Heidenau K60 Scout Rear Tire
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
A better road tire than it appears
I purchased a used GS that needed some new tires. I road the existing 90/10 style tires that came on the bike and knew they weren't aggressive enough for fire roads. I was concerned that a 50/50 tire would be too big of a compromise on the road, but reviews I read and the Revzilla video explained the wide center pattern was designed for on road stability. I've had the bike on gravel, dirt, interstate, and mountain roads now and I'm very pleased. They stick as well as the 90/10 on dry mountain roads, smooth at 70mph, but a little slippery on wet mountain roads. After riding on every surface I anticipate being on with my GS, I am very pleased with my purchase of the K60 Scout tires through Revzilla.
September 1, 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
Good tire, but be prepared for low-speed vibration your first few miles.
Purchased to use on F800GS with TKC80 upfront. I replaced a TKC80 on rear as it was worn and I am doing more on-road riding. With the first miles I experienced a good deal of vibration at low-speed. So much so it was causing the ABS to act weird...like when riding on washboard terrain. It is better after some miles, but still has vibration below 20mph. Rides well otherwise...on and off road. I do a lot of dirt roads and it works well. Nice all-around tire for me. If you have an F800GS you might experience the same. There is a thread on ADVrider that discusses. Glad I read it. Otherwise I would have thought something was up. I will give a long-term review after more miles.
August 5, 2014