Michael (Penn Valley )
I bought the AV79 and AV80 set for my FJR1300 because of the super low price and I had always wanted to try Avons. These might be better as a track tire but they're not a good choice for sport touring. I ride mostly tight twisty Sierra and coastal roads. No burnouts or track days. Rarely go over 75. I'll be lucky to get 2500 miles. Very disappointing! Had Michelin PR4s on before and they went 7000 miles in much hotter weather and higher speeds. Cost per mile I'm way ahead with the PR4s, not to mention the work or $ to change tires almost 3 times as often with the Avons. The Michelins stuck to the road every bit as well as the Avons.
Mike D. (Floral Park )
Great tire but not so good when wet !
Hwmetzger (Evansville )
I put a pair of these RoadRiders on a '77 CB750K. I ride the bike pretty hard, and have taken it on two 300mi trips. I've never had a tire slip in corners, holds well in rain, and wears very well. I've got about 5,000 miles on this set and both the front and rear are good to go for many more miles. No flat spots or squaring off. Only negative: rain grooves on the interstate make the bike feel like it's floating. Otherwise a solid tire.
Dave (Phoenix )
These tires do not like rain grooved roads like what you find on freeways & highways; they have a tendency to wander around quite a bit. They do well on smooth surfaces and asphalt highways though. It's a decent cheap tire but I will probably never purchased them again.
malcolm Owen (Greenville )
After fitting these tires both back and front to my Triumph Rocket 3, the bike feels totally different and in all the right ways, she rolls into corners so lightly and smoothly, it has given me a major confidence boost, you see I brought the bike with a Car tire on the back, and have been riding it that way for a few months now (the Dark-side)after reading many reviews about the Rocket she is finally doing what she was designed to do with the help of these tires, too early to talk of tread life, or wet traction but from what I have experienced so far with them, its is almost miraculous with regard to the change of handling characteristics, and ease of riding from before, giving me the confidence to take the corners the way the bike was designed to do.
Alicia Stanley (Immokalee )
Great Tire at a good price.