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Avon AV72 Cobra Rear Tires
  • Avon AV72 Cobra Rear Tires
  • Avon AV72 Cobra Rear Tires

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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, also 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. The Avon Cobras combine style and performance for cruisers, customs, and touring bikes, increasing turn-in with a rounder profile.


  • 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.

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Avon AV72 Cobra Rear Tires 4.5 5 8 8
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
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
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
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
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
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
Terrible traction and 1500 miles out of tire After 1500 miles, my tire was completely bald!!! Bought this tire to replace my Metzler ME880 on my 2007 Yamaha V-Star 1300 with Vance & Hines Big Shots and a modified drilled out factory airbox. My bike will scoot, but not with the Avon Cobra. One of my best friends told me to go with Avon. He swears up and down by them and how wonderful they are on his Yamaha Roadstar 1900. So I figured I’d give it a shot. It was a big mistake, atleast for this bike. Factory tire size is a 170/70/16. I went to the 180/60/16 with the Metzler ME880, which wasn’t the perfect height ratio, but it worked. The Metzler was a wonderful tire. I got plenty of traction and the mileage was definitely better than what I got out of my Avon; 5,000 spirited miles. I had ridden my bike off and on, but I thought my clutch was out of wack; I thought it was slipping. I’d give my bike gas, it would wind up, but the bike wouldn’t accelerate like it use to along with the motor. After just 4 or 5 months of riding, roughly 1500 miles, I noticed my back tire was completely bald. It was flat and not taking turns all that great. It was that Avon tire. 1500 miles on a rear tire? I just don’t get it. I kept it at 34-36psi too, so it’s not a tire pressure issue. Anytime I would be in 1st gear and give it a little gas, the back end would just spin. If I gave it a little more gas to get it moving, the tire would slide. I never had this problem with the factory rubber or the Metzler. So if you have a bike that has a decent amount of power, then I don’t suggest getting this tire. This tire would probably be good for a heavier bike, like my friends RoadStar. The power to weight ratio is significantly different between his 1900 and my 1300 with no bags. I’ve had two friends ride the bike and they noticed the same thing. When it all boils down to it, this is not a bad tire… It’s just not a good tire for a bike with a good amount of power or a light rear end or both. It just simply doesn’t have the grip in the middle of the tread to get you off the line. I’m not out trying to race this bike or anything, but if I can’t put the power down in 1st or 2nd gear, then something is wrong. Even though it has the harder compound in the middle for longer tread life, but that is also a balancing act between the two. If the middle of the tire is so hard that you can’t get traction off the line or going from 1st to 2nd gear, then your rear tire will spin, causing you to fling that rubber of the tire. So all in all.. Won’t ever buy this tire again. I’m going back to the Metzeler or might try the Pirelli, but honestly, should just stick with the Metzeler ME888 May 20, 2015
Looks promising The profile on this tire definitely made turning much quicker than my elite 3. Wet Traction seems good, can't speak to the tread life yet. May 26, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Kevin Z: 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. Oct 6, 2015
Lloyd H: research indicates good results especially in wet conditions. OEM FXDF tires average on dry conditions but get loose quickly in wet conditions. Sep 28, 2015
Roy H: 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. Aug 17, 2015
Roy H: Because Michelin does not make wing tires Jul 24, 2015
Ronald F: had them on a GL1500...liked the performance in both wet and dry....and they're quiet! Jul 21, 2015
stanwin t: my friend buys a lot off items from you, so I thought I'd try your company out stan Jul 11, 2015
Matthew O: good value Mar 2, 2015
David S: Good tire and good help from Ethan Oct 2, 2014
carl f: good price easy Aug 9, 2014
Joel S: Reviews. Jul 16, 2014
James P: Currently ride on Avon tires and liked your choices & price. Jul 12, 2014
E.H. A: Great reviews for a reasonable price. Thanks to Revzilla for the lowest price! May 6, 2014
Richard T: 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. Dec 30, 2013
Scott G: I loved this tire. It handles great, has great traction, and rides smoothly. I wore out my first one. Oct 19, 2013
James V: 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. Aug 22, 2013
A shopper asked: What is the proper air pressure for the 280/40r/20 AV72 cobra rear? Sep 4, 2015
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Gary O: that is determined by the bike your putting it on , check your owners manual Sep 4, 2015
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Dan G: I Keep mine at 40 psi. Sep 10, 2015
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A S asked: how do i know when to change the avon real wear indicator on the tire....? Jul 5, 2014
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E.H. A: There are wear indicators on my middle treads. Rest easy... Jul 7, 2014
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A S: can you show me a picture of the wear indicators.....i run Cobras and on the rear i am unsure where it is located... Jul 8, 2014
A S asked: What is the proper air presure for the rear AV72 Cobra tire 280/40R/20 ? Sep 4, 2015
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Ronald F: 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 Sep 18, 2015
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Roger N: I always use the motorcycle manufactures suggested tire pressure for each tire. For my application, I run about 38-40 psi in the rear tire. Sep 19, 2015
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Mike T: 42 psi Sep 18, 2015
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A shopper asked: What does the 74h stand for in the tire size 180/60R/16 74H? Jun 9, 2014
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Marc P: 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.
Jun 10, 2014
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Karim F: The 74 stands for the tire load and H for the speed rating.

74 = 827 lb
H = 130 mph
Jun 10, 2014
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Dawid N: 74 is a load index and H is a speed index. The tire can carry a maximum load of 827 lbs with maximum speed of 130mph Jun 10, 2014
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