Shinko 009 Raven Rear Tires
Worth every penny... And then some!
I've been running Michelins on my RT ever since I got it in '07, and I've always been very happy with them. So when I found myself in need of a rear tire without the money to pay for my usual, I did some research. Looked at the Shinko Raven, read reviews, and talked to a couple guys I know who have used them. What I found was, nobody had anything bad to say about them. So I decided to give em a try. I don't do track days on my RT, but I do ride pretty "spiritedly" on local mountain roads. I have only 1100 miles on it so far, but I've found it to be just as good for my needs as anything I've used before. I ride two up about 30% of the time with an extra 150 - 200 lbs (including my wife) on the bike. We just did 1000 miles this past weekend and the 009 Raven performed very well, wet, dry, or sandy. Put me down as not having one bad thing to say about them too!
I put Tread Life at "average", but I'm nowhere near the end of life for this tire. I'll have to revisit once it's used up.
To be clear, I only have the rear. I cannot speak for the front...
April 22, 2013
Great tire !
I went to replace my old Dunlop for something cheap to last me a couple months but this baby last me for a lot longervthanbthat! it's a great tire!!
November 12, 2012
Great price for commuting ride!!!
I've had shinko tires before and they're pretty dang reliable. Though they don't have as much traction as the more expensive sports tires they do their job effectively and they do what they're suppose to do. Just like any new tires they're a bit unsure, but they warm up quickly. They're definitely not a tire which I would turn on the bike and hit some corners right off the start. The rubber is quite thick so it allows for tread life to be a bit longer than most. Once these tires warm up though they're just as good as any other!!!
The real awesome deal with these though is besides the long warm up period for the tires they are cheap while giving the performance desired.
These tires I would recommend for riders which ride for the ride and commute, not for riders who like to hit high speeds or sharp turns. They're a bit questionable at times, and though it might be me as a rider I felt more safe with the Diablo Corsa II on turns than these wheels.
Ride a zx6r
October 15, 2012
i just got this tire and i gotta say it came in 2 days from the time i ordered it to the time it came to my door !!! ill post another review when i put it on,,,it looks great, and the price was cheaper than everybody else...
August 1, 2012
I like the way this tire handles
This is the third one of these tires I have run. I am very happy with the handeling & ware features of these tires
May 30, 2011
Very long lasting tread that does not compromise any traction or stability. Great tire for the price!
No need for a $200 tire when this one does everything those do, and it even lasts longer.
May 6, 2009