The new Avon TrekRider is designed to provide on and off-road performance as a new ‘adventure tyre’
Avon Tyres has launched its new TrekRider motorcycle tyre. The TrekRider is Avon’s first “adventure tyre”, and offers a 50:50 split of on-road versus off-road performance. Designed for light to medium trails, the tyre is designed to work as well in mud and gravel as it does on asphalt.
Avon says the new tyre makes choosing tyres for an adventure bike much simpler. Often when selecting the best road bike tyre, performance can be limited when riding on mud, but with a full-on dirt tyre, a bike’s roadholding can be affected. Avon’s new TrekRider has been designed to cut out any of this compromise.
To achieve this the TrekRider’s pattern has tread blocks and channels designed to cut through mud, yet also stay stable on tarmac and concrete. An enhanced construction on the cross-ply and radial carcasses gives better high-speed stability for motorway work, yet retains the compliance found on a dedicated dirt bike tyre. Finally, a specially-chosen compound mix optimises grip on both wet and dry roads, while boosting traction in the dirt.
TrekRider AV84 Front
- 90/90-21 54T
- 110/80-19 59T
TrekRider AV85 Rear
- 130/80-17 65T
- 140/80-17 69T
- 140/80-18 70T
- 150/70-17 69T
“In recent years, Avon has mainly focused on tyres with a majority of the performance being on road,” said Ashley Vowles, Avon’s motorcycle tyre design engineer. “To design a tyre that performs both on road and off, was an exciting project, and we have put in a lot of development work. The challenge is to make sure you have the handling and stability you want on tarmac – but you have to be careful that it doesn’t affect the performance off-road.”
Vowles has overseen thousands of miles of testing on a wide range of bikes, from BMW’s GS range, through the KTM Adventure series, and on smaller machinery, like Triumph’s 800 Tigers and the Yamaha XT660.
“We’ve benchmarked TrekRider against the best competitor tyres in that sector, and we’re very happy with the results,” he said. “The new TrekRider passes all our handling and stability tests with flying colours.”
The Avon TrekRider will be on display for the first time at the Intermot motorcycle show, in Cologne, Germany, on 5-9 October.
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