Avon Cobra Chrome

The Cobra Chrome is a replacement for the popular Cobra range which has a well-established reputation in the custom and cruiser segments.

With an advanced construction design, the Cobra Chrome delivers improved stability and durability in all conditions for precise feel and tyre feedback. Avon’s latest pattern produces over a 5 percent larger footprint to maximise grip and uses the latest compound technology to improve tread life by 10 percent compared with its predecessor. The use of enhanced compounds means that the Cobra Chrome offers excellent wet braking and handling properties.

With rears up to 23 inches in diameter and widths of up 330mm, the new range comes in a wide variety of specifications and sizes to cover cruisers, tourers and custom bikes. The white sidewall option Cobra Chrome is the ultimate statement of individuality, and with 14 options available, more riders will be able to enjoy the look of Cobra Chrome whitewall tyres. All variants feature a stylish Cobra-themed design with a snakeskin appearance and embossed Cobra head logo on the tread edge for enhanced aesthetics.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 93%
Wet Grip 90%
Road Feedback 83%
Handling 90%
Wear 73%
Comfort 90%
Buy again 78%

Tyre review data from 6 tyre reviews averaging 85% over 58,000 miles driven.

The Cobra Chrome is ranked 8th of 27 Summer Premium Touring tyres.

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Size Price Range  
180/65 R16 £164.80 - £211.20 (3 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 46 tyre sizes - View all.

Top 3 Avon Cobra Chrome Reviews

Given 99% while driving a (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
I have honda goldwing 2015. Avon have the best tyre in wet conditioning.
Helpful 36 - tyre reviewed on July 1, 2020
Given 96% while driving a (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 13,000 average miles
is the best tyre in wet condition
Helpful 28 - tyre reviewed on September 28, 2020
Given 91% while driving a Triumph 2016 America lt (170/45 R15) on mostly country roads for 1,000 average miles
These tyres are a replacement for the Metezler tyres on my Triumph American Lt which I could not get along with. Once put the Avon Cobra Chrome tyres on bike felt a lot better cornered better and Hardly notice white lines and cats eyes in middle of road. Have more confidence in the wet.
Helpful 8 - tyre reviewed on January 24, 2022
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Latest Avon Cobra Chrome Reviews

Given 73% while driving a (180/65 R16) on mostly country roads for 6,000 spirited miles
Avon 180/65-16 fitted to 2012 Harley FLHTCU . Engine was modified to Stage 4 . Expected 12,000 Klms (8000miles) Only got 10,000 klms (6000miles) .Ambient temps in Qld Australia summer HOT - black bitumen very hot . USA riders claiming 20.000 miles in forums , so disappointed with milage . Tyre performed well. Very hard to see how badly tyre is worn as no centre line , however , has wear indicators in grooving . No centre line gave me little confidence in heavy rain , but to tyres credit , always got me home !
Helpful 1 - tyre reviewed on September 30, 2022
Given 66% while driving a Honda 1.6 I DTEC (/70 R18) on mostly country roads for 8,000 average miles
Big tread separation on the tread cap on a recent California tour. Cost me a day of my vacation and about $900 to resolve. I had 8000 miles on these tires. Very dangerous experiencing a large 10” long blister on my front tire tread cap at 70 mph. Until I got the bike stopped (Goldwing), I thought I was going to drop the bike. These tires gave no warning, pressures always spot on, bike garaged when not being driven, no abnormal tread wear, etc. Boom! Tire gives out 22 miles from nearest parts store/hotel/towing service. You get the picture. Avoid Avon tires!
Helpful 5 - tyre reviewed on June 10, 2022
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Given 89% while driving a Honda Honda Valkyrie F6CT (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 20,000 average miles
I use these tyres on a Honda Valkyrie motorcycle, mine are 4 years old and I have done 20K+ on them at some point this year I will have to replace them due to fair ware and tare. One thing you have take into account is my bike is 25 years old and back in 1997 compounds were different being a more tougher and harder compound on the sidewalls at that time 33psi front and rear was the manufactory recommendation, it took a while to get the pressure right to make the bike feel as it should / was back in it's forma day, I now run on 41psi on the front and 36psi on the rear. This apart, I like the tread pattern as it stops tracking on cracks on the road surface, having total confidence of the tyre i can brake and accelerate without worrying about the tyre slipping or locking up, the feel in wet weather is the same dry. However the transition from dry to wet and wet to dry road surfaces there can be a momentary twitch as the tyre settles down to the new surface it rides on, but you should expect that anyway as an experience rider. One problem that is now becoming common is that on roads or Motorways that have heavy lorry traffic on and the road becomes rutted you do get a disturbing feeling but so long that you relax the tyre will over come the pulling these ruts give. In conclusion to this review I would give 9/10 on quality, looks and price. one last thought if you do run them at too low a pressure the tread will cup very quickly.. Safe riding Guys, Pip Denwood
Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on March 21, 2022