Heidenau K60 Scout Front Tire
Great tire for Triumph Scrambler
Much better than the stock Bridgestone Trailwings whether wet or dry. Quicker handling with rounder profile. This tire can be used as a back tire as well according to the rotation arrows.
August 10, 2015
Great Tire, Fast Delivery! Lasts forever.
I love my hedinau's! They are great tires, good in the dirt, and goot on the highway. They last forever (10k/rear and 15k front)
August 24, 2015
Great on dirt! Okay on pavement.
This is a review of both the front and rear K60 tires.
So I've been riding Michelin Anakee II tires and Metzler Tourance on my '05 R1200GS. They were great tires on pavement but I wanted something better suited for dirt. I was tempted to get into the TKC 80 market but these looked a little more friendly on the roads while still retaining some dirt capabilities. I received them in one day and immediately took them to the local dealership where they almost refused to put them on the bike. The tires have really hard side walls and the technician said that they have had some bad luck while installing these on other bikes. I asked them to try and they left the tires in the sun for a couple of hours. After the tires warmed up they installed wonderfully. My first ride was about 800 miles long, mostly pavement. On a straight line these were spectacular. They have great acceleration and braking ability. They sit so much higher than my other tires and the bike leans further to the left when placed on the sidestand. It feels higher like a dirt bike when I'm on it. But when I try to corner on pavement they have a queasy area. It made my stomach turn while pulling out of my driveway. But I got used to them immediately. They handle spectacular in dirt. I have never had so much fun in sand on my GS with any other tire. It slips a little but that is just the tires finding the traction. Once they dig in, it's a wonderful ride. After about 1500 miles on these tires, the queasiness during turns is gone. I don't know if they have just worn in or I am used to it. I hear that they are 10,000 mile tires and judging by the wear thus far I believe it.
The differences between these K60 Scout tires and street-oriented tires:
1-Braking into a turn is a bad idea on any bike but it is worse with these tires. Make sure that you brake before you begin your turn with these. It is enhanced more with these tires.
2-Road noise is higher with these tires. It doesn't bother me but I always wear earplugs anyway.
3-These are more difficult to install than other makes of tires.
4-Off-roading is great with these.
5-They sit much higher than other tires.
6-They look beefy. Get them for looks alone.
Would I buy them again? Well... Yes. I think I will.
July 9, 2015
True 50/50 tire that with long life.
I've just returned to Kentucky from Alaska. I ordered the current set from Revzilla and had my shop install them on my 2008 BMW R1200GSA before leaving on vacation.
The tires have over 12,500 miles on them now. I'll probably just replace the rear tire now as the front tire still has a lot of tread.
The rear tire has squared off quite a bit but still has legal tread in the center. I put over a thousand miles of gravel, dirt and mud on this set with no issues of any kind.
I had to ride in several thunder storms on the way to Alaska and the tires worked great on wet pavement. On the way home I hit some wet pavement and the rear tire did seem not as grippy but it had over 12,000 miles by then.
There were two other bikes along on the Dalton Highway and the other riders commented my bike seemed to slide around in the wet construction gravel/mud less than their bikes with different tires.
I bought the bike used with Heidenau K60 Scouts so this was the first set I've actually bought. I'll stick with the K60 for now as I still ride gravel roads and dirt sometimes.
August 14, 2015
Worth every penny
The Scout 60 has become my tire of choice on my 2012 f650gs.
I do quite a bit of long distance riding and some dirt. These tires, though more expensive then some dual sport tires LAST. I had 17,000 on my last front tire when I bought this one as a replacement. As the side walls are quite stiff, it has been easier for me to take the tires to a shop to have them changed, especially when I am traveling.
June 29, 2015
Great upgrade to the Bridgestone Trailwings on my Scrambler
I've only put 1K miles on them, but my K60 Scouts have better dry and wet performance, and quicker handling due to the rounder profile. The Trailwings are "flatter" in the middle. The only drawback to these tires is the buzzing when riding on city streets. It is quite loud.
August 10, 2015
K60 Scout tire
I bought these tires in the past and they were great in terms of getting a lot of miles out of them...about 9 or 10 thousand. I also found them to be good, both on and off road. This time the tire seemed to have worn out after about 6 thousand miles. That's a little disappointing. I guess the company wasn't selling enough of them and so they changed the recipe a little so's they'd wear out faster. The tires are still better than TKC-80's though...in terms of wear. There I was, riding along happily, thinking I'd found the ultimate tire. Apparently I was wrong...
August 8, 2015
The grip on these K60 scouts has been great on road and in the dirt. Gravel roads to rutted hard pack. No experience with them yet in the mud but in a couple months I should be able to test that. No idea about longevity yet, I only have about 1000 miles on them. They definitely vibrate more than my MEFO tires did. I wish the were cheaper.
August 5, 2015