Avon Rear Cobra AV72 250/40VR-18 any good?? about to buy new tires, and was looking at these... any good?
From the look of my Avons, I expect about the same. I ride ~9-10k miles per season, I should be able to replace the rear each year and the front every other year. I definitely want to keep running on these Cobras.FWIW, here's my Avon Cobra history on the XCT.
Installed at 9,400 miles, new one put on at 27,400. So, I got 18,000 miles on that front. Second front still fine (have about 6,000 miles on it, i.e., about 33,000 miles on the bike now, and just did a second track day on the current set of tires two weeks ago).
Installed at 9,400 miles, new one put on at 18,900 and another new one put on at 27,400. So, I'm getting about 9,000 miles per rear tire.
I tend to get tire changes at the start of a season, to get it over and done with. Thus, the longevity is greater than I get, because I don't want to be bothered trying to get the absolute longest I can get out of tires, if that would mean interfering with the middle of a riding season.
I run the tires at 40/42 F/R these days, although earlier on I was running them at 38/42.
Finally someone from the States that gets worse mileage than me!2900 miles on my Avon cobra and just hit the wear bar! Got 4400 miles out of the stock Dunlop! The cobra handles great but 2000 of those miles where straight up riding no fast take offs the other 900 well? That being said I am a big guy 350lbs. I did no burnouts! Still I should get better mileage! Fyi 2010 kingpin. I don't know what tire to replace the cobra with!