Overview of Avon Rear AV46 Azaro-ST 150/80ZR-16 Blackwall Tire - 90000001054
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.
Cross reference number(s):AV350
Specs for Avon Rear AV46 Azaro-ST 150/80ZR-16 Blackwall Tire - 90000001054
|Position - Tire||Rear|
|Speed Rating||W(168 MPH)|
Fitment for Avon Rear AV46 Azaro-ST 150/80ZR-16 Blackwall Tire - 90000001054See if this part fits your ride
Part 541690 fits the following machines
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.
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!!!
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.