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Shinko 244 Dual Sport Tires

The 244 Series dual purpose street and trail tire is designed to be equally at home on dirt or pavement.

Features:

  • Dual purpose street and trail design
  • DOT approved
  • Tube-type
  • 4 ply rating
  • All sizes designed for front or rear fitment
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Shinko 244 Dual Sport Tires 4.4 5 27 27
Decent on road. Doable on dirt. Odd sizing. Traction plays into safety and dual sport is inevitably a compromise. I ride mainly dirt, but being sure-footed on pavement is important to me. Replaced the factory Bridgestones on my wr250r with these. Hoping they'd be a little more road friendly and they are. Shinko's sizing is old school so I didn't know what to expect. I can tell you the 3.00-21 front and 5.10-18 rear are noticeably taller than my stock 80/100-21 and 120/80-18. I'd say these are best for someone who rides primarily street and occasional dirt. They're far from ideal at either, but the magic 100/100 tire we all want doesn't exist. I do think they're decent for the money if they fit your needs. I like the rear. It's more versatile than the front. Tread spacing is a little too tight on the front for riding dirt. The rear paired up with something else in front could be a good combo. April 12, 2015
Great product for the price This was a great buy for my xt250. Easy to mount and great for off road use. March 16, 2015
Great Deal Just mounted them and decided to see how far over a mountain summit I could get. Summit road had 8 inches of snow and 4x4 trucks could not make it to the top. I got to the top and down the other side. What a ride!!! Highway riding is smooth so this tire is a great buy. March 11, 2015
love this tire best 50/50 dual sport tire ive used. I put this tire on my wr250x for a winter tire ended up loving it so much on and off road that its now a permanent tire. Also recommend to 2 friends and they both love the tires on there supermotos. So far my favorite tire because of its versatility. November 17, 2014
Ran WABDR with a 244 on the rear, no issues I ran one of these on a WR250R on the WABDR and it held up fine. I have maybe one or two knobs that have some damage, but there are some fairly rocky sections, including a massive hill climb that's not on the normal route. The 244 didn't seem to grip any better or worse than the more aggressive knobbies on the other bikes. In sure in thick mud a 606 would work better, but for this terrain I had no traction issues. October 21, 2014
Good tire for the money I have just under 3000 miles on mine so far and expect at least another 1000-1500 more. Rain grooves can give you some issues but not too bad. Has decent off road and decent on road traction. A great 50/50 tire for the money. October 13, 2014
excellent tires since putting these on i feel like I'm riding a different bike. whether highway or forest service road these tires are very predictable. i can't say anything about wet traction or tread life yet but for the price what i can say is "wow!". June 27, 2014
Great value Well manured on and off road. Not much grip on mud, but I expected that. Haven't had them for long enough to determine tread life. April 22, 2014
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Shinko 244 Dual Sport Tires
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jerry w: good for on / off road and good price May 15, 2015
paul m: good 300-21 front tire, the 460-18 rear was so noisy(howl) above 40 mph I was glad to finally get it off. however they both performed well Apr 23, 2015
Edward W: Best price on a set of good dual sport tires for my scrambler project. Mar 24, 2015
David Van R: "To put on my motorcycle . . ." Mar 2, 2015
En H: Affordable and worthy knobby. Nov 29, 2014
Elizabeth P: Great tire for the cost Oct 6, 2014
bill k: when I first heard of these tires I was skeptical because of the low price. but all the research told me otherwise so I decided to give them a shot. all I can say is "OUTSTANDING"! almost three thousand on these tires with a 50/50 mix of paved and dirt including some gnarly forest service roads and I still have lots of tread left. plus the traction on dirt roads is great. I don't know why I would spend more money on other tires. Sep 3, 2014
Heather T: excellent reviews here and on multiple moto message boards. Low price is an extra bonus! Sep 1, 2014
sam w: I read hours of reviews online and had other brand tires to compare from riding experience. I chose these because out of all the reviews they had the highest tread life along with exceptional performance on and off road for the best price. I will give a thorough review once i get the tires and I am able to put some miles on them with my 2008 klr 650 :) Aug 9, 2014
nathan w: price and value Jul 12, 2014
Icicle Irrigation District C: this is the tire we are currently using and it seems to be doing well Jul 7, 2014
Ryan A: Reviews both on this site and elsewhere May 4, 2014
Jeff T: I had purchased Shinko Tires before. A great value for the money. Love these tires! Apr 16, 2014
Joshua C: Great price point with excellent reviews. Apr 12, 2014
chad h: cheap Mar 13, 2014
M Y: wanted a more off road tire, than the 705's. don;t get me wrong, the 705's are good. just not what i want/need. Mar 10, 2014
Kyle K: I chose this tire because, my last one has 5k miles give or take on 08 KLR650. Feb 25, 2014
Dan M: only duel sport tires that fit my bike, a '74 Honda CL200 Jan 9, 2014
Aaron S: Great price Jan 3, 2014
STORM M: Did a lot of research on the best tire for my bike and riding style and this seemed to be the best option at a reasonable price. Replacing my stock rear tire on a KLR 650 after about 4500 miles, mostly street riding, occassinal dirt. Heard Revzilla also has pretty fast shipping. Nov 12, 2013
David K: been running these for a few sets now...absolutely the best 50/50 tire for my KLR (cheap too! ) Oct 7, 2013
James L: Forum reviews and Your awesome price. I bought both front and rear tires for $106.00. If they wear fast, I can buy two more sets for the price of one set of a comparable brand. Sep 16, 2013
A shopper asked: I was interested in the Shinko 244 Dual Sport Tires for my Triumph Scrambler. My current tire sizes are 130/80-17 rear and 100/90-19 front. For the rear, would it be 4.60-17 and 2.75-19 for the front? I assume the second number is the wheel size. The conversion chart I found says 4.00/4.50-17 rear and 3.25/3.5-19 front. The front seems rather narrow but it's the only 19" tire I see listed. Thanks! May 22, 2014
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Darrin K: try this

webbikeworld [dot] com [slash] Motorcycle-tires/tire-data[dot]htm
Sep 7, 2014
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A shopper asked: Do I need tubes for these tires? Dec 26, 2013
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Daniel K: Yes, you need tubes for these dual purpose tires. Depending on how much off road you are planning to do you can decide of how heavy duty and thick a tube you want to get. These are great on the street...btw Dec 26, 2013
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Edith S: It is dependent on your wheels. Spoke wheels need tubes because they are not air tight. Dec 26, 2013
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Richard B: Most dirt bike rims are tube type, you will most likely need a tube for this tire. Dec 27, 2013
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James WStaff: Yes, they are designed for use with tubes. Dec 27, 2013
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Robert W: Yes. They're a tube type tire. Dec 27, 2013
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John R: Yes, tube are required Dec 27, 2013
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Eric F: Yes. Dec 27, 2013
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A shopper asked: What do the last 2 digits and letter on the tire size indicate ? I've got a 4.10-18 59P on my bike and was wondering if the 4.10-18 60s will work on my wheel ? Sep 11, 2014
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Gary C: The first portion of the equation is a weight rating 59 = 536 lbs. the second portion of the equation is the speed rating. p = 94 mph. Also 60 = 551 lbs. and s = 112 mph. So to answer your question, the tire you are looking to buy has a higher weight and speed rating than the one on your bike now. With a little digging, you can find the entire conversion chart on the web. Sep 11, 2014
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Les H: The number is Load Rating - higher is able to carry more load. The letter is speed rating- higher means rated for higher max speed. Sep 12, 2014
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A shopper asked: What is the actual overall width of your shinko 244 3.50 X 18 and 4.60 X 18 tires? I need to make sure I have clearance before ordering from you.

In my experience, dual sport tire width is measured across the carcass cross section, excluding the protruding side knobbies - meaning a 3.50 X 18 shinko 244 might actually need 4 inches or more of clearance.
Oct 27, 2014
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William B: On my Yamaha WR250X I am using a 4.60-17 in the front and a 5:10-17 in the rear. I just measured the tires across the outermost knobs and they are exactly the size stated. The front is 4.60 inches wide and the rear is 5.1 inches wide with the tires inflated to 25psi. As best as I can tell the knobs are widest part of the tire, but the sidewalls are almost the same as the knobs.

The tires are considerably out of balance, so spend the money for a good balance job if you are going to be riding on the street. The tires are very grippy on pavement and on the dirt, they are fairly noisy, but quite smooth. Overall I am quite happy with tires. I did have to extend my kickstand about an inch because the tires are taller than the stock supermoto street tires.
Oct 28, 2014
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tom m asked: what is the tire size for the klr front tire 2010 year ? May 6, 2014
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John R: 90x90x21 or 3.00-21 May 10, 2014
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A shopper asked: is this a chat? Jun 24, 2015
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2.50-17 38L 270603 SR244 2.50-17 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
2.75-14 35P 270605 SR244 2.75-14 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
2.75-19 43P 270594 SR244 2.75-19 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
3.00-16 45P 270604 SR244 3.00-16 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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3.00-18 47L 270599 SR244 3.00-18 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
3.00-21 51L 270592 SR244 3.00-21 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
3.50-18 56P 270598 SR244 3.50-18 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
4.10-18 60S 270597 SR244 4.10-18 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
4.60-17 62P 270601 SR244 4.60-17 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
4.60-18 63P 270596 SR244 4.60-18 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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