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Avon Tires Closing
« on: November 24, 2022, 12:06:47 PM »
I know that a lot of riders, especially some of the vintage racers with odd sizes,love their Avon tires.

I just learned that they are closing their doors,you may want to snag what you can now and stock up,once they're gone,they're gone.

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Re: Avon Tires Closing
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2022, 01:01:38 PM »
Avon motorcycle tyres are currently made by Coopers Rubber in the UK. Coopers is a subsidiary of Goodyear. Coopers will no longer be making them after 2023 but I wouldn't be surprised if they continued to be produced somewhere else. Probably in the far East or Asia.

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Re: Avon Tires Closing
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2022, 02:38:50 PM »
Or on the continent.

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Re: Avon Tires Closing
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2022, 08:14:42 PM »
I read somewhere that they would still be producing tires elsewhere. I hope so I really like and use Avon tires. I haven't looked to see if they make tires to fit my V7. I recently put a set on my Bonneville, big improvement over stock.
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Re: Avon Tires Closing
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2022, 08:14:42 PM »

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Re: Avon Tires Closing
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2022, 10:47:38 AM »
Yes, my understanding is that they are closing the UK plant and moving manufacturing somewhere else in Europe.  Cost savings and Brexit?

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Re: Avon Tires Closing
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2022, 11:04:57 AM »
sounds all too familiar Mike.

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Re: Avon Tires Closing
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2022, 09:30:25 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up, i like them for my 72 Eldorado.
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Re: Avon Tires Closing
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2022, 09:34:22 PM »
I really like the road riders, but its been so hard to get sizes Ive been going with other brands.
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Re: Avon Tires Closing
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2022, 09:59:43 PM »
Gee, based on these replies, who could have for seen this???
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Re: Avon Tires Closing
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2022, 04:37:00 AM »
I'd guess that the owners will keep the brand alive because it is such an established brand...however there were quality issues in the past 20 odd years according to some.That might have compromised their popularity.

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Re: Avon Tires Closing
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2022, 11:59:32 AM »
Yes, my understanding is that they are closing the UK plant and moving manufacturing somewhere else in Europe.  Cost savings and Brexit?

You'd think with Pound falling that it would be an advantage to continue to manufacture in GB?
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Re: Avon Tires Closing
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2022, 02:14:22 PM »
The cost of labor is too high.  One of the factors for the EU is full salary with a 4 day/32 hour week being pushed.  Labor unions for it but the rising costs doesn't seem the best idea for manufacturing concerns to turn a profit.  Hence the shift to countries that have lower labor cost with stable governments. 
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Re: Avon Tires Closing
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2022, 02:23:35 PM »
Uk is no longer in the EU so it's exports there are substantially more expensive and slow than previously.Home demand isn't sufficient to support a whole factory and competing against cheaper produces isn't cutting it.

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Re: Avon Tires Closing
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2022, 02:27:25 PM »
Correct UK not in the EU.  The EU work standards are.  Pricing is still based on cheaper labor for manufacturing. 
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Re: Avon Tires Closing
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2022, 02:46:39 PM »
I'd guess that the owners will keep the brand alive because it is such an established brand...however there were quality issues in the past 20 odd years according to some.That might have compromised their popularity.
I've run Avon's off and on for years.  Never had a single quality control issue with any of them.  Can't say the same for Metzler after Pirelli moved assembly to China.  Bought a front 120/70 made in China Metzler that was a full half-inch smaller in circumference than the one I took off.  I'll be sad to see the "Made in England" stamp on the sidewalls of Avon tires go away.

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Re: Avon Tires Closing
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2022, 02:51:26 PM »
Me too Mike.The reports I heard were splitting in the middle of the tread and I saw more than a couple  affected like that in photographs.Then again plenty would have been good too....

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Re: Avon Tires Closing
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2022, 03:59:44 PM »
Metzler and sister company have been manufacturing tires on multiple continents for years.
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Re: Avon Tires Closing
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2022, 09:23:17 AM »
Metzler and sister company have been manufacturing tires on multiple continents for years.
Any continent (er...country) is fine with me except China.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2022, 09:24:05 AM by Motormike »

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Re: Avon Tires Closing
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2022, 09:33:10 AM »
Im sure you must have a good reason for that?

Obviously youre aware that the computer/ phone your using to tell the world ( you wont buy Chinese tires) was mfd in China, along with at least a one third if not more of all goods.
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