Avon Rear AV46 Azaro-ST 150/80ZR-16 Blackwall Tire
- Part #: 541690
- Manufacturer Part #: 90000001054
Overview of Avon Rear AV46 Azaro-ST 150/80ZR-16 Blackwall Tire
- Durable S-Compound construction delivers excellent mileage and dry grip
- Superior wet grip and water dispersion from EAF (Enhanced Aqua Flow) tread pattern
- Features A-VBD (Advanced Variable Belt Density) construction for high stability at all lean angles
- Added stability and grip under heavy acceleration from SBC (Spiral and Belted Carcass) with an extra belt
- Sidewall ID Information: AV46ST 150/80ZR-16 M/C 71W
Inflated Width/Measuring Rim Width: 6.0 in. / 3.5 in.
Inflated Diameter: 25.4 in.
Acceptable Rim Width: 3.5 in.-4.25 in.
Deepest Tread Depth: 8/32 in.
Balance DOT: None
Directional Arrow: Yes
Speed Rating: W-Rated up to 168 MPH
Capacities and Construction:
Load Capacity/Inflation Pressure 761 lbs. / 42 psi
Bias or Radial Ply: Radial
Load Range: B
Tread Plies/Material: 3 Polyester/1 Aramid
Sidewall Plies/Material: 2 Polyester
DOT Approved for Road Use: Yes
Tube or Tubeless: Tubeless Only
Safety Warning: Please consult tire manufacturers publication(s) and/or website(s) for information on tire care, safety, installation, maintenance, manufacturers warranty and other information. The tires used for your application must have a load index and speed rating equal to or greater than the tires fitted as original equipment.
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Reviews for Avon Rear AV46 Azaro-ST 150/80ZR-16 Blackwall Tire
Got this tire on the recommendation of other COG forum members in April , its now August . I 've gone 9000+ miles on it and I believ I an go another 3000 before its done . Incredible grip , outstanding weather performance . In the pic its shown next to the Dunlop K177 that I've estimated that has lasted 20k+ miles but only available in wing size (160 width)I would recommend this item to a friend.
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Surprising mileage from responsive tire
Tire has more grip than I use. This is my 2nd Azaro, and the first one lasted over 10,000 miles. Only disappointment is that it took quite a few weights to balance, but it's all good now..I would recommend this item to a friend.
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Wow, the first ride and the differences are incredible. Smooth turns, corners and acceleration. I did not know how much tires made a difference till you get a good set. And the road noise also seems to be gone. Looks like a great season of riding this year.I would recommend this item to a friend.
I bought this rear tire to go with the Avon Storm 2 I saved about $130 buying here instead of my local dealer. Both tires work very good.I would recommend this item to a friend.
2nd Azaro-ST 150/80ZR-16 For 2002Kawasaki Concours
I put an Avon Storm on my front and an Azaro on my rear wheel 8000 miles ago. The Azaro was near the tred limit indicator and had developed a squared-off profile. The Storm still has about 8000 miles worth of tred left on it so I just bought a second Azaro to run on the bike until I have to change both out at the same time. If you buy these for your bike, I would recommend going ahead and buying 1-Storm and 2-Azaro's at the same time. These might not last long but they stick in the twisties very well. You can get longer life out of other tires but I probably would stick to the straigh-away roads on those.I would recommend this item to a friend.
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First Impressions gone both ways
Trying to find a radial tire to fit my old FJ1100s is becoming increasingly harder. It is the oldest bike I have seen that is "radial approved"; by Yamaha and the tire manufacturers. I have been riding on Michelin Macadams for about 4 years now and love them. After having bought what I believe are the last two front Macadams on the planet, I had to find a suitable match for the rear. I had a rear flat a while back on one of my FJs, so I swapped both wheels out with my spare set that had a matched set of an older model Avon radials. The tires were nearly new, and in great shape. However, they were horrible in every way! The Mitchelins had spoiled me so bad that I was actually thankful when the Avon's reminded me of something no rider should forget, especially one that has been riding on the street for over 33 years. I went to turn and had a front end wash out. Thankfully, the FJ and I didn't fully realize it until we were around the corner. I hadn't had a tire slip, even in the rain we get in Seattle, in almost 4 years and 55,000 miles. The rear tire wouldn't hold on WFO in 1st (past 5,500rpm) and 2nd gear (past 6,700 rpm), on dry pavement! It would just start spinning, and don't even think about trying to get out of a corner quicker by gassing it before the apex...good bye back end. Reminded me of my RM500! So, I was very reluctant to buy this Avon. But, my brain kept telling me that they are one of THE biggest brands in the world, and sponser a majority of the races in Europe. I read a review here (maybe 2) from fellow FJ riders and they loved the tire. So, I ordered one. Everything came as, and when, promised. Of course, it's Dennis Kirk! (customer for around 30 years!) Veteran's know that there are a lot of bikes destroyed, and riders hurt, or worse, with brand new tires on them. The release agent takes 100-200 miles (normal riding) to wear off. I wipe the tread of mine off with a cloth shop rag, that I have put a LITTLE lacquer thinner on, and wait until it is almost completely evaporated. In the other hand is a clean dry rag and I follow rightt behind it so it doesn't sit there long. You don't really want to see it get wet. I am sure there are better ways, but this works great for me. I took it for a ride and did the GP weave, starting with mild turns and getting more aggressive as you go. I felt the rear slip just a little, once or twice in the first 2 miles, then they started to change my mind aboutt Avons, from that minute on! In 2 days I put over 300 miles on it. The last 50 being not so nice to it! It let me know that there is still a lot more waiting for me. The second day, with about 20 miles on the tires I got caught in a rain storm that left standing water up to 3-4 inches in places. I was on a wide, open, straightt, non-cambered, and slightly uphill road, in 1st gear, about 4,500 rpm. That's where the old FJ made it's reputation, because it gets REAL serious about movin' out from there to the 9,200 rev limiter. I goosed the clutch, a little, but enough to really test it. It lifted the front wheel an inch or so and didn't slip at all! That is significant because the FJs were not known as wheelie machines. In fact, it is the heavy nose, keeping the front tire stuck to the ground that makes them corner so good. This is a great tire! Don't know about the mileage, but the profile is WONDERFUL! Made the bike feel like it was a little 500, because it transitions so well! At 50 mph I could TOSS it from one side to the other, full lean to full lean! With less than 50 miles on it! I EASED inot that gradually, but was never given a reason to not push it harder. The tread looks pretty cool too! Thanks Dennis Kirk, and Avon! Buy this tire! You will be impressed. I am going to order a full set for my other bike right now!!!I would recommend this item to a friend.
best tire i have found
i run this tire on my 04 softail night train with a built motor and the avon azaro has been the only tire out of many that i have had hook up when it really counts...great tire under any condition and would recomend it to anyone and everyone!!!!!I would recommend this item to a friend.
Couldn't Be Happier!
Selected this tire after doing much searching and reading of everyone else's reviews. Seemed like the best tire for my FJ1200. After ordering the tire and then having it show up at my door faster than expected, I went and had it installed the same day. Now, after about a 1000 miles I have to admit I'm extremely impressed. Since I ride my bike every day, the tire has been tested in almost every weather condition but snow. The grip is awesome! Not even a twitch or stutter in the rain. Tread life? No problem. Tire wearing excellent so far. Performance? Never had a tire more predictable in corners. Remains smooth at all angles of cornering. In summary, if you are on the fence about this one or that one.......This tire is everything it advertises.I would recommend this item to a friend.