STOW, OH – August 28, 2012 - Avon Tyres congratulates a distinguished group of AMD World Championship class winners – each of whom selected Avon Tyres. The ninth annual AMD World Championship of Bike Builders celebrated custom bike builders from around the globe at the 2012 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Aug. 5-8. AFT Customs (Jackson, Calif.) earned the win in the Performance Custom Class for the second consecutive year with the beautiful “Halia” built by the AFT Customs’ female custom motorcycle builders and professional models featuring Avon Cobra 120/70R19 (front), and Cobra 180/55R18 (rear). (www.aftcustoms.com, www.aftcustoms.com/modeling_agency.html) Darwin Motorcycles (Oklahoma City, Ok.) earned the win in the Production Class with the F3 Rocketeer. The F3 Rocketeer featured Avon Distanzia AM43 110/80R19 (front), and AM44 150/70R17 (rear). (www.darwinmotorcycles.com) Others who selected Avon Tyres included third place Production Class competitor Kiwi Indian Motorcycles with the “Hendee Deviant” on Avon Cobra tires, and fourth place Freestyle Class competitor Kreater Custom Motorcycles with the “18”, also on Avon Cobra tires. For more 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 visit .