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Old 11-02-2011, 03:39 PM   #1
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Question Avon Storm 2 vs any other high mileage tire

I have been doing some searching and was looking for a good high mileage performance tire for my tenative 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R (I like saying that ) purchase. Anyway, my findings lead me to the Avon Storm 2 Ultra tire. It seems that the reviews for that tire are pretty good. But, while futher researching, I made a call to a local shop who (biased I'm sure) said that that particular tire sucked. !?! Really? Okay, so who has had any experience with Avon tires. I mean other than those people who put freakin 300s on the back of drag bikes, of course.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:44 PM   #2
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I've used one on my busa and got about 12K miles from it. I don't do any dragging knee around corners at 140mph but I get over pretty good and it felt nice
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Thanks for all the info. I Knew something was up when [the local shop] said, "why do you want those? I mean, we can order those but we have some dunlops here in the shop we can sell you. Besides, (this is were it gets good) ALL TIRES ARE THE SAME". I then told him, "Thanks for your help". And hung up.
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The Avon is a good tire, especially for the heavier ZX14.
Another couple of good ones to consider are the Pilot Road 3 and the BT023.
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the Avon Storm 2 is a good tire for a heavier bike that wants to get higher mileage on them.
I have been running Avons on my FJR for years and am on my 2nd set of the Storm 2's - they are a great all-around tire that gives you great confidence in them, especially in the rain... Usually get about 14k on the front and 12k on the rear.
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Just a thought...

I wanted to know what your preference was in tire sizes. I really want to get a size 200 for my ZX-14R. But, I am hearing that the smaller 180 is a better tire becuase you can get more control out of th esmaller tire. In fact, the bigger 200 is said to be more of a harder bike to handle in the corners because you have to struggle to "pull it up". Haven't heard of that before but any information on the subject would be helpful.
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