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Shinko 009 Raven Front Tires

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Shinko 009 Raven Front Tires

The Raven high performance radial was specifically designed for long life. Raven radials provide superior riding comfort, while the tread compound gives high grip on both wet and dry roads.


  • Specifically designed to meet the demand for long life, high performance radial tires
  • Provides superior riding comfort, while the tread compound gives high grip on both wet and dry roads
  • W speed rated (168 mph)
  • Aramid belted
  • Highest tread life of Shinko sport performance radials
  • DOT approved
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Shinko 009 Raven Front Tires 4.8 5 26 26
Bargain tire with premium performance. I ride a Suzuki Bandit 1200 every day. I'm pushing about 130 horsepower, and do about 20,000 miles a year, so I eat a lot of tires. I've tried all of the usual suspects in the premium category and I was using Pirelli Angel GT's last until I tried these. Big advantages to using the Shinko tire. The grip feels very similar to that of the Pirelli, but these have a flatter profile, so steering feels much easier to control. The other advantage is that as the tires get near the end of life, you don't feel dangerous and wooden. As the Pirellis would cup and get near the wear bars, handling would be erratic and diminish confidence. I finally just replaced my first Shinko front tire, which went 12,000 miles before I reached the side wear bars. The center still had tread to spare, and I probably could've squeezed another 500-1000 out of it if I hadn't been going on a trip. Far and away the most miles I've gotten out of any tire to date. The best I could hope for from a front tire previous to this was about 8k. I'm pretty hard on my tires. Will buy these until they stop making them, and considering a complete set costs as much as 1 rear Pirelli, it's really a no brainer. November 10, 2014
Prce is remembered long after quality is forgotten Ok, BMW rider here - I was about to drop nearly $450 for a set of tires from the BMW dealer when some Honda ST1300 friends recommended these tires. Being a tire snob and having spent more on one Bridgestone tire for my ST1100 than I would for a pair of Shinkos on my Bimmer, I was a bit hesitant... but I thought, "they must know what they are talking about." I mounted a set of Ravens on my 2006 BMW R1200RT before a 2k mile week-long trip to upstate New York. The bike previously had PR2's that may have made it through the trip, but I knew better than to push it. While I had hoped for beautiful weather, what I got was rain every day but one. But, these tires performed flawlessly and left me feeling confident while riding through less-than-stellar conditions. After about 1200 miles of time on the bike, I took a two-lap trip around Watkins Glen raceway, and these tires gripped well in the corners. I was also surprised when they didn't "skip" as much over wet tar-snakes and painted lines as my PR2's did. Other reviews stated that the tread style of the front tire seemed to track imperfections in the pavement, like cracks, but I didn't experience this. Very happy I decided to go "inexpensive" and take the recommendation of friends who purchased Shinkos. $150 plus mounting and balancing (another $60), best pocket change ever spent. Something else noteworthy, the shop who mounted these didn't even have to use weight. My nice alloy wheels are now all naked without being spoiled by ugly weight that the PR2's required. YMMV... I didn't rate the tread life as I've only had them for 2k miles, but friends have said that they have gotten over 10k on their ST's. September 16, 2014
Great Tire for a good price! Tire is to replace the old one which was looking pretty bad. The tire traction is very good. You feel it when you are turning corners. September 15, 2014
Great Tire I recently purchased my bike, and the previous owner had just put on the tires. The front is the Shinko 009 Raven, I have put on about 1500 and the tire still performs great! I commute on it everyday, even when I have been caught in the rain this tire doesn't quit on me. I highly recommend this tire, I know I'll be buying this one again when it comes time to change it. September 9, 2014
Great price, nice tire. A little early to tell on tread life as I only have 500 miles on them. But, wet and dry weather traction are very good. September 8, 2014
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
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Gilbert J: This is to replace the tire i bought almost 3 months ago. It picked up a nail so here I am replaceing it with another fine tire. Love the styling and grip it provides and also the price. Mar 23, 2015
david l: Matched the tire on the bike already, Revzilla had the best price. Mar 23, 2015
Gene M: Excellent tires I'm buying for a gift I already have a pair on my bike Feb 16, 2015
Shawn S: After catching a nail I needed a cheap, dependable tire that could perform as my daily commuter. This tire meets those criteria and then some. I find that I am more comfortable leaning my bike into turns and trusting my tires to do their job.

All around a good purchase for a good price.
Nov 12, 2014
Corey T: Price and to match my rear tire as well! Oct 13, 2014
Kenneth M: Inexpensive, supposedly long-lasting, and rated relatively highly by other riders in their reviews on Revzilla. It has proven to be a very good tire & one that I would buy again when the time comes. Sep 10, 2014
Ian M: I have had amazing luck with the rear tire i put on a couple months ago so it only makes sense to match up the front. Sep 5, 2014
robert w: Great price and good reviews. Aug 15, 2014
Raymond S: I chose the Shinko Raven 009 because I wanted to try something different, the price was low and reviews were favorable. Aug 11, 2014
Jay S: It sound like a good tire from tine reviews, I have a twisty 35mile commute over the Wasatch Range. Will update with mileage. Aug 8, 2014
Jamayal B: Read lots of good reviews on this tire for the type of riding I will do. Aug 4, 2014
KEVIN W: Reviews I read said best bang for the buck tire. Jul 22, 2014
Rod H: Pricing very reasonable Jul 18, 2014
Damir H: Based on reviews read, this tire satisfies my riding needs at the right price point. Jun 2, 2014
Daniel H: The reviews were good and sounded very promising!! May 28, 2014
Rusty J: This is my 3rd set of Shinko 009 tires. They wear really nice, have good grip for the everyday street riding. Can't beat the price! May 28, 2014
chris E: Awesome price May 21, 2014
LEWIS D: Price. Reviews read on various sites. May 18, 2014
Nicholas D: fits my bike, cheap, and good reviews May 14, 2014
Adam C: Great reviews. Super cheap! May 10, 2014
Vladimir C: bought before and your lowest price Apr 27, 2014
Robert l: I have shinko stealth tires now. I love shinko tires. But after reading the reviews on the raven tire I had to get these Apr 25, 2014
Don G: Word of mouth Apr 24, 2014
Donald R: The rear Raven worked so well, I decided to try the front as well. Not a fan of this front tire... Apr 10, 2014
Wayne B: I'm on my 2nd set of 009 Raven's. I've gotten pretty decent mileage and overall performance out of these tires. For the money spent I find them to be a very good value. My bike is a 2004 BMW R1150R.

Wayne Bowye
Staunton Virginia
Apr 9, 2014
Eugene K: Great value, good prior experience with Shinko. Mar 30, 2014
Anthony M: I've used this tire multiple times now on two different bikes, great grip & wear at a much lower price than the big name brands. Mar 26, 2014
Andrei B: Durability Mar 14, 2014
Duffie C: I have a set on my bike that wear well. I am buying these for my fathers bike. Mar 6, 2014
Devin T: Low price good reviews free shipping Nov 7, 2013
santo c: price and quality Oct 22, 2013
R I: great ratings Oct 11, 2013
Ashley M: Good wet season tire. Good price, can handle a good rip at times. Sep 13, 2013
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