Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Metairie, near New Orleans
Put 240 Avon Cobras on my Hammer
I thought I'd try a narrower tire on my 2007 Hammer because most of my riding is around the city/suburbs and twisty backroads. With the 250 dunlops I felt like I couldn't really throw the bike around like I'd like to. So I did a whole bunch of research and settled on the 240 Avon Cobra tire, as these seemed to be known for great handling.
They deliver in spades! I feel like I've got a whole new bike now. I'm carving corners like never before and weaving through traffic with control I never had on this bike. It's very nice, to say the least!
The downsides are that the bike does feel a bit more tippy at standstill. Not excessive, just something to get use to. I also understand that these tires will be toast after around 5000 miles if riden aggressively. For me that's around 2 years worth of riding, so no big deal.
Anyway, for anyone who wants better handling out of your Hammer, this is well worth a try.
2007 Victory Hammer (Nuclear Sunset)
2012 Vstrom Adventure 650
2006 Suzuki M50 (Black) - Traded
1995 Mustang GT... Work in Progress...