Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Elgin County SW Ontario
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Avon Storm 2 Ultra
Just put the new Storm 2 (rear only) on my V and put 1000 km on it this week. It is what I find typical for Avon st type tires; very confident, predictable handling, no fall-in, smooth and quick transitions. Didn't hit any rain but I hear they are very good in the wet. Slid on some hot tar snakes and then hooked up with no anxiety.
My only complaint, and it's a big one after a 500 km day: NOISE. This tire whines loudly on both tarmac and tarvey surface. Even with ear plugs it got to me. I thought perhaps some distance would cure it, but if anything it is louder now.
I am going to play with the pressure to see if it mitigates the noise. I have it at the Kawasaki recommended 36 psi. If it doesn't cure it I will go back to the Avaro ST which was a good tire for my Concours.