I've spoken to Pete McNally from Avon tires again today for an update.
Avon are currently working thru their list of new tires productions for new bikes. Pete (who's in charge of tire development) says it's now looking highly likely that we will get a set of Avon tires for the Rune. They will be the 'Storm' sport/tourer tire, see link.
He's asked me to phone again in around 10 days. I keep the board posted.
http://www.avon-tyres.co.uk/motorcycle/ ... tyre&id=25