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Avon AM26 Roadrider Motorcycle Tire

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110/90-18
120/80-16
120/80-17
120/80-18
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120/90-18
130/70-17
130/70-18
130/80-17
130/80-18
130/90-17
140/70-17
140/70-18
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MT90-16
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Product Details

This bias-ply Avon tire is perfect for commuter and traditional motorcycles. It has a large contact patch for excellent grip at all lean angles and an interrupted center groove to resist tracking. V Speed rated (149mph / 240kmh) across the entire range.


   Features
  • Road Hazard Warranty included
  • Ideal for mid-range bikes
  • Large contact patch for excellent grip at all lean angles
  • 149mph/240kmh speed rating across the range
  • Central tread grooves to resist ‘white-lining’
  • Comprehensive range of sizes – from modern to more traditional
  • Performance upgrade for classic and vintage motorcycles



Articles

4.6 / 5.0
146 Reviews
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Would you recommend
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Would you recommend
No
Front wheel shimmy
I purchased the Avon Roadrider tire for my 1986 FJ1200. It has the original front 16" rim so I am limited on tire choices. The grip on the Avon Roadrider is good, however, the contact patch is wider than the Battlax BT45 and therefore makes the steering feel heavier. My biggest issue with the Roadrider is on the grooved concrete highways that we have in Colorado. I get a front wheel shimmy when going above 40mph which makes for an unsafe situation! I will be replacing this tire in the very near future.
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January 17, 2019
Would you recommend
Yes
Decent mileage
Mounted a 130/70-18 on my 1982 Honda CBX and got 9588 miles. No long road trips, so no extended riding above 70mph, but a lot of it was 60 on local freeways and hiways. No burnouts.
Handled fine. I like to drag pegs whenever possible and never had any slippage. Comfortable ride.
This is about the same mileage as some of the other longer-mileage tires I've had. If it was much more, I'd give it 5 stars.
January 9, 2019
Would you recommend
Yes
Only have a few hundred miles so far....
So that's the reason for only four stars, can't comment on well these'll wear. MUCH better, like ten stars better than the Pilots I was running on the V-Strom before these. Don't wander through rain grooves and concrete panel seems like those did. Good traction, wet or dry. For a commuter everyday type of tire, I think these are definitely worth it. (FWIW, the Storms I ran on my VFR were great as well so I don't have any reason to think these won't be as great).
January 4, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Beautiful tires I love everything about them, I highly recommend them for their style and performance, i hope Avon keeps up the good work, I thank them for such a fine product.
December 13, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
My son recommended this tire for his motorcycle
The tire is a gift.
December 9, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Great tire
Great tire love it for my drz
December 9, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Great deal" GREAT TIRES....(:
great deal on great tires. FAST SHIP"
November 15, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
avon roadrider, VS........micheline active pilot........
well, it's doing great, no slippage from the get-go.....I've got about 200miles on it now, and it'll be great. I've got a Yamaha XS1100H full dresser,it's got a lot of power to the rear wheel, about 100hp, the micheline lasted about 6k miles, I'm HOPING that this will last longer...………!
November 11, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Amazing tires.
These tires are amazing. Like riding a new bike. They just want to devour the corners.
October 15, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Avon AM 26 Front Tire
I am running the AM 26 on the front of a Kawasaki C10. I have 10,500 miles of 2 up touring, and curvy roads. Looks like it will do at least another 5000 miles. Like it, and will buy another. Very good bias ply tire.
October 10, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago

Specifications and Options

Brand Avon
Front / Rear Front, Rear
Tire Size 90/90-18, 90/90-19, 90/90-21, 100/80-17, 100/90-18, 100/90-19, 110/70-17, 110/80-17, 110/80-18, 110/90-18, 120/70-17, 120/80-16, 120/80-17, 120/80-18, 120/90-17, 120/90-18, 130/70-17, 130/70-18, 130/80-17, 130/80-18, 130/90-17, 140/70-17, 140/70-18, 140/80-17, 150/70-17, 150/70-18, 150/80-16, 160/80-15, 3.25-19, 4.00-18, MT90-16
Bias / Radial Bias Ply
Rim Size 21, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15
Tube / Tubeless Tubeless
Speed Rating V
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Why did you choose this?
Bike Bandit Store
This size is not easy to find, and I have used Avon tires, as far back as 1963.
Leonard M on Dec 31, 2018
My last Dunlop 404 did not last very long. Used to run Avons years ago but couldn't afford them till now, thank you.
Rowland C on Dec 10, 2018
This size is not easy to find, and I have used Avon tires, as far back as 1963.
Leonard M on Dec 31, 2018
Recommended by the Norton MC forum.
F K on Dec 18, 2018
My last Dunlop 404 did not last very long. Used to run Avons years ago but couldn't afford them till now, thank you.
Rowland C on Dec 10, 2018
I heard good things about the tire...
Tom W on Dec 2, 2018
I like the design and price was good.
Larry G on Nov 27, 2018
Christmas gift
Joyce D on Nov 25, 2018
cheap
Elizabeth F on Nov 19, 2018
Good tires for my 1974 Z1
Mark R on Nov 2, 2018
.. since the seventies, have purchased and used Avon tires on several of my road machines; they came highly recommended to myself by others then, and are touted still by many I meet now.. I've found they give me high tractability in varied conditions, excellent wear (when maintained), and competitive value when even compared to other brands.
Gary S on Nov 1, 2018
because my Michelin pilot active is worn out by less than 6K mi. on a 1981 Yamaha XS1100H model.
marcel g on Oct 28, 2018
Used them before on my Norton's and they work very well.
John E on Oct 27, 2018
Avon tires are the best.
Juston R on Oct 25, 2018
Current Avon Roadrider tire on bike has 21,004 miles on it. And it is ALMOST worn out!!!!
James C on Oct 10, 2018
GOOD TIRE ,HAVE USED BEFORE
GEORGE C on Oct 4, 2018
I played hob trying to find a matching set of tires the correct size for my Honda Shadow Phantom. I couldn't even find the correct rear size of the brand that came on the bike.
I liked the tread design and the price.
Robert J on Oct 1, 2018
great service
James M on Sep 27, 2018
reviews and the sizes available.
David L on Sep 25, 2018
The reviews said they have good traction and longevity.
Ronald S on Sep 21, 2018
Avon AM26 roadrider has the sizes to fit my 1978 Yamaha xs1100 and bring into a more contemprary tread pattern and rubber compound, so the bike will stick...
Stephen J on Sep 14, 2018
Current reviews from those who have purchased this tire and price.
Michael H on Sep 10, 2018
Price, quality past customer remarks who have purchased this tire and Avon brand.
Michael H on Sep 7, 2018
They provide Awesome stick to the road,and Great wear life, I have them on 82 Goldwing,76 KZ900,01 Shadow,and 2 Metropolitan scooters, They are Great!
John F on Sep 7, 2018
have used before
Donald M on Sep 4, 2018
Only Company avon I could buy in set who made both front and rear tire for 74 xlch besides Harley Davison
Frank R on Sep 2, 2018
Best all around tire for the t100 Bonneville.
Bob B on Sep 1, 2018
This is a replacement for the rear.
I've been very happy with these tires, and they have give me some good mileage >7000 miles!
Michael F on Aug 31, 2018
I have these tires on a thruxton and an r100 airhead. I've been very happy with the way they handle.
Jeff M on Aug 29, 2018
Very good tyre. They are on all my bikes
Terence H on Aug 29, 2018
seemed a good deal, highly speed rated, highly rated by customers. thanks!
Mark O on Aug 23, 2018
it was recommended for my vintage RD400
Ed S on Aug 22, 2018
Price and name brand
Keith S on Aug 21, 2018
Only tire in that size could find.
Larry H on Aug 15, 2018
Avon brand reputation, tread design
Arthur S on Aug 13, 2018
I reside in a tropical country and based on my past experience with these tires, they offer superb wet and dry weather performance.
Daniel D on Aug 10, 2018
recommended for my motorcycle by Avon
Michael K on Aug 6, 2018
Premium quality
Daniel K on Aug 2, 2018
Reviews, Price, Specs, Appearance.
Keith T on Jul 30, 2018
this is my second avon , love em
John R on Jul 21, 2018
Good price
Albert p on Jul 17, 2018
From what I've researched they will fit my yamaha ds7(rd 250) perform and give a beefier look to the little guy. We'll see. The internet is never wrong....
Todd B on Jul 13, 2018
replacement for current tire - got a nail in the one I had .. happy with these tires
Chris R on Jul 11, 2018
Good ratings on theses tires. Good price and many comments from pleased customers that have purchased and ridden on theses tires. First set of Avon tires for me, I'm hoping they are as good or better than the Metzler tires that I have always used before.
Tim M on Jul 10, 2018
Have run before. Best mileage tire I've ever had. Handled well and rode nice also.
BRADLEY R on Jul 8, 2018
Price and style
Ricardo M on Jul 7, 2018
good price ,good reviews
Randy M on Jul 4, 2018
It's very hard to find matching tires for my 1986 Kawasaki Concours, and I found these last time I put new rubber on this bike. So glad I did, and I hope they keep making these Roadriders as they really enhance the ride quality...
David H on Jun 19, 2018
Good tire for T-100 Bonneville.
Perry B on Jun 17, 2018
I like the style,design,and cost.
Bill K on May 28, 2018
Great all around tires for my Yamaha RD's.
M O on May 21, 2018
I purchased the Roadrider rear tire for a friend in an 80% ratio and am now continuing to lower the bike with a smaller matching front tire. Handling seems fine. Specification are correct for a 1983 BMW R100RT.
paul l on May 16, 2018
Recommended by the Norton MC forum.
F K on Dec 18, 2018
I heard good things about the tire...
Tom W on Dec 2, 2018
These tires will be installed on a 1977 Yamaha xs 400. The wheels that are being used are spokes. What would be the recommended tube to run with these tires?
Keith on Sep 29, 2012
My Kawasaki vulcan runs tubes. Can I run tubes inside these tires?
A shopper on Dec 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! Yes, you can run a tube with this tire. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
I know this tire is tubeless, but what size of tube is recommended if used in tubed application?...tire is 120/80 v 16
A shopper on Jan 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. You can use a tube tire size 3.00-16 or 3.50-16. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
Why does the 120/80-17 have arrows going in different directions? Isn't the tread pattern important to water dispersal?
Steve J on Oct 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! You are correct, the tread pattern is important for water dispersal. There are some tires where you'd think the direction of the tread should go with the arrow on the sidewall but the way the tire was designed the arrow maybe facing the opposite of how the tire has been molded, tire may look backward but is correct. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
Is the MT90-16 the same size as a 130 90 16?
Dan C on Mar 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! You are correct, a MT90-16 is about the same size as a 130/90-16. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
I have a 89' goldwing, I see you have a front tire but not a back tire. do you plan to have one in the future? front is 130/70/18 and back is 160/80/16
Mark on Mar 13, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! To our knowledge Avon is not making the rear size you are looking for. If you would like help choosing another tire please give us a call 1-888-339-3888.
This tire size 130/70/18 for the front wheel of my bike but the write up says its a rear tire. Will this tire work/fit the front wheel?
shorty on Nov 3, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Its not recommended to run a rear tire as a front application. The shape of the tire can adversly affect the handling and traction of the motorcycle. Below is a link to the Avon Cobra AV71/AV2 Tires which are avialable in the sizes needed for your bike:
http://www.bikebandit.com/avon-av72-cobra-motorcycle-tire
I have a 1977 Yamaha xs 400. The factory tire sizes are 90/90 18 and 110/90 18. I need to know the overall tire width for the Avon am 26 roadriders in 120/90 18 and 100/90 18 to make sure these tires will fit my swing arm and front forks. Thank you in advance for your help.
Keith on Oct 4, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The first number of the tire size specifies the width. 120/90-18 is 120 millimeters wide. The 100/90-18 is 100 millimeters wide. Now to find the convert the metric size to inches you divide the size by 25.4. ( example 120 divided by 25.4 equals 4.72 inches.) Almost 4 3/4". Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.
I only need the rear tire; 150 / 80 / 16
Hillbilly on Sep 6, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The Avon AM26 Roadrider tire in a 150/80-16 blackwall is part # 1483124. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.
1.85x19 Yamaha XS650 alloy front and rear wheels. Can I run the 100/90x19 on the 1.85x19 wheel? (I will be running the 90/90x19 on the front.) Is the rim width to narrow for the 100/90?
Denis, the old guy on Sep 1, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for writing into BikeBandit.com. For legal reasons BikeBandit.com does not offer mechanical/technical advice. We do offer repair manuals that may provide the info you need to help you solve your problem.
My 88 FZ750 stock tire size is 130/80-18. Can I mount a 150/70-18 Avon AM26 on the stock 18 x MT3.00 rim ?
Marc on Aug 1, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! We can only recommend the stock tire size for your model.
Curious what the Avon 3.25 would be comparable height wise to a 100 90 19 Kawasaki W650 is what I am outfitting 130 80 18 is good for rear (am26) trying to put a 100 or 110 70 or 80 /19 up front recommended size is 90/90/19 but 90 is too tall looks bobberish and hits customized fender any suggestions?
Randall on Jun 2, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Good question! A 3.25 would be equal to 100/90, whether changing the size of your tire will work for you is something we cannot make an assement on and is based on clearance space between the width and height of the tire. We recommend consulting with a local technician on sizing before ordering. 100=width 90=aspect ratio or profile (100 to a 110 would be 10mms wider adding 5mms to each side between fork and sidewall of tire).
Will this rear tire replace an Avon Azaro 140/80 VB17 V250 tire that i have on my 1993 Suzuki Katana?
Dave on May 30, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! Yes this tire would be an excellent replacement for your old tire.
I have a 1988 Kawasaki Ninja 750 and I am looking for a good tire that will last a while with good performance and cornering. These tires seem like a good fit but I want to be sure I am buying the right tires for my bike. Although I am more of a casual rider, I would still like a tire that can keep up with the potential speed and agility of a Kawasaki. Would these tires be the way to go? Thanks!
kielbasa on May 14, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! Yes these tires are an excellent choice for your application.
I have a 1978 cb750f with the honda com-star wheels.. should i also install some tubes to go along with these avon tubeless tires..? i think i'd feel a little safer with tubes installed..
Russ on Sep 2, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! Yes these tires will also work with tubes as well.
can i use a tubless tire with wire wheels or can i put a tube in? really like the lazertec.
Mack on May 2, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! if you wish to use a tubeless tire on a tube type rim you would need to run a tube also due to how the air would leave through the spoke holes.
I am replacing tires on a '79 Honda CB750F Supersport. My question is about the comparison of the 4.00-18 rear and the 110/90-18 rear tire. As a cross reference of the OEM tires on this bike, both of these should fit. My question is, what's the difference between the two and would one be more beneficial than the other? They will be used mainly for long distance highway and around town riding.
KawRider on Dec 28, 2010
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! Our cross reference will list the 110/90-18 as comparable to the 4.00-18. We would suggest this size for the match on a 4.10-18 because the next size up will be larger than the 4.10-18 size.
Avon AM26 Recommendation?

I am looking for a 130/70(or 130/60)-17 rear tire for my Supermoto converted DR350 suzuki. I can't go to a 140, it slows me down too much. The little engine doesn't have the power to spin it.

Would this be a tire worth trying? Is it STICKY?
I need a tire that is primarily performance oriented, or dual-compound with soft shoulders at least.

What can you offer in that size, I can use a front tire also, because there is no torque to bother it. I'm running a 120/70 mich. Pilot Sport (front tire) on the rear now, with no problems, I'd just like a little more rubber under me.

Also, this is a bias ply tire - so would that cause handling issues with a front radial? (Mich. Power Race soft)

Thank you
Sedona on Nov 4, 2009
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! With the Avon Roadrider AM26 Motorcycle Tire that your looking at this one is more of a cruiser tire. The highest performance tire we offer in the 130/70-17 would be the Pirelli Sport Demon Motorcycle Tire located in the link below.

http://www.bikebandit.com/pirelli-sport-demon-motorcycle-tire
can i run tubes in tubless tires

i have a t120 bonniville would like to put modern sport tires on ?
f800st on Aug 20, 2009
BEST ANSWER: We have heard of many customers running tubes in a tubeless type tire and vise versa. To get this information we would recommend checking with the tire manufacturer to make sure it is ok for that exact tire.
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