i just figured since arron seemed so well connected to the avon thing id ask him. i like his opinions on things. there has been some chatter over at wera vintage about it. im going to need new tires next year, and if theres something new comming out thats good, id consider trying it. for now though im going dunlops front and rear i think.
ive always used phil lamont in canada, or, i have relatives that live in england who are into vintage and modern f1 racing. (like work for factory teams) im hoping with those coneections, if i need to, i can get hooked. ive heard that the dunlop race tires are available in something like 12 different compounds over there. my god. who needs that!
Thanks for your inquiry on Avon Vintage race tires.
I assume that you are running # 4560 (AM20 90/90-18) on the front and # 5429 (AM22 110/80-18) on the rear.
The new part number for the front tire is # 11376, slightly softer compound for more grip.
As far as your rear tire goes, you may want to try the AM22 110/80VB18 front # 11382.
this is the front version of the AM22 rear that you are using and is a softer compound.
If you do use this tire, make sure to reverse it's rotation for rear fitment. It is very common to run a front tire on the rear.
Let me know if you should have any other questions. Thanks !
John Leach - Sales / Racing Support
Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America
c/o Hoppe & Associates
407 Howell Way
Edmonds, WA 98020