We offer the most competitive tire prices in the business. A $5.00 shipping fee is applied to each tire we ship. Tire fees do not apply to pickup store orders. Charges are clearly stated before you are asked to complete your order.
Sidewalls feature a custom snakeskin treatment that compliments the Cobra logo and tread design
Advanced Variable Belt Density (A-VBD) construction uses a densely wrapped belt in the center of the tire for stability, wear and mileage
Belt is less dense on shoulder for a huge, compliant contact patch
Lifetime Profile Engineering (LPE) for consistent handling and stability for the life of the tire
Enhanced Aqua Flow (EAF) tread pattern for optimal water dispersal
Enhanced Stability System (ESS) design reduces tire flex for improved grip and stability
Sidewall ID Information: Avon AV72 250/40VR-18 (81V) Cobra
Dimensions: Inflated Width/Measuring Rim Width: 9.90 in./Not available
Inflated Diameter: 25.80 in.
Acceptable Rim Width(s): 8.50-9.50 in.
Deepest Tread Depth: 9/32 in.
Balance Dot: No
Directional Arrow: Yes
Speed Rating: V (V240) rated for speeds up to 149 MPH
Capacities and Construction: Load Capacity/Inflation Pressure: 1019 lbs/42 psi
Load Range: B
Bias or Radial Ply: Radial
Tread Plies/Material: 2 Rayon/1 Aramid
Sidewall Plies/Materials: 2 Rayon
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.
I ordered this tire for my '09 Yamaha Raider and I'm glad I did. Shipping took just a few days which surprised me... great job, DK. The 250 is about as big as you can go on a stock Raider wheel, but this tire fits within the swingarm just fine with no rubbing. Riding two up hasn't caused any rubbing, either.
I have not lowered my bike in the rear, so I can't say that there are any clearance issues... but it's always good to check. If your bike has been lowered, make sure you look at the bolts that come in from the side that hold the rear fender in place... they may need to be trimmed down. Otherwise, just install the tire and ride.
The tire is nice and round on the stock wheel, which seems to help in cornering. The tire feels softer and has more grip than the stock Metz 210 did, and the tread depth is deep.
Overall, it was a great tire at a good price, and I will be buying this tire again when this one eventually wears out.
This tire is far superior to the OEM Dunlop, and a little better than the Dunlop E3, and the Metz Marathon. I have ridden on all four, have an M109, and commute several days a week. Handling and control is second to none. It is very hard to get this tire to break loose. Wear is OK, as I need another at 8,000. But I only got that or less on the other tires, as well. I will purchase again. If this tire is in your sights, pull the trigger. You will not regret it.
I have 12,000 miles on this tire running hard in SoCal desert in the summer heat and it is still going strong. I can see the wear bars but it has more wear left. The grip on this tire contact patch is incredible...hit the rear brake and you will stop and quickly over a traditional size tire. Handling in corners is surprisingly good for a 250 size tire. I am waiting for the old one to wear out so I can put the new on.
Avon has a great reputation. That and the Dennis Kirk price at the time helped to make my decision easier. The tire handles the road extremely well but the compound feels softer than the OEM that came with my bike (Dunlop E3). Hopefully I will get more miles on this Avon Cobra vs the average 10k I have been getting with the Dunlop.
Good tire at a great price giving value. Performance on dry roads is very good. In the rain it gives security but when it wears down to the indicators saying it's time for a new one...get a replacement!