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Motorcycle Tyre Manufacturers 'Avon Tyres' Celebrates 100 Years

Press Release   •   Feb 04, 2011 13:42 GMT

Avon Tyres will be celebrating 100 years of manufacturing motorcycle tyres in the course of 2011.  Presently, Avon Tyres stands out as the only producer of road-going motorbike tyres in the UK.

The precise historical past of the Avon company dates back to 1885, when the company converted a former cloth factory in Melksham, Wiltshire, into a rubber goods manufacturing plant. From the beginning of the 20th century the company diversified into a number of specialised rubber goods and from 1911 they developed their first motorcycle tyre.

Throughout the previous century, renowned motorcycle racers including Barry Sheene Geoff Duke, Mike Hailwood and John Surtee had competed won on sports bike tyres manufactured by Avon.

The organisation has claimed 4 Production class championships and 13 Supersport titles in addition to Isle of Man TT wins for conventional motorcycles and motorcycle combination outfits. In modern times Avon Tyres have became the tyre of choice for classic motorcycles racing enthusiasts. Additionally, 1987 500cc Grand Prix winner Wayne Gardner won many events using Avon tyres.

Avon's most recent range of road motorcycle tyres includes tyres for just about every type of motorcycle - from hype-sport to scooters. Their celebrated current Sports Bike Tyres are available in 3 different versions - VP2 Sport, VP2 Super-sport & VP2 Xtreme which are designed for track-day enthusiasts and are available in a wide range of sizes.

Launched in 2010, the Avon Tyres' Storm 2 Ultra has turned out to be the preferred choice for sports-touring bike riders who look for high levels of traction in all weathers in addition to exceptional durability.

In the meantime, in the world of custom bikes Avon Motorcycle Tyres are frequently showcased on award-winning motorcycles to improve both the appearance and performance of the motorcycle.

Even following a century of accomplishment, development and innovation is at the centre of everything that the business does. Avon happens to be the very first British manufacturer to be awarded the BS5750 certification and with their Western European Technical Centre - which has been recently opened - the innovation is expected to continue well into the future.

2011 marks their 100 years of participation in the motorcycling world and Avon Tyres has a series of forthcoming events coming up in order to celebrate the past centenary and their involvement in the world of motorcycling.

It is impressive to think that Avon has manufactured prize winning Motorcycle Tyres for a hundred years. They have a unique history in both road and race motorcycle tyre manufacturing and their latest award winning products includes each and every class of motorbike. During the past one hundred years in the tyre industry they have pushed the limits of motorcycle tyre design, with many of their innovations becoming used by the rest of the industry. Their focus continues to be on their customers, regardless of whether they are an end-user or a tyre vendor. They carry on producing high quality Tyres that provide both good value and high performance.

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