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Avon Cobra Radial Tires COMBO (Pair) Fits GL1800 and includes a front and rear at super low pricing. These Gold Wing motorcycle tires are designed specifically for the Honda GL1800 Gold Wing motorcycle.
Feature advanced Variable Belt Density, improving grip and stability with a larger contact patch. Enhanced Aqua Flow tread gives optimal water dispersal and are designed for the demands of your powerful Gold Wing motorcycle, offering superb handling and high mileage.
My wing is my daily driver. Rain or shine save truly severe weather. I picked up my current (4th wing) used in Aug of 14 with 2k miles on it. As of Sept of 17 I turned 70k. That said; when your a guy like those of us who change tires at least once a year, you develope an opinion about tires. To start, not a fan a Metzler or Dunlops. They dont last quite as long and handling is sub par to compitition. Bridgestones are terrific handling for about 8-10k from new. In their defense, Ive avg 17k on them...NIce! (4 sets), but again, they only seem to ride like newish for about 8-10k, then its a matter of getting what you can out of them. Im on my 2nd set of Avon Cobras and Im really impressed by how long they can still feel like new. My first set made it 17k, same as the Bridgestones. My 2nd set has already passed 17k and appear to still have (by looking at the wear bars) another 5kish in them. Face it, mileage is always financially critical. That said, what impresses me about these is that they feel and handle at 17k not unlike what they felt like when they only had 2k on them. Now thats sayin something! How many of you have put on new tires to say WOW! These feel great! Well, I still feel that way at 17k with these skins, and I can say that about both sets Ive owned! To wrap up, anyone can get long or short life out of anybodys tires. For me, Ive experianced that these last as long or longer than any other. Whats really impressive to me is they ride and handle like newer tires far longer than any other set of skins Ive ever had the pleasure to ride. For me, that makes it funner longer and thats what its all about...for me anyway...
I've had the Cobras on my 2002 GL1800 for about 1000 miles now, and am very pleased with the performance. I was riding on Dunlop Elite 3s, which were fine, but didn't handle black snakes very well, and developed uneven tire wear and some cupping after about 13000 miles. I was intrigued by the reviews of the Cobras.
My experience so far is really excellent. These tires are smooth and grippy in the curves. Solid as a rock. Even my wife can tell the difference. Now, I have to confess that I also had All Balls stem bearings installed about 5000 miles before the tire change. That made a huge improvement to handling, and eliminated my low speed wobble problem, which could have caused the uneven wear and cupping on the Elite 3s. Still, the Cobras do seem to have taken it to the next level. I am extremely pleased, and highly recommend!
This is the first time using Avon tires and I'm glad I switched. They have a great road feel and don't misdirect when hitting tar snakes like my more popular last set of tires. I will be buying these again. Wingstuff shipped the tires very quickly, much quicker than I had anticipated. Thank you.
I have a 2009 Goldwing that I bought used, got 25000 miles on the tires that came with the bike, my next set of tires I put 27699 miles on. Searching for a quieter tire I got the Cobra's, I have 5000 miles on my Cobra's and could not be more pleased with them. No sign of any tire wear, coupled with a lot less road noise makes them a winner in my book. I don't regret not getting another set of my old tires.
I have only used the Dunlaps and Bridgestones on my big bikes, but when I saw the great price on these AVons in February, I decided to give them a try. Many years ago, I rode on Avons a lot. So far with about 2500 miles on them, I am very pleased. They still look almost new. They are very quiet and smooth. Did some rain riding in South Dakota in July and they felt in control the whole time. Installed by my dealer and seem to be balanced very well. And I like the tread pattern. A little more sport bike look to them. Five stars for now. Will update on wear after I get some more mileage.
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