Avon Venom

    Ranking: #3 Cruiser Tire

    Avon Venom2 Avon Venombuy now Avon Venom

    Tire/Tyre Description

    Stability and longevity for heavyweight cruisers. Low noise levels. Long life. Excellent cornering stability. Large range of sizes. Reinforced fitments available for bikes carrying heavy loads. Whitewalls available in some sizes.



    • Traction
    • Quick response and cornering

    • Some report cracking
    • Turn in not as good as some

    Overall Tire/Tyre Review

    The Avon Venom has mixed reviews. Some have reporting cracking. Others praise the traction as the main positive feature. Other positive features include quick response and cornering, no road noise, wet traction is great.

    Reviews by Source


    23 reviews. 3.9 of 5 stars. On a HD XL1200C – ride pretty hard in the mountains, get 4,000km before the side is worn out, traction and stick is excellent, have had it slide out a couple of times on loose stuff but very tractable. On a 200 softail – rear lasted 8,000 miles about the same as factory Dunlops, traction is phenomenal under all conditions, no cupping, sidewalls showing cracking. Another reports uneven wear on two sets with cracking. On a Harley Softtail – don’t last as long as hard rubber for traction is very good. On a Kawasaki 1500 Drifter – got 8,000 miles, wore to cord and had tire blowout. On a VTX 1800 Retro – stick like glue on wet or dry pavement, made turn-in more difficult than Metzeler 880, got less than 5,000 miles.

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    40 reviews. 4.8 of 5 stars. On Royal Star Venture – difference in handling over Dunlops is amazing, much quicker response and cornering. On a 1999 Venture – the tires are very responsive, have excellent grip providing great ride and no road noise, tires will not upset the bike when going over road grooves and handles two-up riding in the mountains. On a Royal Star Tour Deluxe – got 11,000 miles, handle great in any weather and very quiet even in the corners. Another says this is an improvement over the Dunlop, sticky, quiet, much more confident charging into corners, wet traction is great and road noise dropped significantly.

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    32 reviews. 4.8 of 5 stars. One rider says the Venom is the best tire ever used on a bike, handling is fantastic, even wet traction is excellent. On a Kawasaki Voyager – got 19,000 miles, corner well, handle nicely in wet weather. Another likes the Venom much better than Dunlop, Venom has made the riding experience exceptional. On a VT1100C2 – switched from Pirelli, best tire have had on the bike, handles like on rails.


    4 reviews. 5 of 5 stars. On a R1200C – tires have outstanding grip, smooth and are very comfortable.

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