Heidenau K60 Scout Rear Tire
These tires are great on or off pavement.
I just got this tire and rode 500+ miles to Big Bend National park and then rode Old Ore road without any problems. These tires are great on or off pavement. Two of the other riders on the trip also had K-60 Scouts and made positive comments about lasting longer and durability.
October 28, 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
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
True 50/50 tire
Ktm 690 enduro.18psi w/ultra heavy tubes. Great on the street. Great on gravel. No so great in wet off-road bush whaking conditions. I am doing two rears to one front over 3k. I will continue to purchase.
September 22, 2014
Long milage 7000Miles on this tire in all conditions!
Put on both rear and front K 60 Scout tires before leaving Montana for Alaska on my KLR-650. First day and three weeks of rain and snow later we reached Prudhoe Bay AK. The Dalton highway was mud from start to finish. In all we put on over 7000 miles. The rear tire worked great in all conditions including snow (4-6") and 6-10" of mud. They do get a little flat near their end life but didn't seem to effect cornering on the pavement. The front still looks brand new. The front tire seemed to dig in somewhat on really loose sand and dirt, but was easy to adapt too. This leg completed my ride to both the north and south tips of the Americas! These were the best tires I used on the whole 25,000 mile journey.
September 20, 2014
Great 50/50 tire
I ride a Yamaha Super Tenere and put new front and back Scouts. I haven't taken them off road yet, but they are much smoother on pavement then I had expect. No real road noise or vibration when you are at speed. Great tire and they look great!
September 8, 2014