Shinko 700 Dual Sport Tires
Excellent Dual Sport tire!
I sort of had doubts with this tire and they don't look as aggressive as the Kenda270s they replaced but the reviews were great and I can confirm its an awesome tire!
I took these on 2 2400ish miles motorcycle trips, the 2nd trip was a true dual sport adventure and they delivered! I've taken these tires in desert, rocky gravel, forest, sand, deep sand, and tarmac. They never disappointed except maybe the deep beach sand but by the time I got to the beach I had already more than 4k on them already.
Slab its great, better than the 270s, they don't flex when you lean, and give great traction.
Forest roads no problem great traction. Mud it can do but not the best, the tread will clog up fast.
Wet pavement I never had a problem, of course I took it easy.
Desert sand it handles it very well, you just have to get them to float on the looser stuff so speeds of 25+ and they're doin it. Deep beach or dune sand it had trouble but like I said already more than half way worn and I have little experience riding deep sand on 2 wheels.
If you are going in some loose stuff suggest airing down. I had a Michelin T63 up front and this combo is great, the T63 helped a lot and much better than the K270s.
Also the bike was weighed down quite a bit with camping gear most of the time.
I have 5000+ miles on them and they look about 3/4 done, if I am going on another long adventure ride I would change em now but for anything else I wouldn't hesitate to still ride it. They have very small cracks where the lugs meet the rest of the tire but nothing I'm worried about, I was pretty rough on them.
October 30, 2014
Great bang for your buck!
Too soon for review so far a little squirrely on the street. Need to be broken in off road seems to reduce my front end wash out considerably! Great bang for your buck!
October 6, 2014
OK tire for low price
This tire performs fine but wears quickly on KLR650. Expect about 4k miles out of the rear in 80/20 dual sport riding.
July 21, 2014
Great for the money
I ride a lot of adventure type dirt roads and trails. This tire does not disappoint, when I want to climb a hill it listens and I can walk up any hill I want to. And when I'm done on the dirt this tire will then hold 70 on the highway all the way back to the house. It serves the purpose I bought it for and for the price I can't find any problems.
July 14, 2014
Great tire, great price
I have this tire for about 3 months now, and I can say they feel great in the road and better offroad. They still look as new and have around 1,500 kms now.
I also have another shinko 005 in a versys and that one has 16,000 kms and still have around 20% thread life.
July 10, 2014
Tried a Kenda that was AWEFUL. Total high speed wobble.
Shinko works well. Smooth & passable in the dirt.
June 30, 2014
Can't beat them for the price.
Haven't had them long enough to comment on tread life, but they ride good on the gravel and are not to noisy on the pavement.
June 23, 2014
Great tire. Best bang for the buck on my KLR 650
These tires are much better than the stock Dunlops the bike comes with. Better control on gravel and smooth on pavement. I only have just over 200 miles on mine but there is no sign of wear yet. I have not ridden in wet conditions yet but foresee no problems as they grip well on everything else I have tried. Very impressed with them on gravel. RevZilla will be the only place I purchase them. Great customer service and super fast shipping combined with terrific deals.
May 16, 2014