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Motorcyclists urged to fit right rubber this summer

Avon Tyres is urging motorcyclists to fit the right rubber to their motorcycles this summer.

Peter McNally, Avon Tyres’ Technical Product Manager for Motorcycle tyres, stresses the importance of picking the right tyres for your bike, especially sports machines, commenting: “We see many people on sportsbikes today who ‘over-tyre’ their bikes on the road. This means they’re using machines with tyres that are effectively race tyres but using them on the road or on the occasional trackday.

“The problem being that these tyres may not get up to the proper working temperature, whereas tyres designed for high-performance motorcycles on the road – like our 3D Ultra Supersport and 3D Ultra Sport tyres – are designed to work across a broader temperature spectrum and last better, too.

“In many cases people may follow the well-intentioned but sometimes erroneous advice of friends, or journalists who may have used or tested the tyres solely on track, or in very different conditions than those found on UK roads. Also, the type of rider you are and the bike you are riding needs to be taken into account. Don’t forget, often our summer ends up wet and sometimes cold, so if you regularly ride on the road, make sure your sports tyres suit these conditions – not a sunny, hot trackday.”

Avon’s latest sports tyres are the critically-acclaimed 3D Ultra family. They come in three versions: 3D Ultra Sports for road-riding, 3D Ultra Supersports for road-riding and the occasional trackday and 3D Ultra Xtreme for trackday only use.