread life and superb all-weather grip, adapting to changing road conditions with ease. read more >>

Avon Tyres Supports Eighth Annual Garage‑Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Contest

April 20th, 2016


Avon Tyres is partnering with Garage-Girls again this year during the GEICO Motorcycle Ultimate Biker Makeover contest by providing a set of tires for the 2016 contest winner.

This special competition is open to both men and women, and requires submission of a photo and an essay of up to 600 words explaining why the contestant should be selected. One lucky winner will receive an incredible prize package that will include a set of Avon tires along with products from Harley-Davidson®, Spectro Performance Oils, Mustang®, Hijinx Apparel, J&P Cycles, Vance and Hines, S&S Cycle, Klock Werks, Baker Drivetrain and more. read more >>

Joe Dryden Sets Guinness World Record On Avon Tyres

April 14th, 2016

On March 2, Avon Tyres-sponsored Victory Stunt Team rider Joe Dryden set a new Guinness World Record for the longest burnout on Storm 3D X-M 160/70R17 (rear) and Cobra 130/70R18 (front) tires.

The 2.23-mile record shattering burnout on a 2017 Victory Octane was completed at Orlando Speed World where Dryden smoked more than seven impressive laps.

“We’re proud to count Joe and Tony among an elite group of Avon-sponsored riders, and we were thrilled to hear that Joe had succeeded in this record setting run,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America. “Seeing the Avon Storm 3D X-M stand up to more than seven smoky laps was incredible.” read more >>

Avon Tyres Introduces 16-Inch Cobra Trike

February 25th, 2016


The new reinforced 16-inch Cobra Trike tire, size MT90B16 74H (front) is the perfect choice for the increasingly popular
trike motorcycle.

The new 16-inch fitment offers deeper tread and big rubber tread blocks for better mileage, and a larger contact patch for more even wear. The flat profile resists scrubbing-force damage, and special construction adds strength and durability for heavier loads. read more >>

Danell Lynn Completes Guinness World Record Attempt On Avon Tires

December 8th, 2015

Danell Lynn

After travelling more than 53,000 miles across the country in one year, motorcyclist Danell Lynn has completed her Guinness World Record-breaking attempt on Avon tires.

When she set out on her 2006 Triumph Bonneville for a trip she dubbed, “One Woman, One Bike, One Year” on Sept. 19, 2014, Lynn knew this would be a life-changing journey. What she didn’t know was how quickly the constantly changing weather and road conditions would wear out her tires. That’s where Roadrider tires from Avon Tyres made all the difference.  read more >>

Isle Of Man Manx Gp Racer Breaks Record On Avon Tires

September 28th, 2015

Rod Hodson, 28-year old Wigan rider, took on the Isle of Man mountain course on his JGH Racing Kawasaki ER-6f with Avon’s 3D Ultra Xtreme tires and set a new lap record of 114.55mph. Competing in Supertwin, this was the first win for both Hodson and the Xtreme’s on this mountain course. Hodson also beat the overall race record, finishing the 150-mile race in just over an hour and 20 minutes for an average speed of 113.057mph.

Avon racers also dominated the Classic TT in both the 350 and 500 classes – TT stars Dean Harrison, Ian Lougher and Lee Johnston earned first, second and third place respectively in the 500, and Michael Rutter earned first place in the 350. read more >>

Avon Tyres North America Sponsors Adventure Rally Series Sierra Edition, Debuts New Trailrider Tire

September 24th, 2015

Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America will debut its new TrailRider adventure sport tire as part of the company’s ride sponsorship of the Sierra Edition of the 2015 Geico Motorcycle Adventure Rally Series, September 24-27.

Adventure Rally Series Sierra Edition boasts an historic destination in the Southern Sierra Mountains nearly 8,000 feet above California’s Central Valley at China Peak Ski Resort. read more >>

Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America Introduces New Trailrider Tire

September 2nd, 2015

Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America has announced today the availability of the latest addition to the tire lineup – the TrailRider adventure sport tire.

“We’re proud to introduce the new TrailRider to the adventure sport tire enthusiasts,” stated Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America. “We believe the TrailRider is the ultimate adventure sport tire for this fast-growing market. Enthusiasts will love the responsive ride and enhanced traction – both on and off the road.” read more >>

Avon Tyres Returns To Classic TT And Manx Grand Prix

August 21st, 2015

Avon Tyres has been an enormous part of Classic TT heritage having participated in the event since before WWII. The company returns this year to provide Avon tires to the vast majority of competitors in the 500 and 350 Classic TT.

“Just about all competitors in the 350 and 500 races will be using Avon racing tires, either the AM26 or AM22, or a combination of the two,” said Steve Smith of Avon Tyres Motorsports. read more >>

Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America Partners With Roadsmith Trikes To Sponsor Sturgis Black Hills Photo Hunt

July 17th, 2015

Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America is proud to team up with Roadsmith Trikes and the Trike Owners United Riders (T.O.U.R.) for the upcoming 75th annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle Rally.

As part of this an interactive Black Hills Photo Hunt destination adventure on August 5, riders will be provided with a list of destinations and will be asked to take a photograph of each location, then upload the photos to the Roadsmith Facebook page in order to win. read more >>

Avon Tyres Introduces 15,000-Mile Limited Treadwear Warranty For Cobra And Storm 3D X-M

June 30th, 2015


Avon Tyres announced today a new 15,000-mile (24,000-kilometer) limited treadwear warranty program covering the popular Cobra touring and Storm 3D X-M sport touring tire lines.

“We develop industry-leading products, and stand behind them with great warranties like the new treadwear warranty program for the Cobra and Storm 3D X-M,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America. read more >>

Avon Tyres Supports Annual Garage‑Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Contest

May 15th, 2015


Avon Tyres is partnering again this year with the Geico Motorcycle Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover contest by providing a set of tires for the 2015 contest winner.

Through this special competition, applicants are asked to submit a 600-word essay with photo sharing a personal story and explaining why they’d like to be selected for the opportunity. Submissions must be received by July 8 via email to bikermakeover@garage-girls.com, and will be evaluated by Garage-Girls judges according to need and creativity. The winner will be announced on August 6 during the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. read more >>

Avon Tyres NA Introduces Road Hazard Warranty Program

May 7th, 2015


Avon Tyres announced today a new road hazard warranty program offering free replacement of any new tire (excluding non-D.O.T. approved race tires) for accidental, puncture or impact damage.

Simply complete the Avon Tyres Road Hazard Warranty form with the dealer at the time of purchase, and should a tire become unserviceable as a result of qualified tire damage including punctures during the first 1mm of tread wear, a replacement will be offered at no charge. read more >>

Avon Tyres Sponsors Danell Lynn’S Guinness World Record Attempt

May 1st, 2015


Avon Tyres announced today its sponsorship of Danell Lynn – author and humanitarian – as she continues her Guinness World Record-breaking attempt on Avon tires. Her journey will ultimately take her through all 50 states and Canada by motorcycle.

When she set out on her Triumph Bonneville for a trip she’s dubbed, “One Woman, One Bike, One Year” on September 19, 2014, Lynn knew this would be a life-changing journey. What she didn’t know was how quickly the constantly changing weather and road conditions would wear out her tires. That’s where Roadrider tires from Avon Tyres have made all the difference. read more >>

Avon Tyres Sponsors Ives Brothers Wall Of Death Tour

March 12th, 2015

Brothers Cody and Kyle Ives have been thrilling crowds with the incredible Wall of Death motorcycle show for more than 12 years, and Avon Tyres will support the team this year as the official tire sponsor.

The Ives brothers will launch a 16-date tour beginning this month with their first stop in Naples, Fla. at the Collier County Fair. Cody, age 22, performs with both a 1960 Harley Davidson Hummer 165 and a 1974 Harley Davidson SX250. Kyle, age 21, performs with a 1953 Harley Davidson Hummer 165, a1974 Harley Davidson SX175 and a 1984 Honda CB125. All of the Ives brothers’ bikes will be riding on the popular Avon Roadrider tires this season. read more >>

Avon Tyres Joins Retro Affair Vintage Motorcycle Show As Official Tire And Prize Sponsor

September 22nd, 2014


Part of the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIM Expo), the Retro Affair Vintage Motorcycle Show, presented in partnership with the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club, is a special judged competition. The competition will showcase pre-1984 historic, restored and customized American, Japanese and European vintage motorcycles. read more >>

Bennetts 500CC Classic TT Competitors Earn Top Spots On Avon Tires

September 22nd, 2014

Roadrider - Combo
The Bennetts 500 Classic TT held on the Isle of Man has come to a stunning close with the top competitors on Avon tires. The best of the best competed against established classic racing stars with an amazing array of motorcycles.

Bruce Anstey earned the top podium spot in Formula 1 and made history along the way on Valvoline by Padgetts Racing YZR Yamaha, while Champion TT racer Ian Lougher took the top podium position riding the Team Flitwick Paton in Formula 2. read more >>

Avon Tyres Congratulates 2014 Garage‑Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Contest Winner, Chris Gibbany

September 10th, 2014

The 2014 Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover contest has come to a close with this year’s lucky winner, Chris Gibbany.

Through this special competition, applicants are asked to submit a 600-word essay sharing their personal story and explaining why they’d like to be selected along with a photo. Gibbany’s essay was selected from more than 80 entries and focused on the hard work and sacrifice she has faced in putting herself through school. read more >>

Ryno Motors Has Selected Avon Tyres’ Cobra 240/40R18 As Original Equipment For The Ryno Bike

August 7th, 2014

Now available, the revolutionary Ryno bike from Ryno Motors features the thoughtfully designed Cobra 240/40R18 as original equipment (OE). Developed as a “transitional vehicle”, the Ryno transitions from the street to the sidewalk and back with ease. A true one wheeled motorcycle, the Ryno was originally engineered as a solution for commuters in urban downtown areas to save time, energy and fuel, and reduce traffic congestion. The electric powered, zero emission Ryno uses about $.01 per mile, runs about 10 MPH and carries up to 260 pounds with ease. read more >>

Avon Tyres Introduces New Wide 21-Inch Cobra Whitewall

August 4th, 2014


Avon Tyres now offers the highly sought after wide 21-inch Cobra in a whitewall. Master builders, dealers and consumers who have long awaited a premium whitewall for custom bikes can now choose the popular Cobra tire in a 120/70-21 size with a full 15-mm whitewall. read more >>

Avon Tyres Sponsors Second Annual Trike Owners United Ride Presented By Roadsmith

July 30th, 2014


Avon Tyres is the proud tire sponsor of the second annual Trike Owners United Ride (T.O.U.R.) presented by Roadsmith during the 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Scheduled August 6 at 3:00 p.m., the T.O.U.R. will include a scenic 50-mile ride that will culminate with a special reception at the Russ Brown Events Center where Avon Tyres will award two gift certificates for the new Avon Cobra Trike tire. read more >>

Avon Tyres Sponsors Annual Biker Bells® Celebration

July 30th, 2014


Avon Tyres is the proud tire sponsor of the sixth annual Biker Belles celebration presented by Harley-Davidson® during the 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Scheduled August 5, the event will begin at The Lodge at Deadwood with a special symposium. Safety expert, Vicki Roberts-Sanfelipo will thenguide riders through the canyons of the Black Hills culminating in a special catered reception where Avon Tyres will award a certificate for a free set of two Avon tires. read more >>

Avon Tyres Introduces 13 New Cobra Sizes

July 28th, 2014

Cobra Tires
Avon Tyres will introduce 13 new 15- to 21-inch sizes in the popular Cobra tire line designed for the power cruiser, touring and custom market. With all sizes scheduled for availability by the end of September, each new Cobra AV71 and AV72 size will soon replace the corresponding size in the Venom tire line. read more >>

Avon Tyres Sponsors Michael Licter’s 14th Annual Motorcycles as Art Exhibit

July 28th, 2014

Michael Lichter's 14th Annual Motorcycles as Art Exhibit
Avon Tyres is a proud sponsor of Michael Lichter’s 14th annual Motorcycles as Art exhibit during the 74th annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle Rally. Jointly organized by curators Michael and Paul D’Orleans of The Vintagent, this year’s exhibit at the Russ Brown Event Center entitled Built for Speed – Race Inspired Motorcycles as Art, will feature 32 motorcycles including custom built machines provided by 25 of the worlds most influential builders. More than 15 additional artists will also present photographs, paintings, prints and more. read more >>

Avon Tyres Introduces Cobra Trike Tire

July 21st, 2014

Cobra Trike AV-71
Specially designed for Trike’s, the new Avon Cobra Trike,130/70R18 63V (front) is the perfect choice for this increasingly popular, easy to handle, three-wheel motorcycle option.

Made with the exceptional technology that has gone into the development of the other Cobra products in the line, the new Cobra Trike tire offers a flatter lean profile for longer wear, better handling and stability. read more >>

Avon Tyres Supports Geico Powersports Garage‑Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Contest

May 17th, 2014

2014 Garage-Girl Ultimate Biker Make Over
Avon Tyres is partnering again this year with the Geico Powersports Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover contest by providing a set of tires for the 2014 contest winner. Through this special competition, applicants are asked to submit a 600-word essay sharing their personal story and explaining why they’d like to be selected along with a photo. Submissions must be received by July 18 via email tobikermakeover@garage-girls.com, and will be evaluated by Garage-Girls judges according to need and creativity. The winner will be announced on August 24. read more >>

Avon Tyres Introduces The Storm 3D X-M Tire Line With 16 Sizes

March 20th, 2014


The Storm 3D X-M tire from Avon Tyres has been specially engineered for today’s sport touring motorcycles by combining long life with the performance, ride comfort and superb handling of a sport touring tire.

The Storm 3D X-M features interlocking three-dimensional points in the sipes to improve stability, warm up time, and grip while limiting tire flex. The tire design includes both single and multi-compound super rich silica (SRS) giving this tire longer life, and excellent performance and grip inboth wet and dry conditions. read more >>

Cobra Whitewalls From Avon Tyres Selected As Original Equipment For Triumph Thunderbird LT

February 14th, 2014


The popular Cobra whitewalls, originally developed specifically for cruising, touring and custom motorcycle applications, have been selected as original equipment for the Triumph Thunderbird LT beginning in 2014.

Because impeccable handling was top priority, Triumph partnered with Avon Tyres to develop the unique radial whitewall motorcycle rubber that delivers performance that is superior to bias ply tires. The beautiful whitewall design will add to the classic styling of the Triumph Thunderbird LT, introduced at the 71st International Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA) in Milan on Nov. 5-10, 2013. read more >>

Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America Announces Title Sponsorship Of 2014 M-Gymkhana® Season

February 14th, 2014


Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America (Avon Tyres) has partnered with M-Gymkhana as the title sponsor of the 2014 series. Established in 2012, M-Gymkhana was created to offer motorcycle enthusiasts a safe, local, affordable, competitive sport. The M-Gymkhana mission is to provide an environment for motorcyclists to enjoy healthy competition, gain motorcycle knowledge, and improve riding skills and technique in a competition course environment while making friends within the motorcycle community. read more >>

Old Empire Motorcycles Selects Avon Tyres For Limited Edition Fox Street Bobber

December 18th, 2013

STOW, OH – Old Empire Motorcycles, known for custom, limited-edition motorcycles, has selected the Roadrunner AM9 tires from Avon Tyres for a new line of custom Fox street bobbers. Only five of these custom bobbers will be made.

The Fox features the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 motor, the classically inspired heart that provides plenty of power. Tall in the front and hunched in the rear, this modern bobber has incredible styling including a single seat, a side-mounted license plate and single leather pannier. It also features LED indicators, a modified Harley-Davidson® Sportster®tank, AMAL carburetor conversion, custom midnight blue paint and Avon Roadrunner AM9 tires. read more >>

ICON 1000 Iron Lung – A Harley Davidson Sportster Custom

December 11th, 2013

Why We Ride Official Trailer [HD]

October 31st, 2013

Stephen McKeown wins Formula 1 Era Superbike championship on Avon Tyres

October 7th, 2013

Stow, OH – The Formula 1 Era Superbike champion Stephen McKeown has been crowned – and he took the title on Avon Tyres.
McKeown took the Irish and Ulster Championships of the series on his Aprilia RSV1000 Mille. He took eight wins and two second places during the season. This marks the first time a major international series has been won on Avon tyres since the 1990s. read more >>

Avon-Sponsored Brass Balls Cycles Partners With Country Music Legend Toby Keith

September 13th, 2013

STOW, OH – Country music legend Toby Keith has taken his passion for American motorcycles to a new level, becoming co-owner of the well-known Darwin Motorcycles’ Brass Balls Cycles. The relationship, announced August 6 at the annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip Rally,elevates Keith to the role of co-owner alongside Dar Holdsworth, a two-time AMD world champion custom production motorcycle builder. read more >>

2013 Geico Powersports Garage‑Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Winner Announced

August 5th, 2013


The 2013 Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover (UBM) winner is Katy Walker. Walker’s 600-word essay was selected by the Garage-Girls judges from a large group of entries submitted for consideration. Avon Tyres partnered with Garage-Girls during the UBM contest again this year by providing a set of Avon tires for the contest winner. read more >>

“City is my Playground” starring Ernie Vigil

August 2nd, 2013

Avon Offers Cobra Tire Combination For Select Kawasaki And Yamaha Motorcycles

July 10th, 2013

Cobra Tires For Select Kawasaki And Yamaha Motorcycles

STOW, OH – The new Cobra tire combination from Avon Tyres is perfect for select Kawasaki and Yamaha motorcycles. Featuring a rounded profile for nimble handling, the Cobra has deep tread depth for better mileage. Force Following Grooves (FFG) transmit energy across the surface of the tire for even wear.

“The new Cobra tire combination developed for select Kawasaki and Yamaha motorcycles provides great handling capabilities and longer wear,” stated Sukoshi Fahey, sales and marketing manager, Avon Tyres. “The special tread design resists irregular wear, and the unique ‘snakeskin’ sidewall gives it the ultimate style.” read more >>

Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle 3

July 2nd, 2013

Born-Free 5 Invited Builder Series-Duane Ballard

June 25th, 2013

Avon Tyres Introduces New Storm 3D X-M Tires For Sport Touring And Sport Motorcycles

May 28th, 2013


The new Storm 3D X-M tires from Avon Tyres have been specially engineered for today’s sport touring and sport motorcycles. Scheduled for availability in mid-June, the Storm 3D X-M combines long tread life with the performance, ride comfort and superb handling of a sport touring tire. read more >>

Avon Offers Cobra Tire Combination For Victory Motorcycles

April 30th, 2013

Cobra Tires
STOW, OH – The new Cobra tire combination from Avon Tyres is the perfect choice for a wide variety of Victory motorcycles model year 2008 and newer.

When compared to the stock tires, the new Cobrarear tire features a triple compound, including a longer lasting compound in the center, softer shoulder compound for improved grip and cornering performance,and a third compound that binds these compounds together to reduce tire temperature and increase mileage. The six-ply design for the rear includes two Aramid belts and a nylon belt to reinforce and stabilize the tire carcass, reduce tire flex under heavier loads, and provide a more comfortable ride. Force Following Groovestransmit energy across the surface of the tires for even wear and longer life. read more >>

Avon Tyres Sponsors “Come Try Supermoto” Program In Cooperation With Supermoto Ontario

April 15th, 2013

STOW, OH – Avon Tyres has partnered with Supermoto Ontario to provide tires for a special new program called Come Try Supermoto. The program provides racers with the opportunity to try Supermoto competition for a Saturday practice or Sunday race. Avon Tyres provides rental tires that will fit stock MX wheels along with a set price for all the track fees, so $200 covers the temporary race license/club membership, use of tires, Saturday practice and Sunday race entry for one class. The program offers plenty of on-track practice leading to the first race with others of similar skill level. read more >>

Avon Introduces Cobra Combination For Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy®

April 9th, 2013

Cobra Tires for H-D Fat Boy
STOW, OH – Available now, Avon Motorcycle Tyres (Avon Tyres) has a great new Cobra tire combination for the popular Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (2007 model year and newer),Screamin’ Eagle®Fat Boy (2006 model year), and Fat Boy Lo® (2010 model year and newer). The new Cobra 140/75R17 Cobra AV71 (front) and 200/55R17 Cobra AV72 (rear)make the perfect combination for incredible handling and stability. read more >>

Avon Tyres Sponsors Chop Deville Unchained Tour, Starring Master Bike Builder And Celebrity, Shaun Ruddy

March 27th, 2013

Avon Tyres has joined the Chop deVille Unchained Tour as the official tire sponsor. This national tour featuring master bike builder and celebrity, Shaun Ruddy, will span 17 major events, 30 special events and four charity events from April 2013 through March 2014. In addition to being the major tire brand sponsor, Avon Tyres will provide tires for 12 custom bikes featured in the tour. read more >>

The first motorcycle racer who’s never ridden a gas bike

March 1st, 2013

Barber Motorsports Park Hooligans – Jason DiSalvo, Ernie Vigil, Nick Apex

February 13th, 2013

Take a road racer, two drift bike pilots, add water, and stir with triples. This may be the first and last time the three will be allowed together in the Barber Motorsports Museum.

Featuring
Nick “Apex” Brocha
Ernie Vigil
Jason DiSalvo

Avon Introduces Cobra GL 1800 Tire Combination

January 21st, 2013

Cobra GL 1800

STOW, OH – Specially designed for the Honda Gold Wing 1800, the Cobra GL 1800 tires from Avon Motorcycle Tyres are the perfect choice for the rigorous demands of the powerful launches, fast acceleration, hard cornering and hard braking of this powerful bike.

When compared to the stock tires, the Cobra GL 1800 rear tire offers an increased load index of 80 to handle nearly 1,000 pounds. A triple compound, including a longer lasting compound in the center, softer shoulder compound for improved grip and cornering performance, and a third compound underneath,work together to reduce tire temperature and increase mileage. This six-ply tire includes two Aramid belts and a nylon belt to reinforce and stabilize the tire carcass, reduce tire flex under heavier loads, and provide a more comfortable ride. Force Following Grooves transmit energy across the surface of the tire for even wear and longer life. read more >>

Fast Bike Magazine Reviews The Avon 3D Ultra

October 9th, 2012

Fast Bike Article

STOW, OH – The June issue of Fast Bike Magazine raves over the new Avon 3D Ultra tires in an article covering an international tire test in Spain.

“It’s been a long time since Avon produced rubber that made us proud to be British. Thankfully, that’s changed,” the article by Alastair ‘A-force’ Fagan states. read more >>

Superstreetbike.Com Reviews The Avon 3D Ultra

October 9th, 2012

Super Street Bike

STOW, OH- The Super Street Bike team has been working on an impressive custom bike build called Honda CBR954RR Project, or Project 954 for short. Check out Project 954: Part V in the October 2012 issue or visit SuperStreetBike.com to check out the article series covering the build. http://www.superstreetbike.com/sch/02/project-honda-cbr954rr-part-v/articles/. read more >>

AMD World Championship Custom Bike Builders Select Avon Tyres

August 29th, 2012

STOW, OH – Avon Tyres congratulates a distinguished group of AMD World Championship class winners – each of whom selected Avon Tyres. The ninth annual AMD World Championship of Bike Builders celebrated custom bike builders from around the globe at the 2012 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Aug. 5-8. read more >>

Avon Tyres Supports Navy Tribute Bike By Darwin Motorcycles

August 6th, 2012

STOW, OH – Avon Tyres today announced its support of the development of the 2012 Navy F3 Rocketeertribute bike, built by Bryan Nikkel and Justin Bailey of Darwin Motorcycles custom bike building team. The Navy F3 Rocketeer, one of five military themed tribute bikes unveiled at Rolling Thunder XXV this year, featured Avon Venom AM41 120/70-21 (front) andVenom AM42 150/70B18 (rear). The bikewill become part of the traveling Vietnam War Memorial, The Moving Wall. read more >>

Avon Tyres Supports Students In The 2012 Buffalo Chip Challenge

July 27th, 2012

Buffalo Chip
STOW, OH – Avon Tyres today announced its support of 11 Sturgis Brown High School seniors by donating a set of Avon tires for a custom built, one-of-a-kind Harley Davidson® motorcycle for the annual Buffalo Chip Challenge competition. The finished motorcycle, featuring Avon Cobra 130/60R23 (front) and 180/55R18 (rear) will be auctioned at Legends Ride, a charity event supporting local Black Hills Charities scheduled for Aug. 6 at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. read more >>

Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America Launches New Company Facebook Page

July 13th, 2012

Avon FB Icon
STOW, OH – Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America (Avon Tyres) is proud to announce the launch of a new company Facebook page featuring all the latest company, product, racing and event news with tons of photos, video, fan postings, industry news, bike builder updates and fun facts. The new Facebook pagecan be found at:http://www.facebook.com/AvonMoto. read more >>

2012 Garage Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Contest Announces Winner

July 9th, 2012
2012 Garage Girl

STOW, OH – Avon Tyres is proud to partner with the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover contest again this year by providing a set of Avon tires for the 2012 contest winner, Marilyn Elmore Bragg. Bragg was among three finalists selected from a field of nearly 30 contestants. read more >>

Avon Tyres 3D Ultra Official Launch In Spain Earns Impressive Reviews

April 1st, 2012

STOW, OH – Avon Tyres officially launched the new 3D Ultra Sport, Supersport and Xtreme tires at the Almeria circuit in Spain this March to surprising reviews. Discerning customers and journalists from Europe and around the world put the 3D Ultra range through its paces on the 2.6-mile track in a variety of conditions with overwhelmingly positive results.

Three-time Superbike champion and ex-500cc GP star Niall Mackenzie stated, “Riding on both the Supersport and Xtreme on the track made me realize that these (tires) are as good as anything I’ve used on a track day for many years. It’s a brave move for Avon to take on some of the more popular (products) in this sector of sport tires, but they’ve done a really good job.” read more >>

Avon Motorcycle Tyres To Provide Tires For The 2012 Garage‑Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Contest

April 1st, 2012

2012 Garage Girl

STOW, OH – Avon Motorcycle Tyres is proud to partner with the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover contest again this year by providing a set of Avon tires for the 2012 contest winner. Through this special competition, applicants are asked to submit a 600-word essay explaining why they would like to be selected for this special opportunity along with a photo by May 25, 2012, to bikermakeover@garage-girls.com. All submissions will be evaluated by Garage-Girls judges and four finalists will be selected. The four finalists will then be submitted to the Garage-Girls website for public voting from May 28 through July 25 at http://www.garage-girls.com. read more >>

Avon Tyres Selected By Knievel Cycles As Exclusive Tire Supplier

April 1st, 2012

Knievel Cycles

STOW, OH – Knievel Motorcycle Manufacturing Inc. (Knievel Cycles), the legendary custom motorcycle brand representing the Robert “Evel” Knievel legacy, has selected Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America (Avon Tyres) as the exclusive tire supplier for the company’s motorcycles. read more >>

Avon Tyres Awards Custom Motorcycle To Lucky Avon Tyres Dealer Clint Lawrence Of JC Motors

March 1st, 2012

100 Year Anniversary Bike Winner STOW, OH – Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America (Avon Tyres) was thrilled to award its custom built Avon 100th anniversary motorcycle to winning Avon Tyres dealer Clint Lawrence of JC Motors, Irvine, Calif. Lawrence and his wife Jessica were awarded the motorcycle during a special ceremony held at the 2012 Dealer Expo on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m., booth 1037. Lawrence, who has been an Avon Tyres dealer since 1994, could not stop smiling. read more >>

Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle 2

February 1st, 2012

The sequel to the Icon original video: Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle read more >>

Vintage Racer Dave Roper Takes Custom Built Harley Davidson® 909 XRTT To The Track On Avon Tires

January 23rd, 2012
Dave Roper  Dave Roper  Dave Roper 

Photos courtesy of Aaron McLaughlin

STOW, OH – Team Obsolete, including Rob Iannucci and Dave Roper who is considered to be the “king of classic racing,” completed a custom built Harley Davidson 909 XRTT project bike with the help of Jim Belland (master tuner), Carrol Resweber (fabricator), Peter Zylstra (chief designer), Ronnie Alexander (dyno testing), Dick O’Brien (project manager), Clyde Denzer (O’Brien’s right hand man), Sandy Kosman, and Mert Lawill (master tuner). This bike, the only one of its kind, features Avon AM22 110/80VB18 tires on the front, and Avon AM23 150/70VB18 on the rear. read more >>

Avon Motorcycle Tyres Partners with International Master Bike Builders Association

November 22nd, 2011

STOW, OH – Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America is proud to partner with the International Master Bike Builders Association (IMBBA). Established in 2005 by Jeff Starke, the goal of the IMBBA is to establish a world-recognized point system for evaluating craftsmanship in quality motorcycle restoration, rebuilding and customization for the purpose of judging expertise, skill and talent in these areas.
read more >>

Avon Tyres Selected By Custom Bike Builders At The AMD World Championship Competition

September 23rd, 2011
PSI Students Pride  PSI Students Pride Team  Sentoh AFT AMD 

Photos courtesy of Onno Wierengo

STOW, OH – Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America is proud to have been selected as the tire of choice for several custom bikes in the renowned AMD World Championship competition this year. This incredible competition, held at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, includes 32 events and represents 20 countries. http://www.amdchampionship.com/about read more >>

AFT Customs Featuring Avon Motorcycle Tires Earns Second Place At Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show

July 18th, 2011

AFT Best Of Show
STOW, OH – Four-time Calendar Bike-Building Champion, Jim Giuffra of AFT Customs, returned to the 20th annual Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show held July 16 at the Queen Mary Seawalk Village in Long Beach, Calif., with two custom built bikes featuring Avon Cobra tires. read more >>

Jim Giuffra Of AFT Customs Selects Avon Motorcycle Tyres For New Custom Built Motorcycle

June 28th, 2011

Asumati - Jim Giuffra AFT CustomsJim Guiffra

STOW, OH – Four-time Calendar Bike-Building Champion, Jim Giuffra of AFT Customs, will unveil his latest custom-built Indian Casino bike at the 20th annual Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show featuring Avon Cobra front 120/70R19 and rear 180/55R18 tires. read more >>

Avon Motorcycle Tyres To Provide Tyres For The 2011 Garage Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Contest Winner Pat Henderson

June 28th, 2011
Pat Henderson

STOW, OH – Avon Motorcycle Tyres is proud to partner with the Garage Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover contest again this year by providing a set of Avon tires for the 2007 Yamaha VStar 1300: Venom on the front (MT90B16) and Cobra on the rear (180/65B16). Through this special competition, applicants were asked to submit a 600-word essay explaining why they would like to be selected for this special opportunity along with a photo. Submissions were narrowed down to four finalists. The four finalists were then submitted for public voting on the Garage Girls website at www.garage-girls.com read more >>

Avon Motorcycle Tyres Partners With Power Sports Institute

May 1st, 2011

PSI Logo

AVON SELECTED AS OFFICAL TIRE OF 2011

STOW, OH – Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America is proud to partner with Power Sports Institute (PSI) for 2011. The goal of PSI is to provide specialized training to technicians by partnering with industry manufacturers to create customized shop environments that more fully prepare technicians through hands-on education. The core of this training is manufacturer-specific education providing unique product installation, operation, diagnostic, maintenance, repair and application information for the students. read more >>

Avon Motorcycle Tyre 100 Year Anniversary Video

May 1st, 2011

Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America Teams Up With Sucker Punch Sally’s To Sponsor The “Bling Bike” For The First Annual “Bad-Economy Buster Bling Bike Hunt”

April 15th, 2011

Bling Bike
STOW, OH – Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America has teamed up with renowned custom bike builder Sucker Punch Sally’s of Scottsdale, Ariz., to provide tires for a custom-built motorcycle worth more than $35,000 for a very special treasure hunt. Launched February 1, Sucker Punch Sally’s created a fun, free treasure hunt and hid the keys to a stunning custom motorcycle somewhere in Arizona for one lucky winner to find. The bike featured the Avon Cobra size 180/60-16 on the rear and the Venom size 80/90-21 on the front. read more >>

Nick “Apex” Brocha Wins First Round Of XDL Sportbike Freestyle Series On Avon Motorcycle Tires

March 25th, 2011

Nick BrochaSTOW, OH – Congratulations to Nick “Apex” Brocha who took the first place lead on March 17 in the 2011 XDL Sportbike Freestyle Series in Daytona, Fla., on
Avon tires.

Established in 2005, XDL is a Sportbike Freestyle Championship series with a five-stop tour that includes Daytona, Fla., Phoenix, Ariz., Nashville, Tenn., Monterey, Calif., and Los Angeles, Calif., in conjunction with the X-Games. read more >>

Super Streetbike – Game Changer

March 1st, 2011

Super Streetbike - Game Changer

If you haven’t had the chance, make sure you pick up the April issue of SSB and read the cover story featuring Nick “Apex” Brocha drifting one of the most recognized ZX-10’s in the world on Avon Tyres.
Available at all major book stores.

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Avon Motorcycle Tyres Unveils 100th Anniversary Custom Motorcycle

February 21st, 2011

Avon Bike Yamaha R1

STOW, OH – Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America is pleased to celebrate 100 years of manufacturing excellence in 2011. In celebration of this incredible milestone, the company unveiled a custom-built anniversary motorcycle at the 2011 Dealer Expo showcasing an extensive list of sponsors and custom paint by renowned airbrush artist Carlos Avelar. read more >>

Avon Motorcycle Tyres Celebrates 100 Years

January 28th, 2011

Avon Motorcycle Tyres 100 Year Logo
STOW, OH – Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America is pleased to celebrate 100 years of manufacturing excellence in 2011. The history of Avon Tyres began in 1885 when the company was founded in Melksham, Wilthsire, England in a converted cloth mill. What began as a rubber goods factory expanded to manufacture motorcycle tires in 1911. read more >>

Pentagon Selects T3 Series Clean Energy Vehicle Featuring Avon Roadrider Tires

January 21st, 2011

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STOW, OH – The T3 Series clean energy electric vehicle, featuring Avon Roadrider tires, is assisting the Department of Defense with their safety and clean-energy initiatives. The technology provides low cost operation at less than 10 cents per day with two re-chargeable batteries, and the T3 has 24/7 operation with unlimited range.

The Avon Roadrider, featured on the T3 Series, is a street bias tire with central tread grooves and a large contact patch for excellent grip at lean angles and a speed rating of 149 mph/240 kmh. Ideal for everyday use, the Roadrider offers a wide range of sizes and available performance upgrades for classic and vintage motorcycles. read more >>

High Plains Drifter

January 17th, 2011

Avon rider Nick ‘Apex’ Brocha duels a Corvette engine equipped RX-7 on his stretched Kawasaki ZX-10 sporting Avon VP2 Extreme front, and 240/40R18 Cobra rear tires.

“The reason the Cobra rear was chosen was to have a compound that can wear multiple hats. It’s good to have a tire you can control, with the Cobra I can push it to the limits of traction without having it fight back. Nothing feels better than real time throttle input vs. grip, or spin if one chooses!” -Nick

Carlos Avelar Unveils New Custom Star Stratoliner Deluxe Featuring Avon Motorcycle Tyres

December 29th, 2010

Carlos Avelar StratolinerSTOW, OH – Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America is pleased to be part of the
latest custom motorcycle created by expert builder Carlos Avelar. The new Star Stratoliner Deluxe was recently unveiled at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, Calif., on December 17 and includes Avon Cobra tires size 130/70R18 (Part #4710012) on the front and size 200/55R17 (Part #4700013) on the rear – all with custom painted white walls. read more >>

Avon Motorcycle Tyres Featured In New Harry Potter Film – Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part One

December 21st, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

STOW, OH – In the latest in the Harry Potter series of films, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane) are featured early in the film whizzing through the darkened sky in an effort to escape countless Death Eaters and Lord Voldemort himself on a Royal Enfield Bullet Classic vintage-inspired motorcycle with matching Watsonian Manx Sidecar sporting Avon Roadrider tires. read more >>

Avon Storm 2 Ultra Receives Accolades After Independent Product Testing By www.Inter-Bike.Co.Uk On The Street, On The Track And Touring

December 17th, 2010

STOW, OH – The Avon Storm 2 Ultra tires were recently tested by www.inter-bike.co.uk, the U.K.’s biker site, and received a great review. Having tested the Avon Storm tires with positive results in the past, the www.inter-bike.co.uk team was pleased to install the new Avon Storm 2 Ultra’s on their new K 1200 S and put them through some rigorous testing to see if the tires could really live up to the company’s claim that the tires offered enhanced grip, traction, handling and rider comfort, along with up to 12 percent longer tire life on the rear. read more >>

Avon Motorcycle Tyres Partners With Paul Jr. Designs To Provide Tires For The New Season Of American Chopper: Senior Vs. Junior

December 14th, 2010
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Paul Jr. Designs

STOW, OH – Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America has partnered with Paul Jr. Designs to provide motorcycle tires for 13-15 custom built motorcycles to be featured on this season’s American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior. The show, previously broadcast by TLC network, is now on the Discovery Channel beginning December 6, 2010. These all-new action packed episodes featuring the fierce rivalry between father and son will also include the best in custom choppers built by Paul Jr. Designs. read more >>

Rayborn Reunited

October 1st, 2010

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The opportunity to reunite Cal Rayborn II’s last and best XR 750 TT with his son Cal III and with designer Peter Zylstra at Vintage Days Mid Ohio was one of the most exciting retrospectives that Team Obsolete has ever organized during our thirty year involvement in historic motorsport. It ranks right up there with Dave Roper’s win at the 1984 Isle of Man Historic TT on our ex Al Gunter G-50 Matchless, reuniting Jim Redman with our Honda 250 c.c. six at Daytona, and reuniting Rod Coleman with our1954 Isle of Man 350 TT winning AJS/7R3 “triple knocker”. read more >>

Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America Sponsors Two Racers In The Pre-1916 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run

August 16th, 2010

Cannonball Endurance Run
STOW, OH – Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America is proud to announce their sponsorship of two 1915 Harley Davidson® motorcycles in the upcoming Pre-1916 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run by providing Speedmaster AM6 classic tires size 3.00-21 (Part # 1659401). Owners and riders of these amazing classic Harley’s include Buzz Kanter and David Fusiak. Buzz Kanter, AMA Hall of Famer and long time motorcycle racer, collector and enthusiast, is also the well known owner and publisher of American Iron and American Iron Motorcycle Bagger magazines. read more >>

Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America Awards Tires To The 2010 Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Contest Winner

August 10th, 2010

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STOW, OH – Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America was the tire sponsor for the 2010 Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover awarded at the 2010 Carlisle Bike Fest that took place July 22-25 in Carlisle, Pa. Contest entrants were required to submit a letter (600 words or less) telling the Garage-Girls why they felt they would be most deserving of the Ultimate Biker Makeover. read more >>

New Fitments For Harley-Davidson® FL Touring Motorcycles!

June 24th, 2010

Cobra - ComboSTOW, OH – The new Cobra for Harley-Davidson® FL touring motorcycles from Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America is available now.

The new Cobra has been designed to sustain heavier loads over long distances as a result of a triple-belted, six-ply construction. For improved handling and stability, the new Cobra utilizes an advanced sport touring tire technology with a solid rubber block tread design that helps resist irregular wear and also extends tire life. For improved reliability and responsiveness when braking in wet conditions, the new Cobra features an Inverted Front Groove (IFG) tread design, while the unique snakeskin sidewall effect delivers the ultimate style. read more >>

2010 Americade

June 8th, 2010
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Americade 2010
Americade 2010
Americade 2010

Beautiful Lake George, NY is home to one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the world. With a 32 mile long lake, mountainous scenery and great roads to ride it’s the perfect place for 50,000 motorcyclists to experience the outdoors for a week. Avon Tyres was on hand with Raymertown Garage, the dealership doing tire installations. read more >>

VP2 Supersport Earns Five-Star Rating From Motorcycle News

February 26th, 2010

VP2 SupersportSTOW, OH – Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America is proud to announce that the Avon VP2 Supersport motorcycle tires have earned the highest five-star rating from the team at Motorcycle News, the largest motorcycle publication in the United Kingdom.

Reviewer Neil Tomlinson rode 2,800 miles on the Avon VP2 Supersports during a five-month, real-world product test on his Triumph Street Triple motorcycle. Neil also spent three days testing these tires on racetracks at Anglesey in northwest Wales, Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire, England, and at Mallory Park, east of Birmingham, England.
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Brammo™ Selects Avon Roadrider Tires as OE for New Electric Powered Motorcycle

February 26th, 2010

green motorcycleSTOW, OH – Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America is proud to announce that the Avon Roadrider tires have been selected as original equipment for the new electric-powered Enertia Powercycle motorcycle. Recently featured on NBC Nightly News in the “Our Planet” segment (http://www.brammo.com/follow/), the Enertia, manufactured by Brammo in Ashland, Oregon, is capable of traveling 15,000 miles on $85 worth of electricity. read more >>

Introducing Storm 2 Ultra

February 9th, 2010

Storm 2 Ultra - Combo

Stow, OH– Avon Tyres is proud to introduce the new Storm 2 Ultra for sport and sport touring motorcycles available in six sizes for the front and nine sizes for the rear. Designed and manufactured using the latest technology, the new Storm 2 Ultra uses a multi-compound SRS (super rich silica) tread that provides up to 12 percent more mileage than the original Storm ST, in addition to enhanced performance and excellent grip on the street. The multi-compound design is integrated with the Avon advanced variable belt construction that provides greater stability, longer life, reliability, responsiveness and a more comfortable ride.  read more >>