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 road and trail tire for a large dual sport.
I now have 2000 miles on these, and I settled into how best to use them on the street, as on the trail, even sand, they are fine, though I have a 470LB Triumph Tiger 800. Replacing the OEM Pirelli Scorpions, a great tire for street, but not off surface, these new tires are almost the opposite, with great grip and confidence off road on gravel especially, but mud/sand they are still a tad swooshy but controllable. The main issue is getting used to street manners these tires have. The front is slow turn it, then once leaning, a fast turn, so a few hundred miles to get sued to that dynamic, and the rear is really grippy, but does lose traction on acceleration at full throttle, or in turns with throttle on for shenanigans...controllable, but not like the OEM, which are like glue. That said, these tires are exactly what I wanted in grip and handling off surface. The only downfall for me, which is actually a good thing, is they are speed rated at 90MPH, and it has tempered my hooligan operations in the urban jungle on the highways, not that the Tiger was a dynamo over 85, but it gets there fast, though 90 MPH your RPM is 6200RPM. The other minor issue, is that the front tire at speed over 55 can get unsettled for a split second and the fork lift in rapid lane changes, compared to the OEM, you just need to keep your line all is fine. But on a country/rural road, or 70MPH, these tires after 500 mile break in are pretty smooth for the tread pattern, and actually soak up the pavement joints and bumps better...
October 20, 2014
excellent tire in both performance and value
Keep in mind, this is a 50/50 tire, not a STREET tire, so with that in mind, i give this tire an excellent rating! I have almost 4k miles on them and they show almost no wear. The traction is good in all types of riding. i have not ridden in a heavy rain, but light to moderate wet traction is good. Off road very acceptable. The only need for awareness is the need of testing your steering input force and braking traction on pavement.
I consider both the front and rear tire an excellent value and choice.
October 6, 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
slipery on dry pavement
After reading many rave reviews of the K-60, I ordered a rear to replace the K-76 that I had wore our on my Yamaha Super Tenere. The K-60 disappointed me with its lack of traction on clean dry pavement! A smooth throttle roll on in T mode from third gear at 3,000 rpms at a modest (20 degrees maybe) lean angle would bring on the traction control light. The traction control light came just about every corner exit. I did not have this issue any of the other tires that I have run on this bike.
This is by far the worst traction that I have experienced on any tire ever! After returning from the first ride, I ordered a set on Anakee 3's, which stick very well.
The K-60's aggressive tread looks like it would work well off hard surface and the hard rubber and continuous center strip should give good longevity. I plan on remounting this tire for my next touring trip out west where I will need a long lasting tire for the interstate miles as well as good off hard surface traction for my camping/exploring ventures.
I'm not saying that this isn't an good tire for its intended use. Just be aware that it is not a tire for even semi sporting use on twisty roads. Also for the hi price, I expected more. I won't likely be buying another.
September 27, 2014
this tire last's
This Heidenau K60 worked great on a 830 mile trip on twisty roads with gravel and dirt roads
September 22, 2014