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  • Avon AV72 Cobra Rear Tires

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$185.95 - $369.46
Savings (28%):
$51.60
Price
$134.35

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Avon AV72 Cobra Rear Tires

The AV72 has a deep tread depth for better mileage in a touring tire. The grooves are tapered for maximum contact patch and increasing mileage. Available in "White Wall" and standard blackwall, the sidewall of the tire has unique "snakeskin" etching for a singular look. The absence of a center line on the AV72 Cobra decreases negative handling effects on steel-gratings found on bridges and the rounder profile helps to increase turn-in for cruisers, customs, and touring bikes.

Features:

  • Incorporates sportbike tire technology for nimble handling
  • Special construction to deal with heavy loads
  • Incredible stability and longevity - perfect for touring
  • Unique 'snakeskin-effect' sidewall and aggressive tread pattern
  • Extra wide sizes for custom bikes
  • Ultra-quiet
  • Unique pattern for Honda Goldwing fitment
  • Available in a wide range of sizes, incorporating fitments for Harley Davidson's V-Rod, Triumph's Rocket III, Honda's Goldwing and Valkyrie plus some sizes for custom bike applications
  • Whitewalls available in some sizes indicated by WWW

Please Note: The 130/60VR23 tire is suitable for both front and rear fitment.

4.5 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.3 / 5
Grip
4.4 / 5
Tread Life
3.9 / 5
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Rear / 190/60R17 78H TL 1101796 90000001436 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 180/70R16 77V WWW TL 1088741 90000021482 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 150/90B15 80H TL 1088744 90000021762 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 140/90-15 76H TL 1041020 90000021760 Available: Requires 1-5 business days lead time prior to shipment
Rear / 170/80B15 83H TL 1041021 90000021764 Available: Requires 1-5 business days lead time prior to shipment
Rear / 150/70B18 76V TL 1041022 90000021761 Available: Requires 1-5 business days lead time prior to shipment
Rear / 160/80B16 81H TL (Reinforced) 1088733 90000021763 Available: Requires 1-5 business days lead time prior to shipment
Rear / 180/60R16 80H TL 539444 90000001418 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 180/70R16 77H TL 539445 90000001152 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 200/60R16 79V TL 539522 90000001154 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 240/50R16 84V TL 539523 90000001163 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 200/55R17 78V TL 539524 90000001155 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 180/55ZR18 74W TL 510937 90000001156 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 200/55R18 79V TL 539669 90000001157 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 240/40R18 79V TL 539670 90000001161 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 250/40R18 81V TL 539671 90000001158 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 300/35R18 87V TL 539672 90000001159 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 280/40R20 539526 4700018 Out of Stock
Rear / 180/65B16 81H TL 539432 90000001164 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / MT90B16 74H TL 817903 90000001380 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / MT90B16 74H WWW TL 817904 90000001384 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 140/90B16 77H TL 817905 90000001386 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 140/90B16 77H WWW TL 817906 90000001430 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 150/80B16 77V TL 817907 90000001432 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 150/80B16 77V WWW TL 817908 90000001433 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 170/70R16 75H TL 1098267 90000001435 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours

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4.5 / 5.0
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Bang For The Buck
4.3 / 5
Grip
4.4 / 5
Tread Life
3.9 / 5
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Best Motorcycle Tire!
After doing extensive research on all motorcycle tire manufacturers, I decided on Avon; replacing stock Michelin tires. I have ridden on various other manufacturers tires over the years, and wanted something I have not tried yet. Note: My style of riding is mostly just cruising and short touring on a Harley, but I do some aggressive riding once in a while when with sport bike guys.

Avon has a large range of tires sizes, and obviously competitive with quality and technology. I wanted tires that looked great and performed well when I ride hard.

I have ridden about 700 miles with a new set of Avon tires and could not be happier. I have ridden in temperatures as low as the 30's and they still stick good to the road on corners at moderate speeds. Though this is a rear tire review, I will also say that the front tire is super stable. No more worries on black tar snakes, grooved pavement, and bridge decks. The bike does not budge now, and holds steady and true. One other big thing I noticed is that the death wobble on my Harley 48 is totally gone; I did put a 150 on the front from the stock 130.

FYI - My personal rating for tires are as follows (in order of Best overall):
1. Avon
2. Michelin
3. Metzeler
4. Pirelli
5. Shinko
6. Continental
7. Bridgestone
8. Dunlap

So, if you are in the market for new tires, leave your Dunlap tires in the dust. Many riders love them, especially on H-Ds and other cruisers, but I have never liked them.

Again, I ride it all weather conditions; hot/cold, wet/dry. Avon tires may be overkill for sunny day weekend warriors, but perfect for hardcore riders that want the best of everything.

I only gave a 4 star for tread and wet traction because the tires are still new and I have only ridden in rain showers (not a down pour). I have not noticed any tread wear as of yet.
December 14, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2013 Harley Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight XL1200X
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
2 up on a Goldwing on the SCMA's 3 Flags Rally
The SCMA's (Southern California's Motorcycle Association) 40th annual 3 Flags Tour - run every Labor Day weekend from Mexico to Canada. although the rally only lasted 5 days, wifey and I stayed on the road for 16 days total ( our Wing was loaded with gear!). The tires saw the heat of SoCal at the start, rain, wind, frost and even the deck of some ferries as we made our way north to Canada. Low to no noise, excellent traction and secure tracking even on some construction "roads" up in Canada...ran 41 psi on both front and rear, no eveidence of premature wear or tire failure. This is the second set of Avon's I have had on a Goldwing...Great tires....would purchase again.
October 19, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2003 Suzuki V-Strom DL1000
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Grip
4 / 5
Excellent Gold Wing Tire!
After a number of years on my wing, this is my first set of Cobras - and, Im hooked.

Great handling and braking - excellent looks. I'm looking forward to the milage, but so far these are the best tires I've ever had on the bike. Buy with confidence.
October 7, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
1999 Kawasaki ZRX1100
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
4 / 5
Much better than stock dunlops for a Sportster Iron.
Well, I only had the tires about 3000 miles so I can't rate the tread life. However, the grip is amazing compared to the dunlops and shinkos before. There's traction up until things start dragging, and hard breaking feels much better. Wet traction was good, but when on a Harley you know to calm down when it rains. If you want to throw the little sportster around then these are the tires to do it on.
June 29, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2009 Harley Davidson Sportster Iron XL883N
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Grip
These are the best ive had on my Honda F6B yet has far as traction on rain and tar snakes,,,,dont know about mileage yet...i have 2,000 on them and they still look great but with this kind of traction im afraid mileage may be lower....but i will see
April 6, 2016
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
3 / 5
In my opinion this is the best cruiser/touring tire on the market
Excellent traction and handling characteristics. Great wet traction. This is the only tire I would use on a cruiser or my 2012 GoldWing .
Tread life is advertised as 15,000 mi. I ride hard and get 12-14,000 mi out of the front and about 8-10,000 mi out back
October 26, 2015
Ride:
2012 Honda GL1800A Gold Wing ABS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Great traction in wet or dry and long lasting and truely designed for the large touring bikes.
I run the Avon Cobra AV71 (Front) and AV72 (Rear) on my 2013 Victory Cross Country Tour and have found this tire to handle great in both the dry and the wet. I am getting 15,000 miles from the rear Avon Cobra AV72 tires and the fronts would easily reach 30,000. I do change my tires front and rear at the same time but measuring the tread depth on the front tires I could make it safely to 30,000 on the front Avon Cobra AV71.

What makes the Avon Cobra really stand out is they developed the AV72 180/60R16 80H for the heavy touring bikes, the "80" is the weight rating of the tire which is good for up to 922 pounds verses other tires that carry the "74" weight rating which is only good for up to 827 pounds, that is a 165 pound difference.

As for handling I have never had the Avon Cobra AV71 and AV72 slip or leave me in a bad situation, they stick like they are on rails from accelerating to running through a set of sweepers these tires just stick and track like they are on rails.

We all have to trust our lives with the tires we put on our bikes, for me I will continue to run the Avon Cobra tire with the "80" (922 pound) weight rating and by pass all the other tries with the "74" (827 pound) weight rating. Avon has developed a great tire in the Cobra AV71 and AV72 series.

I highly recommend the Avon Cobra AV71 front and the AV72 rear tires.
June 22, 2015
Ride:
2016 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited Low FLHTKL
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Avon AV72 Cobra Rear
- Replacement From Stock Dunlop Tire Series- D407 240/40R18 Blackwall- 18 in. Rear-41688-08A.
- The stock rear Dunlop tread was gone in 3500 miles and the "STEALER", I mean Harley dealer wanted $314.95 for stock Dunlop & $48,00 for the mount.
- Revzilla price matched the Avon AV72 Cobra Rear for $177.00 & local bike builder mounted for $35.00.
- With 1000 miles on the new Avon Cobra & $150 extra dollars in my pocket, I couldn't be happier !
July 27, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Fantastic tires
I ride a 2008 Harley Davidson Fat Bob. I love how the Avon tires made it feel like a new machine. Some of the expressway near me are grooved and with the Avon Cobra tires I don't feel them pulling like the factory tires did. I haven't been caught in the rain so I can not rate the wet traction.

My bike has changed since I put the Avon Cobra tires on, I can take corners faster, the ride is much smoother and quieter now. (AV 71 MT90B16 74H on the Front, AV72 MT90B16 74H on the rear)
so far the tread has not shown any signs of wear but I only have 1200 Miles. I am very happy with these tires and I will get them again.

I was very impressed with Revzilla, When I ordered my tires, I had them shipped to my work (I live 60 Mi from my office). I received a phone call from Revzilla to verify that I had put down the correct address. I really appreciated that attention to detail and care for me, I will be making more purchases from Revzilla.
July 25, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2008 Harley Davidson Fat Bob FXDF
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
This product is one of the best tires I have ever purchased
Took it cross country. Through rain and storms, held up great. Still rolling cross country and back.
July 7, 2015
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Why did you choose this?
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I have this brand already on my bike
michael c on Jul 20, 2016
I had avons before on other bikes and been good.. plus they make the matching 21 front for this one too..
PHIL B on Jun 19, 2016
I have this brand already on my bike
michael c on Jul 20, 2016
Recommend
Christopher S on Jul 10, 2016
I had avons before on other bikes and been good.. plus they make the matching 21 front for this one too..
PHIL B on Jun 19, 2016
Not my first set. Its what I ride.
Ron C on May 20, 2016
speed rating,mileage durability and price
James M on May 7, 2016
I have had good experiences with Avon in the past and am glad that I can find Avons that fit my new bike.
David E on Mar 6, 2016
Best tires for my bike
Joseph M on Feb 25, 2016
Same as the tire my father lurched and loves
Tyler Y on Nov 29, 2015
RevZilla and other reviews
J O on Oct 30, 2015
The Avon AV71 and AV72 is the best choice for my Valkyrie and Rocket III Roadster. Period.
D W on Oct 22, 2015
This is my third tire from Avon, my first from Revzilla. If I had only known how much I would have saved, I would have started here!!
John J on Oct 16, 2015
Got a nail in my OEM Bridgestone on Goldwing........ had to have a new tire and this was the best price for an 80H tire I saw.
Kevin Z on Oct 6, 2015
research indicates good results especially in wet conditions. OEM FXDF tires average on dry conditions but get loose quickly in wet conditions.
Lloyd H on Sep 28, 2015
Simple, because they were the only tires I could find the day I needed to order them. If Michelin still made Gold Wing tires that is what I would have. If you check previous orders, I purchased Michelins for my Buell and BlackBird.
Roy Hoisington H on Aug 17, 2015
Because Michelin does not make wing tires
Roy Hoisington H on Jul 24, 2015
had them on a GL1500...liked the performance in both wet and dry....and they're quiet!
curley on Jul 21, 2015
my friend buys a lot off items from you, so I thought I'd try your company out stan
stanwin t on Jul 11, 2015
good value
Matthew O on Mar 2, 2015
Good tire and good help from Ethan
David S on Oct 2, 2014
good price easy
carl f on Aug 9, 2014
Reviews.
Joel S on Jul 16, 2014
Currently ride on Avon tires and liked your choices & price.
James P on Jul 12, 2014
Great reviews for a reasonable price. Thanks to Revzilla for the lowest price!
Cat Rider on May 6, 2014
My second Avon on my 97 Fatboy, They don't make the Venom X in this size anymore. I got 10000 Mi on my last rear. Lowest Price on-line.
Richard T on Dec 30, 2013
I loved this tire. It handles great, has great traction, and rides smoothly. I wore out my first one.
ScottieG on Oct 19, 2013
I have found that Avon Tyres are the best performing and longest lasting tires on my Honda Valkyrie. I have tried all the other brands that make a size to fit my bike, and will stick with Avon.
James V on Aug 22, 2013
Recommend
Christopher S on Jul 10, 2016
Not my first set. Its what I ride.
Ron C on May 20, 2016
how do i know when to change the avon cobra.....no real wear indicator on the tire....?
A S on Jul 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: There are wear indicators on my middle treads. Rest easy...
What is the proper air pressure for the 280/40r/20 AV72 cobra rear?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: that is determined by the bike your putting it on , check your owners manual
2002 road king rear tire size?
A shopper on Jan 24, 2016
What is the proper air presure for the rear AV72 Cobra tire 280/40R/20 ?
A S on Sep 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: don't know the exact pressure for that size tire...but Avon has a great web site ( Google "Avon Motorcycle tires)" and a "800" number you can call in Ohio...the web site has info on how the tire is made and the suggested tire pressures
What does the 74h stand for in the tire size 180/60R/16 74H?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It's the tire's Load Index & Speed Rating. According to Avon's specs:
The Load Index of "74" is good for 827 lbs. or 375 kg.
The Speed Index of "H" is rated for 130 mph.

Hope that helps.
is the AV72 a bias ply tire ?
A shopper on Aug 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: no...it is a radial tire
Height of 200_55-18 tire?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2016