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Avon AV72 Cobra Motorcycle Tire

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Avon AV72 Cobra Motorcycle Tire

The Avon AV72 Cobra Motorcycle Tire utilizes an advanced variable belt density construction (VBD). A-VBD uses a wrapped belt in the center of the tire for stability, better wear, and more mileage. The belts on the shoulders are not as dense so the tire can spread more, creating a larger contact patch when leaning and cornering. Check out some more features and specifications below.

Features

  • Snakeskin sidewall effect complements the Cobra logo and tread design; a truly unique custom look
  • Advanced Variable Belt Density (A-VBD) rear construction uses a densely wrapped belt in the center of the tire for stability, wear and mileage; belt is less dense on the shoulder for a huge, compliant contact patch (most sizes)
  • Force Following Grooves (FFG) for reduced tire noise, increased wear resistance, improved stability and better resistance to cupping
  • Lifetime Profile Engineering (LPE) for consistent handling and stability for the full life of the tire
  • Wide Custom Tread Arc (WCTA) tire profile for improved maneuverability at all speeds
  • Enhanced Aqua Flow (EAF) tread pattern gives optimal water dispersal
  • Enhanced Stability System (ES) design reduces tire flex for improved grip and stability
  • Tubeless
  • H-rated for speeds up to 130 mph, V-rated for speeds up to 149 mph or (W)-rated for speeds of 168+ mph

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Specifications and Options

Brand Avon
Front / Rear Rear
Tire Size 140/90-15
Bias / Radial Radial
Rim Size 15
Tube / Tubeless Tubeless

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Why did you choose this?
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Best mileage ever from this tire. And handles like a dream
Eric B on Aug 7, 2019
Radial combo with Avon AV71. This is the only 15" radial for the Vmax that works with OEM wheel.
David B on May 21, 2019
Best mileage ever from this tire. And handles like a dream
Eric B on Aug 7, 2019
Matched Front Tire
W T on Jul 16, 2019
Radial combo with Avon AV71. This is the only 15" radial for the Vmax that works with OEM wheel.
David B on May 21, 2019
heard good reviews on this tire and it looks like they replaced this tire with avon chrome tire I don't know enough about the chrome tire
lewis k on May 5, 2019
I've been running these for a while now and get great mileage and ride with them. And they hold the road very good.
Eddie F on Feb 5, 2019
Always looking for a tire that I can get more mileage from
Eric B on Feb 3, 2019
Great tires
david m on Sep 22, 2018
great looking and performance
Robert L F on Sep 20, 2018
Previous experience with these tires. Good handling and performance in dry and wet weather.
Wayland M on Sep 17, 2018
price and poor mileage from previous bridgstone
Douglas S on Sep 5, 2018
need new tire - wnat to see if better than current tire ( Metzler)
Arthur R on Sep 1, 2018
I like the performance of this tire I also have them on another Bike<br />.
Matthew F on Aug 17, 2018
High quality, long wear life tire made in the UK
Michael M on Aug 11, 2018
Used before
Patricia J on Aug 10, 2018
I'm trying this tire out to see if it lasts longer that the others I have tried.
Voyager534 on Aug 8, 2018
14,000 miles on my last set, on a honda goldwing! best tires in the world
Louis N on Jul 30, 2018
I was looking at Dunlop elite tires and the Avon 72 cobra. I have a 99 and I`ve lowered it. I`m building it to go fast. Also the Speed rating is about 25 mph more than the Dunlop. BikeBandit,com is giving me the best price by about 25.00 or 30.00. Thank You
Harry M on Jun 17, 2018
had this tire before....great tire
Vern G on May 23, 2018
Price and good online reviews
Jeremy L on May 13, 2018
heard they were good
James M on May 13, 2018
I have the same tires on my motorcycle, performance was great
mike s on Apr 27, 2018
Second set of AVON Cobras for my VStar1300... replacing due to age, NOT mileage! Got 14K on the rear so far... plenty of "meat" left... the rear is a little flat in the middle now... guess I need MORE curves!!<br />Thanks BikeBandit for always being the tire supply for ALL my motorcycles!
Robb W on Mar 30, 2018
Very good price for quality of tires
Teodoro R on Mar 12, 2018
They looked like they have a nice tread pattern, my friends have had good experiences with avon tires, and bothe were radial tires.
Allen P on Feb 28, 2018
Easy shopping, great luck with 37 years of Avon tires...
Donald C on Feb 28, 2018
The best I've found.
Edward B on Feb 24, 2018
Long lasting tire!
Bill on Feb 22, 2018
My son runs these on his fat bob get good miles on them, which is awesome for the roads we ride.
Martin S on Jan 20, 2018
Had before lasted long time nice ride
shonna s on Jan 17, 2018
Better handling, better ride , longer wear life
Richard H on Jan 1, 2018
I've tried at least 4 other brands/models of tires for my Goldwing. NOTHING has preformed better or lasted longer than the Avon tires.
Dale G on Aug 28, 2017
Pricing and style
Keith G on Aug 26, 2017
High quality and a good price
Scott B on Aug 10, 2017
Had it before, great handling, mileage average
James H on Jul 11, 2017
good tires
hershal p on Jun 27, 2017
Recommended by bike mechanic
John W on Jun 24, 2017
Had one before liked it.
Lee S on Jun 17, 2017
This is the best tire that my husband just loves for his motorcycle. This is the only tire he will buy.
Rachel G on Jun 13, 2017
My previous experience with Avon tires on another bike was very good; handling and wear were excellent.
gwynnster on Jun 11, 2017
We have gotten the best wear out of the Avon we bought for the back. We are assuming a front tire will do just as well and therefore a matched set should be perfect!
Mark N on Apr 5, 2017
bought this tire before great mileage sticks great on wet roads. already tried all other major name brands.
freddy s on Nov 29, 2016
I like these and the Stones, the price is higher for the Avons, I had them several years ago on a VTX 1800 and a GL 1500 and they were smooth and quiet, so I'm gona try them again as my current Stones are ready for retirement.
James K on Nov 15, 2016
wanted the matching set, great tires, plus road hazzard
Mark M on Oct 8, 2016
Highly recommended by experienced riders that have run this tire
Steven B on Sep 20, 2016
This is my third set of these tires. I get 15k to 16k on them and they hold the road great. A great value in bike tires.
Steven D on Aug 28, 2016
I have used it in the past and are very satisfied with the cobras
mario s on Aug 26, 2016
the, by far, best tire for Honda Valkyrie.
robert r on Jul 25, 2016
I get good life out of these tires.
darrell c on Jul 18, 2016
Second set of AV Cobra's. Excellent handling, excellent wet road traction, excellent tread life. I like them so much, I put them on other people's bikes.
Stephan on Jul 11, 2016
Best Traction of any tire. Does not last long. Hard riding 3000 - 5000 miles. Does not wear well. Again, for hard riding, drag racing and cornering, cant be beat.
Mike S on Jul 5, 2016
Matched Front Tire
W T on Jul 16, 2019
heard good reviews on this tire and it looks like they replaced this tire with avon chrome tire I don't know enough about the chrome tire
lewis k on May 5, 2019
My bike has never wobbled left to right before at all with other brand tires until I got the Cobras. Why does it Feels like a boat on water ? & only have 40 miles on them. Has anyone mentioned this before. ?
Donald P on May 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Donald, there could be a number of reasons why your bike feels wobbly. There could be an alignment or balancing issue. Your wheel bearings could be worn. The direction of the tire or location could be off. Something could be loose or the tire pressure could be off. If you are using a different size tire other than the original size, this could cause handling issues. We recommend using the original size tires in the specified locations for safety and performance reasons. 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.
Does the AV72 also fit as a front tire, just put it on a certain way?
A shopper on May 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! The Avon AV72 Cobra Motorcycle Tire is a rear tire and cannot be used in the front. I have attached a link to the front Avon Cobra 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.
Avon AV71 Cobra Motorcycle Tire
Avon AV71 Cobra Motorcycle Tire
WHAT IS A''W"RATING WHAT SPEED ?
A shopper on Dec 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question, the W is the speed rating for the tire which is 168 mph. 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.
Can I use Avon Tire Cobra Chrome Rear Tire (MT90B-16) as a front tire? Can it be mounted a different way to use on front?
A shopper on May 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! For safety reasons, we cannot recommend you use a rear tire on the front. I have attached a link to a similar tire with a front size MT90B-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.
Avon AV91/AV92 Cobra Chrome Motorcycle Tire
Avon AV91/AV92 Cobra Chrome Motorcycle Tire
Can i use a tube in a tubless tire?
A shopper on Apr 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for the question! Yes, you can most definitely run a tube in a tubeless type 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.
How do the hold up in desert temperatures???
A shopper on Feb 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! This tire will hold just as well as any other tire on the market. 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.
Can a 240 40r 18 tire fit on a rim that has a 200 50r 18 tire on??
Eric S on Jun 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Eric, thank you for the question. The 240/40-18 tire will fit the wheel but the more important thing that you need to consider is how much clearance room you have in between the swing arm and the under part of your machine. 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 purchased a Avon Tire Cobra Chrome Rear Tire (MT90B-16) is this the same as a AV72 mt90b-16?
A shopper on May 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! The Avon Cobra and Cobra Chrome are similar but not the same. I have attached a link to the Avon Cobra Chrome Tire below. 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.
Avon AV91/AV92 Cobra Chrome Motorcycle Tire
Avon AV91/AV92 Cobra Chrome Motorcycle Tire
Why doesn't the front tire sizes come up ????.i want a set
RICHARD P on Dec 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question Richard! The front tire will be the Avon AV71 Cobra, I have attached a link below to it. 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.
Avon AV71 Cobra Motorcycle Tire
Avon AV71 Cobra Motorcycle Tire
what is the tread depth of a new avon cobra 200/60-16?
A shopper on May 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I wouldn’t be able to give you exact thread depth , I have about 3,000 miles on the tire all ready , but I can tell you this it hugs the curves great and treads water like a fish , it’s a softer tire than most and ive been running these type of Avon’s since the mid 90s great product easy to install and balance
Is this the recommended tire for my 2002 VTX 1800 C?
The Enforcer on Jul 27, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! We show your machine comes with a 170-70-16 size tire stock. the tire you are veiwing is not offered in that sizing but many customers upgrade to a different size for riding comfort or performance. If you need help locating a tire for your machine please contact our knowledgable sales team 7 days a week at 888-339-3888. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
What speed does a rating H run at ?
Sam S on Mar 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! H speed rating is up to 130 mph.
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 can't find, on your site, the size or prices for the tires I need for a '99 Valkyrie Tourer--Avon Cobra 150/80R17 & a Avon Cobra 180/70R16 . Do you have them? If so, how do I find them or must I phone??
Earl P on Nov 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Earl, thanks for the question! I have attached a link to the Cobra Chrome tires that come in that size. 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.
Avon AV91/AV92 Cobra Chrome Motorcycle Tire
Avon AV91/AV92 Cobra Chrome Motorcycle Tire
In the photo these have wide white wall sides but there is no mention of that in the description. Do these come in wide whitewalls. Also will the 4.00 150/90/15 be compatible with my stock 2994 rebel 250 rims!??
Sam S on Aug 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Sam, thank you for the question. The white wall is currently unavailable and has no ETA. I just updated the images to avoid confusion and this will go live within the next few days. 2994! Woah we don't even have specs on that bike yet. All jokes aside, a stock 2004 Honda rebel uses a 130/90-15 from factory so the 150/90-15 should fit that rim just fine. It will be 20mm (less than an inch) wider and barely anything taller. I would recommend taking some measurements and checking to see if you have the clearance room on the actual bike.
Want 240 40 18 ?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! Here is a link to all the tires that carry size 240/40-18. 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.

https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/240-40-18-18-inch-rim-motorcycle-tires/t11nq4jg
Can I use a rear tire as a front tire? I'm installing a wide front tire kit on my 2015 FLTRXS, it will require a 180/55R18 on the 18x5.5 rim. I haven't been able to find that size "front" tire.
A shopper on Jan 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. We recommend to use the original tire size for your safety. 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.
My question is will this tire fix a 18 rim with 7.5 wide ???? will mount up okay ?
Jeffrey G on Jul 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! The few sizes offered for an 18" wheel should mount up to a 7.5" wide wheel. But for safety reasons, we recommend going with the original size tire for your machine, by using different size tires you can alter the handing of your machine resulting in an accident. 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.
what will fit my 2001 1800 goldwing?
Dutch on Jan 18, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! 180/60-16 is correct for your machine. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.
does this fit a 2010 triumph thunderbird? book calls for 200/50/17
Rich on Aug 10, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The AVON AV72 Cobra tire is available in the correct width. Not available in proper height. 200/55-17 is about 5 millimeters taller. Here is a link to all tires in the proper size for your 2010 TRIUMPH THUNDERBIRD.
http://www.bikebandit.com/200-50-17motorcycle-tires/n1348-4294966935-4294966940-4294967176
I have a 210/50-17 tire (Metzler 880 Marathon) on a 17x5.5 rim. Will the Avon AV72 200/55-17 tire fit this rim?
bill on Jul 9, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your Question! This would be a matter best handled by calling in 1-888-339-3888.
have an xr650, can i run tubes with these?
Wick on Jul 4, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! This tire will not work for your machine.
what size 280 tire do i need to order to fit the stock m109 rear rim?
null on Mar 6, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! The original rim size is an 18", so the only option would be for a 250/40-18. You would need to measure if you have the clearance to go any larger.
size for 2001 1800 gold wing
Dutch on Feb 24, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! you will need size 180-70-16.
Will the Avon AV72 / 200 55 18 fit on my 06 Harley Nightrod that came with a stock 180 55 18 on a 5.5"rim?
null on Oct 23, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! You will have to measure to see if you have the extra 20mm clearance on your rim.
Would the Avon Corp.advise use of this particular product front and rear on a 2007 Honda Goldwing 1800?
Jitterbug on Aug 8, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your qestion! We would recommend the stock tire size this machine came with. It takes a 130x70x18 for the front and a 180x60x16 for the rear.
what is the difference between the avon venom 300/35/18 or the avon cobra 300/35/18
Mike on Nov 17, 2010
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! The venom is not offered in this size. For assistance in ordering tires, please contact a sales rep at 888-339-3888.
Canyou buy just the rear tire

What is the price on the a Avon Cobra 18" x 8.5" aLSO SHIPPING CHARGES
KERRIELYNN on Jan 10, 2010
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! With the tire sizing for the Avon Cobra tires these will be in metric sizing, if you can let us know your year, make and model we can check what sizing you need for your machine. Shipping on any sized order through BikeBandit would only be $7.95 with no tax and no handling charges.
tire and rim

would a 180 tire fit on a stock 16 in h.d spoked rim.What width would It need to be.
freakride8 on Dec 27, 2009
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! With the information your looking for unfortunately this will vary per machine, the manufacturers will not provide this information to us. You would need to check your machines service manual in order to get this information that your looking for.
Whats the difference between the bias ply and radial tires?

The avon cobra tire has both options.
JCarr on Sep 29, 2009
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! The difference in these tires will be how they are constructed, you can use the link below to get better information on this as well.

http://www.bikernet.com/avon/PageViewer.asp?PageID=986

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Would you recommend
Yes
Great tires & great service !!
August 20, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Love Cobra!
The Cobra tire came quickly and free shipping! Cheaper than buying it local too! Highly recommend!
June 1, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Would you recommend
Yes
The tires rock. Increased grip and looks for your Harley.
January 23, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Would you recommend
Yes
New experience
I am trying the Avons for two reasons. The Metzlers I had were very expensive and I had a hard time finding the size I needed . I have only got about 500 miles on the new Avons, but I love the look and they handle good. Have to wait and see how many miles they last. My Bike is a vtx 1800 F1.
October 30, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Tire fits and rides great
October 23, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Would you recommend
Yes
great tires
I have use this tires for several years. They wear good and are good in wet or dry weather.
October 13, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Would you recommend
Yes
great stopping distance
50 ft less than brigstone on wet pavement
October 11, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Would you recommend
Yes
This is my second set really like the tires they Corner well they ride on Open Road well I had a problem with alignment so I ruined the front tire but I purchase two new ones a lime has been corrected and I know these tires work well and rain and dry season they get a five star rating from me
October 5, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Much better handling than the tires I took off.... excellent grip... no tracking on rough surfaces... my chicken strip has been reduced dramatically... lol
Yamaha Vmax
Yamaha Vmax
September 25, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Don't buy it. They fall apart.
After riding on my new tire for the summer, it appears that the side walls on both seem to have separated from the center of the tire. My tire has a minimal amount of wear on any part of it and the sides still even have the little "nipples" that are on every new tire. I see that there are plenty of good reviews but if this happens to just 1 in every 10,000 tires, do you want that 1 on your bike riding down the freeway?
September 16, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
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