Heidenau K60 Scout Rear Tire
10k and still going!
I ride a 2014 F800GSA. My Scorpion Trails lasted 6k, Tourance Next lasted 7k. In early August I left NorCal for Deadhorse and I brought an extra rear K60 with me. These tires performed very well, I've ridden them in rain, snow, mud, and they handled everything I've thrown at them.
There is a slight humming at low speeds and they don't fall into corners as well as the Tourance Next does, but they do everything and they last over 10k (I'm expecting 13k+ from mine). The actual wear mark is deep into the tread, the grooves mid tire are not the wear marks, A**** C*** W**** in Fairbanks informed me of this after I thought my tire was nearly gone. I ended up selling my extra tire to a German that was stranded without his beloved K60's.
If you want a high mileage tire that can do everything this is the tire to get.
November 12, 2014
Good tire for 50/50 Adventure Bike
Don't get this tire if you are exclusive hi-speed freeway, or even 80% / 20%. You won't like it for that.
But if you ride freeway to the back country, then this tire is one of the very best of the top tier!
It can handle the pavement at reasonable speeds, but it howls and it feels like I think a lady in heels must feel when she's in a hurry on an airport concourse.
But get it off the pavement and what a ride! Not a knobby, but for a big DL650 with a full load out for an extended trip, this is the best I've found--and it is good!
It can take you to the back country, and it can get you in and back out again!
The tire is still new to me, so I can't comment on wear.
November 10, 2014
Excellent performing tire on and off road
This tire provides a more secure feeling in tight corners on pavement than the reasonably aggressive off road tread pattern would lead you to expect. Tire life is moderate, comparable to competing tires designed for 50/50 dual sport use.
November 4, 2014
Got these for my F700GS just before leaving on a 3.5k mile trip. Once scrubbed in (~100 miles), the vibrations mostly went away, and they've been just stellar.
They've served me well for my noob off-roading, have been great in the twisties, and are by far my favorite tire so far for the poorly maintained single-lane country roads that are my preferred riding condition. I actually prefer these to more street-oriented tires, even for asphalt.
Lifespan has been great so far. 6k miles and at half-tread. Only slightly squared off.
November 2, 2014
These tires are great on or off pavement.
I just got this tire and rode 500+ miles to Big Bend National park and then rode Old Ore road without any problems. These tires are great on or off pavement. Two of the other riders on the trip also had K-60 Scouts and made positive comments about lasting longer and durability.
October 28, 2014
Great road and trail tire for a large dual sport.
I now have 2000 miles on these, and I settled into how best to use them on the street, as on the trail, even sand, they are fine, though I have a 470LB Triumph Tiger 800. Replacing the OEM Pirelli Scorpions, a great tire for street, but not off surface, these new tires are almost the opposite, with great grip and confidence off road on gravel especially, but mud/sand they are still a tad swooshy but controllable. The main issue is getting used to street manners these tires have. The front is slow turn it, then once leaning, a fast turn, so a few hundred miles to get sued to that dynamic, and the rear is really grippy, but does lose traction on acceleration at full throttle, or in turns with throttle on for shenanigans...controllable, but not like the OEM, which are like glue. That said, these tires are exactly what I wanted in grip and handling off surface. The only downfall for me, which is actually a good thing, is they are speed rated at 90MPH, and it has tempered my hooligan operations in the urban jungle on the highways, not that the Tiger was a dynamo over 85, but it gets there fast, though 90 MPH your RPM is 6200RPM. The other minor issue, is that the front tire at speed over 55 can get unsettled for a split second and the fork lift in rapid lane changes, compared to the OEM, you just need to keep your line all is fine. But on a country/rural road, or 70MPH, these tires after 500 mile break in are pretty smooth for the tread pattern, and actually soak up the pavement joints and bumps better...
October 20, 2014
excellent tire in both performance and value
Keep in mind, this is a 50/50 tire, not a STREET tire, so with that in mind, i give this tire an excellent rating! I have almost 4k miles on them and they show almost no wear. The traction is good in all types of riding. i have not ridden in a heavy rain, but light to moderate wet traction is good. Off road very acceptable. The only need for awareness is the need of testing your steering input force and braking traction on pavement.
I consider both the front and rear tire an excellent value and choice.
October 6, 2014
Great all around front tire
2nd k60 on front of my R1200GS, 14k from first. Great on and off-road tire. Good wet traction on front k60. It also does well on dry twisties when riding hard with sport bike friends. Off-road gravel and rocky terrain traction is excellent. No real nasty mud experience. Seems to do very good in deep sand to keep the front from washing out.
November 17, 2014