In the last season I’ve performed on over 100 shows so you can guess how many tires found their end with burnouts and special tricks. That is one of the reasons I’m so excited about this collaboration, because I need a tire that will endure my crazy stunts and make me feel safe on the bike.
For the past few years I’ve used Mitas tires, which I still believe are one of the best ones on the market but different times call for different opportunities and I’m very honoured to found a new sponsor in AVON. The company is well known by bikers around the globe and will open up a whole new world to me, including their followers, who will get the chance to see what crazy stuff their tires can do, since you all know how important it is for me to share stuff with my fans.
A number of different Avon products are being used by me now, including the TrailRider, 3D Ultra Sport and Spirit ST for fitment to my factory KTM Duke bikes. AVON has been manufacturing motorcycle tyres for more than a century and offers an acclaimed range of motorcycle tyres stretching from the track-inspired 3D Ultra Xtreme through the hypersport touring Spirit ST tyre and Cobra Chrome for custom and cruiser applications. Other ranges include the Roadrider for classic and vintage bikes and the TrailRider and TrekRider for adventure sport use.
Avon Tyres announced last November that it is the original equipment (OE) fitment for the KTM 790 ADVENTURE. As a lightweight, high performance bike that is equally happy on the street as it is off-road, the KTM 790 ADVENTURE has spoked wheels in true off-road sizes. With a 21-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear, these come fitted with Avon TrailRider tyres – a dual sport option.
Avon’s Global Motorcycle Sales Manager, Doug Ross, said, “We are delighted to welcome Rok to the Avon family. He shares his enthusiasm for what he does with fans around the world and will bring Avon Tyres to a whole new audience. This complements our supply of original equipment tyres to KTM very well and we are looking forward to Rok putting our tyres through their paces in the coming months.”
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