Shinko 705 Dual Sport Tires
this tire is fine product
This tire was perfect for my BMW GS 1200
It was easy to mount and handles the road great
February 24, 2014
Nice tires for a great price!
Read a lot of reviews for these tires and decided to give them a go. Glad I did because they look great, feel great and met all my expectations for an awesome price. I have these on a Triumph Tiger 800XC. Not bad when you can buy the pair for less than the cost of most others rear. They are nice and aggressive looking, have handled speeds over 100 smoothly and feel good in the dirt. They are a little slick the first 100 miles or so, but most new tires are. I can't speak of the life, but after reading reviews they should hold up for at least 6-7k, and at this price no biggie if they go a little less. I will buy again when the time comes!!!
February 17, 2014
This is a solid, dependable tire at a good cost. Tread-life is average, but grip and traction are quite good. You could pay twice as much for a different tire but probably not get twice the life. I ride year round in everything but ice and have never lacked confidence --even did the Dragon in the rain (see photo!). The tire does well on road and off, but don't expect the performance of a knobby from this in the mud. Handles dirt and gravel pretty well.
I don't see myself switching from this tire any time soon.
February 7, 2014
a good dual sport tire for the r12gs at half the price
and I get the same miles on the rear as the major brands, about 5-6k! performance for me is the same too.
January 20, 2014
This is an excellent tire, especially for the money. I have been very pleased with the traction this tire provides both on road and off. I have put just under 5,000 miles on the set with little visible wear on the front and the remaining tread on the rear should last another 2,000 miles or so. In the wet the tire is stable and predictable.
January 9, 2014
A lot of bang for your buck
I haven't put many miles on them yet, but these tires feel good. I am still getting used to them because they don't fall into corners like the last set on my Tiger. But I can buy a set of these for what one tire of what I had on it last. I think I will like them even better once I get some miles on them on clean roads where I can push them a little bit.
December 30, 2013
I just bought a rear to replace my worn out rear distanzia and try something new out. They have pretty similar tread patterns, but the shape of the shinko is much better and the tread is quite a bit deeper. I can tell this tire is going to last a while.
December 23, 2013
Good tire for the money
KLR 650 - I bought this tire (rear only) for a road trip 95% on road with possibilities of some fire trails. I needed something that would last longer than the average DS tire and it has. About 4300 miles on it and still has some life. Handles very well even on damp roads. Didn't have the balls to lean to hard in the rain but was dragging pegs on the dragons tail even in damp areas. Most miles on this tire were at 80mph.
November 25, 2013