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Heidenau K60 Scout Rear Tire
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Heidenau K60 Scout Rear Tire

A true "50/50" dual sport tire, the Heidenau K60 Scout brings a proven balance of performance on- and off-road. With an improved tread and compound, the Heidenau K60 Scout dual sport tires deliver better cornering stability and wet weather grip on the pavement, while delivering off-road as well.

The "chevron" style tread pattern is similar to full knobby designs which provides lots of open space between the tread blocks to route sand, mud and water from the contact patch while constantly keeping some rubber in contact with the road as the tire rotates. This tire is a stand-out as it does not sacrifice on-road longevity and adhesion to the pavement for off-road traction. A difficult feat for any tire to accomplish.

  • TL = Tubeless
  • TT = Tube Type Tire

Please Note: The K60 Scout tread pattern will vary depending on tire size.

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Heidenau K60 Scout Rear Tire 4.7 5 297 297
Versatile tire 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
Overall A Good Tire I have mixed feelings about this tire. While at around 200 miles I had a pretty scary slide on them on concrete in rain on a commute into work. I didn't crash but I also didn't execute a flawless left hand turn (against traffic) either... Fast forward about 2k miles and these tires have given me no more issues. They don't exactly shine on any given surface, but they also don't struggle. As for performance, on dirt anyway, they are average to good, on street they are good to very good. On wear - I'm at around 2k miles on them and for the most part they seem to be wearing pretty well. The front will easily out last the rear by 2x. The rear tire is still doing good, but even with the hardened rubber in the center and solid tread pattern, it is starting to wear a bit flat due to mainly street use. These are very good tires, but for the money it may be worthwhile to keep your options open and shop around. February 25, 2015
Great traction I have over 1000 miles on these tires now and they still look brand new. They offer great traction on and off the pavement. February 17, 2015
Great tire good mileage Going to my second set, put over 18,000 miles on this set! Great wear, little noisy but overall good road traction and works pretty good off road too. Hats off to Revzilla, got the order quickly and without any hassle. February 16, 2015
Versatile tire 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
On the fence? Buy these tires. It's hard to shell out this much money on a set of tires but they are worth every penny. You can feel the sure footedness immediately on the asphalt despite the hardness of this compound. And the same goes for gravel and dirt. I immediately felt more confident on my bike. These are quiet tires until you hit about 60 then they hum pretty good. The noise went away after about 150 miles. The sidewalls are THICK and hold up very well when deflated for off road travel. Put these on my KLR and when, (if) they wear out I'll buy another set. So far I've put about 300 street miles on them and there is almost zero wear. On the fence about buying these high quality tires? Buy them. February 2, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
George K: bought this tire for a trip to Alaska and back and they worked perfect even went to the artic circle. Would but them again when I go on my next trip Mar 31, 2015
W Bryan D: Good off pavement, reasonable in sand, long wearing on pavement. Mar 30, 2015
Trish H: "This is my third set of K60's for my 1200 GS. I love this tire!" Mar 27, 2015
Russell B: Nothing else I could ever say about these tires, that hasn't already been said at least 1000 times.
Try one. ................. Thats all that ever needs to be said. I've used three of these now on my back of an F800 GS.
After about 28k miles, I am still using one, and have one more (used with 11k on it) that I will put back on some day.
This tire has already taken my GS Border to Border, Coast to Coast and well up into Canada.
It will not wear out, and NEVER, EVER Scallops.
Mar 26, 2015
Dragan B: Needs a new tires for my 2006 1200 gsa and I read good reviews about the tires. Mar 26, 2015
Geza K: So my front tire isn't the only knobby on the bike. Might not work well without it. Mar 23, 2015
Peter C: Over 10,000 miles on Alaska adventure. Still has some life. Perfect 50/50 tire. Complete confidence on and off road. Mar 23, 2015
arlie b: Good gravel road stability and will last more than 1500 miles like my beloved D606's. Mar 22, 2015
J L: many riders say theyre getting high miles Mar 19, 2015
Patrick M: 15,000 miles out of a rear tire on a tenere makes this a good value! Mar 11, 2015
Randy L: good mileage tire plus good traction in dirt Mar 8, 2015
Richard L: Good all around tire. Mar 6, 2015
Stephen S: Hope it lasts more that 2000 miles on my 1190R Mar 6, 2015
MICHAEL L: From reading buyer remarks. Mar 2, 2015
F L: Same as above. Mar 1, 2015
Chris L: same as above Feb 14, 2015
brian b: This is my third set of Heidenau tires on my 09 BMW R1200GSA. I wouldnâ??t buy anything else. There awesome. They grip well in all terrain and wear well. Feb 11, 2015
Dennis M: I've run this on my KTM 990 and can't belive how well they last. The have done great for my commuting, touring, and gravel road riding so I'm getting one for my new 1190r. Feb 11, 2015
John L: Excellent reviews,,,also wanting an all around tire,,,,this one seems to fit the bill Feb 11, 2015
Wayne G: Needed a long lasting tire for a trip thru Central America. Got 10k out of it and could have got more, mostly street. Feb 9, 2015
Jeanne W: Highly recommended by many experienced adventure riders. True 50/50 tire with good durability record. Feb 3, 2015
Dan S: because, thats the tire I need, You have it at a good price and you come highly recommended from friends of the GS Giants. Stay thirsty, get dirt. Feb 2, 2015
D R: I have a Triumph 800 XC andI wanted a tire which will give me better perfomance off road than the stock tires and still have a good performance on road. Feb 1, 2015
Federico P: These tires perform great for dual purpose riding Jan 31, 2015
Greg W: It wears well, had good traction when pressured low for all except deep sand (cursed be its name) and mud. I rode a new one from Spokane, WA to Banff, AB to the Arctic Circle, a tour of Alaska, for over 7,000 miles, and another thousand miles since with probably another 2,000 miles remaining. Jan 30, 2015
J F: Good adventure tire that doesn't square out with highway miles. Jan 29, 2015
Paul R: Heard really good things, especially the longevity. Jan 25, 2015
B O: I bought this tire based on its longevity and good overall reviews. I hope it lives up to the hype. Jan 25, 2015
Ernest S: I have heard good reviews from friends who compliment the extended life of these tires. Jan 17, 2015
Wallace W: I used a set of these tires in 2013 for a trip to Alaska. They took me all the way to Prudhoe Bay and back from Minnesota. (8700 miles) and still had tread remaining. My R1200 GS was loaded very heavy. Lots of mud on the haul road and lots of rain getting there. I have been riding for 43 years (336,000 miles)

I still have that front tire and would venture to say it has another 3500 safe miles on it.

Going back this year and believe these are the only tires that will do the job
Jan 13, 2015
George D: Have had great experience with these tires. Very good on asphalt and do well off highway. They wear like iron and stick like glue even after 8K-9K miles. Little loud if pressure not just right but otherwise I'm hooked. Jan 11, 2015
Rick M: second set love them Jan 7, 2015
John R: Wanted a proven 50/50 tire that wasn't a knobbie Jan 5, 2015
Paul A: These tires were reputed to be a good balance between traction and longevity. The reputation isn't wrong. So far I have almost 6,000 miles on the tires with plenty left. If I were to guess, they will last about 8k or more. Dec 28, 2014
Dennis R: I looked at many reviews and these are an exceptional tire. Dec 13, 2014
Jeff S: Used K60's in 2013 on a trip to Alaska and Northwest Territories. These are long-wearing tires, good for travel on the rough pavement and gravel roads found in the North country. They work best if aired down a bit on gravel roads, especially the front. Nov 30, 2014
Christopher E: Good reviews. I do like it, but its wet weather performance is not the best. Probably won't buy any more K60s. Nov 26, 2014
Thomas B: They were recommended by a friend Nov 20, 2014
Michael G: Great experience with previous set.
My 650 VStrom went from no fun, to a blast on fire roads.
It does well in gravel and mud till the front fender packs up. (don't ask)
It will do anything you sanely ask of it on the street. It has warned me when I was not acting sane.
I've picked up a screw at 6,000 miles with plenty of tread to go. If it wasn't for the rope plug I know I'd get another K.
Nov 13, 2014
A S: Bet tire for adventure touring. Allows good mileage accumulation on asphalt while providing solid traction on gravel and mild forest trails. Nov 4, 2014
Michael S: Video review Nov 1, 2014
jackie k: realy hooked up my bike gravel trals and asphalt 50 50 is about the sums up tires got about 4500 miles on rear Oct 30, 2014
G Robert D: Great tire, used last year to Prudho Bay. Got about 6000 miles on them. Oct 27, 2014
Evan F: one up'd the size to get the center strip. I feel it wears longer. Oct 19, 2014
Clifton E: I get 8K out of these tires as a 250LB rider on a BMW GS Adventure. Great on the road. Good when you need to leave the pavement for a bit. Oct 17, 2014
Dale M: They wear well. Oct 13, 2014
H E: This is my second set of these tires. I am replacing them for a trip to Mexico.Almost as godo on the street as the Anakee, but a tremendous improvement off road. Tire life looks like it will be better than the Anakee and I still have plenty of life left in my first pair. Oct 12, 2014
Z A: Almost done with my TKC80, trying K60 to see how it performs in the Qatari desert sand. Oct 9, 2014
Kevin M: Needed tires. Oct 8, 2014
Ron L: Did not want to change a rear tire on recent trip to Alaska. Worked perfect with over 10,000 miles on the tire and a few thousand left. Oct 6, 2014
BENJAMIN C: The scout is a good tire. I have used on multiple trips on rough roads. Oct 4, 2014
Monte W: because it is the best wearing rear tire for my around the Americas adventures. Sep 24, 2014
todd s: Good reviews of this tire on online sites. Sep 24, 2014
John R: Best front general purpose tire for the KTM 990 IMHO Sep 21, 2014
Ricardo K: Perfect German tire. i like german! Sep 16, 2014
David J M: Higher mileage tire. Sep 4, 2014
scott s: Based on the reviews and experiences that other riders I know have had. These tires are great so far. Little more noise but seem great on and off road. Aug 25, 2014
MIKE M: 2nd time running this tire. Aug 25, 2014
Hugh D: Trip around Trans Labrador Highway in Sept. Aug 20, 2014
Keith M: Friends using them and happy so I thought I would give them a try. Aug 15, 2014
Jason C: This tire lasts roughly twice as long as other ADV tires. It has good dry grip on pavement and doesn't shred too bad off-road with 100 HP spinning it up. Only drawback is poor wet pavement traction. Aug 12, 2014
Javier R: good reviews Aug 7, 2014
David B: I have them on my KLR 650 and like them. Aug 7, 2014
Khanh B: 50/50 Aug 3, 2014
William G: Great tire for putting lots of miles on. My rear lasted 12,000 miles on my F800GS. Not too shabby for light off pavement work, but it's no knobby. I'm using the 150, so there is a center strip present. Aug 2, 2014
gerrit m: Past experience, long life(14000 miles) and duel purpose because of the tread pattern Jul 29, 2014
Marvin B: recommended by friends and the many good reviews Jul 27, 2014
Jill O: I went 11k miles on this tire! Well, it almost looks like a slick down the middle. The rear is not bad on the street or off-road. For a 2012 BMW G650GS Sertao, I do not recommend the front tire. The tread pattern is horrible in the dirt. The tire is too skinny, and you need a more aggressive knobby. Jul 22, 2014
Mike S: Best I have found for my BMWR1200GS. Great in all riding conditions dirt or pavement, wet or dry. Jul 22, 2014
Thomas B: Best, most effective, longest riding, dual sport tire I have ever ridden on. Jul 21, 2014
Tim G: I need a more aggressive rear tire with bite for my Tiger 800, as I use it more for fire roads and camping, state and federal land riding off pavement....though I live in a urban city, the bike is mainly my weekend escape vehicle. Jul 21, 2014
Peter S: This is an all round amazing tire. It's a great on-road/off-road tire. Jul 19, 2014
Dave P: Every seems to like these tires, but i wont be able to say untell i get a few miles on them Jul 19, 2014
Mark B: Handles great off-road and on-road. Tire lasts 6500 miles Jul 17, 2014
Jason H: I have heard nothing but good things about these tires. I wanted to try them out for myself. Jul 14, 2014
Tim G: The reviews on these tires were very good so I tried them and I did not like them. On the road they did not feel good when riding aggressive and they vibrated quite a bit. Off road they did ok but not as good as Continental TKC80. They seem to ware like iron but not worth it to me. Jul 12, 2014
David C: I needed a tire that could function effectively on road and off-road. Other dual purpose tires were either too road oriented or had bad road manners. Jul 12, 2014
Garrett C: Good reviews and a friend has had these and come highly recommended. Jul 12, 2014
fou d: Heard lots of good stuff about it. Durability mainly. Jul 9, 2014
Eric S: Multiple reviews, (including revzilla online review), and recommendations Jul 8, 2014
Raymond W: These tires are excellent off road tires that provide a hard sidewall and a center tread that is solid for highway driving. They are just as aggressive as the TCK 80's off-road but give you a more pleasurable slab ride. I highly recommend them as all my buddies do. I will soon install them on my GF's BMW GS. Jul 7, 2014
John S: Worked good the first time around, Ready to do it again. Jul 4, 2014
Matt O: Needed a tire for my DRZ400S Jul 2, 2014
Alan A: I needed a tire that would go atleast 10,000 miles.This did 13,000 miles and still going. Jun 29, 2014
Mark G: works good last long time Jun 17, 2014
William d: Great tires. Replacing one that I've wore out! Jun 17, 2014
G R: These tires are great for mixed riding. I completed a 2k mile trip with slab, tight turns, sections of rough rocky dirt and ball bearing gravel roads. it handled well on everything, i was able to wear off the "chicken scratch" on the pavement and keep traction off road. Jun 13, 2014
Jun 7, 2014
Chris C: Surprisingly sticky for a high-mileage dual sport tire. My current rear K60 has over 8600 miles with probably about 1k miles left on it. The only reason I'm buying one now is that I've got a 2k mile trip planned on a heavily loaded KTM 990 and I don't want to run out of tire on the trip. Also feels good on fire roads, marbles & rock gardens; sand & silt not so much. May 31, 2014
Jerry S: Traveling to Alaska and by all reviews this is a good 50/50 tire with good mileage ratings May 27, 2014
David Van R: Good off / On Road for large Adventure bikes & Long tread life - IE: 10K Miles rear & 20K miles front May 27, 2014
Edd M: long life and excellent traction. May 24, 2014
andres v: recomendacion May 24, 2014
donovan g: enduroearth
im riding my motorcycle from alabama to the bottom of south america. i needed a good 50/50 tire that would do high mileage
May 24, 2014
Mark S: For a dual sport tire, I got outstanding mileage (12k miles) and the traction in the dirt was quite good. A little noisy on the highway but still tolerable with minimal vibration. Highly recommend this tire for the adventure/ dual sport riders. May 20, 2014
paul m: Look very aggressive. Read reviews. Bought. May 12, 2014
Joseph G: I feel that Heidenau has a tire that will satisfy everything I am looking for in an Adventure tire. Traction on and off the tarmac that other tires just can't do. A big block tires may be superior and more aggressive in mud and loose dirt and rock, but suffer low mileage on the highway. To me, this tire is the best compromise of both worlds. To be able to ride 70/30 with better traction and longer mileage then the best competitors tires. May 10, 2014
Jeanne A: Recommended to me by other adventure riders with my particular bike BMW F650 GS twin. May 7, 2014
Leo S: Wanted a 50/50 tire for my trip to Alaska - still have it on after 8k miles May 6, 2014
Marc W: Reviews for these tires have been outstanding usually 5 stars. I'm trying to find a 60/40 set of hoops, I know I won't be disappointed. May 6, 2014
John K: Good choice for a trip to Alaska. Apr 29, 2014
Gerral S: Better mileage than d606 and still good performance offroad. Apr 26, 2014
Daren T: This will be my 2nd set of Heidenau K60 Scout tires. The current set, has over 14,000 miles on them and still enough wear for another 500 or more. These are good, all around tires. They will keep you planted to the pavement, but allow you to jump on a fire road when needed. I took them up along a number of passes in Colorado, without incident. Highly recommend them. Apr 22, 2014
brian h: good online reviews and friends that currently run this tire Apr 20, 2014
Robert C: I read blogs regarding the which tires are best suited for on and off road riding. Apr 20, 2014
Jack M: Have 10000 miles on the one I have on would probley do another 2 to 3 thousand more but going on a long trip want a fresh rear tire. Apr 19, 2014
Frank W: I am a Metzler man by experience (Tourance, Marathon for street bikes, and many dirt tires whose names I can't recall...), but these Heidenau's had exceptional reviews from well over 200 folks. Apr 18, 2014
Dale M: Research for tires, to replace the tires that came on the bike, I wanted a tire that provided more versatility. The tires seem to be highly recommended. Apr 18, 2014
Keith L: I choose the Heidenau K60 as a result of many good reviews. As with anything you'll always have some bad reviews and felt I needed to try these myself. I'll soon be leaving for the Arctic Circle and needed a tire that could go the distance and still be acceptable for running the Haul Road. Hoping these fit the bill. I'll gladly give a full review after my return. Apr 15, 2014
Kelly P: After doing a little research I could't find many complaints about the Heidenau products which is reassuring. They are a little expensive but if they deliver as advertised I don't mind spending more. Apr 11, 2014
Samuel T: Supposedly long life, aggressive tread pattern. Apr 10, 2014
Philip N: This will be my third Heidi Scout - 24,000 miles and counting on the first two. I'm so happy with it, I'm just keeping a fresh one on hand from now on - no more comparative shopping every time I need a rear. Apr 8, 2014
Robert D: Reputation regarding durability. Sounds like it is a good all around tire. Looking forward to trying it out. And who can beat Revzilla's free and quick shipping? Apr 7, 2014
Mark D: Fast service Apr 4, 2014
Daniel S: My friend made me do it. Good Tires. I got almost 7K miles out of them Apr 2, 2014
Hunter B: Long treat life, great 50/50 tire Apr 2, 2014
Ralph P: Best tire for trip from California to Prudhoe Bay Alaska Apr 1, 2014
scott c: ran them on klr liked ride traction & wear on & off road good balance . Mar 31, 2014
Expressions in glass M: I need an off road capable tire for my Yamaha Super Tenere, and the Heidenau K60 fills the bill! Mar 30, 2014
Luke L: I'm hoping this tire will have low road noise and better handling on the street compared to my nobbies but I don't want to have to change my tires to go off road. I want the complete tire that will let me ride for 200 miles then cruise straight up a hill side. I like utility. Mar 26, 2014
D I: Needed a 50/50 tire that would last as long if not longer than a standard road tire. Mar 25, 2014
Falcon B: Fantastic tire. Long life and great off road and on road capabilities for my F800GS. Mar 22, 2014
James K: I got over 15,000 miles on my last set of K60's. They are a great 50/50 tire and they do everything great. Last year I put a set of these on before I left for Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, 10,000 miles later i was home and still on the same set of tires. I used them for another 5,000 miles commuting. These are my go to tires for ADV riding on my Tenere. Mar 22, 2014
Terry B: Have used these tires on my bmw gs for a couple of years. Far and away the best product out there. Mar 20, 2014
Patrick A: Prior experience. Very good wearing tire. Predictable both on and off-pavement. It will even work in the sand. We've had no issues on wet pavement unlike some of the reviews. And we have actually done many miles on wet pavement. Mar 19, 2014
John D: Because I can do a 8K mi round trip to Inuvik on same tire Mar 17, 2014
Chris O: I bought this tire for the more aggressive tread and the longer tire life that I read others were getting. Mar 15, 2014
Jeremy B: After researching the tires that fit on my BMW R1200 GS i found that this tire will work well for my needs. Mar 13, 2014
Charles G: Longevity and durability performance Mar 8, 2014
Andrew S: It came highly reccomended by MOAB local KLR650 guru Fred Hink I bought a set from him in an emergency in moab and bought another set for my bike once home Feb 25, 2014
James M: reviewed video Feb 21, 2014
Tim B: K60, just said it. Feb 20, 2014
Steve K: good reviews by other Adventure tourers Feb 16, 2014
Newton A: Friend recommendation Feb 11, 2014
Roger S: I liked the tread pattern for my type of riding. Seems to be above average quality. Time will tell after putting some miles on the tire. Jan 31, 2014
Charles T: Great pattern and dual sport use. Rode 23,000 miles in South and Central America and never had a problem. Got up to 9,000 miles per tire and still had tread. Had to change rather than getting more miles because of logistics. Gripped well on and off pavement. Used on KTM 990 Adventure Jan 30, 2014
Michael M: Great Dual Sport tire for my KLR 650. For an aggressive tread dirt road tire they handled like a road tire on the asphalt. I can drag the foot pegs with theses tires not even trying and never a slip. Great tires and the tread life is long lasting. Jan 29, 2014
Carlos C: ok Jan 28, 2014
Cyndy K: It is a very good tire Jan 25, 2014
Christopher R: Past experience with K60 Scout Tires Jan 24, 2014
Raymond B: triumph talk Forum Jan 19, 2014
Craig S: Recommended by a fellow adventure rider Jan 6, 2014
Darrin B: Perfect tire for my wife's klr. Confidence inspiring on the loose stuff, and great tread life. Dec 29, 2013
Scott K: Replacing first set with 6,500 miles on them - rear has around 1-2K left on it at best, front good for another 3-4K or so. Work very well on all off road conditions, particularly gravel; and work well on road. Tires have been about 90% road, 10% off road. Had Tourances before - these are a a huge upgrade, particularly off road. Bike is a BMW F650GS Twin - love this bike! Dec 28, 2013
Larry L: I have friends that run these tires, and really like them. Dec 26, 2013
Richard C: Co riders using this brand tire word of mouth they like the product Dec 15, 2013
Tim T: I need it I burn out to much Dec 15, 2013
Peter W: I bought these tires for my R1200 GS to ride the dirt roads around colorado . They work well on dirt but vibrate and are a little noisy on paved roads . Dec 11, 2013
Eric N: 3rd set purchased. 25,000 miles total on first two sets. Absolutely awesome tires both on and off road. Very little to no hum, feels solid in dirt, gravel and wet or dry hardtop. These tires for my '12 BMW G650 GS Sertao are perfection. Nov 30, 2013
John B: A perfect choice for adventure bikes that have to spend a lot of time on the super slab to get to the back country. Nov 25, 2013
Benjamin F: Highly recommended on motorcycle forums and I needed a more aggressive tire for gravel rutted roads. Nov 22, 2013
Adam B: Rider reviews stating performance and longevity Nov 16, 2013
Thierry P: Unbelievable tires. I use them on my BMW 1200 GS Adventure.
Over 8000 miles and not even 50% wear. Glued to the road in any weather, including torrential rain.
A little noisy but well worth it
Nov 16, 2013
K R: long lasting 50/50 tyres, 11.200 miles (like 18.000Km) these are my second pair on my BMW f800GS, good performance off-road on mud, sand and loose rocks Nov 16, 2013
Andrew W: This tire has many good reviews on the forums ( adv rider & super tenere forum as well as others). I wanted a tire that is good for both on and off road with excellent wear characteristics. So after much research, I felt these to be the best choice considering the riding that I plan on doing. Nov 12, 2013
mike c: Highly rated tire by experienced adventure riders. I want an exceptional on and off road tire. They cost a little more than others but the claim of getting up to 12K miles make them both high performance and economical. I can't wait to find out ... Nov 11, 2013
Justin P: Great, durable tire that I'm using for dual sport riding. Great off road but if most of your riding is on the street I would recommend something else. Nov 9, 2013
Tom C: Put about 10,000 miles on the last one, about 2,500 off road Oct 25, 2013
Paul H: Reported good tire life in this size/tread pattern. Also wanted to try some Forest Service roads with my Super Ten. Oct 19, 2013
X R: THEY ARE GOOD Oct 17, 2013
B F: These tires provided the best all-around features for my riding style. Amazing off and on- road traction! Oct 12, 2013
A I: Excellent product, great price! Oct 6, 2013
Mark S: I ride a 2011 BMWR1200GS and want to become a bit more off-road oriented. The reviews Ive read from other riders and the descriptive info from Revzilla influenced my choice. I am slightly apprehensive of switching from a radial to bias ply though. Oct 6, 2013
Peter D: Fantastic combination of grip and mileage Oct 3, 2013
Evelio M: Recommendation from other Super Tenere riders because of longevity and performance Oct 2, 2013
Shawn C: I bought a set of these tires for a BMW R1200GSA a few years back. I had a hard time getting the tire beads to set and ended up using some flat fix to keep them up but I found then to handle quite well riding two up on paved and gravel road adventure touring. The tires had about 6K miles and at least 50% tread left when I sold the bike. Sep 25, 2013
F R: Because they are long lasting, great tires! Sep 21, 2013
Robert F: Great tire for my Yamaha Super Tenere, on and off road. No need to look or try any other tire for that bike. Sep 20, 2013
David R: Cuz I have 14k miles on the current set and they seem a bit worn :) Sep 18, 2013
G R: %0-50 tire pavement & off pavement performance Works Very well. Good milage Sep 17, 2013
Steven P: Excellent rear tire. I recomend matching it with a TKC80 up front. Nice combination of off road capabilities and on road comfort. Sep 15, 2013
Phillip R: Good reviews Sep 13, 2013
mike w: Great 50/50 tire that provides excellent ROI = I get my money's worth and then some! :) Sep 9, 2013
David R: word of mouth and your video originally sold me on these tiers .I have put 4,000 miles on my heidenau K60 they are on a bmw f 800 gs .I am ordering these for a budy with a ktm 990 ..your professional web sight and competitive pricing will keep me coming back
cheers Dave
Sep 8, 2013
Richard R: looking for an aggressive dual sport tire for my 01 BMW R1150GS Sep 5, 2013
Nate C: These tires handle well on and offroad. They are slightly slick in the rain so if you're a knee dragger you'll want to slow down when the road is wet. Sep 2, 2013
Jeffrey M: Anthony's review! Sep 1, 2013
Andrew O: In the Adventure Rider forums where Revzilla sleeps says the K60 paired with the TKC80 is the best tire combo for 50/50 dual sport riding of my Triumph Tiger 800 XC.

Good wear and handling for on/off road.
Aug 16, 2013
Perry O: Excellent dual sport tire. Aug 9, 2013
Piotr S: Best adventure tires out there Aug 9, 2013
A shopper asked: Hi, I am traveling to chile and Argentina taking my Super tenere. I have never been there, I did some research it looks like the roads i am going to take are all paved. However, you never know should i take a 90-10 or 50/50? Jul 2, 2014
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Charles T: A year ago my friend and I rode KTM 990's through all countries in South and Central America. We had the K60 Scout tires on our bikes. While one can do most of the trip on pavement only, if one goes all the way to Ushuaia, Argentina, there will be some gravel portions. The K60 Scout tires were excellent. I got close to 9,000 miles on the rear tire one time. The front, as with most motorcycle tires, can be switched with every other rear change. We traveled over 23,000 miles on the trip and twice changed only because it was convenient to do so with the tough logistics of getting tires and changing them during maintenance stops. Jul 12, 2014
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Daniel S: Get the K60s if you can. I got 7 thousand hard core miles out of mine and probably could have squeezed another 1 thousand out em but had a fresh set of TKC in the garage and a ADV rally to attend so I changed em out. The K60s were by far the best tires I've ever had. In fact...I'm ordering a set right here and now since I'm thinking about it. Jul 9, 2014
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Thomas B: You cannot go wrong with the Heidenau K60 Scout on any pavement. You will get high mileage with this tire overall, and when the going gets rough you will have the confidence that the tire will perform when you need it in the gravel and dirt. It's a great tire. You would burn up three TKC-80 tires to one of these. Jul 4, 2014
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Lorna P: I would go 50/50, you never know, also these tires have great street life Jul 29, 2014
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Jeff K asked: I'm looking for a tire to get me to Alaska and back on my Vstrom. I hear this is a good tire for the 8,000+ miles of asphalt I will be riding, but wanted to hear more about riding on very wet roads or the mud that may be on the Dalton or the Top of the World highway or on other gravel/dirt roads. How does it handle on non-dry roads? Thanks! Jan 28, 2015
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Joel M: The tires have a lot of grip in the turns and good smooth ride on long highway runs with very little nose. I ride a Yamaha Super Tender XT1200Z. I believe the tire tread for larger CC bike is different then the smaller CC bikes. If you have The 1000CC you will most likely use the same tire I have. The tire has a solid band down the center to handle the big bikes power. The grip on dirt roads is very good but when it's wet muddy road in can get a little squirrely. They are 50/50 and very good at it but they are not TKC80. It's a very hard decision to pick a tire the does both road and dirt in one tire and get grip, traction and high mileage, but I think the K60 Scout hits the mark. I have every 6000 and they hardle show the wear. I don't ride hard and I'm not on the throttle like some of the young riders so I believe I will get At least 10k out of them. Hope this helps. Jan 28, 2015
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Don D: It will cover the mileage easily, but don't count on it having any traction in the mud. Tires are ok on dry off-road or gravel. Once you arrive switch to real knobbys front and rear. The rear carcass, not front, is very stiff which makes for difficult bead breaking if changing on the side of the road. Street grip is compromised as you may imagine by open pattern and harder compound.
Have a great trip.
Jan 28, 2015
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Lee H: It may do 8000 miles but it is a SLIPPERY TIRE! My first rude awakening was a left hand turn, just pulling out from a stop light. gave it a little gas and it broke loose on dry asphalt. Also broke loose surprisingly easy on a little off camber grassy hill. I'm favoring the Mitas or Mefo for my next tire. Jan 29, 2015
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Jeff K: Just to edit my original question a little, I usually ride with Pilot Road 4 tires. They are great for long distance and dry/wet riding, but imagine they would be much worse on dirt or mud roads than the K60s. Jan 29, 2015
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A shopper asked: How do I pick the right size for a R 1200 GS? The rear rim is 4.5" x 17"; the front rim is 3" x 19". The manual indicates tire sizes: 170/60-17 (rear) and 120/70-19 (front).

Nov 18, 2014
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Cyndy K: You can go with the rear 150/70/17. That's what I have on my GS. I see there is only a 100/90/19 for the front available. I'd ask the dealer about putting that on. Good choice on getting Heidenau tires. Nov 18, 2014
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Frank C: Are these stock rims? If so, go with what the manufacturer suggests. If not, call BMW Dealer in your area and ask... you may want to call them regardless just to be sure. Nov 18, 2014
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Mavis T asked: Can I mix this rear tire to my Metzeler Tourance Front Tire? I'm riding BMW 650GS. Just changed the front one and want to have more off-road ability than Tourance. Feb 4, 2015
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ROLAND B: I think the K60's are great tires. Off road you need traction on both tires. Personally I would not mix tires. I would switch out the front Tourance to a K60 and keep it for an all road trip later. I have a front Battle wing that I pulled off when I put on the K60s. If I ever do a long trip 2 up I will switch tires. IMHO the K60s are great on road and off. Feb 4, 2015
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Fernando T: Hi Mavis:
You could do that, but something to think about: Loosing your grip on the rear is no problem, but loosing your front is 90% sure you'll end up on the ground. Any how manufacturers don't advice doing it and mostly because ABS won't work.
Feb 4, 2015
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Andrea W: I don't really see why not. I guess my question comes down to what are you doing with the tire. I would suggest airing down the tire when going off road, before you scrap it and replace it.

I run this tire on two different bikes and I love it. I have a DRE640 and GS1200. I have noticed that it wants to slide out a bit if over inflated on the front, but you will find that on any tire.

Just my 2 cents.
Feb 4, 2015
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Randall T: Yes, you can. But I wouldn't recommend doing so. They are two different types of tires with different rubber compounds. They behave differently from each other on both dirt and street, and thus could be a safety issue. Feb 4, 2015
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Larry B: Mavis T
I have ran rear Tourances with a more aggressive front tire like the K60 front. I have not a Tourance on the front and a K60 on the back. Don't think it would be a good combination for offroad use.
Feb 4, 2015
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Perry O: Great tire. No issues that I can See with that combo. I ran Heidenaus front and rear on my KTM 990 for 7000 miles. They do get a little noisy as they wear out, but a great tire overall. Feb 5, 2015
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Mark J: I see no problem. I have mixed and matched quite a bit. I currently use a Metzeler Tourance NEXT on the back and a Heidenau K60 on the front on my '06 BMW R1200GSA. Feb 4, 2015
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Mark D: I recomend keeping both tires from the same manufacturer. Feb 4, 2015
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A shopper asked: Does the 130/80 rear have the central strip to increase road longevity, or is it more off-road oriented (no central strip)? Aug 18, 2013
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Stephen J: There is no central strip, but I would not dismiss it as a viable and friendly on road tire. I have about 3500 miles of on road usage and there is no significant wear in the tire. I have them in my BMW G650GS. Aug 19, 2013
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Perry O: I'm running the K60 Scouts on my KTM 990. Great dual sport tire on and off road. I've ridden them on gravel, rocks, mud, and pavement. They do quite well in all environments with appropriate tire pressure for the conditions. The center strip seems to add smoothness and stability on pavement more than anything. Mine are holding up well after 2000 miles. Aug 19, 2013
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Phil T: I have a 150/70-17-- it does have a continuous contact area in middle- have 5k on it, not half worn, performs good on dirt and pavement-- would buy again Aug 19, 2013
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Carl D: The answer from the official Heidenau website. ( heidenautires dot com ) shows no central strip on the 130/80-17 Aug 19, 2013
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Kevin B: It has the open-chevron pattern, not the central strip. Aug 19, 2013
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Randy S: I believe only the 150 has the center "strip". Aug 19, 2013
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Sergio Enrique Z: I fell is 60 % off road an 40 % on road Aug 20, 2013
A shopper asked: I know the 150/70/17 has the solid center strip, but what about the 18" version? Jun 15, 2012
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RevZilla: The product description has been updated to reflect different center tread for the size 150/70-18. The size 150/70-18 will have a less pronounced center tread stagger than the 150/70-17. Jun 15, 2012
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JorgeA: You can search the web and get a picture of the heinedau k60 scout where it shows in different sizes the picture of each tire.... Oct 29, 2012
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DAOS: Its the same thing, the only diferecen is the diameter of the wheel that increases 1" nothing. Feb 11, 2013
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Kevin D: 150/70-18 will this fit a 2011 BMW R1200GSA? or do I have to stick with the 150/70-17? Jul 28, 2014
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PeteMC: It does not have the solid center.
The attached photo is of the 150 18 on my KTM
Sep 3, 2012
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TheRam: Yes it does have the center strip. I will load a pic for you May 18, 2013
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A S asked: I'm confused. The photo of the 4 tires shows the 140/80 17 with a solid center stripe. But in Anthony's video, the tire in the middle of the three doesn't a center stripe, it has the chevron pattern -- appears that tire is a 140/80 17, you can see the numbers at :20 secs into the video. So, can anyone clear it up -- does the 140/80 17 have a solid center stripe or no? Thanks :) Feb 21, 2015
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Andrew S: When I put the 140/80 - 17 size of the k60 on my klr 650 it had the chevron pattern, it also was that way when my buddy put the k60 on his klr. I have also used the 140/80 - 18 on a couple bikes and have never seen a solid center.

So statistically I would say you answer is chevron for the 140/80-17
Feb 21, 2015
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James L: I had the same question before my purchase as well. Although, I can only confirm 140/80 18 is chevron pattern (no "center stripe"), not sure about 17" being the same. Feb 24, 2015
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Michael G: best guess you are looking at a 130/80 17 or a 140/80 18
I have the 150 70/17 and it does have a center stripe as well as the 140 80/17 should
Feb 21, 2015
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D Kevin R: the tire I have is more like the chevron style, I like the tire, have 8k miles and ready for another season, then I will get the same again. Feb 23, 2015
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Joe W asked: Hi. How does this tire do in the corners (on the road)? How far can I lean the bike over with these tires? Can I still take my bike on a spirited run through the canyons if I put this tire on? Jan 28, 2014
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John G: Joe
I've now ridden these tires on my BMW R1200GS for about 10K miles. At first I was very careful on them until I got them scrubbed out sufficiently (because I really enjoy riding very sporty), but to be quite honest, I was amazed at there ability to hold at a very hi lean angle, mostly do to the comment if rider friends following me.
That all being said, I trust my Michlien Anakee 3 more on the road at higher speeds and lean angle, but they're more of a road tire.
Jan 28, 2014
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Rodney G: Hey Joe W

The tire does great on the street. I have done a track day on a K60's (front and rear). I have gotten hard parts on the ground more than once on them riding my 12GS BMW.
The one thing to be carefull of is you will be close to the traction limit. So there is not a lot of traction remaining for breaking or acceleration. You must be smooth.
Hands down the best tire I have run in my almost 50k miles on my BMW.
Jan 28, 2014
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Todd K: Joe,
I've had these tires on (mountain twisties) and off road (COBDR) in Colorado and I was impressed with the grip and smoothness. I had TKC80s on my last GS Adventure and they were a handful in the rain. These performed well in the wet as well as dry conditions. I would say that, on my big-bore adventure bike (R1200GSA) they have exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend these tires.

Todd K
Jan 28, 2014
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Nelson W: I found the tires extremely durable over 3000 miles of shale and rock off road terrain. However on wet pavement, they are a little slick- so in answer to your question I would not do aggressive canyon runs on this tire. I found this tire a great all round tire-sand, mud and rock. Did not hum on the road. Jan 29, 2014
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Charles W asked: I have a 2007 F650GS and am replacing the rear Metzler Tourance with the Heidenau tubeless. One of my questions has been answered, which was can I run a tube inside the tubeless tire. Answer, Yes, but the speed rating goes down from 118 to 112 mph. That's not really an issue for me, since I'll never get there on my bike. My question is about mounting the tire tubeless. My bike has spokes, so should I just put a tube in it? If mounting it tubeless is an option, what do I need to do to accomplish that mount. Which direction (with tube or sans tube) is preferred? Thanks! Jan 19, 2015
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James L: Charles, when mounting tubeless to achieve the best balance possible, I will use the green slime mounting solution from any auto parts store and a compressor to seat the bead as quickly as possible. I currently run a heavy duty tube in my k60's on MX rims (ktm 500) so I don't worry about tire/rim balance as much. But, if running a tubed tire make sure to run the strip of rubber between your spoke adjustments and your tube. Jan 19, 2015
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Dave E: When you take the Tourance off, you'll find that it has a tube already in it. You'll also find a "rim strip" or piece of rubber covering the spokes. The rim strip keeps any sharp edges on the spokes from poking holes in the inner-tube.

Your inner-tube may be good for more miles or you may want to change it. I generally inspect the valve stem and area around it since that's usually the first place an inner-tube will show signs of age. You may want to have a new inner-tube on hand so that even if you reassemble with the old one, you'll have a spare in case of flat,

In short, you should be able to take the Tourance off then reassemble everything exactly the same except putting K60 in place of the Tourance.
Jan 19, 2015
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Craig S: If your rim is designed as tubeless you should not have.any issues running the K60 tubeless.. If not you need to run a tube. Jan 19, 2015
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Guy H asked: I have a DR 650. Specs say to use a 120/90/17 tire. Will the K60 140/80-17 fit on my bike? The 130 is out of stock. May 13, 2014
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George F: Sorry, I use mine on a BMW 1200 GS. I would use the oem size.. May 14, 2014
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Daniel H: The 120/90/17 Mefo Explorer could be a comparable alternative May 15, 2014
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Gonzalo B: Yes, it could work fine Jun 25, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does the K60 scout fit on the 2013 R1200gs?? Apparently the Tyre sizes have changed from the previous models Sep 12, 2013
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Carson S: I am not familiar with the fitment for the 2013 model R1200GS, but I will tell you I am very pleased with the performance of the K60 Scout's on my 2009 R1200 GS Adventure. The original stock tires that came with my GSA were great for the road and were not too bad for a RawHyde off-road clinic. The Conti TKC's I replaced them with were great off-road but noisy and had lots of vibration on-road as well as reduced high speed cornering. I've been running K60 Scouts for a year now and find them a very effective balance of on-road manners, off-road grip, and bang for the buck. Good luck! Oct 28, 2013
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Larry B: The 2013 Std tire size in a 170/60-17 for the rear and 12/70R19 for the front. the K60 is a 150. I would not be concerned running a 150 in place of the 170 rear. The fronts are the same size. Sep 12, 2013
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Felicia C: according to Heidenau, the 170 width tire should be available in spring 2014. Oct 17, 2013
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A shopper asked: Hey guy's. I have a 2013 bmw GS. Does Heidenau make a k60 scout to fit yet? 120/70 R19 and 170/60 R17 Sep 5, 2013
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Don W: I installed a set of K60 Scouts on my 2009 BMW F800GS this year. The rear was a 150/70 17 and the front was a 90/90 21. They replaced some TKC80s which were a little more aggressive. I like these much better on the road. They do well on dry dirt but I have not been in much mud with them. The first front tire had to be returned due to a defect. The handlebars bounced like crazy no matter what I did. The replacement was perfect and they are wearing well. Revzilla took care of it for me. Sep 9, 2013
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Cheryl H: Heidenau Scout K60 has the following 17 inch and 19 inch tires.

Scout 130/80 - 17 M/C 65T TL
Scout 140/80 - 17 M/C 69H TL
Scout 150/70 B 17 M/C 69T TL

Scout 110/80 B 19 M/C 59T TL
K60 100/90 - 19 M/C 57H TL
Sep 7, 2013
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Felicia C: according to Heidenau, the 170 width tire should be available in spring 2014. Oct 17, 2013
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A shopper asked: I have a 2005 BMWF650. I would like to change both the front and back tires. Dec 20, 2012
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GSAddictions: The best answer is to go with the factory specified tire sizes and they are designed and engineered to work best with your bike (for the most part, there are several exceptions, however if you knew what those were you wouldn't be asking this question). As for your bike there are 2 F650 models from BMW for 2005 the CS & GS. The CS has a Front 110/70-ZR17 & a Rear 160/60-ZR17 (both tubeless). While the GS has a Front 100/90-19" & a Rear 130/80-17" (both tubed). Best of luck. Mar 31, 2013
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RevZilla: No worries, your 2005 BMW f650 GS wears a 100/90-19 on the front and a 130/80-17 on the rear. The Heidenau K60's are offered and in in stock in both sizes you require. Happy Holidays! Dec 21, 2012
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DAOS: get the 150-70 rim 17 thats the best size for your rear tire. Feb 11, 2013
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A shopper asked: Regarding the Heidenau scout in 140/80 x18. Wondering if it will fit a 2012 Honda XR650L which came with a 4.60 x18 tire on it.

Looks like it would be about .4" less overall tire height, and .4" wider than the 130/90 x18 D606 people say works on the bike. D606's work great for the bike I am sure, but they always wear out too fast for me but I have seen the scout make it 8000 miles on a loaded wee strom. Any idea?
Feb 10, 2015
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Randall H: I put the Scouts on a VStrom 1k in 3/13 and have only put less than 3k miles on it (changed bikes) but they hardly showed ANY wear on them at all! Handled the road great and was a GREAT 50/50 tire for the dirt. I highly recommend the Scouts!! Feb 10, 2015
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Andy M: I've got them on a dl1000 also. I've got about 6,000 on them and the front shows almost no wear and the rear is about 70%. That 6,000 includes a 4,000 mile 2week trip to the PAC nw, fully loaded. Buy these tires!! Mar 2, 2015
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Rob H asked: I have a garage find perfectly like new 2001 BMW F650GS. I like the CC size.

I do not like the rear tire as I believe it is too small (skinny).
Without buying a new rim what is the widest tire I can fit?
Right now it has: Michelin T66X Sized: 130/80/R17 Tubeless

The tread while being new has no off-road capabilities from what I have found.

I like this pattern and a 50 50 tire. I will be primitive camping (not in campsites) and need to get into the woods at night but spending the days on the road.

Last question - These stock tires look to be balanced on the rims as I see counter weights. Should I get them professionally installed and balanced?

Oct 17, 2014
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Steve Y: The K60 Scout is a great tire. Great wearing and pretty good traction as I used them to ride from WA to the Arctic Circle in the Yukon and back and they wore pretty well. Be careful on corners in the rain as the K60s are made with a really hard compound. Dec 8, 2014
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Brian F: Yes, have them balanced as they will ride smoother on the Highway. Oct 19, 2014
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Elvin R asked: I need a rear tire for my klr650. Can I run the tube less tire on the site even though I need to put a tube in it? Oct 13, 2014
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Dave E: I have used the K60 Scout tire on the front and rear of my KLR650 with tubes.

The rule of thumb I've heard is to de-rate the tire one speed rating because of the extra heat that can be caused by friction with the inner-tube. For a KLR 130/80-17 with a speed rating of T (118mph) you should ride like it's a speed rating of S (112 mph). Not a real issue with my KLR even with the 705 piston.
Oct 14, 2014
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Cyndy K: Yes. No problem. Oct 13, 2014
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A shopper asked: Are these tires Radials or Bias? I'm thinking they are bias. Looking for a set for my DL650 Jul 27, 2014
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Gonzalo B: Yes,sur. They are bias.
Jul 27, 2014
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Joe R: Bias ply Jul 27, 2014
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A shopper asked: What size tube do I need to get for the 4" size of this tire? All of the inner-tube sizes are only listed in metric. Jul 20, 2014
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Cecil W: I have a Yamaha Tenere and this tire is tubeless. Jul 20, 2014
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Norman S: This is a t ubless tire
Jul 20, 2014
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Peter W asked: Any word on availability of the 170/60-17 size for the rear of my KTM 1190 Adventure and other similar bikes? It's listed on their 2014 spec sheet and was supposed to be available in the spring, but it looks like it's not out yet. Jun 24, 2014
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Gonzalo B: HEIDENAU factory at Germany is working hard on this develepment. At the moment they are doing a lot of test on new tires looking for quality and ISO certificates. There are not official date to release still.
MFG Ltda
Heidenau of Colombia - Bogota
Jun 25, 2014
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James K: I would give revzilla a call on that one. I would have no idea, but they might have insight. Jun 24, 2014
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A S asked: Second time asking the question about matching tire size to OEM tires..... OEM tire for front is 110/80 ZR 19. Is the 110/80 B19 59T the right replacement in Heidenau tires. And is the 140/80 69T the correct replacement for the 140/80 ZR 17 tire? Not sure what the 59T and 69 T designation is and if it relates to the ZR designation..... Apr 7, 2014
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Steven B: The T on the end is the speed rating of 118 mph. This is for sustained running so if you need to go faster than that for hours, then these are not for you. The number before the T is the load rating. The 59 is 536 lbs and the 69 is 716 lbs. Definitely not Z rated but I don't know of any true 50/50 tire that is. Apr 7, 2014
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Darryl R: I still don't know. I liked the Anakee 3's I replaced the Heidenaus with better if that helps. I am guessing this would be a better question for adventure rider forum. They seem to know a lot and nail all questions right on the head. Adventure rider is free to join. Apr 8, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hey, I've got a 2003 Honda XR 650R that I want to make street legal. Would like to purchase the Heidenau K60 Scout for front and rear. Stock rear is 110/100-18,stock front is 80/100-21. I didn't see the exact size so I'm asking which sizes in the k60 should I buy? Does this tire say street legal on it or If I get inspected by police will they let me pass and get my plate? I would like to go as big as possible on the rear tire...fatter or wider, I like that beefy look! thanx, vince Mar 11, 2014
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Perry O: I have 150/70 18 rear, 90/90 21 front, It's a completely street legal dual sport tire. Great wear characteristics with solid on and off road performance. I run them on my KTM 990 and have been extremely happy even whe loaded down - 700 lbs. I ride 60/40 on/off road. I have run tire pressures as low as 18 psi and up to 36 psi depending on road/ terrain conditions.

Not the best muddy tire, but still good in all but the sloppiest conditions.

4200 miles on my set and they hardly look worn.

Hope it helps!
Mar 14, 2014
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Emanuel G: I have a friend that has a 07 XR650R and his bike is street legal and has a K60 on the rear 140/80/18 and a Continental twinduro on the front 90/90/21 that work great !!! So i got the same sit up on my XR 650L and thay are awesome !!!!! And work great on and off road. Mar 16, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does the 130/80/17 have the "center stripe" or the open chevron pattern? May 8, 2013
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TheRam: It should be open on the K60, only the 150/70-17 has the center wear strip. I think they go over this on the vid. My XTZ1200 has the strip the one on the KLR650 does not. May 18, 2013
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RevZilla: The 130/80/17 have the "chevron" style tread pattern. May 13, 2013
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A shopper asked: what is the speed rating on the scout k60? Apr 22, 2013
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dylanj423: so i looked up this info on heidenau's website the tire im looking at for the super tenere (a 150/70 17inch) has a 69T rating... which means it is rated up to 118mph and a 716lb load...

anyone interested can look up the ratings for all of heidenautires.com ... its pretty straightforward...

there is also a pdf file you can download, not sure why this info isnt on the revzilla site... anyway, im going to try these out on my trip to yellowstone and see how they fare...
Apr 24, 2013
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RevZilla: The speed ratings for the K60 Scouts are as follows:

H = 130

S = 112

T = 118
Apr 26, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will the150 fit on a 5.5 inch wide rim? Jul 14, 2012
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RevZilla: We can not recommend a 150/70-17 on a 5.5" rear rim. The standard tires size for that would be a 180/55-17, anything smaller may compromise the tire bead. Jul 17, 2012
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DAOS: that rim is too wide. Feb 11, 2013
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A shopper asked: I use K60s now my GSA1200, perfect results with a zillion miles:). MY R100/7 I see tires are made in correct size in the same K60! Ive had this R100'78 since new and would love putting a DS tire on it. I'm assuming the 110/80-18rear and 100/90-19front K60s will work just fine on the old bike? These are the correct sizes on the bike now, but street tires. YOU see any issues? I'm gonna order em:). May 10, 2014
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Steven B: With the stiffer sidewall the ride will be a little more firm than stock street tires, and you already know about the noise level if you have them on your GS. May 14, 2014
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A S asked: Looking to order the K60 Heidenau for my F700GS BMW. Are the 110/80B 19 59T-TL and 140/80-17 69T-TL sizes the correct size to match my current tires? I am running 140/80 ZR 19 for the rear and 110/80 ZR 17 on the rear. Not sure what the ZR designation stands for, and if it is a match to the 69T & 59T? Apr 7, 2014
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Michael M: The 110/80/19 - 140/80/17 is what is important the 69T and 59T are speed ratings. The 69T being the higher rating. The 59T is rated for 110 mph and the 69T is 130mph I believe. The Heidenau will handle anything your 700GS can do. The Heidenau's are great tires and will serve you well. Apr 27, 2014
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A shopper asked: Standard tire is 120/90 17, presently running 140/80 17 Mitas Jan 7, 2013
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DAOS: get the 150-70 I runs great on my F800GS Feb 11, 2013
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A shopper asked: Can I get away with the 110/80/18 on the rear? Jan 3, 2013
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DAOS: thats to thin. get the 150 Feb 11, 2013
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A shopper asked: Anybody running these tires on a Honda NC 700x ? If so, what size front and back. Mar 8, 2015
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A shopper asked: Hi - what size Heidenau Scout k60 would fit my 2009 Triumph t100?

The Rear Tire I believe would be the 140/80 17 Heidenau

The stock front tire size is 100/90 - 19.

Does Heidenau has such a size in the K60 Scout?


Apr 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: I'm considering the Heidenau K60 Scouts for my Triumph Tiger 800XC. The issue is that in the appropriate size (150/70-15 rear and 90/90-21 front) the K60's are tubeless ["TL" designation in the part number], whereas my rims require innertubes.

My question: Is it OK to run tubeless tires with tubes?
Mar 16, 2012
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RevZilla: You can always run a tube in a tubeless tire, so running the Heidenau K60 Scout on your Tiger with a tube will work fine. Conversely, you cannot run a tube tire without a tube. Mar 21, 2012
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KaHOnas: I have done so several times. There's no problem with doing so. I will say, though, that you should NOT go with the thick, super-puncture resistant tubes meant for off-road use only (like motocross, etc). They will hold heat and cause failures at extended highway speeds...or so I've been told. Just a precaution to consider. Oct 8, 2012
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JorgeA: Gina, the rear should be 150/70/17 no rim 15... Answering your question... There is not a problem using tubeless tires with inner tubes... The problem is using tube tires in a tubeless rim.... So go ahead and enjoy the k60 scout. I recommend to use heavy duty inner tubes.. So less opportunity to get flat... Oct 29, 2012
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Geared: You will find that some will say yes and some will say no. It's like an oil question.
I am of an opinion that yes you can, having done so myself. I know others that have use tubes in a tubeless tire. You can run a search on that as well, tons of topics. Just keep an eye out on a speed rating.
Jul 30, 2012
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George V: With rims for tube tyres you use a tube - with rims for tubeless tyres you don’t use a tube. These tyres have TÜV approval (and German Transport Ministry approval) for use on the F800GS - you can email Heidenau via their German website to obtain a clearance certificate. Jan 18, 2014
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Andre B.: I have run the Heidenau K60 Scouts on my BMW F800GS, which has the same tire sizes as the Triumph. My BMW also has tubes, I use the Bridgestone tubes myself. They run fine, I have never had any problems. So the answer is yes, you can run these tubeless tires with tubes. Sep 6, 2012
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DAOS: I own BMW F800GS and I have to use innertubes because my rims are with lace, I ride Heidenau with innerstubes anyways the tire is tubeless thats just a comment to let you know that you can use the tire 2 ways without a problem.

Feb 11, 2013
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Makis: Yes, just run the appropriate size tubes and you'll be fine. Nov 5, 2012
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PeteMC: Running the TL K60s with tubes is not a problem. Sep 3, 2012
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MikeN: Yes... it's the reverse that can be an issue. Apr 6, 2012
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Jakemountain1520: Yes you can run tubes in them Aug 27, 2012
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Keepiton: depends on the rims. Some conversions require spoke hole sealing kits, others don't have sufficient RIM for tubeless sealing. Rim locks can also be an issue. Don't just trust your dealer to know correct answer. TaLK to the rim manufacturer's tech dept. Bad info can be very dangerous. That said, last weekend I saw a Scout on a very well accessorized and obviously dirt ridden Tiger. Didn't notice if it had suck rooms though. The tire is ABSOLUTELY worth investigation! Our helps my little WeeStrom keep up with you guys on Kittycats. May 29, 2012
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