STOW, OH – April 19, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Knievel Motorcycle Manufacturing Inc. (Knievel Cycles), the legendary custom motorcycle brand representing the Robert “Evel” Knievel legacy, has selected Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America (Avon Tyres) as the exclusive tire supplier for the company’s motorcycles.
“Our engineering and design teams have vast experience in hand-building quality custom-production motorcycles and are well respected in the motorcycle business,” stated Rob Myers, General Manager, Knievel Motorcycle Manufacturing. “Avon Tyre products are the perfect fit for our legendary brand. We are proud to have added Avon’s products to our Springer Bobber, Commemorative Bobber, Pro Street, Patriot Series Chopper, Commemorative Chopper, and Limited Series Snake River Canyon motorcycles.”
Knievel motorcycles are made in the United States in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania. The facility can produce up to 1,200 motorcycles a year and all meet or exceed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements. The company is one of only three United States motorcycle manufacturers that has achieved European Union approval for distribution of its motorcycles (excluding Limited Series Snake River Canyon) to all 27 countries in the European Union, and is the only one of the three that is privately owned.
“We consider it an honor that Knievel Cycles has selected our tire products for its legendary motorcycles,” stated Sukoshi Fahey, Sales & Marketing Manager, Avon Tyres. “We are looking forward to a long and successful relationship with the Knievel Cycles team.”
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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. Built in Melksham, England, Avon tires are designed to perform and are engineered to high standards incorporating the latest in cutting-edge technology. For more information visit http://www.avonmoto.com.