Avon Tyres is making another trip across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man for the late-summer leg of its motorcycling celebrations – the Festival of Motorcycling. The tyre brand, which has a strong historical link with racing on the island, plays a major role in both parts of the festival – the Classic TT races and the Manx Grand Prix.
The recent replacement of the long-running Avon Storm sport-touring tyre range with the new Spirit ST hasn’t marked the end of the line for the Storm. Avon Tyres reports it has developed a new Storm Endurance motorcycle race tyre, and this has already gained its first competitive victory courtesy of Neate Racing’s win at the Spa Classic 4 Hour race in late June.
Derby County Football Club announced today that Avon Tyres has become the Rams’ official shirt sponsor for the upcoming 2017-18 Sky Bet Championship season. As part of a multi-year agreement, the Avon Tyres logo will take pride of place on the front of all of Derby’s first-team kits for the forthcoming campaign.
Avon Tyres has released a new TrailRider fitment aimed at Honda’s new Africa Twin. The TrailRider adventure touring tyre is now available in 150/70 R18 rear size, a size that also fits the recently introduced KTM 1090 Adventure.
Avon Tyres’ motorsport team will mark the 60th anniversary of the first ever 100mph lap at this year’s Isle of Man TT (27 May-9 June). Set on Avon tyres, the record-breaking lap was ridden by legendary Scottish rider Bob McIntyre on a four-cylinder Gilera, running on Avon’s Speedmaster GP race tyres.
Following a milder spell, temperatures across the UK look likely to drop in the run-up to Christmas. With colder conditions in mind, Avon Tyres has ensured winter tyre availability, with next day delivery to most parts of the UK. It offers this for the entire new Avon winter tyre range, including the Avon WV7 performance winter tyre, the Avon WT7 premium winter tyre, and WM Van, which has been specifically designed for medium-sized vans.
Derby County has made Avon Tyres its back of shirt and shorts sponsor for the upcoming 2016/17 Sky Bet Championship season. The sponsorship agreement means the Avon Tyres logo will appear on the back of the Rams’ first-team shirts and shorts for the entire campaign. Avon initially teamed up with the club in February 2016 to become the Rams’ Official Tyre Partner. The brand says it opted to increase its involvement for the new season due to the success of the partnership.
In its annual winter tyre performance survey, German motoring publication AutoBild narrows a wide field of 49 winter tyres and two all-season tyres with wet and snow braking measurements before conducting a full test of a range of characteristics. 19 tyres made it through to the 2015/16 season test, conducted using the tyre size 185/60 R15.