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Shinko 009 Raven Rear Tires

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Shinko 009 Raven Rear 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 Rear Tires 4.5 5 45 45
Good tire at a good price Nothing but good things to say about this tire after about two months of riding with it. Good grip overall in regular riding conditions. Also got stuck out in the rain a couple of times and the tire performed well. Tire was perfectly balanced, too. No need for those ugly balancing weights on the rim. Also, tread pattern looks awesome. March 1, 2015
pretty good tire I had this tire on the back of my 05' honda vfr800. I bought it mainly because of the price. This tire still had more than half of the tread left after 6k miles when I replaced it. This tire was not a good match for the tire on the front which is a continental trail attack. The center had worn flat with the edges at 90% tread. It is a good dependable tire recommended for touring. January 18, 2015
Good Economy Tire Doesn't have the greatest grip, but it definitely gets the job done. November 3, 2014
So far so good! I purchased these in July. I was running stock Bridgestones on my 2011 Yamaha Fz8. These Ravens have been great. I ride mostly highway and back roads. I've been up to 135 mph on these. I've been caught in a few storms. I've also hit some decent curves. I have pu about 300 miles on em and they look brand new. They stick well and performed fine in the rain. I love the look! All in all they are great tires. October 24, 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... September 16, 2014
This product is great buy. This product is great bang for your buck. Great design and looks good on the bike.i will order front tire soon.same brand. September 9, 2014
Great tire for the money! I have an '06 CBR600F4I, and I have put about 1400 miles on this tire so far. Lots of riding 2-up and loaded with luggage and it is holding up well. No visible tread wear, so I think it will last quite a while. I have ridden it in the heavy rain with no issues. I have never pushed its limits, so I don't know about the absolute traction. However, it feels well planted at moderate speeds and with heavy loads. It is a very flat tire, so it is fairly tame and turns in slow compared to a more racing profile. That is all a matter of opinion, the stability is nice for touring. There is also more contact patch on the rear, hopefully increasing the wear life. Overall a good sport touring tire, great for the price. September 8, 2014
Amazing tire for the money. Absolutely love this tire. I cannot believe how well it performs while still being so cheap. It is a little slower to turn in on my bike but once you're used to it you don't even notice anymore. Overall an amazing tire. September 5, 2014
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Shinko 009 Raven Rear Tires
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Gilbert J: Great tire for the price. This is my second set. Tire lasted 10 months and about 5500 miles on my 2013 zx6r 636. Mar 12, 2015
Rusty J: Still running the 009. Good tire at a great price Feb 25, 2015
Gene M: Excellent experience with these tires. I have a pair on my bike I'm actually buying these as a gift Feb 16, 2015
art l: great price for a good tire. I have put many miles on this brand and model of tire. Jan 28, 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
Robert G: I was going on a cross country trip and needed a tire that could hold up to many miles on the highway with out breaking the bank. I felt that even if I was to wear out the tire it was a good value. 6K later the tire looks great and is holding up as good as any other tire I have used. Oct 29, 2014
Kenneth M: The FIRST time I bought one, it was because it was inexpensive, supposedly long-lasting, and had received relatively positive reviews from other riders on Revzilla.

The SECOND time I bought one, it was because I like the tire so much on MY bike ('06 Ninja 650R), that it seemed like an obvious choice when it came time to replace the rear tire on my wife's bike ('07 SV650).
Sep 10, 2014
Andre W: best price on the web! Sep 8, 2014
jose s: First timer beginner rider price . Aug 18, 2014
Eric V P: Replacing same tire with over 5000 miles. Aug 12, 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 good reviews and wanted a matching rear Aug 4, 2014
Alfred C: I have purchased this tire before, with good results. You can't beat price. Jul 28, 2014
KEVIN W: Reviews I read said best bang for the buck tire. Jul 22, 2014
Charley B: Strictly for the mileage and I was not dissappointed. Jul 19, 2014
Rod H: Pricing very reasonable Jul 18, 2014
Jeremy S: Got great reviews and great price! Jul 16, 2014
Steven H: The reviews of this tire were very good. Jul 8, 2014
Mike D: Price/reviews Jul 2, 2014
George S: I commute every day to work and I need a long life tires Jun 27, 2014
J D: looking for tire with a little more mileage wear, and according to the reviews this tire should double the mileage i goat with my conti- motion tire Jun 26, 2014
Ian P: Heard good reviews about it and was definitely in my price range! Jun 25, 2014
Paul X: great price and excellent reviews.. cant ask for more Jun 20, 2014
William G: I ordered this tire bc it's a good deal for a back tire for my bike Jun 17, 2014
Damir H: Based on reviews read, this tire satisfies my riding needs at the right price point. Jun 2, 2014
Ian M: price and mileage, i commute with my bike every day and need a higher mileage tire. Hopefully this doesn't disappoint. Jun 2, 2014
Daniel H: The reviews were good and sounded very promising!! May 28, 2014
Kerrijo R: Price May 22, 2014
chris E: Awesome price May 21, 2014
Allen C: Third Shinko rear tire, they last less then a year for me, not because of wear but due to metal objects. Got an 4" nail that went from just off center thru the sidewall and nicked the rim edge. Still have around 30% tread left, and I do close to 5 days a week 80mile commuting (mostly freeway). Really good high mileage tire. May 19, 2014
Raymond Z: Ride year round and looking into longer lasting tires over the stock tire for my ST1300. May 19, 2014
Greg S: Best price anywhere!! May 18, 2014
LEWIS D: Price. Reviews read on various sites. May 18, 2014
thomas h: I picked this tire because I go through back tires like its cool (1500-2000m) and this one was advertised as being a higher mileage tire also it was one of the least expensive ones. I rarely go over a hundred and rarely lean so I looked for the lowest price on this tire which led me to Revzilla. May 15, 2014
Nicholas D: fits my bike, cheap, and good reviews May 14, 2014
Joe B: Reviews are really good an shiko is good tire had them before was happy with them and great price can't go wrong!!! May 12, 2014
Adam C: Great reviews. Super cheap! May 10, 2014
Colin Z: Had this tire on my 600rr for over 10k of relatively spirited riding, with a lot of highway. Got plenty of life and traction out of it for the cost . May 2, 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
brian b: Good tire last a long time! Apr 23, 2014
colin m: Price, thank you. Apr 22, 2014
Donald R: Price is right and the last one I had on my RT did very well. Apr 10, 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
Duffie C: I have a set on my bike that wear well. I am buying these for my fathers bike. Mar 6, 2014
Michael V: Third one on my concours. Inexpensive, reliable and decent lasting rear. Mar 2, 2014
Marie M: After serious research on various companies for this product. RevZilla offered the best quailty and price. Safety and quailty are high issues when purchasing a motorcycle tire. Feb 20, 2014
Martin F: 4 sets in a row on a R1200RT BMW, long ride, as good as all of the others on corners, long distance etc Jan 20, 2014
Devin T: Low price good reviews free shipping Nov 7, 2013
Steven T: Old rear is worn out. Oct 1, 2013
Jeff N: Low price and good reviews. Oct 1, 2013
R E: Fantastic traction, bike is on rails with this tire, even with touring cases loaded and passenger onboard! Sep 19, 2013
Danile S: Tire life Sep 19, 2013
Ashley M: Good wet season tire. More of a touring tire but can handle a happy hand at times. Sep 13, 2013
A shopper asked: I like the Shinko 009 Raven rear tire, 180-17: My Question is i'm looking for low profile tire, unknown if this tire is low profile? Please e-mail me with answer. Feb 12, 2014
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (1)
Ryan B: Yes it is a low profile tire that matched my original factory tire. I installed mine on a Kawasaki C14 Concours 1,400cc sport touring bike.
To be completely honest, I did have a problem with the bead, it wouldn't seal correctly after having it installed on my rim by the Kawasaki shop. I had to take it back twice for a slow persistent leak and eventually ended up replacing the tire with a Michelin brand. Sorry, but I really can't recommend the tire. Now it may have been the original install, the mechanic may have left some old tire rubber debris on the rim that ultimately caused the new Shinko tire bead to not seal well, but I can't be sure.
Feb 13, 2014
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Garrett W: Under "Tire Size", the second number represents aspect ratio. For example if you select 180/55/17, the 55 is your aspect ratio, meaning the tire is 55% as tall as it is wide.

You should buy the appropriate tire size recommended in your owner's manual. Straying from the recommended tire size might cause poor handling.
Feb 12, 2014
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