Shinko 009 Raven Front Tires
Great tire for the price
CBR600F3, coming off bridgestones and money was a little tight so I decided to take a risk and get a cheap shinko as they were reviewed pretty well. Im in the NY metro area, our roads are destroyed, and I ride virtually every day for 7-8 months a year, both commuting and for pleasure. Really happy with this tire, I just changed the front, my rear is still a bridgestone with about 85% tread life left, but the versatility of the front was impressive for the price. Straightaway riding on the expressways is rock solid, hard twisties on backroads is solid in a hard lean, riding on wet roads was confident. Id buy these again, especially if you ride on roads that are covered in pothole misery and need something good and durable.
August 19, 2014
Great tire period
Great tire the price just makes it better. Havent really tested the tire with knee dragging yet. Under normal riding conditions it gets the job done.
August 4, 2014
Don't be fooled by the price
I've only had the tires on for about a week and 200 miles or so but so far it's a keeper.. Great bang for the buck and the tires are not made in China.. Big plus for me
They ride well and handle really nice. I would say they are a great tire for all around use..
July 11, 2014
Its friggin great
A majority of negative the reviews on shinko tires i saw on the internet were from people who had not tried them or just couldn't believe you could get such a quality tire at a low price.
I ride about 3 times a week, and have put about 500 miles on these tires. My first impression of these tires were that they felt really weird and awkward when turning in, however you get used to this in about ~30 miles. (I switched from Dunlop q2).
I ride these every weekend 45 miles to the twisties, hit them pretty hard (by no means a knee dragger, but i have about 1/10th inch of a chicken strip on the side), then drive 45 miles home. So i put about 150 miles on them in one day occasionally.
I have never had them slip on nice pavement, i had the rear slip very slightly on a road with scattered gravel and tar snakes everywhere, while i was leaned over pretty hard. However the slip was so minor, that the tires caught right back up and i was on my way. I would highly advise purchasing these tires for the average rider who commutes but also enjoys hitting the twisties.
June 24, 2014
Tire looks better in person than tge picture. Looks like aggressive tire.
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June 16, 2014
Good tire for the money!
Bought a pair of Shinko Ravens for my 07 BMW K1200s for less than the cost of just the rear I put on last year. I have to admit the first ride I thought I made a big mistake, the front tire has a lot quicker turn in then I was use to. The bike "falls" into the corners now but after a few miles I got use to the feel and I was able to confidently get rid of the chicken strips. I only have about five hundred miles on them, most of that two up but they seem to be wearing very good. The BMW is a fairly heavy bike and I ride two up 70% of the time so I only get about 6k out of a rear and 12k out of the front using dual compound tires. If I can get the same mileage out of the Shinko's I will have cut my tire costs in about half!
June 16, 2014
best bang for your buck
theres a couple shops around my area and i found that this product was on average 70 dollars cheaper and is just as good as the others. Really recommend.
May 26, 2014
Sweet looking tire with superb grip would highly recommend this tire !!!
May 20, 2014