Shinko 230 Tour Master Front Tires
Great tire for a great price.
This tire is great for the price. I have been riding on it for over 300 miles in wet spring weather conditions and have no complaints.
March 31, 2014
Good tire, just not enough miles on it yet for complete analysis
I've had the Shinko Tourmaster on for about 600 miles so far. In this time I can tell the traction is superior to the Dunlop 404 that was previously on the bike. Being one of the cheapest selections out there its definitely a good value.
I have only ridden in wet conditions once with this tire and didn't have any problems, but it was only a short ride home from work so I can't really speak to its wet traction. Same for tread life, so far it seems fine but I've seen reviews ranging from 6,000 miles to 12-15000 miles out of this tire. I'll know when I put more miles down.
At the price, if I can get 8-10,000 miles out of the tire I will consider it a good value as two of these tires is less than one of the go to brands like Metzler, and two of them will pretty much average out at the same tread life as one Metzler. A good low-budget option for those that don't have the money to put down on a metzler.
All in all I'm happy with the Shinko so far. A good friend of mine also put Shinko tires on his Goldwing at the same time I put them on my Shadow.
March 24, 2014
Have put several hundred miles on the tire, and don't notice any real difference on my 05" Nomad over tires costing almost double the price.
February 24, 2014
Seems to be a good tire at a good price, Time will tell.
I would like to have a done a better review, but so far I have only put 180 miles on the tire since it was installed. I am tracking mileage and wear and only time will tell how it performs overall. The price was right and the bias ply tires in my size requirements are getting harder to find, Shinko seems to have that covered. I now have them installed on 3 bike and so far so good.
November 11, 2013
These are NICE tires
Quiet, grippy, good ride,easy install, easy balance, cool looking tread, can't beat the price. My Goldwing likes them. I hear rumours of shorter tread life. My rear measured 1/3 worn after a 5000km trip so that points to 15,000 km tread life.
November 5, 2013
Purchased a set of these for my '86 Goldwing in March and they've exceeded my expectations. As of this review, I'm 10K into these tires and have another 2-3K left on the rear. Ordering a new set for winter.
Mounted easily with tire machine & balanced using beads. Felt a slight vibration the first few miles then it went away. No problems since.
Running 41psi in front & rear (as recommended) gives good road feedback. Anything less the front gets mushy & the rear squirms.
Good traction in the wet (way better than the Honda "recommended" tires) and in the cold...and on gravel.
Very sticky on the sides so leaning the bike over thru turns is FUN!
November 5, 2013
EXCELLENT tire for the money...can't go wrong!
I purchased my Shinko 230 rear tire in January of this year for my '96 Honda Shadow 1100 American Classic (ACE) and have logged over 7000 highway and rural, mountain road miles on this tire. I have ridden in all types of weather conditions and temperatures, and I must say that I am EXTREMELY impressed and pleased with the performance, grip, handling, comfort, and tread life of this tire considering it cost well under $100. This brand was highly recommended by a friend, who is also my motorcycle mechanic and an avid biker. I have been running a Kenda Cruz on the front, and have been very pleased with that tire, but I am getting ready to replace both with a set of matching Shinko tires. Think I am going to try the 777's this time. Regardless, you can't beat Shinko's quality for the price.
October 29, 2013
Great tire for a great price
We haven't had this tire too long, but from what we can tell it's as good or better than the more expensive tire it replaced. We are planning to purchase the matching back one soon.
October 7, 2013