If you guys didn't read my evaluation of the four tires, Stock 210, Metz ME 880 240, Dunlop E3 240 and Michelin C II 240. There is night and day differences between them. The 880 and C II having the closest characteristics. The stock 210 was the worst for grip as I could feel floating and rubber coming off in fast hard curves. The Metz I think puts the most patch to surface contact due to their patented design. It has a three independent belt system. Meaning three belts that work separate from one another. When you roll onto the side it flattens independently of the center belt allowing more surface to surface contact and a much less lean angle to manipulate curves at speed. Same with riding straight up, the center belt flattens independently from the two side ones. The C II has a similar feel with a large arced surface with no noticeable crown. The E 3 has a much higher crown and pronounced arc and you can really feel it when you corner. It falls over and rolls deep into curves more similar to standard cruiser tires and even sport tourer bikes. This was quit scary for my wife on the back at speeds of 90 to 110 in curves that she was comfortable doing the same curves with the Metzlers. We were at a much deeper lean angle. A very noticeable difference. In fact I took the E3 off with only 2,000 on it as soon as I got the C II.
I liked the Metz second to the Michelin. Michelin rules.:nod: Can't comment on Avon as I haven't tried them. But they are the smallest over all diameter, so I would imagine they would feel closer to the stock tire than the others.