Based on a previous review of this tire outlasting other tires, I tried the Avon trail Rider tires. The rear tire in 5 weeks and 3100 miles was gone. My 2015 BMW R1200GSA likes to eat rear tires. But this little rear tire life was exceptionally poor.
In contrast I got 5000 miles out of the Anakee 3's, TK-70's, Shinko 705's rear tires.
This is my 2nd set of cobras, first set only lasted 6300 miles. The first set of tires had cracks between the tread very hard to see them down in the tread. I bought the 2ed set before i saw these cracks in the 1st. set. I will not buy anymore Avon tires for my bike.I have a 2006 Harly wide glide bike that i put these tires on.
I just used this tire in combination with an Avon AV79 Ultra Sport 3D at Deals Gap, Cherahola Skyway, and all the surrounding roads and it never let me down.
I had these on a CBR929RR and never did I feel them slip. I was riding with guys that were on Q3s and Pierlli Rosso Corsas and hung with them no problem. To qualify this, I used to Race CCS in Florida and was very competitive. I'm sure I could've gone faster on stickier rubber but the Avons performed quite admirably.
The only knock on then was that after pushing them so hard, I actually had steel showing between the center and left edge of the front. I looked at the tires and new that they were getting low but they went from ok to showing steel quickly. The carcass was very thin. I'm sure on normal roads and under less aggressive conditions, this would be less if an issue.
Overall, I'd have no problem recommending as well as using these tires again.
It's real simple. When you hit the highways with rain groves cut in them, things get real interesting real quick. This tire has twice the stability as anything else. I wouldn't have any other tire.
It's a five all the way.
In a nutshell, the grip is awesome, the life expectancy- not so much. After hearing all of the great things about these tires, I plunked down $500.00 for a set of them and after less than a year, the sidewalls are so cracked and separating, the only way my motorcycle is safe to move is tied onto a trailer to take to a dealership for new rubber.