STOW, OH -
Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America is pleased to celebrate 100 years of manufacturing excellence in 2011. In celebration of this incredible milestone, the company unveiled a custom-built anniversary motorcycle at the 2011 Dealer Expo showcasing an extensive list of sponsors and custom paint by renowned airbrush artist Carlos Avelar.
Starting with a base 2011 Yamaha YZF R1, Avon Tyres has custom built an incredible motorcycle worthy of the 100th anniversary recognition. Product sponsors included Yamaha/Yamaha GYTR, BST Carbon Fiber Wheels, Brock's Performance, Akrapovic, Saddlemen, Graves, Race Tech, ASV, BMP, Bazzaz, K&N, Driven Racing, Avon Grips, Goodridge, Gilles Tooling, Pit Bull, Hot Bodies, and Sharkskinz. Motorcycle re-working was completed by Chris Costa at Yamaha of Cucamonga with transportation by Kendon Trailers and JC Motors Motorcycle shipping, and photos by Go Pro.
"This has been an incredible project for us, and we were so pleased to realize its completion in time to unveil this stunning motorcycle at the Dealer Expo this year," stated Sukoshi Fahey, Sales & Marketing Manager, Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America. "Our sincere thanks go out to all of our contributors for making this project possible, including a special thank you to airbrush artist Carlos Avelar for the breathtaking custom paint."
The recently unveiled Avon Motorcycle Tyres 100th anniversary motorcycle, introduced at the Dealer Expo anniversary celebration on Friday February 18, will be appearing at a number of events across the country throughout the year. For details on the project and all the latest news and information, visit
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 call 800-624-7470 or visit