New Sizes Boost Avon Roadrider Range
Avon Tyres has increased the range of its general purpose Roadrider range to 33 sizes, and the company now claims there is a Roadrider tyre for every bike from a Triumph T140 Bonneville right through to Honda’s CB500.
Drawing upon the company’s sports pedigree and construction methods developed from its high-performance range of tyres, the technicians at Avon have designed a multi-arc tread profile for the Roadrider that Avon says forces the biggest possible contact patch onto the road, whatever the lean angle. The need for light and precise handling whilst moving at slow speeds through traffic also called for an advanced casing design to give low rolling resistance and positive feel.
Durability and all-weather confidence is provided by a rubber compound the Melksham based manufacturer says is unique to Roadrider, and these qualities are bolstered by the tyre’s distinctive tread pattern, which features a unique central groove designed to resist ‘whitelining’. The issue of high-speed performance has also been considered, with all Roadrider fitments rated to speeds of up to 150mph/240kph.
Avon also hopes the Roadrider will make life easier for dealers. In tandem with the Roadrider’s development program the tyremaker performed in-depth studies to determine how best to provide a tyre solution for a class of motorcycle often served by numerous tyre ranges. Pete McNally, Avon’s chief motorcycle designer explains, “Many of the bikes [the Roadrider] is designed for are today catered for by remnants of old sport touring ranges that have largely been superseded by modern radials. This makes it difficult for dealers to carry a comprehensive stock profile, which in turn leads to difficulties for consumers when they need new rubber. Roadrider offers clarity for the trade and we expect our customers to benefit from the improved levels of availability and choice that this clarity will bring.”
3.25-19, 90/90-18, 90/90-19, 90/90-21, 100/80-17, 100-90-16, 110/70-17, 110/90-16, 110/80-17, 120/70-17
4.00-18, 120/80-17, 120/80-18, 120/90-17, 120/90-18, 130/70-17, 130/70-18, 130/80-17, 130/80-18, 130/90-17, 140/70-17, 140/70-18, 140/80-17, 150/70-17, 150/70-18, 150/80-16, MT90-16
100/90-18, 100/90-19, 110/80-18, 110/90-18, 120/80-16