Avon Trekrider AV84/AV85 £188

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Tyre Guide -

In 2015, Bri­tish tyre man­u­fac­turer Avon re­leased the most ad­vanced mo­tor­cy­cle tyre they had ever built: the Trailrider. Their first ad­ven­ture tyre in more than 15 years, it com­bined the best of their two-wheeled technology and came in a wide range of ra­dial and crossply sizes to suit all types of dual-pur­pose bikes. In keep­ing with the ma­jor­ity of rid­ers’ needs, it was de­signed for 90% on-road use and 10% off-road.

But those with muck­ier in­ten­tions wanted some­thing more ca­pa­ble in the dirt, and now they have it in the form of Avon’s new Trekrider. This new tyre doesn’t re­place the Trailrider in Avon’s range but sits as a more extreme al­ter­na­tive to it, de­signed for a 50/50 split of on-road use and light-to-mod­er­ate trail rid­ing.

What are they like?

The Trekrider ap­pears to be less extreme and more road-fo­cused than su­per-knob­bly op­tions like Con­ti­nen­tal’s TKC80 or Met­zeler’s Ka­roo 3, but Avon say it has bet­ter off-road per­for­mance than Con­ti­nen­tal’s TKC70. We’ve yet to try a pair of Trekrid­ers, but MCN Sports Ed­i­tor and off-road ex­pert Michael Guy reck­ons the tyres give all-ter­rain rid­ers yet more op­tions: “The Avon’s Trekrider 50/50 road to off-road split is an in­ter­est­ing con­cept which fills a niche that has been ig­nored by main­stream ri­vals, mak­ing it a good op­tion for a goany­where ad­ven­ture rider.”

Sizes avail­able:

Front: 90/90-21 54T, 110/80-19 59T Rear 130/80-17 65T, 140/80-17 69T, 140/80-18 70T, 150/70-17 69T Q Con­tact www.avon-tyres.co.uk

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