Heidenau K60 Scout Front Tire
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
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
this tire is just right
got these to replace stock and they are the ticket just right enough aggressiveness and enough road capabilities
July 21, 2014
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