Heidenau K60 Scout Rear Tire
So far so good
I have only had these tires on the bike for a couple hundred miles, so my review will be short . On pavement the bike (KTM 990 ) feels a little more resistant to initial turn in, but is stable once your lline is set. No problems with wet traction and I have had plenty of rain lately . I have only taken these ties on dirt once , and it was a short bit . Nothing to report , neither positive nor negative. I will try to do another review later when I have more time with the tires .
June 10, 2013
Great duel sport tire. Feels like an off road tire when your off road and feels like a street tire when your on the road. Best of both worlds. So good I ordered a new front tire too.
June 10, 2013
Love these tires. A true dual-sport rider, I use these in the dirt and they performed flawlessly
I ride to work daily and ventue into the dirt whenever possible. The K60 Scout is a true 50/50 tire..
June 10, 2013
Long range dual sport tire!
My F800 GS came with the Anakee 2's which I am told are exceptional tires on and even off-road. I put aprox 250 miles on-road, however was not confident in the tires ability to push the bike off-road, and wanted a little more bite. Im running the Heidenau's on front and rear, and have been extremely pleased with their performance. They are a bit loud, especially the front tire (it's a howler, and they do seem to have a little fall-out point the last patch of tread on the outside of the tire feels somewhat loose when engaged on the twisties, where a smoother tire would give you a bit more side wall/tread love in the canyons, I do not have a lot of dual sport tire experience for comparison though. I have a little over 6.5k on the set, and that includes aprox 800 dirt miles, and unfortunately a ton of freeway commuting. The tread life is still decent, however with the freeway miles (I always try to create long short cuts with any turns available) I have hit the wear bar on the center strip. Gonna grab a new rear and run the set another 6k and go from there. I was told the only tire to look at for heavy commute with dirt on the mind! Lived up to expectations solid!
May 22, 2013
Great Dual Sport Tires
I have a KTM 990 ADV and I ride 70% on road and 30% off road. I'm impressed with how it handle on road considering the tire profile and the patter. Off road works well on hard terrains, rocks but not well on mud (as I would expect). Overall it's a very good tire for dual sport purposes and I will buy it again.
May 20, 2013
Good tire but watch out in the rain
I love these tires
Fine on the road ..when dry , the sidewalls are very stiff and it makes my tiger 800 xc rear suspension bounce all over the place . No problem though lower pressure a bit I got to 31 psi and soften the rebound on the shock
In the rain it's almost scary if you forget to be gentle with the throttle and don t try to lean hard !! I made my wheel spin in 5 th gear on the west side HWY in NYC.. While passing a car ..
Anyway good tire if you don't drive too aggressively
It's better than stock in the dirt too
May 19, 2013
Tires for more Off than On-Road
My F800GS call for the 150/70-17 size, which I have been running now for the last 20k miles. But wanted a tread pattern missing the center continuous tread, so based on photo's alone, thought that by going down one size (to the 140/80) I would be getting the continuous Chevron tread pattern and the continuous center rib absent. Well I was wrong. In this 17" rim size the 150 and the 140 look nearly identical to one another. Only the 18" rim size has the true chevron pattern across the center area of the tread. Still a good tire, but that was I get for not doing more research ahead of time. (And for not riding the Big Orange wave as well.) Lucky KTM riders get the better Off-Road Tread option in my opinion.
Revzilla is still the best.
May 6, 2013
Long lasting tire with grip.
I have 4500 miles on last one so far, and still more use left. It really grips on dirt and gravel on my Tenere, an feels good on asphalt.
May 6, 2013