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Shinko 705 Dual Sport Tires

Designed for 80% street and 20% trail riding, the Shinko 705 has a versatile tread pattern for excellent wet and dry weather adhesion and smooth running on the highway.


  • Rubber compound resists tearing during off road use
  • 4-ply construction


  • Front/Rear indicates that tire can go on either the front or rear on the bike
  • Tires are bias ply execept where indicated
  • 150/70R18 TL 70V is a radial tire

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great product for a great price I run this tire for 5000 miles now in latin america on very hot asphalt and also bad dirt roads, front still goes for another 5000 more and the rear will be done in 2000 miles. Great product for my use on a R1200GS. February 16, 2015
Skinko 705 I'm hesitant to leave a glowing review for this product because I'm afraid that once word gets out just how great these tires are, the prices will skyrocket! I'm only half joking. These are very good 60/40 tires in my opinion. I've fitted them to an XT225 and they performed surprisingly well in the woods. I rode at a slow and cautious pace mind you, but never lost traction even during some difficult climbs. I was really impressed. On the street I haven't pushed them to the edges but I don't notice my tires while riding. That's what you look for in a mixed use tire. Off-road capability with safe on road performance. These are the perfect tire for someone who does a lot of miles on the pavement but wants to be able to take their bike on serious trails without swapping rubber. Shinko 705 lets you do both. February 2, 2015
Great All-Around Dual Sport Tire Probably the best value out there in 80% street/20% dirt dual sport tires. I installed these on my wife's Kawasaki Super Sherpa and she's been really happy with the durability and performance both on street and gravel/dirt roads. They're showing very little wear after about 1000 miles, so I expect them to get at least 6000 miles of use on a lightweight bike like the Sherpa. December 28, 2014
Great tire for $. I have limited use of this tire as a front, but ran the 705 as my rear winter tire last year and loved it. So far great grip on dry and wet pavement. Although I am coming from D606 rear and scorpion pro front. Not sure on wear, but rear has probably 3000 with lots of life. December 8, 2014
One of the best tires Extremely good for the streets and real good for off road Nice traction on curves November 24, 2014
great product, great price! Shipped very quickly, so far has been an excellent tire with a great look. Will buy from revzilla again November 17, 2014
Good Tire for the money. I installed a pair of the Shinko 705 tires on my KLR650 and on my V-Strom. They are a good inexpensive choice for a decent all around tire. On the street and highway I am very pleased with them. Quiet, smooth running with good traction. In gravel and on trails they do well with the pressure is lowered. They are not a mud tire and do not do well in mud. I installed them myself with the same hand tools I carry on the bike. They went on easily and the beads seated right away. I have tubes in the ones on the KLR and no tubes in the ones on the V-Strom. I have ben happy with them and will buy them again. October 20, 2014
Go To Tire This tire took me to Alaska and still had great tread on it. It had 6000 miles on it when I changed it out and could have still gotten another 1500. I put a Heidenau Scout on my KLR for the return trip and for a tire that was twice the money it got half the tread life. I will continue to purchase this tire for an all around tire. October 13, 2014
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Shinko 705 Dual Sport Tires
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
David Van R: "To put on my motorcycle . . ." Mar 2, 2015
Fred H: Great reviews, not only on Revzilla but other places as well and Revzilla had the best prices. Feb 24, 2015
Scott O: Needed new tires. the price was great on these ones and from the research I did, people seem to like them. Can't wait to try them out! Jan 24, 2015
A S: I have about 6,500 miles on the one I have now, and they perform well for a less expensive tire. Jan 10, 2015
Charles K: Good Reviews and a great price. Also, I had a pair of these on my last bike and they were great. Jan 2, 2015
Nicolas S: Replacing existing rear 705. So far, amazingly good tires for the price in all conditions, including gravel and dirt. Only downside is shorter tire life. Dec 19, 2014
Bernard F: Good tire for the money Dec 15, 2014
Kevin C: Good reviews and the price was right. Dec 3, 2014
ROBERTO G: Because the prices was fine for the type of tire and the brand is known Nov 28, 2014
Shannon C: Good compromise for an inexpensive rear road tire to wear out my Trailwing front. My last trip a friend riding his KLR had the Shinko 705 and loved them. Decent wear pattern and great traction on and off pavement. Nov 9, 2014
Frank F: tread pattern is perfect for my application. great price. as far as how it wears and grips, only riding will tell the tale. Oct 26, 2014
robert b: Usually ride (knobby) dual sport tires. Going on a 1200 mile road trip. Seemed like a good road tire for the price. Oct 23, 2014
Ryan H: Price and the aggressive look I'm going for. Oct 20, 2014
Eric J: Like the tread design and extra rubber over standard street tires. Good tread life on rough, cracked asphalt and potholes. Excellent price. Better off-road grip for the desert construction sites far from home. Will be my third rear and second front on my Honda nc700x with 30000 miles in one year. Got 20000 mi on front and about 8000 miles per rear. Oct 17, 2014
Skeeter W: great price looks like a good choice for mostley road use Oct 3, 2014
A D: Needed cheap DS tires quickly and wanted to give these a try. They have been working well on a BMW F800GS for about 1000mi so far. Sep 9, 2014
Lester W: Value, Good reviews. Sep 1, 2014
Anthony Sean D: It is a value tire. Suitable for my needs. Jul 31, 2014
Brian R: Price and review Jun 18, 2014
David W: Price and reviews Jun 17, 2014
Ray N: price May 20, 2014
Warren W: I bought a Shinko 795 for the rear last year and I am very happy with it and I expect the same for the front. May 9, 2014
Barrie F: Reviews were generally very favorable and low price. May 9, 2014
Leo S: good tire for the price May 6, 2014
David G: I needed a new front tire on a recently purchased Aprilia Pegaso Cube and this matched the rear tire. May 5, 2014
William L: after a lot of research through countless forums, youtube vids, and plenty of product reviews, these tires sounded like a good fit for my style of riding, they wear fairly well, and they fit my budget. May 1, 2014
Tony B: I needed a good all season tire. I ride 365 days a year, Shinko's are a proven performer for me. Apr 27, 2014
Dan K: Low cost Apr 25, 2014
Ian L: I put over 10,000 miles on my last Shinko 705 front tire! They are exactly what I was looking for in an on-road/off-road tire. Highly recommend. Apr 16, 2014
BRIAN B: These tires come "highly" recommended for the big ADV style bikes, best bang for the buck for their capabilities and overall longevity. I have a V-Strom 1000 and I have yet to try these, have friends who run them and just love them. Apr 9, 2014
donald m: I have had great luck with these tires on my bmw 1200 gs. They are inexpensive comparatively and perform great. My front tire has done 12,500 miles and still had tread but started to cup! These are my 4th pair and will continue to purchase. Revzilla ships awesome and with Rvzilla buck save even more. Mar 26, 2014
T H: For the budget rider, you cannot beat the value here. I read tons of reviews and purchased the 705 rear for my GSA. Though a little dicey on wet asphalt, its a great all around tire. Mar 21, 2014
Carlos D: Good reviews and i needed a new tire for an up coming cross country trip Mar 18, 2014
Tyler H: needed them Mar 10, 2014
M Y: i thought this would be the best bet for a good set of tires... and i was correct. Mar 10, 2014
Nikolai M: "I wanted a dual sport tire for my '79 CB750 brat/tracker. There are very few dual sports that come in both 140/18 (rear) and 110/19 (front) so I decided to mix and match brands. The Shinko 705 had good reviews, they have the right beefy look for my bike, and they were a great price." Mar 7, 2014
Mark S: Great price. and have used Shinko tires before. they are a good deal! Feb 12, 2014
Jason C: Positive reviews and price Jan 31, 2014
Carlos C: ok Jan 28, 2014
chris c: great DS tire Jan 24, 2014
Gary L: This will be my 2nd Shinko rear tire. So far I have been pleased with the first ones (bought front and rear), except that they are not going to get the miles I got out of Tourances (about 1/2 or a little better on the first rear), but at 1/3 the price, I'll take it. I am hoping that the reason for less mileage is that it is a softer tire with better traction, I don't know, but they do seem to grip pretty good. If I had the money, I'd stick to Tourance, but they are out of the budget right now Jan 22, 2014
Logan H: I've ridden roughly 35,000 miles on this model of tire and been very happy with it's performance compared to it's price. Jan 14, 2014
Jason H: Testing out different tires for on and off-road applications on my KLR650. Determining which tires offer the best bang for the buck, and which last the best with two up riding in the mix also. Jan 13, 2014
zachary w: Read reviews sounds good will c .free shipping is nice too. Dec 17, 2013
George C: Mileage and comfort on the pavement. These tires have good recommendation for 80/20 pavement/dirt use on the DRZ 400 via ADVRider Dec 3, 2013
Nick M: There were many good reviews on these tires and the price is great. Dec 2, 2013
DAGOBERTO T: Price and reviews. Nov 27, 2013
Roger S: Good tires at a reasonable price. I did have a front delaminate and a rear have some tread separation but they are cheap and neither defect resulted in me being stranded. I have over 10K on my current front with very little signs of wear. Nov 19, 2013
Mike F: Inexpensive tires for Vstrom 650 with decent block pattern, The front 705 skates a lot in gravel so replaced with TKC80 which is awesome. The rear 705 is pretty good in the dirt, have about 6k on it now, still good tread but replacing it soon with a much knobbier Karoo 2 for the dirt. Nov 14, 2013
Albert W: good reviews and bang for the buck! Nov 14, 2013
nate m: Tread Pattern, Price, Reputation Nov 5, 2013
A B: Price and mileage for commute riding Oct 24, 2013
Anthony H: Good value and good traction Aug 21, 2013
A shopper asked: is the 150/70/17 tl bias ply or radial ? Aug 13, 2013
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Tod C P: This tire is a radial.
Only have a few hundred miles so far. I was surprised to find I like them more than my Michelin Annakee II on the road. Have not been off road yet. They handle well and I found they improved the turn in on my 04 GSA; an already great handling bike. Very pleased so far.
Aug 13, 2013
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Eugenio C: The rear tire 150/70/17 is radial and a descent tire for the price. I had a pair on my R1200GS. The front tires have both radial and not. On a big heavy bike I would not use a non radial. Ultimately, I would not recommend these tires. I love my Heidenaus. Aug 13, 2013
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A s: I believe it's radial. I don't think they make this tire in a 150 as bias ply anymore, after they had all the problems initially. I bought a couple for my GS in 2011 and then June 2012, and they were radial. Aug 13, 2013
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Wayne G: Radial. Have had the tire mounted for about 1500 miles. So far an excellent tire in the hard pack on the pavement and in the rain. Aug 14, 2013
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Kurt N: The one I ordered and received was a radial. Do not attempt to use this tire on a GSA, the bike is too heavy and it came apart. Aug 13, 2013
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Adrian M: The newer 705's have a "R" after the size numbers, meaning they are radial.
Aug 13, 2013
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John M L: Bias Ply based on the website. The 150/70-18 is marked as a radial. Aug 13, 2013
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VAHEH G: Sorry no idea, my tire size was 130/70/17. Aug 14, 2013
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Kenneth A: These are radial tires. Aug 13, 2013
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A S asked: Does this have worse traction on wet pavement than the stock tires on a 250l? (IRC GP-21/22)

Have over 6k mi. on the stock tires. Rear has maybe an 8th of an inch left at center.
Feb 5, 2015
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Matt L: I can't provide comparative input between 250l stock tires and these, but I can offer my opinion on their ability to hook up when wet.

I have ridden about 10,000 miles on these tires mounted on a Tiger 955i. I commute every day rain or shine and these are not good tires in wet conditions on or off road. They slip and spin on wet asphalt and they are bad in mud.

The benefit of them though is they wear a really long time and are cheap. If they'll ever wear out I'll replace them with something else.
Feb 10, 2015
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Terence B: It has been a while to compare to stock tires, but I have 705s on my 2005 dl650 and have no complaints with wet weather traction in two years of commuting and light touring in both North Carolina and northern Virginia in all weather conditions. Feb 10, 2015
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A S asked: My current tires on my dual sport are TT, and these are TL, does it matter? Oct 21, 2014
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Lee H: TT is a tube tire, TL is tubeless. Whether or not it will work on your bike is a function of the type of rims on your bike. You need to check with the manufacturer if your rims can support a tubeless tire. Oct 21, 2014
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Lee H: TT = tube type, TL = tubless. My KTM 990 runs TL's with a tube. I'm not sure that it works the other way around as the rim and tire bead profiles are different. Depends on what kind of bike/rims you have but I would NOT run TL's on a spoked rim without a tube and I would NOT run TT's on a rim designed for a TL tire unless you get approval from the bike mfg. On my DL 1000 I run only the TL's and the Shinko's are a very good tire for traction on the pavement and "good" dirt roads. The only downer is the rear only lasts about 4000mi, front maybe 6-7000 on my DL 1000. The price is right and I'm on my second set. I would not put these on my KTM 990 Adventure however, since I want more of a "knobby" to horse around with! Oct 22, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a 2010 Honda NT700V (Deauville), with which I commute to work via street and freeway, as well as adventure touring/camping. The NT700V is spec'd with BattleAx 120/70ZR17 M/C 58W front and 150/70ZR 17 M/C 69W rear, Looking for longer life and lower cost, encountered SHinko. The Verge front looks like an ideal replacement. Per RevZilla, the only rear would be the 705, which is 150/70R17 TL 69H. Is the difference between the spec'd size and the 705's size going to be a problem? I have 8000 miles on bike with original tires, which must be replaced rather quickly. The BattleAx have been great to ride, but seems like poor life, and more expensive. Feb 7, 2014
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Galen E: Both tires are the same size: 150/70R17. The other letters in the tire codes are load (both the same 69) and speed ratings (both faster than the 700's top speed).

I've run the Shinko 705 radials for 3 sets now and am very happy with them.

Best regards,
Feb 18, 2014
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Wayne G: I have used the Shinko 705 on the front of my BMW R1200GS for about 5000 miles. I think the tire is wearing very well. It handles well in all weather and light off road. When the Torrance on the rear wears out, I will replace it with a Shinko. Cannot beat the price. Feb 18, 2014
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A shopper asked: I am taking a 2007 BMW R1200R to D2D in Alaska next month and need a semi dual sport tire on it , something slightly more gravel worthy than street rubber. I have seen the Pirelli Scorpion Trail fits this model but they are ZR rated which means longevity may not be adaquate for an 8K mile run. A 4.5-5.5 K mile tire is probably not going to cut it. In theory I could install further north and replace just after reentering the states and squeak by with 6500 mile range. Do you have any alternatives in the 180/55 17, and 120/7017 sizes required for this bike? I'd love to have anakees, or tourances like I'll be riding on my GS, but dont see this size listed for my wife's R1200R. May 19, 2012
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Keepiton: Isn't the Heidenau k-60 available in that size? I believe it is the recommended tire of the BMW ADV schools, and I'm hearing well over 10,000 miles are common for the rear! Absolutely love it on my WeeStrom Also the ceramic balancing beads will give you dynamic balance through out your tour. May 29, 2012
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cyclingtom: TKC 80's would be my first choice....although the new 17" have been hard to come across lately. Jun 18, 2012
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A S asked: Hi,

im looking to into getting a new more street riding tire. im riding a 2014 crf250l and im pretty much burned through the stock tire at 3400 miles. im wondering what is the difference of a tire that is front and rear mountable tire? my stock tire is a 120/80-18. thanks
Jan 20, 2015
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Kenneth A: I have no idea if you could mount a tire in a different configuration, but I do like the Shinko 705s a lot. On my Super Tenere they get about 6,000 out of the rear and around 15,000 on the front. Jan 20, 2015
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A S: They must be out of stock on just rears because it's only letting me select a front/rear mountable tire. So deal I don't wanna put that tire on the rear unless it's a rear tire. Jan 20, 2015
A shopper asked: Is it safe to run a bias ply and a radial together? As this is the only combination that fits my 17" TL rims. 130/80-17 TL front and 150/70R17 TL rear. Jan 3, 2015
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Lorenzo D: Although I have no direct experience I don't see why you could not do it; you will have different grip and maybe different pressure level but the bike should not be affected; only our sophisticated thinking minds... Jan 7, 2015
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A shopper asked: I am about to buy a 1981 yamaha xs400, which size do you think i should get for the front and also for the back? Sep 13, 2014
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Jody K: All of our motocycles can only use one size for the front, and a different, but again one size, for the back. I think it is usually bike-specific, unless you purchase different rims. As an aside, you can use tubes in tubeless tires.
Sep 30, 2014
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A shopper asked: I am planning on getting my first bike soon its going to be a 1980 KZ440 and i am wonering if these tires will fit? Aug 1, 2014
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Front/Rear / 120/90-17 TT 64H 594626 87-4520 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front/Rear / 130/80-17 TL 65H 594627 87-4521 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front/Rear / 130/90-17 TT 68H 594628 87-4522 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front/Rear / 140/80-17 TT 69H 594629 87-4523 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front/Rear / 4.10-18 TT 59P 594631 87-4525 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Front/Rear / 120/80-18 TT 62H 594632 87-4526 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 110/80-19 TL 59Q 594633 87-4527 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 90/90-21 TL 54H 594634 87-4528 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 110/80R19 TL 59H 713384 87-4535 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 150/70R17 TL 69H 713385 87-4536 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 150/70R18 TL 70V 996130 87-4537 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours