Avon Motorcycle Tyres Celebrates 100 Years

STOW, OH – Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America is pleased to celebrate 100 years of manufacturing excellence in 2011. The history of Avon Tyres began in 1885 when the company was founded in Melksham, Wilthsire, England in a converted cloth mill. What began as a rubber goods factory was expanded to manufacture motorcycle tires in 1911.

Avon Motorcycle Tyres manufactures a wide variety of tire products including sport, touring and high performance racing tires. Avon was the first UK-based tire maker to be awarded the BS5750, now ISO 9001 certification, and innovation in tire products is still the driving force behind the company’s success. Over the years, the company has earned 13 Supersport Class and four Production Class Championships as well as The Isle of Man TT title on both two and three wheels. Those selecting Avon as the tire of choice include famous-name racers like Geoff Duke, John Surtees, Mike Hailwood, Barry Sheene, and Mike Duff.

“It’s remarkable to think that Avon Tyres has been producing exceptional tire products for a century,” said Graham Matcham, Avon’s Global Motorcycle Sales Manager. “We have a rich heritage, and our current product line encompasses every class of motorcycle and scooter tires. Throughout our 100 years in the industry, we’ve continued to push the boundaries of product design. Our focus remains our customers, whether they are the end-user or the dealer. We will continue to produce quality products that represent a great value.”

Throughout the year, the company will be announcing a number of special activities and events in celebration of this important milestone, including completion of a custom-built anniversary motorcycle with an extensive list of sponsors and custom paint by renowned airbrush artist Carlos Avelar. For all the latest news and information, visit http://www.avonmoto.com/news.

** About Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America**
Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America, based in Stow, Ohio markets and sells Avon brand motorcycle tires in the United States and Canada. Avon motorcycle tires are designed and manufactured for street and racing applications, from ultra wide tires featuring snakeskin effect sidewalls to ultra high-performance sport bike tires. Avon's long history and heritage of innovation reaches back more than 100 years. Based in Melksham, England, Avon tires are built to perform and are engineered to high standards incorporating the latest in cutting-edge technology. For more information visit http://www.avonmoto.com.