Tires are the only part of your motorcycle that are in contact with the road. Safety in acceleration, braking, steering and cornering all depend on a relatively small area of road contact. It is therefore of paramount importance that tires should be maintained in good condition at all times, and that, when the time comes to change them, suitable replacements are professionally fitted.
It is essential that you refer to your machine manufacturer’s handbook when buying and fitting replacement tires. Changes in tire size, type and construction should not be made without first seeking advice from the machine or tire manufacturer, since fitting the wrong tire may have an adverse effect on handling, safety and wear.
Avon motorcycle tires are only for use on vehicles for which motorcycle tires were originally specified by the vehicle manufacturer, any other use may be dangerous.
Motorcycle tires which have been subject to use on rolling roads must no longer be used for subsequent, normal service. Use of Avon motorcycle tires on a rolling road (Dyno) will invalidate the tire warranty. All tests on rolling roads must be carried out with test tires, special tires reserved for maintenance purposes, or tires which are worn out or downgraded.
For fitment recommendations please see Avon Tyres – Motorcycle Data and Fitment Guide. All speeds stated in this brochure are subject to observance of the appropriate national speed limits.
Running In Tires
When new motorcycle tires are fitted for the road, they should not be subjected to maximum power until a reasonable ‘running in’ distance has been covered. 100 dry miles (160km) is the recommended minimum (discount any wet miles covered).
Tires should then be visually examined and their inflation pressure re-checked before riding.