Best front i have used to date is the avon cobra. I'm on #4 but it;s the new version called "cobra chrome" thats supposedly is improved in both performance and mileage. I get around 11-13k miles out of them and thats with 1/2 the tread sill left in the center because i wore the sides out twice as fast as the center ! Thats probably why they handle so well, the sides are soft. Yet thats still 2-5k more then i get out of other fronts. And if you don't spend a lot of time in the twisties riding spirited the center will likely wear the same as the center and you may get 217-20k out of them. But the handling is better then anything i have used including the new spirit series. The spirit rear however is the best back there to date beating the storm 3D, commander, metzeler, dunlop elite and bridgestone exedra max. Great great rear tire on the bird. To me the spirit rear and cobra front is the best setup to date. 3D rear is good too, but the spirit is noticably better and lasts longer.Dear fellows,
I'll replace Pirelli front tire with Avon. Should I choose Storm 3D or RoadRider AM26? What are the differences? Are both available on the market?
Thanks Vitesse! I’ve already read some reviews and watched YouTube for that purpose. Right now I like to taptalk with people like me who can advise me based on their everyday experience. I never had such bad tires as the stock Pirelli, especially the front tire. I don’t want to fail my next choice. All the best.If you access any good Tyre site you can see a lot of reviews of a tyre you are thinking about on a lot of different machines. Always helpful.
Just fitted one of these to the rear of the Thruxton to replace the the badly squared off rosso Corsa, the dealer had already fitted an Avon 3D hypersport to the front so they sort of match now.Has anybody tried the Avon Storm 3D X-M tires yet?
They are supposed to be sport touring tire built for the likes of the Hayabusa and Kawi/Suzuki 1400 bikes so probably a little longer lasting but still sticky enough for a Bonnie.
They look like a good choice to me.
This is correct. I searched for storms high and low and couldn’t find them anywhere locally, despite them still being listed in Avon’s site.FYI - as far as I know, the Avon Storm was superceded by the Spirit St.
You'll like them. I fit Bridgestone tubes too, because they don't slowly leak down like those used with the OEM Pirellis.tsmggy Thanks for that , will fit for next year