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Avon Storms cheaper than PR2's? Where?

Some of you guys....Meese, grif, others.....mentioned getting similar wear and performance out of the Avon Storms vs PR2's at a lower cost so I thought I might give them a try. But where are you getting them? Southwest moto has always been my go to cheap tire place but the prices for the storms vs PR2's are only 14 bucks different. The rear is identical.

So where's the great difference? Are they on to the secret or what? For 14 bucks I'm sticking with the PR2's.

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Southwest Moto sold recently and the new owners, some Honda outfit I think, raised their prices.


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A set of Storms are about $280.00 shipped from SW Moto - little less than Motorcycle Superstore, but not much difference from the PR2's. I may try the Storms next time. Right now I have a set of PR2's with the B rear.

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I paid $280.90 shipped for a set of Storms last month. They were doing great until the rear picked up a chunk of metal at 2,400 miles.

FWIW, even if the PR2's were $20 or $50 cheaper, I still wouldn't buy them. The handling just goes off halfway through their tread life, and I simply didn't like riding on a set of tires that felt that bad.

But that's just me.

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I tried to change my order but they were too quick at Motorcycle Superstore. Next time for sure on the Storms. A guy at work has them on his Triumph and swears by them too.

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.... FWIW, even if the PR2's were $20 or $50 cheaper, I still wouldn't buy them. The handling just goes off halfway through their tread life, and I simply didn't like riding on a set of tires that felt that bad.

But that's just me.
My experience has been the opposite on an R12, but perhaps weight made difference (compared to your K). Still they put the Z6 Metzelers to shame as I easily got 50% more life out of PR2's and was riding harder on them than the Metz's. Took so much longer to flatten out centers, thus the handling in wet/dry was superior. Going to try PP2's on the K13s as I still need something to grip well in corners & high-speed curves as well as hold up on long, straight roadways.
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