Avon Spirit ST tyres replace Storm 3D
Avon Tyres have released a new sport touring tyre, called the Spirit ST, which replaces the British firm's Storm 3D range.
The new tyre has been designed to provide high levels of wet grip together with high performance handling on a wide range of sport-touring bikes. The Spirit ST uses the latest high-silica synthetic rubber compounds to increase the mileage of the tyre, which has been designated as a hypersport touring tyre.
The Spirit ST is built around an all-new carcass design that focuses on high performance handling and stability. The rear tyre features multi-compound tread more prolonged life, while the edges use a softer compound for improved grip.
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Avon say the new tread pattern means the Spirit ST is able to move more water than ever before while maintaining its operating temperature over a wide range of conditions. You may have noticed the smaller sipes, on the tyres. Avon have given these sipes interlocking 'teeth', which they say eliminates the vague 'squirming' feeling felt on some older tyres and helps the tyres warm up fast.
Ashley Vowles, Avon's motorcycle tyre design engineer, said, “Our target was to design a sport touring tyre with exceptional wet and dry grip, and superb handling and stability characteristics, while maintaining the mileage performance for which Avon Tyres has been renowned. We’ve carried out various tests on many different bike models using a number of test riders and the results have been outstanding. We are very excited about the new Spirit ST range and are looking forward to its release.”
Sizes available are below:
Spirit ST front
110/0 ZR 17 (54W)
100/90 ZR 18 (58W)
110/80 ZR 18 (58W)
110/80 ZR 19 59V
120/60 ZR 17 (55W)
120/70 ZR 17 (58W)
120/70 ZR 18 (59W)
120/70 ZR 19 (60W)
Spirit ST rear
150/70 ZR 17 (69W)
150/80 ZR 16 (71W)
160/60 ZR 17 (69W)
160/60 ZR 18 (70W)
160/70 ZR 17 (73W)
170/60 ZR 17 (72W)
180/55 ZR 17 (73W)
190/50 ZR 17 (73W)
190/55 ZR 17 (75W)
200/50 ZR 17 (75W)
200/55 ZR 17 (78W)
For more info visit www.avon-tyres.co.uk.