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April 17, 2012 at 5:05 pm #9349Glenn KirkhamKeymaster
Not actually sure why I’m posting this as I’m now buying a new rear 130/80 x 18 Avon Road Rider AM26 Rear for my RB – ran out of MOT and need a quick replacement. It will be paired with the existing Pirelli Sports Demon I have fitted.
I was actually quite happy with my regular Pirelli set up but have not been able to obtain a replacement quickly enough hence the Avon.
What preferences/experiences have other members had..?
Cheers.. GlennApril 17, 2012 at 6:21 pm #10448GrahamRMember
6 thousand happy miles on Bridestone BT45’s. Practical Sportsbike magazine fit the Avons to bikes they borrow for articles and have nothing but praise for them.
Graham.April 17, 2012 at 8:18 pm #10449AnonymousInactive
BT45s on the RC. Love them.April 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm #10451Trevor HughesKeymaster
BT45’s for me too. When we visited SPA I was very surprised to see how popular they were on the classic race bikes.April 19, 2012 at 8:19 pm #10453AnonymousInactive
have bt45s on mine….i quite liked them…but will be going for road riders in the summer…if it happens…April 19, 2012 at 10:45 pm #10457AndyLMember
Pirelli Sport Demons for me… no probs and perfectly happyApril 19, 2012 at 11:11 pm #10458DavidBMember
I had my rear wheel widened by Kosman in California
I know run a 110/80-18 and 150/70-18 Avon Storm IIs
Uogarding to radials but keeping the same 18 diameter is something I do to all my old bikes. Really makes them more stable and more responsiveApril 20, 2012 at 10:10 am #10460DickHMember
I can’t believe the variety of tyres….. I have Michelin Macadam 50’s – 110/80 and 130/80 radials and I love them.
And, knowing me, they have been on the bike for quite a while……
DickHMay 19, 2012 at 12:06 am #10539Peter HuntParticipant
I had continentals on mine which had no wear when I bought the bike but had been on for many years. I persevered with them whilst I was running the engine in and tinkering, but they were a bit dangerous and uninspiring (the front especially), but have just replaced them with the BT45’s and even just in the short trip home from the shop I can feel the difference….will be keen to give it a good ride and see how they go over time.
I run K81’s on my other bikes.
Peter.March 29, 2014 at 1:19 pm #12021SteveBMember
i need a pair of sports tyres for my RB , Its going to be on the track at Darley thundersprint and hopefully more trackdays,
any recomendations since the last post almost a year ago. has anybody tried the new contis ?
I use Avons on my RD and they were ok at Mallory festival.
Also what sizes are best, standard or a bit wider.
stevebJuly 11, 2016 at 3:24 pm #12935Glenn KirkhamKeymaster
Hi all – has technology moved on or are Pirelli Sports Demon still good for the 1100R – RB model – so 19″ front wheel.. :confused:July 11, 2016 at 4:31 pm #12936SteveBMember
Glenn , I use these Avon AM26 on my RB. I find them good enough for trackdays . http://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/179673
and they do a Race compound for classic race bikes with 19″ fronts, but I found the standard road version good enough to grind exhausts on floor !
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