Heidenau K60 Scout Rear Tire
Great Tire, Fast Delivery! Lasts forever.
I love my hedinau's! They are great tires, good in the dirt, and goot on the highway. They last forever (10k/rear and 15k front)
August 24, 2015
True 50/50 tire that with long life.
I've just returned to Kentucky from Alaska. I ordered the current set from Revzilla and had my shop install them on my 2008 BMW R1200GSA before leaving on vacation.
The tires have over 12,500 miles on them now. I'll probably just replace the rear tire now as the front tire still has a lot of tread.
The rear tire has squared off quite a bit but still has legal tread in the center. I put over a thousand miles of gravel, dirt and mud on this set with no issues of any kind.
I had to ride in several thunder storms on the way to Alaska and the tires worked great on wet pavement. On the way home I hit some wet pavement and the rear tire did seem not as grippy but it had over 12,000 miles by then.
There were two other bikes along on the Dalton Highway and the other riders commented my bike seemed to slide around in the wet construction gravel/mud less than their bikes with different tires.
I bought the bike used with Heidenau K60 Scouts so this was the first set I've actually bought. I'll stick with the K60 for now as I still ride gravel roads and dirt sometimes.
August 14, 2015
Great upgrade to the Bridgestone Trailwings on my Scrambler
I've only put 1K miles on them, but my K60 Scouts have better dry and wet performance, and quicker handling due to the rounder profile. The Trailwings are "flatter" in the middle. The only drawback to these tires is the buzzing when riding on city streets. It is quite loud.
August 10, 2015
K60 Scout tire
I bought these tires in the past and they were great in terms of getting a lot of miles out of them...about 9 or 10 thousand. I also found them to be good, both on and off road. This time the tire seemed to have worn out after about 6 thousand miles. That's a little disappointing. I guess the company wasn't selling enough of them and so they changed the recipe a little so's they'd wear out faster. The tires are still better than TKC-80's though...in terms of wear. There I was, riding along happily, thinking I'd found the ultimate tire. Apparently I was wrong...
August 8, 2015
The grip on these K60 scouts has been great on road and in the dirt. Gravel roads to rutted hard pack. No experience with them yet in the mud but in a couple months I should be able to test that. No idea about longevity yet, I only have about 1000 miles on them. They definitely vibrate more than my MEFO tires did. I wish the were cheaper.
August 5, 2015
2005 V-Strom DL1000 at 53k miles. I ride dirt roads and some single track but the vast majority is on road. Previous tires normally lasted 8k miles, at best. I'm on my second K60 rear tire. I put on a new one last week because I was off on a three day ride in the Sierra Nevada. The original K60 went for 13,300 miles. I changed the tire before I hit the wear bars because of the upcoming trip. I like the mileage. Two K60s equal the mileage of three of my previous tires. I like that. They handle OK for my type of ridding.
July 30, 2015
Quick initial thoughts
Approximately 350/400 miles on these tires now. About 300 on road the rest on dirt/gravel/mud. As expected not as stable on the road as the original Dunlops I think the 606's which were 80/20 tires but perfectly adequate, but a huge improvement off road. More stable,track better. Hopefully they last as long as other people have said they do.
July 27, 2015
Whatch out in wet weather!
I agree with all the positive statements listed about these tires. They have impressive wear and value for the money.
I have ridden them from Ushuaia Arg. to Prudhoe Bay AK.
However I will never buy them again, they are simply unreliable in the rain. I have had a friend go do on them in an innocent bend (all three of us slid out, however only one went down) and had multiple severe incidents of nearly going down, on cement, smooth pavement and painted surfaces.
After 50 + Km's ...Sorry the tire's great qualities do not make up for the dangers they possess, You simply cannot avoid rainy days. I will not ride on them again.
July 16, 2015