A Summarised History of Avon
Since 1885 Avon have had great success in their formula for making quality tyres, this was proven when in 1933 Rolls Royce claimed them as standard on all their cars.
But before 1933, in 1911 Avon started producing motorcycle tyres, and have done so for then past 93 years. Avon have battled through many wars and still have prevailed.
In 1957, Avon has a go at the thrilling world of motorcycle racing for the first time, with some degree of success, between 1958 and 1963, every solo world motorcycle champion rode on Avon tyres.
From then on Avon enjoyed several racing successes including extended contracts and in 1983 Avon creates Avon Racing and supplies racing tyres Internationally.
1986 is another chequered flag and Avon agrees to making tyres for the Formula 3000’s, starting from the 1988 season; Avon remains the official tyre supplier to Formula 3000 to this day.
The UK and Europe in 1993 jump onto the Avon Racing bandwagon and announce Avon as their official suppliers..
1997 comes and a new dawn for Avon as it is acquired by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Ohio, USA. The deal gives Avon access to even more high-tech design and development facilities.
When 2000 approached, Avon pushes forward the boundaries of radial motorcycle tyre design with the Azaro range; this high performance tyre successfully blends great grip with long life. Meanwhile, Avon Racing clinches a three-year deal to provide tyres for the US Formula 2000 National Championship. The technologies that created the original Azaro bike tyre in the year 2000, have been refined and improved; the new Azaro grips harder, lasts longer.
Today Avon Racing continues to supply competition tyres to more than 150 race championships around the world. Meanwhile, Avon’s range of high performance motorcycle tyres continues to expand its coverage of the market.
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