I have my bike in a GWTA mall show in Everett, WA as I write this. One of the guys in my club has a pair of the Avons on his 1800. When I asked him about them he said that he was one of the testers. I asked about handling and he said they feel fine but it has been so wet here that he hasn't had a chance to get a feel for them on dry pavement! They look good though. He aslo mentioned that he heard that they were arriving in the warehouse. For the record, as far as I know my friend has never had any tire brand other than Bridgstone on his 1800. I'll bug him for more info! U.M.