Avon Trekrider AV84/AV85 £188
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.”
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