Heidenau K60 Scout Rear Tire
Most of my riding time is spent on asphalt, with quite a few off road miles in between. This has been a great tire. I have close to 7k miles on this set. The front has many more to go, the rear is approaching replacement. Stable off road, sticky enough on pavement to drag a foot peg on my Yamaha Super Tenere. The only dislike, is the whine from the front tire at 70 mph. just a little annoying on long road trips, but not unbearable.
April 19, 2015
Ok, I was the biggest sceptic out there on the road worthiness of these tires. Looking at them theres no doubt there good off road, there just so aggressive. Our normal trip to get off road is 70 miles (only 10 on freeway) up the the twisty mountain passes to to be able to do our 75 miles off road and then back. I've been running 80/20's and found they lacked off road, but obviously I could charge up the hill. These I started off the 1st week tentatively, both because they were new and a chunkier tire. By my 3rd trip up, I'm riding just as fast as before, no sense of loss in grip. They are noisier and I get a little vibration at lower speeds (more of a buzz feel through the bars than a serious vibration) and the noise, above 55 it's lost in the wind noise. As for longevity, I can't comment. But if they last me for the season, around 5-6k I'm happy. I have meet guys on the trail that tell me 8k or 11k is the norm. I've even met 1 guy who claimed 18k, I think he must of been on something. As I say, if I can get 6k, anything after that is cream!!!!!!
April 16, 2015
excellent performance, price and tread wear
The Heidenau tires on my F800 BMW provide excellent street and off road performance, and 7,000+ miles of tread wear. Third set of tires going on now.
April 7, 2015
Put these on my F800 GS ADV. So far I've ridden on gravel roads, dirt roads, sandy roads, packed clay, through fields and of course pavement. Sorry, no mud yet. I ride daily so I have spent several hours in the rain with these tires also.
They have proven to be capable. I even made it through some very deep sand, even though I forgot to air down that day. I have seen complaints of the K60s being "slick". I have not seen that at all, even on my rainy day rides. I think the "slick" complaint my be related to the bike, rider, air pressure, riding style, or a combination of all four.
Over 7000 miles on them so far and it looks like I still have at least that many miles left in them.
April 6, 2015
Have had these before and they last forever. I found them to have good traction on paved and gravel roads. Never used then in mud so can't compare. They have to be better than stock though. I have heard some complaints about rain roads but never seemed a issue to me.
April 6, 2015
Just switched over to the scouts from a more road-oriented tire. I was pleasantly surprised by the on-road ride from the scout. Less buzz than I expected and great stopping power, even on wet Seattle roads. I won't get to see how they do in the dirt for a few months.
March 30, 2015
Replaced 90/10 OEM Tires
I put a pair of Scout K60s on my BMW F800GS Adventure just prior to a trip to Death Valley. I trailered the bike to the park and then put 700 paved and off road miles on the tires. In the dirt the tires are great with good traction and very stable over varied dirt, gravel, and mud conditions I encountered. On the pavement they also performed well with good handling through turns. The only issue was the front tire noise on the pavement which I expected based on other reviews. The noise varies from unnoticeable to significant depending on the speed and pavement surface. I wore ear plugs on pavement which makes the noise acceptable. The tires are heavy duty and handled the sharp loose rocks I encountered without any sign of distress.
March 10, 2015
These tires have come highly recommended
Just installed on my 2013F700GS. To be fair to the tires, it's February in New York. Cold and poor road conditions are not the best time to review tires. So far after 100 miles I don't feel confident with these tires, the solid center strip might be why. Dry conditions they find every crack and wet the rear feels loose. Im hoping they feel better once broken in.
March 9, 2015