Heidenau K60 Scout Front Tire
Very Good All Around Tire
This is based on my experiences on a 2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX.
These are very good all around tires. They good feel and traction on dry pavement. I found them to work well on damp and wet pavement too.
On dry off road, single track, they are very good too. In loose silt, and the front end tends to push. The rear tire hooks up great.
In mud, well in mud use different tire. Again the back hooks up well, but the front really pushes. The front will also pack and not clear itself well either. Granted the front fender doesn't help with the mud clearing.
Overall if you are riding pavement, gravel roads, and light off road trails these work well. If you are really going to go off road get a tire with a true knob.
July 20, 2014
A bit of a harsh ride but a great value
OK, just got back from a trip to South America with Heidi's mounted front and rear on my 1200GS. After 10,000 miles over good roads, bad roads, gravel, grass, rocks, and a log of muck, these babies are still going. Having just put another 2,000 miles on the bike getting it back from the port and riding a bit locally, you would think the rubber would be gone. However, the front tire looks like it probably has another 5,000 miles to go while the rear needs to be replaced fairly soon. All in all, I am very pleased with the Heidi's.
Good: Wear, looks, and grip in various rough, off road conditions. Was so happy I had these puppies on the bike when we got to some of the "roads" in Chile and Argentina. Miles and miles of rock and gravel challenged the rider but the tires were great.
Bad: If you want a smooth street ride, these tires are NOT for you. You will definitely feel the knobs on the tarmac and they will make a bit of noise as well. If you plan to stay on the road and just want something that looks more "off roadish", you should look at something else.
OK: Wet road grip is satisfactory. However, I would not get too aggressive in curves on wet roads until you know their limitations. You don't get the kind of mileage I am getting out of these without the rubber being a bit hard.
Overall, I think these are great tires for someone that actually takes their bike off the tarmac on a regular basis. You can find tires with more grip on wet roads and smoother rides, but I don't know if you will find tires that give you better all around performance in combined off and on road riding.
July 14, 2014
Very happy with the grip on these tires on and off road. Big improvement over the tires that came with the bike.
July 7, 2014
Couldn't be happier
I've had K60's on my Tiger 800XC for a few months now, and they are by far the best adventure tire I've ever run. I have no trouble dragging footpegs on twisty roads with my friends on sportbikes, and can still keep up with different friends on dirtbikes in some very loose dust. They seem to be handling wear very well and I expect to get at least several thousand miles out of them. They work well on the freeway, although I've noticed they get a little squirrely if there's a crossbreeze while I'm fully loaded with side and top luggage and going above 80 or 90mph. Dropping down to 75 brings it back to perfect stability.
June 9, 2014
I have these on my BMW1200GSA. They are great for the road and do very well off road. They are not knobbies on a dirt bike but they have a long wear and will get you through the woods like I just proved two days ago. Another friend with cheaper tires got stuck three times and I never did.
July 14, 2014
I bought this tire after reading many great reviews of it lasting many miles and doing a great job as a 50/50 tire. Not many miles on it yet but there will be :) Revzilla is awesome super fast shipping and GREAT price.
July 7, 2014
I love the tread pattern on the 150/70 version of this tire - the tread is different on some other sizes. There's a continuous band around the center, so long pavement sections go by smoothly. But, off the pavement, these grip great and so far (1000 miles) are wearing very well. I've only done a very few number of miles in the wet, so no real comment on the performance there.
July 7, 2014
Excellent upgrade for the novice off-road rider!
Upgraded to the 50/50 tire to get a better feel on gravel roads and for a bit better bite on forest roads. Now, after about 300 miles of gravel, and 800 miles of highway riding, I'm sold on the tire. A little loud at freeway speeds but I wear ear plugs anyway. On gravel, they feel like they move through the material rather than bouncing off the tops like it felt on my OEM tires. A great confidence builder, as I feel I have much more control now than before. These will definitely be my tire of choice on my ride to Alaska next year, once I build up some skills for the anticipated terrain. I don't have any mileage experience to report, but expect my mileage distance to mirror that of most other F700 GS riders, so not worried a bit about longevity. Feeling confident on gravel or forest roads is more important to me than any other requirement, as I am a solo rider and have to feel comfortable that I'm not getting in over my head. The K-60's provide that comfortable edge needed to keep my adventurous spirit alive, even at a more mature age.....
July 7, 2014