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    Default Avon 3D Ultra Sport

    I purchased a set of these during a Motorcycle Superstore sale for an astounding $130. Yes, for the set. It was definitely worth trying at that price. Besides, I had never used Avon before and I do enjoy trying new tires!

    There are 3 variations of the 3D Ultra line: Sport, Supersport and Xtreme. From what I gather, the Sport I purchased is more or less a sport touring tire, although Avon doesn't peg it as such because they sell the Storm as the ST tire. Avon calls this an 'all condition' tire. Sounds like a sport touring tire to me.

    Some details from Avon:

    3D Ultra Sport
    High performance all condition sport road tire

    Road Hazard Warranty included
    Outstanding handling characteristics
    Large footprint at extreme lean angles
    High performance single and multi-compound Super Rich Silica (SRS) treads enhance wet grip
    Ideal for high performance bikes
    3D siping with interlocking three dimensional points to improve stability and grip, limit tread flex, and allow the tyre to warm up quickly

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    I've only got about 1500 km on these at the moment but despite being July, they have been run through temperatures as low as 7c (45F) and as high as 35c (95F) and on cold, wet roads. Most of my riding has been two up so I haven't really had a lot of opportunities to push them solo but what I've felt so far has been very positive.

    I won't comment on tread wear just yet but I do find it interesting that the front is a single compound and the rear is a dual. I'm not sure how that will effect wear but we'll see

    These have quick turn in and offer good feel while leaned over. I've noticed transitions can sometimes be a little squirmy from the front tire but that could be the bike. I don't recall that feeling from my previous Bridgestone BT-023s, though. The tread in the centre of the tire is quite large and pretty deep so perhaps that's the squirm I feel.

    The grip levels give me a lot of confidence in all conditions. I was quite surprised at the grip and feedback when I hit rain and temps around 7c over the weekend. That bodes well for my winter commuting.

    I'll update the thread later but I'm pleasantly surprised so far!

    Note to self: You mounted these tires at 61,500 km
    Last edited by Dustin; 07-03-2014 at 11:33 AM.

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    Senior Member markowinnipeg's Avatar
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    For that price I will pick up a set and put aside for when my BT16's wear out. I like the road hazard warranty as I had a perelli take a nail with about 500KM on it.
    Will have to check out motorcycle superstore, I have been buying tires from Jake Wilson in the past
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    I think the sale might be over now, have a look. At the regular price, you've got lots of other choices so I'm not sure if they will stack up quite as well

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    Quick update now that I've had a chance to do some hard solo riding. I've only got 3000 km on these at the moment and the rear appears to be squaring off already; that's somewhat of a surprise. Cornering grip is excellent, noticeably more feel and confidence leaned over on power than the BT-023 I replaced.

    I definitely don't like the 'squirmy' feeling from the front tire just dawdling along upright or in transitions from side to side. The front was static balanced but I do get a headshake if I let go of the bars. My previous front tire didn't do this so I guess it's just the tire.

    I can post photos if you guys are interested.

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    Head shake can be caused by several things. Including improper tire pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian F7 View Post
    Head shake can be caused by several things. Including improper tire pressure.
    Running stock pressures, head bearings are new and the only change has been the tires.

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    nice! i've actually thought about avons as well but keep getting deals on other stuff instead and forgetting. do they still offer the lifetime roadside warranty? they used to do if you get a nail, they'll replace the tire for free, thanks for the report i'll be sure to get these back on my to buy list

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    They do still offer the replacement policy. I need to remember to register for that!

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    Sorry Dustin but the feejer boys tried them again and again, reports were -Avon has terrible quality control, wear out early and is known for head shake. You just never know what you are going to get, a good tire or crapy one.

    Bought some once as they were cheap-I got what I paid for-not much. Doubt you could give me a set now.
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