Shinko 705 Dual Sport Tires
Great commute tires
I bought this to use with my 2013 CRF250L, I'm going to be putting supermoto 17" wheels on it later on, but for now I needed a more street oriented tire to fit on the stock 21" and 18" rims.
This tires fit the bill perfectly, cheap, wear like iron and have great grip on tarmac and off road on fire roads kind of dirt.
Dont expect to handle any real offroad, but for gravel, packed dirt sort of terrain its perfect and exactly what I needed.
April 14, 2014
I have these on my '07 Triumph T100, and love them. All around great tire for any riding surface. They look good too! I have about 1,000mi on them so far, and they show little to no wear, so I'm expecting good tred life out of them as well, but I don't feel that's enough miles to rate them yet for it.
They will feel a little squirmy for the 1st 50-100mi. but once they are scrubbed in, that all goes away and they feel terrific after that.
March 25, 2014
Good tire for price
Running a rear shinko on a vstrom. Decent off road traction, ok wet tire. If you burn through tires, why not get a cheap one for fun!
March 24, 2014
Great tire for the price.
If your riding style and your ego demands much more expensive tires than you should buy something else. If you want tires that are very inexpensive but you can feel confident riding on, the Shinkos are a great choice. I have them on the F800 gs and the wife's f650gs. Mostly forest roads and some more technical dirt and she LOVES them.
March 10, 2014
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