Avon Tyres recently received high praise for its 3D Ultra family of sport tyres from the respected British motorcycle magazine Performance Bikes. The magazine recently tested sporty road tyres at Rockingham to find the best overall rubber for the road and the track.
Performance Bikes rated the 3D Ultra Supersport tyres very highly in a back-to-back road and track test giving them 25 marks from a possible 30. Editor, Matt Wildee, said, “Wow, I really enjoyed these tyres. They gave me a great feeling of security and grip. These tyres are very impressive.”
Fellow tester, Bruce Dunn, said, “These worked really well. They felt good everywhere straight away and gave tons of feel. I think if we could have experimented with tyre pressures there would have been more to come from these tyres. I can’t fault them, they’re really good tyres.”
After testing the 3D Ultra Supersport tyres, Performance Bikes recommended giving them a try, saying, “The Avon 3D Ultra Supersport surprised our testers with their performance. Avon has really upped its game with this tyre and they’re well worth a try.”
Launched in 2012, the 3D Ultra range of tyres, which comprises the 3D Ultra Sport, the 3D Ultra Supersport and the 3D Ultra Xtreme, offers sportsbike riders the perfect combination of high performance, longevity and excellent value.
The 3D Ultra Sport gives sportsbike riders the perfect compromise between grip and tread life, offering a large, stable footprint, fast warm-up times and high-performance multi-compound Super Rich Silica (SRS) tread, making it perfect for the road.
The 3D Ultra Supersport is a softer-compound version for road and track, while the 3D Ultra Xtreme is a tyre for track days only, and both its profile and footprint are optimised for more extreme lean angles.
All versions share some advanced features, including 3D sipes that feature interlocking three-dimensional points which improve stability and grip, while limiting tread flex and allowing the tyre to warm-up in less time.
This year, Avon Tyres has backed a new Irish race championship for classic superbikes of the 1980s and 1990s. Called the Avon Tyres Formula 1 Era SBK series, the 13-round championship has been proving very popular and with Avon 3D Ultra Xtremes as podium prizes, it’s heartening to know that many racers are making the switch to the Avon tyres after sampling them.
Doug Ross, Head of Global Motorcycle Tyre Sales for Avon Tyres, said, “It’s proving to be a very good summer for Avon Tyres, following on from the successful launch and subsequent coverage from the 3D Storm X-M launch and now more positive feedback on the 3D Ultra range.”
Avon 3D Ultra is available now in the following sizes:
3D Ultra Sport
Front (AV79): 120/60 ZR17, 120/70 ZR17, 130/70 ZR16
Rear (AV80): 150/60 ZR17, 160/60 ZR17, 180/55 ZR17, 190/50 ZR17, 190/55 ZR17, 200/50 ZR17
3D Ultra Supersport
Front (AV79): 120/60 ZR17, 120/70 ZR17
Rear (AV80): 160/60 ZR17, 180/55 ZR17, 190/50 ZR17, 190/55 ZR17
3D Ultra Xtreme
Front: (AV81): 120/70 ZR17
Rear: (AV82): 180/55 ZR17, 190/55 ZR17
On both 3D Ultra Sport and Supersport, Avon Tyres’ unique Avon Road Hazard Warranty is also included.