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Shinko 244 Dual Sport Tires

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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.


  • Dual purpose street and trail design
  • DOT approved
  • Tube-type
  • 4 ply rating
  • All sizes designed for front or rear fitment
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
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
3.00-17 45P 270602 SR244 3.00-17 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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
5.10-17 67P 270600 SR244 5.10-17 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
5.10-18 58P 270595 SR244 5.10-18 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
2.75-21 45P 270593 SR244 2.75-21 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours


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Shinko 244 Dual Sport Tires 4.4 5 32 32
Installed on the rear of XT225 I installed this on the rear of my XT 225 & I will soon be installing one on the front. So far, I have around 200 miles on this tire & it's done really well. On dry pavement, it allows me to lean the bike over quite a bit in the corners. And on wet asphalt, grass, and gravel roads, it gets the power down to the ground very well & resists skidding unless you really pin the rear brake down. I also didn't balance the tire/rim assembly when I installed the rear, yet it is very smooth all the way up to 65-70mph. The stock knobbie I replaced was decent on the highway, but not as smooth as the 244. I haven't tested it in mud or sand, but overall, I'm happy with the traction of this tire on my "ridden everyday" dual-sport. November 23, 2015
Great tire I threw these on my wr250x because I'm too cheap to buy dirt wheels. They offer more than enough traction in the dirt and the street when dry, wet is a little iffy but not terrible. Overall, great compromise between dirt and street and AWESOME tread life. November 23, 2015
Overall a great deal I have run these tires on multiple machines because they are cheap but I was pleasantly surprised in the performance and the the relatively long life October 19, 2015
Good Buy Golden Boys The Shinko 244 Golden Boy is probably the best budget dual sport tire that exists on the market today. It has a variety of sizes that fit a lot of modern and classic dual sport and scrambler style bikes. I bought these for a 1972 Honda CL350 Scrambler and they have been great. These tires offer a great balance of comfort, control and off-road ability. They are only adequate in the rain, but the excellent gravel and dirt performance is worth the trade-off. Mileage for these tires is actually pretty poor, and they have been known to have severe wear issues at high-speed highway driving, but if you plan on taking your bike on a 70mph commute every day, you should be looking for a more road-focused tire anyways. For the money you pay, it is very hard to beat a set of Golden Boys, especially for older bikes and new riders. October 5, 2015
Great for small bike. But watch quality control I ordered two identical tires for my little Symba 101cc bike, tire size 2.5-17". One was defective. Once inflated it grew too big and the tread twisted. RevZilla sent out a free replacement asap. (Awesome guys!) The replacement is great. At least on my little bike, its great. I have no experience with this tire on my bigger bikes. Both on and off road riding is easy. Makes the Symba look much tougher! Haha. I may update my review over time. So far, very happy. August 14, 2015
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
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
B U: Price Nov 21, 2015
K I: I went with the Shinko 244 for my XT225 because others owners agree this to be the best 90% Street/10% for the XT: it's decent off-road, wears slow(er) on pavement & doesn't squirm around like other 90/10's. Either way, I need tires, so I'm going to try these out. Nov 1, 2015
tom m: still have second set rev want them back for store credit? i need a rear eo-7 ? Aug 5, 2015
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

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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: Got a 06 vz800 boulevard that I'm hacking up. Got an 18" rim that id like to put this 4.60 18 on... Any potential negatives to this idea? Sep 21, 2015
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Jeff T: Hi. I couldn't really say as I'm not certain of any clearance issues that you may have with your particular bike. If you're replace a similar-sized tire then you should be good to go. As far as the Shinko brand goes, I love 'em. Best bang for the buck value around. Had them on my CX500 and put them on both of my dual sports with no surprises and great durability. Sorry I couldn't have answered your questions more directly. Hope this bit of input helps. Sep 21, 2015
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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: I am riding Aprilia ETX 150 with factory configuration of rim 17" x 2.15 (front) and 17" 2.50 (back) and tyre 3.00-17 45P (front) and 3.50-17 54P (back). Will this tyre fit my bike? Nov 23, 2015
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A shopper asked: is this a chat? Jun 24, 2015
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