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Avon Tyres to Close

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Sad to hear that the iconic British Tyre manufacturer Avon are to cease all production at the end of 2023. Apparently profits have been in a steady decline. Profits of over £4 million in 1993 dwindled down to less than £7000 in 2020 which is unsustainable. I can recall using Avon Tyres at the start of my Motorcycling some 60 years ago and more recently had Avon's Spirit ST's on my RT's which where great.
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Just put some Avons on my car. Maybe that will help!
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I think Cooper own them now, along with Hoosier, the latter seems to be taking over from Avon in 4 wheeled motorsport at a grass roots level
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From what I can remember, might have had an Avon Speedmaster on the front and RoadRunner on the rear of my early 70's BSA 650 Lightning.

Or even RR front & rear, it was usually a choice between Avon RR and Dunlop TT100 in the day.

Avon closing will be a loss to those wishing to retain the classic look of their bikes with age related tyres.
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The modern Storm 3Ds are excellent tyres, cant get them to budge on UK roads I'd rate as good or if not better than Pilots
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That a sad end to a British brand. The last time i used Avon was a long time ago on my CB250 super dream and CX500. I heard that a new Storm was coming out in the spring of next year. Maybe just a rumor. My son really rates their Trekriders on his KTM 1290 adventure. :cry:
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Dreadnought wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:57 am I think Cooper own them now, along with Hoosier, the latter seems to be taking over from Avon in 4 wheeled motorsport at a grass roots level
Cooper who own Avon have merged with Goodyear who own Dunlop.

There will be a rationalisation amonst the brands which will spell the end for most - if not all - the Avon tyres.

My local supplier is mortified. Avon wholesale service (if there is a problem with a customer tyre that has to be returned) is superb, whereas Goodyear/Dunlop support is rubbish.
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That is sad.

I put a set of Avon Cobra Chromes on my 1997 FLHR this summer.

They are my first Avons ever and unfortunately may be the last too.
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I can see a lot of Avon Tyres going cheap on eBay in spring 2023.
Cooper started out as a remold tyre company. These were so good the rally racing world started using them and i know you can buy them for your normal street cats as well. For many years they have used their own design tyres, and the only company i know that guarantees them for 2 years. Get a puncture or a fault and they will repair or replace it for free within the said period. I wonder if they will use the Avon molds to produce M/C under the Cooper name
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