Harry Potter Roles on Avon Tyres
British brand Avon’s motorcycle tyres have revealed a famous user of their tyres. Young wizarding hero Harry Potter can be seen in his latest epic adventure on a motorcycle and sidecar shod with Avon Tyres. In the latest instalment of his adventures, ‘The Deathly Hallows: Part One, Potter – played by actor Daniel Radcliffe – is rescued from his muggle relatives’ house by friend and Hogwarts groundskeeper, Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane). The machinery used to magic Harry away from the evil Death Eaters is a Royal Enfield Bullet Classic, matched to a Watsonian Manx Sidecar with the bike shod with Avon’s Roadrider tyres.
Royal Enfield UK supplied a number of sidecar outfits to be used during the filming of the dramatic chase sequence, in which the flying bike and sidecar are chased by Lord Voldemort’s evil henchmen. The scenes were filmed on location in and around London, including a climactic scene in the city’s Blackwall Tunnel.
Speaking about Potter’s choice of tyre, Avon’s Global Motorcycle sales manager Graham Matcham said: “We’ve had a long relationship with Royal Enfield, as we are the original equipment tyre supplier to this legendary motorcycle manufacturer. We don’t want to give away too much of the plot, but obviously we’re overjoyed that our tyres helped Harry give the Death Eaters the slip during part of the film, while also giving the bike maximum grip and longevity.”
The film premiered earlier this month in London and has been on general UK release since Friday, 19 November.