Heidenau K60 Scout Rear Tire
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
have put over 6000 miles on this tire so far with barely any signs of wear.
this is the best adventure tire I've bought to date and see no reason to ever go with any other brand.
Revzilla"s prices are extremely competitive.
July 12, 2015
Great on Dirt! Okay on Pavement.
This is a review of both the front and rear K60 tires.
So I've been riding Michelin Anakee II tires and Metzler Tourance on my '05 R1200GS. They were great tires on pavement but I wanted something better suited for dirt. I was tempted to get into the TKC 80 market but these looked a little more friendly on the roads while still retaining some dirt capabilities. I received them in one day and immediately took them to the local dealership where they almost refused to put them on the bike. The tires have really hard side walls and the technician said that they have had some bad luck while installing these on other bikes. I asked them to try and they left the tires in the sun for a couple of hours. After the tires warmed up they installed wonderfully. My first ride was about 800 miles long, mostly pavement. On a straight line these were spectacular. They have great acceleration and braking ability. They sit so much higher than my other tires and the bike leans further to the left when placed on the sidestand. It feels higher like a dirt bike when I'm on it. But when I try to corner on pavement they have a queasy area. It made my stomach turn while pulling out of my driveway. But I got used to them immediately. They handle spectacular in dirt. I have never had so much fun in sand on my GS with any other tire. It slips a little but that is just the tires finding the traction. Once they dig in, it's a wonderful ride. After about 1500 miles on these tires, the queasiness during turns is gone. I don't know if they have just worn in or I am used to it. I hear that they are 10,000 mile tires and judging by the wear thus far I believe it.
The differences between these K60 Scout tires and street-oriented tires:
1-Braking into a turn is a bad idea on any bike but it is worse with these tires. Make sure that you brake before you begin your turn with these. It is enhanced more with these tires.
2-Road noise is higher with these tires. It doesn't bother me but I always wear earplugs anyway.
3-These are more difficult to install than other makes of tires.
4-Off-roading is great with these.
5-They sit much higher than other tires.
6-They look beefy. Get them for looks alone.
Would I buy them again? Well... Yes. I think I will.
July 9, 2015
Front and Rear K60 Scouts
I purchased and mounted the Heidenau K60's on my Super Tenere a while ago. I've since put over 10,000 miles of tarmac and assorted dirt/rock/gravel surfaces under them. Gotta say they are a great tire. I have minimal complaints. the harmonic vibe at around 25 mph is a little annoying, but not a deal breaker as it smooths out once you hit around 30-35. they inspire confidence in the dirt for sure. Hook up without any problems. The only issue I really have is with tar snakes (especially when wet). Tire gets a wee bit squirrely on those surfaces. That said, I was already aware from other reviews that these tires will do that. So I change my riding style according to the given conditions/scenario. Its a 50/50 tire, and adjustments need to be made to accommodate that. Highly recommend these for the big ADV Cows.
The rear I am replacing with a Mitas E07 just to see the difference. The front is still good to go after that 10,000+ miles. I expect another 7,000 if the reviews are correct.
July 9, 2015
So far, they are exactly what I wanted
I must say from the get go, I've only put about 60 miles on them so far. With that in mind, here goes: They are flipping awesome. I am running them on a street bike for a custom build I am doing. I was really scared of two things, noise and power loss. Noise levels are VERY low for such an aggressive tire, however, I am running two rear tires and from what I have read, it seems that the front tire is the one that make most of the noise, so two rears could be what is saving my eardrums. They are not as heavy as expected, therefor power loss is acceptable. They do produce a bit of vibration around 30mph, but it is minimal. Haven't truly tested them off road yet, but I did get into a slightly mushy field and climbed a wet, pine needle covered, mushy hill. They seemed like any other descent off road tire. I dig 'em.
June 29, 2015
The best tire hands-down!
The k 60 tires are awesome great cornering awesome traction off-road and they last what seems like forever I would definitely recommend these tires
June 27, 2015
Pretty smooth on pavement, great off pavement. Transformed the bikes handling for the better
June 15, 2015