Dated: 25 November 2010
Avon Tyres' Cameo in the New Harry Potter Film
Yesterday, the British tyre manufacturer Avon revealed that in the latest Harry Potter movie, the young hero was able to escpare from the Evil Deatheater thanks to their motorbike tyres. In ‘The Deathly Hallows: Part One’ Harry Potter, played by actor Daniel Radcliffe, stages a daring getaway in the sidecar of a Royal Enfield Bullet Classic - a motorcycle fitted with Avon’s Roadrider Tyres.
According to the Avon Tyres' website, Royal Enfield UK supplied a number of sidecar outfits to be used during the filming of the dramatic chase sequence, in which the flying bike and sidecar are chased by Lord Voldemort’s evil henchmen. The scenes were filmed on location in and around London, including a climactic scene in the city’s Blackwall Tunnel.
Avon’s Global Motorcycle sales manager Graham Matcham said, “We’ve had a long relationship with Royal Enfield, as we are the original equipment tyre supplier to this legendary motorcycle manufacturer. We don’t want to give away too much of the plot, but obviously we’re overjoyed that our tyres helped Harry give the Death Eaters the slip during part of the film, while also giving the bike maximum grip and longevity.”
The film premiered earlier this month in London and has been on general UK release since Friday, 19 November.