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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 23 23
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
Can't beat it for price. Smooth on road, haven't tried off road yet but have D606 knobbies I swap for my couple big trips a year. Wouldn't try to lean too far on road and front tire seems 30% off road, tho haven't tried it on dirt. I would buy again for a local riding tire (chicago area). April 14, 2014
The ultimate bang for the buck DS tire Like so many others, I bought these as a cheap burn through tire only to find myself loving every mile! Traction on pavement is good, even in the rain I've had no issues. It gets a little marbely a highway speeds, but every DS tire I've ever ran does that and these do it less than most. Off road I've had them in everything from sand to mud with acceptable results, especially considering the price and modest knobbies. At 70% pavement and 30% off road the wear is exceptional. I have 4,200 on my current set and they are no where near time to replace. March 19, 2014
Bought these as cheap throw-aways but happily surprised! Bought these for a 2000 mile mixed road/dirt trip on a Suzuki DR650 because I didn't want to burn up the Dunlop 606/ Perelli MT-21 combo with a lot of life left on them. Swapped these on thinking for the price if they just lasted for the trip it was a good deal. Turns out they wear great, provide decent traction on the dirt and good reliable traction on the paved twisties. My buddy is using the Heidenau's ($$$) and getting comparable wear on a XR650L. Not ready to take these to Alaska next year but they sure impressed me for the price. November 18, 2013
Can't complain at this price. Have put about 700 miles of various terrain. Haven't found an area where this tire disappoints (except maybe heavily grooved concrete, but what aggressive tire excels here, anyways). Give wear I am seeming I would expect about 3k miles out of it which is fine as that is what I got out a pair of Metzler Sahara II at almost $100 more. In a nut shell; a great compromise tire. November 18, 2013
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Shinko 244 Dual Sport Tires
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
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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2.50-17 38L 270603 NSR244 2.50-17 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
2.75-14 35P 270605 NSR244 2.75-14 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
2.75-19 43P 270594 NSR244 2.75-19 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
3.00-16 45P 270604 NSR244 3.00-16 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
3.00-17 45P 270602 NSR244 3.00-17 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
3.00-18 47L 270599 NSR244 3.00-18 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
3.00-21 51L 270592 NSR244 3.00-21 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
3.50-18 56P 270598 NSR244 3.50-18 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
4.10-18 60S 270597 NSR244 4.10-18 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
4.60-17 62P 270601 NSR244 4.60-17 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
4.60-18 63P 270596 NSR244 4.60-18 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
5.10-17 67P 270600 NSR244 5.10-17 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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