Shinko 705 Dual Sport Tires
Great grippy tire
I Live in the mountains and will just randomly head off the roads on to trails, and these tires are perfect for that. Now I mainly ride fire roads so nothing to crazy,
On road grip is very nice I can handle turns with these tires that make my foot pegs touch the pavement and feel very comfortable the whole way trough the turn
May 13, 2013
Better off road than the Tourance
They handle as good as any tire I've used on my DLs, both on and off road. The rear look like I'll get about 7,000 out of it, the front at least twice that. The most I ever got out of a Tourance was 9,000 and it was toast at 7500 but had to get home. At half the price, it's a no brainer!
May 13, 2013
Great tire, easy on the wallet
I'm a year-round daily rider, mostly on two-lane paved curvy roads, but with a significant amount of interstate/four-lane and gravel mixed in. I used to run the Metzeler Tourance and Michelin Anakee, but only got about 10k miles on the rear. So, looking for a cheaper alternative, I tried the Shinko, and have used it ever since. I got 13,280 miles on the last rear Shinko, and closer to 20k on the front. I'm not an aggressive rider, so if the better handling of a radial is what you're after, the Shinko may not be for you, but I find it to handle well in all conditions. I ride an 09 BMW F650GS twin - the stock tire is 140/80R, but the 150/70TL works great. All in all, I come out a little ahead wallet-wise, because I get more miles out of the Shinko for half the cost.
April 29, 2013
2600 miles on 'em in 5 days, great on a lil' 250
Bought these for my 250 dual sport's 2nd set of wheels to commute on(trying to save the knobbies for trail days).
Rode from NH to SC and back on them(2600 miles) and they barely look used at all. They handle great in all weather, even saw an 1" of snow and some deep mud and they were OK in both.
I expect a lot of miles out of them as my bike is less than 300lbs, which I'm sure helps.
And I didn't need to balance the wheels after a very easy install.
April 18, 2013
Great tire for the money
It isn't the best tire for off road but is a pretty good compromise with a road bias. I have ridden this tire on muddy single track to fire roads to 800 highway miles in a single day, this tire does it all. I must say that although I've been in the mud with this tire, it is a handfull and lacks the bite of a knobby. This is my second rear after 7, 000 miles on the first one. The front appears to be wearing well enough to last for two rears. My bike is a Tiger 955i.
April 8, 2013
Revzilla Rocks! - so do these tires!
new brand of tires for me - these tires are confidence building, price point is excellent, easy to install, great traction in cold wet weather riding, very satisfied with these tires and Revzilla!
February 27, 2013
Excellent in-between tire for Big GS's
This is my second rear on my R1150GS. No tread problems on the radials I have purchased. The first rear got 6000 miles, and the front looks like new still. The front should wear out about the time the second rear does. Tourances last a little longer but don't provide the off-road traction this tire does. This tire is way more encouraging on gravel than the tourance for me. Enough grip that I can touch down the pegs on the big bmw with this tire, and it has adequate wet weather traction (no problems here in the rainy nw). If you change your own tires it's a no-brainer, but If you have to pay someone to mount and balance your tires the cost might balance out with other more expensive tires that last longer.
October 22, 2012
Best ADV tire for the money.
When I bought my first set of 705's for my 2007 Suzuki 650 VStrom, I was skeptical. But after riding with them for two seasons in everything from dirt gravelly roads to roads at just about freezing to rain soaked roads to roads that have been baked in 100+ degree heat they never faltered. I got just about 9,000 miles out of the rear alone. I'm on my second rear tire and still with the front from the first set. For less than $200 for the set nothing can beat them. I highly recommend them if you ride an ADV style bike.
October 8, 2012