Heidenau K60 Scout Rear Tire
This delivered as advertised
Other riders told me I would like these tires and they have proven to be an excellent choice for my need which are about 80% street and 20% limited off road.
Don't know about wear yet but traction is great on both street and dirt, however, they are not great sand tires or mud tires.
March 3, 2014
Excellent hard wearing tire
I bought my first K60 Scouts for my R1200GS last year and rode 7500 miles from Indiana to Cabo San Lucas, MX and back up part of the route of the Baja 1000. The tires had decent road and off road traction and appeared to have gone another 2500 miles. This month I put on a new rear K60 and left the front K60 on and went to Big Bend Nat. Park in SW Texas and rode all of the trails but one, over very harsh jagged rocks, and then rode back to Indiana for 4200 miles on the rear and 11,500 miles on the front and no damage from the rocks, although my skid plate and exhaust took a beating. These are answer to two-track gravel/dirt/pavement long distance adventure type riding. The next set will go on my DRZ400S for the TAT ride this spring.
February 25, 2014
Meanest tire on the planet. Period.
I got a set of K60's for my beloved BMW R1100GS 9,000 miles ago. I live in Northern California, where we have unlimited desert and forrest riding available, along with the finest motorcycle roads in the world. Thousands of miles of twisties, and NO TRAFFIC!! I truely ride 50/50 dirt/pavement year round. I wanted a tire that could hande pavement, but also get 500 pounds of machine down the trail better than the stock hoops. WOW! The Scouts grip off road like a cat on velcro! I kid you not, these things hook-up on dirt, sand, mud, snow, rocks, house pets, you name it! The tread blocks on these things are huge. but the solid center strip of rubber gives a totaly smooth ride on road. With such large lugs on this tire, I assumed on road traction would be skiddish. Nope. These tires also hook up on-road. You can push this bike in paved corners to stupid G levels. I give sport bike guys fits! 9,000 miles down, and I'm guessing 3,000 or so to go. Yup, I'm sold.
February 21, 2014
Strong performance features.
I had rode about 2000 miles on hard pavements with this set of Heidenau Scout K60 and it was an excellent ride, but waited until I really hit some potholes, gravel and rocks roads to write something about them. This set of 50/50 tires are what I was hoping them to be. Competitive on any surface even ice and snow - since I live in the Eastern Sierra I gEt to ride my 800 GS on those too(though snowmobile is recommended (-:) Excellent tires!
February 13, 2014
Excellent 50/50 tires on the road
I put these in my R1200GS about 100 miles ago and they feel pretty good on the road. You feel the rumble of an off road tire are very low speeds (10-15 mph or so) but they feel good on the local roads and highway. I haven't taken them off road yet but I'm thinking they will perform as they are designed. I read some complaints about the on road feel and I don't notice any of those issues.
February 10, 2014
Good for on or off road.
Have a 2009 BMW G650 GS, single. Original tires on it were Metzler Tourance. They were ok, but these new tires are really good. Good in the dirt and have great grip on the highway. 60-70% on road riding with balance off road. Plus I only ride this bike 2 up. This is my second set of these tires. Very happy with this purchase.
February 10, 2014
Great complement to r1200gs
I did a lot of research looking for the most aggressive dualsport tire with the longest tread life and well rounded performance. So far I'm not the least disapointed. When I ordered these tires and shipped them to the dealership they had never heard of the brand and suggested I don't buy them. I went against their suggestion and now even they are impressed and now carry them for all their 1200gs riders.
Now my initial impression was that it was extremely unsure of the traction available when accellerating and applying the brakes during the first 200miles per previous reviews. Once past that period it's a very capable tire for daily Tarmac use and off road excursions.
A couple of things to note is the tire whine above 65 is such that I would not want to travel for long distances without earplugs. Although the tire wear is amazing, so much so that I have 3,000 mile so far and the tires look barley worn. Wet traction is sufficient and has not caused any scares. When accelerating at full the front end will ever so slightly weave because of the knobiness of the tires.
Overall my satisfaction is immense for the look and performance I was going for.
K60 is my goto dual sport tire
February 4, 2014
these tires are expensive but for adv riding they are unbeatable
I researched Adv tires for my Suzuki V-strom and these are rated the best for my on/off road activeity. I used pierrli scorpions on a KTM 640 for a 5000 mi rally to Alaska. They gripped well but were trashed by 3000 miles. Then I used TC 80 on a KTM 950 great off road but a handful on wet concrete. Now i have these Scouts and they are exactly what I need for a V-strom 650.
January 29, 2014