The Yokohama Avid Touring S has all the great qualities of a proper touring tire. The twin-rail stability rib offers better stability in straight-line driving and helps to minimize the noise patterns of the tire as it rolls on the road. The silent shoulder design utilizes variable tread blocks and extra sipes to cancel out the tire roar to deliver a smooth and comfortable ride.
The tire is manufactured using the Tri-Plex Compound that is formulated to improve all-season traction while increasing the tread life of the tire. This made me wonder why Yokohama didn’t use the proprietary Orange Oil Compound in the Yokohama Avid Touring S. I guess it all boils down to lowering production costs. It must be true since the tires with Orange Oil are more expensive than those without.
Equipped with tapered rain channels and cross traction sipes, the features will enable the tire to promote traction and grip on wet or snow-covered roads. Also worth noting is the luxury sidewall construction of the Yokohama Avid Touring S. This feature utilizes a tapered hard rubber insert to better absorb bumps and vibrations even in low-profile configurations.