Heidenau K60 Scout Front Tire
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
Boom!!! Firm tire. Great for BDR!!!
Just traded out my Shinko 705 front tire for this. The 705 slipped off the rim and bulged out during a 70 mph ride. Saw the tire tube when I pulled over. I have an '09 F800GS.
The K60 was not easy to get on but worth the effort. Rode the WABDR section 2 with 22 psi. The "Baby heads" (I didn't name it) were smooth. The hardest section of the BDR. No grip problem. No flats. Excited for AZ and OR. I have the K60 on the rear also. Both are great.
WORTH THE MONEY!!!
September 8, 2014
Great on and off road
After having this tire over 3000+ miles I have found that it is great on and off-road. It does make the front feel lighter but I got use to very quick. On-road at first I was worried about the grip on tight turns but after a while I ended having more confidence on these tires than the Trail Wings I had before. On off-road they are great at dry conditions, I haven't try them on mud yet.
August 16, 2014
Great on street and dirt
These tires replaced my Dunlop TR91 Trailmax tires. The Heidenaus feel more secure on the pavement and way less squirming about on the dirt. I went for a ride today on wet city streets and they felt more grippy than my old Trailwings ever did. Plus the chunky tread looks great on my Scrambler. Highly recommended.
August 15, 2014
2500 miles and counting
This tire has been impressive from the start. There was a change in the way the bike handled, but that is to be expected. There's a little grumbling around 15-20mph. The front felt lighter and the bike "falls" in the corners more, but I got use to it. It took a little while to convince my brain that this tire will stick in the corners. But after a short while, I can dive the bike into the corners, grind the pegs, even on wet roads.
August 2, 2014
Traveled over 40K miles on these tires
Heidenau seems to have a love/hate reputation. I personally love them. I traveled for 14 months on them through North and Central America - both on and off road, and found these to be a great all around tire. They also last a really long time, so they were easy for our budget. I've had no problems in rain and find a smooth ride. There are definately better road and off road oriented tires, but for all around purpose, these worked out fantastic.
July 28, 2014
Great 50/50 tire
I ride a Yamaha Super Tenere and put new front and back Scouts. I haven't taken them off road yet, but they are much smoother on pavement then I had expect. No real road noise or vibration when you are at speed. Great tire and they look great!
September 8, 2014
Keep in mind im not a tire guru. I read great reviews on this tire and that's what helped me make my decision. I bought this tire for a Tennessee to Alaska trip. I rode the Trans American Trail to Utah and then a variety of paved and gravel roads all the way to Inuvik Canada, and Prudhoe Bay Alaska and finally home to TN. I went through 3back tires, but the front made the whole trip- 16700 miles! Yes, its ready to be replaced now! The tire had great grip in all terrain, mud, gravel, sand, pavement, even some snow! it is a true 50/50 tire, so it does hum and have some noise on pavement but that is easily overlooked for its performance and durability!!
July 21, 2014