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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-07-2009, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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Avon Storm AV55 and AV56 - First Ride Report

Over the summer, I ended up wearing out the tires on my ST1100. The bike originally had Metzler Roadtec Z6es which were fine, but I had some little issues that gave me fits. First off, whenever I would get a little ways above highway speed, the front end would start to shimmy a bit. Well, when the cords finally started showing on the back, I decided to replace them with the Avon Storms. All I can say after the first ride is WOW! These things ride awesome!!!

I took the bike out for about a 100 mile ride after putting the new tires on. The first thing I noticed is how smooth the bike was now. It felt like I was riding on air! It was smooth and straight as an arrow. I got to the first set of twisties, and that's when I noticed the biggest difference. The tires corner really good. I went into some of the corners with a lot more speed than I would have before and didn't even worry about my speed. It was nice.

As for the reliability of these tires, I have heard some pretty good things. A lot of other ST riders have been running them and report upwards of 10k miles out of a set. As far as I am concerned, that isn't bad, but only time will tell with my bike and my riding style.

Anyways, if you are thinking of picking a pair of these up, I would say don't hesitate.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-07-2009, 03:21 PM
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hey there!!!

welcome aboard, nice to have you here.

New tires always feel good eh? keep us posted how they ride as they wear

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Will do. I have a big ride coming up at the end of the month (San Francisco and then up the coast) so that should be a good test.
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Will do. I have a big ride coming up at the end of the month (San Francisco and then up the coast) so that should be a good test.
If they do half as well for you as they do for me on my Concours, you'll never want another tire.
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thanks for the "first ride review" Steve and welcome to the forum ! now get out there and wear that rubber down !!!



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Oh trust me, I am working on that!
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that's what i like to hear.



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Thanks for the advice. Will keep in mind!
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