MELKSHAM, England (March 7, 2011)—Avon Tyres will be celebrating 100 years of manufacturing motorcycle tires this year.
Avon Tyres said it is the only producer of road-going motorbike tires in the United Kingdom.
The history of the Avon company dates back to 1885, when it converted a former cloth factory in Melksham, Wiltshire, into a rubber goods manufacturing plant. From the beginning of the 20th century the company diversified into a number of specialized rubber goods, and in 1911 they developed their first motorcycle tire.
2011 marks their 100 years of participation in the motorcycling world, and Avon Tyres has a series of forthcoming events coming up in order to celebrate the past centenary and their involvement in the world of motorcycling.