Heidenau K60 Scout Front Tire
Great all around front tire
2nd k60 on front of my R1200GS, 14k from first. Great on and off-road tire. Good wet traction on front k60. It also does well on dry twisties when riding hard with sport bike friends. Off-road gravel and rocky terrain traction is excellent. No real nasty mud experience. Seems to do very good in deep sand to keep the front from washing out.
November 17, 2014
Outstanding 50% / 50% Adventure Tire
Like the K60 rear tire I reviewed, this tire is not for the people riding the freeways exclusively. A lot of other pavement tires are better for that. This one howls at speed and it "seeks" on grooved pavement--not much, but it does a little bit.
That's the negative. Now the positive--
This tire is in the very top tier of outstanding tires for people who ride on the pavement to get the back country. I ride a DL650 adventure bike fully loaded for camping, etc. Outstanding!
On gravel, slimy black mud, dirt, rocks--I couldn't get it to disappoint me. Drive it into a rut on purpose and then drive it right back up the side of the rut. Or cruise along a little ridge without falling down into a rut.
Excellent tire to get you out to the back country, into the back of the back country, and then depend on it to get you back out and home again.
I don't know about wear, it's still new to me.
November 10, 2014
10k and still going!
I ride a 2014 F800GSA. My Scorpion Trails lasted 6k, Tourance Next lasted 7k. In early August I left NorCal for Deadhorse and I brought an extra rear K60 with me. These tires performed very well, I've ridden them in rain, snow, mud, and they handled everything I've thrown at them.
There is a slight humming at low speeds and they don't fall into corners as well as the Tourance Next does, but they do everything and they last over 10k (I'm expecting 13k+ from mine). The actual wear mark is deep into the tread, the grooves mid tire are not the wear marks, A**** C*** W**** in Fairbanks informed me of this after I thought my tire was nearly gone. I ended up selling my extra tire to a German that was stranded without his beloved K60's.
If you want a high mileage tire that can do everything this is the tire to get.
November 12, 2014
Good tire for 50/50 Adventure Bike
Don't get this tire if you are exclusive hi-speed freeway, or even 80% / 20%. You won't like it for that.
But if you ride freeway to the back country, then this tire is one of the very best of the top tier!
It can handle the pavement at reasonable speeds, but it howls and it feels like I think a lady in heels must feel when she's in a hurry on an airport concourse.
But get it off the pavement and what a ride! Not a knobby, but for a big DL650 with a full load out for an extended trip, this is the best I've found--and it is good!
It can take you to the back country, and it can get you in and back out again!
The tire is still new to me, so I can't comment on wear.
November 10, 2014
Excellent performing tire on and off road
This tire provides a more secure feeling in tight corners on pavement than the reasonably aggressive off road tread pattern would lead you to expect. Tire life is moderate, comparable to competing tires designed for 50/50 dual sport use.
November 4, 2014
Got these for my F700GS just before leaving on a 3.5k mile trip. Once scrubbed in (~100 miles), the vibrations mostly went away, and they've been just stellar.
They've served me well for my noob off-roading, have been great in the twisties, and are by far my favorite tire so far for the poorly maintained single-lane country roads that are my preferred riding condition. I actually prefer these to more street-oriented tires, even for asphalt.
Lifespan has been great so far. 6k miles and at half-tread. Only slightly squared off.
November 2, 2014
Great tire for travel ... on and off road
Simply amazed at how good this tire is ... you will not regret getting it!!
September 15, 2014
These tires are great on or off pavement.
I just got this tire and rode 500+ miles to Big Bend National park and then rode Old Ore road without any problems. These tires are great on or off pavement. Two of the other riders on the trip also had K-60 Scouts and made positive comments about lasting longer and durability.
October 28, 2014