Sean (Providence Forge )
I've been using Avon's on my Ducati's since about 2006. Tried the pilot power's and a few others but always coming back to Avon's. I have these on a vfr, 900ss, and a 996 and they feel great. They always inspire confidence in rain or dry even when they get worn. I've put long hot days and cold commutes without a problem, unless you count the 6" bolt that took out a rear. Even then the rear held their shape until I could pull over... 5 plugs later they got me home. The life on these has been better than most, you really can't go wrong with Avon's.
Patrik (Fairfax )
Installed on my Hondas NX650. I like the feel of this tire, grips well on twisty the roads. Can't tell about threat life as there are pretty new and haven't put much miles on them yet. Limited riding on wet roads but felt fine. Like others have reported, it feels like either there is a flat spot or that the tire is not quite set properly on the rim even-though I had it installed by a local motorcycle shop ! At slow speed I can feel it by it is not noticeable at higher speed 1?
Patrik R (Fairfax )
Installed on my Hondas NX650. I like the feel of this tire, grips well on twisty the roads. Can't tell about threat life as there are pretty new and haven't put much miles on them yet. Limited riding on wet roads but felt fine.
Kurt (Abilene )
Good looking tire and love the way it handles on my 2009 Vulcan AT
Tobian (Las Vegas )
I love these tires. When I first got my '05 VTX1800n it had Dunlops which were great and lasted many miles, then I went with Shinkos when I had a small budget to work with and they were terrible. I tried the Avon Cobra this time and am now a lifetime customer. I love them! These tires have awesome traction and I can just feel them dig into the road when I hit that throttle. It feels great and comfortable while cornering. I got caught in a storm the other day, high winds, rain and hail. These tires handled everything beautifully. Traction was perfect. I couldn't ask more of a tire for my bike and I highly recommend them. The only reason I gave a 4 star for tread life is because I just got these so I really can't form an opinion on that yet.
ian (redruth )
Fitted front and rear to my gs550 100 90 19 and 110 90 18 rear.I have put 2000 miles on them and front tyre has sidewall cracking and rear tyre worn down to wear limit in centre .its only a 550 im riding and only pretty gently.would expect 4000 miles out of a rear at least.