Heidenau K60 Scout Front Tire
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
Purchased a set of Heidenau K60 Scouts a week ago an now have over 200 miles on them. They run surprisingly well on the road and actually feel more predictable in hard corners than my previous Michelin T66s. There is a slight buzz at slow speeds but that is to be expected on any non-continuous type tread pattern. The front tire does sing at 57 mph, but becomes quiet again at 60 mph. Whether it is blacktop, tar and chip, gravel, dirt or sand, these tires perform great. I am running them on a BMW F650 classic and am a novice off road rider so to feel comfortable in tight sandy trails where a decent amount of precision is required really says something about these tires. Would recommend to anyone who wants a true 50/50 tire that wears like iron.
May 25, 2015
Front Tire not dirt worthy
Installed a front and rear tire to my KLR650, the rear tire is great, the front tire is just okay. The front doesn't have enough grip in the dirt, it washes out frequently. I wouldn't buy the front tire if you plan on much dirt riding.
May 18, 2015
As advertised, true 50/50 tire.
I ride 90-% street and this tire doesn't show any sign of wear after 3000 miles. On the 10% off roading I go, it holds it's ground well. It isn't a knobby tire, so expect a lil slip and they take a few hundred miles to break in.
May 18, 2015
So far, they are exactly what I wanted
I must say from the get go, I've only put about 60 miles on them so far. With that in mind, here goes: They are flipping awesome. I am running them on a street bike for a custom build I am doing. I was really scared of two things, noise and power loss. Noise levels are VERY low for such an aggressive tire, however, I am running two rear tires and from what I have read, it seems that the front tire is the one that make most of the noise, so two rears could be what is saving my eardrums. They are not as heavy as expected, therefor power loss is acceptable. They do produce a bit of vibration around 30mph, but it is minimal. Haven't truly tested them off road yet, but I did get into a slightly mushy field and climbed a wet, pine needle covered, mushy hill. They seemed like any other descent off road tire. I dig 'em.
June 29, 2015
The best tire hands-down!
The k 60 tires are awesome great cornering awesome traction off-road and they last what seems like forever I would definitely recommend these tires
June 27, 2015
Great tire .
This tire handles well and has a great thread pattern.
It will be interesting to see what kinda mileage I will get out of it.
I put it on a 800 GS.
May 9, 2015
One Tough Tire
Commute 72 miles a day with first run at 4:30am, 60/40 pavement/gravel roads. 175Lb rider 15lbs misc gear. The rear tire still has state inspection worthy tread (smooth in middle area) and within 1/8" of wear bar indicator at 7340miles. No punctures, very confident in gravel/ loose stone, loads up with mud but still goes. Not a total offroad tire. Front tire is still good, but cupped, plentytread left but notches in turns. Just reordered for 2015 from REVZILLA!
May 4, 2015