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  • Heidenau K60 Scout Rear Tire - 170/60-17 72T TL
  • Heidenau K60 Scout Rear Tire

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Heidenau K60 Scout Rear Tire

A true "50/50" dual sport tire, the Heidenau K60 Scout brings a proven balance of performance on- and off-road. With an improved tread and compound, the Heidenau K60 Scout dual sport tires deliver better cornering stability and wet weather grip on the pavement, while delivering off-road as well.

The "chevron" style tread pattern is similar to full knobby designs which provides lots of open space between the tread blocks to route sand, mud and water from the contact patch while constantly keeping some rubber in contact with the road as the tire rotates. This tire is a stand-out as it does not sacrifice on-road longevity and adhesion to the pavement for off-road traction. A difficult feat for any tire to accomplish.

  • TL = Tubeless
  • TT = Tube Type Tire

Note: The K60 Scout tread pattern will vary depending on tire size. 170/60B17 has a wider flat center tread as depicted in the 2nd image.

4.6 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.4 / 5
Features
4.4 / 5
Style
4.5 / 5
Grip
4.4 / 5
Tread Life
4.5 / 5
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Rear / 110/80-18 58S TT 817727 K601108018 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 120/80-18 62T TT 1095098 K601208018 Only 3 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 120/90-18 71T TL 817725 K601209018 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 130/80-17 65T TL 817708 K601308017 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 130/80-18 72T TT 1095099 K601308018 Only 1 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 140/80-17 69T TL 817710 K601408017 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 140/80-18 70S TT 817728 K601408018 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 150/70-17 69T TL 817713 K601507017 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 150/70-18 70T TL 817729 K601507018 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 170/60-17 72T TL 1052223 K601706017 Out of Stock
Rear / 4.00-18 64T TT 886176 K6040018 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours

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4.6 / 5.0
322 Reviews
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4.4 / 5
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4.4 / 5
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4.5 / 5
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4.4 / 5
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4.4 / 5
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5 / 5
Meanest tire on the planet. Period.
I got a set of K60's for my beloved BMW R1100GS 9,000 miles ago. I live in Northern California, where we have unlimited desert and forrest riding available, along with the finest motorcycle roads in the world. Thousands of miles of twisties, and NO TRAFFIC!! I truely ride 50/50 dirt/pavement year round. I wanted a tire that could hande pavement, but also get 500 pounds of machine down the trail better than the stock hoops. WOW! The Scouts grip off road like a cat on velcro! I kid you not, these things hook-up on dirt, sand, mud, snow, rocks, house pets, you name it! The tread blocks on these things are huge. but the solid center strip of rubber gives a totaly smooth ride on road. With such large lugs on this tire, I assumed on road traction would be skiddish. Nope. These tires also hook up on-road. You can push this bike in paved corners to stupid G levels. I give sport bike guys fits! 9,000 miles down, and I'm guessing 3,000 or so to go. Yup, I'm sold.
February 21, 2014
Ride:
2005 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Excellent capabilities on and off road.
A "true" SUV will take you down the interstate at 80mph in safety and comfort, and ALSO provide some pretty serious off-roading capability.
These tires are the SUV of Adventure motorcycle tires. They don't "sing" at 80mph on the interstate; and yet they provide excellent traction off-road. I just finished the Whiterim trail on my Triumph Explorer, and these tires were awesome. I'll never go back to a 80/20 or 90/10 tire again. Your Adventure bike deserves these tires! Highly recommended.
June 16, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
15,000...almost
I put the K60 Scouts on at 21,292 miles. I am now replacing them at 36,071. I cannot adequately describe how much I appreciate these tires. I've used this tire on east coast gravel Forest roads and in the gnarly trails of Colorado, which included a 1400 mile ride back on I-70.

Not sure I would take this tire on the Road of Bones, but for the Colorado BDR and I-70...perfectly fine. Great tire. Great service from Revzilla.
April 28, 2014
Ride:
2009 BMW F800GS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Great tire for on and off road
I have approximately 8500 miles on this tire. I ride at least 70% of the time 2 up with gear. If I could give 1/2 stars I would give this a 4.5 stars but 5 still does it justice.

This tire has taken care of several issues I have had over the years with tires.
1. I have never been able to get over 8K miles on a tire...this one is looking like another 2K miles left before hitting the wear bar.
2. They handle very well on gravel roads as well as rocky trails here in Colorado. The only issue is with the front tire in gravel when in a harder turn it tends to feel like it wants to slip a little. Not a huge deal but the first couple times it is un-nerving because you are not expecting this to happen. It is not a lot of slide but you do notice it. When you know to expect this to happen you adjust the riding style and problem is solved. If going straight the ride is very stable feeling.
3. I have found the tires handles very well on asphalt. Even in the rain the bike does not get that wobbly feeling I have gotten with other tires. I would be careful on the painted surfaces and slow down more in the corners.
4. Big improvement is the way the bike handles on gravel roads. Even the gravel roads where the pea gravel is rather deep the bike feels very stable.

One note. When you first put these tires on you will feel a “knobby tire” vibration between 30 and 45 miles and hour for the first few hundred miles when coming to a stop. After that I really don't notice the vibration any more.

There is a slight hum that you can hear when at highway speeds but with my ear plugs and my Sena playing music it really is not problematic.

I highly recommend this tire. It looks like (I have always had to replace both tires at the same time) the front will easily last 2 rear tires. I am very happy so far with these tires.
January 22, 2016
Ride:
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer
Excellent upgrade for the novice off-road rider!
Upgraded to the 50/50 tire to get a better feel on gravel roads and for a bit better bite on forest roads. Now, after about 300 miles of gravel, and 800 miles of highway riding, I'm sold on the tire. A little loud at freeway speeds but I wear ear plugs anyway. On gravel, they feel like they move through the material rather than bouncing off the tops like it felt on my OEM tires. A great confidence builder, as I feel I have much more control now than before. These will definitely be my tire of choice on my ride to Alaska next year, once I build up some skills for the anticipated terrain. I don't have any mileage experience to report, but expect my mileage distance to mirror that of most other F700 GS riders, so not worried a bit about longevity. Feeling confident on gravel or forest roads is more important to me than any other requirement, as I am a solo rider and have to feel comfortable that I'm not getting in over my head. The K-60's provide that comfortable edge needed to keep my adventurous spirit alive, even at a more mature age.....
July 7, 2014
Ride:
2013 BMW F700GS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Grip
4 / 5
Tread Life
3 / 5
Great 50/50 ADV touring tire but dont push your luck on the mileage!
The K60 is a pretty good ADV tire. My buddies have logged a lot of miles on these tires, including a 5,800 mile cross country trip. On the street it hugs the curves like a full street tire (in the dry). I've run the Tail of the Dragon many times with no issues. I've personally gone through two fronts and three rears on my 2012 R1200GS. Off road they do very good as well. I've traveled through sand, rocks and mud in Colorado and Utah. They're not great in in mud but they're adequate. It handles rocks and gravel with no problem. One huge caveat though: The rear tires have a tendency to get cracks in between the lugs and fail catastrophically and unexpectedly if you run them hard past 8,000 miles or so. On two occasions the K60's have left my crew stranded on the side of the road with 1/2" - 1" through-cracks that are almost impossible to seal with a plug. I discussed this issue with the Heidenau rep at the last AIMExpo. She said that the failure was probably due to heat build up. She recommended running 2-4 psi more pressure than BMW recommends. So, be advised, if you're heading out on a long trip with a fully loaded bike do not start out on a tire nearing the 7K - 8K mileage range. It's better just to spend $200 on a fresh rear tire rather than waist one or two days of your trip dealing with tire problems!
January 30, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
The BEST tire for dual-sport riders who dual-sport.
First, I play in the dirt. A lot. If I see a dirt road or single-track, I'm hard-pressed to stay away. So, now that you know that I'm off-road a good bit, you can now take my review with the proverbial grain of salt.

I love these tyres. I came off a set of Avon Distanzias and they were pretty good on the road but didn't have the tread depth or pattern I was needing. I got used to them, but I needed more. The Heidenaus answered the call. I had heard a good bit about them before I made the final decision so it made sense when I finally did.

First, the tread pattern has a great balance of road/dirt capability. Surprisingly good grip on the road. I mean, I was really surprised. I was taking turns much tighter with these than the Avons allowed and with no complaining. At highway speeds, they are disciplined and predictable until one get up to about 80mph (130kph). Then they can get a little floaty. Not scary or dangerous at all. And besides, I ride a thumper so I don't normally get up in that end of my speedometer. Great on dirt, ok in the mud, sand isn't awesome but they're not sand tires. They sneak around a lot as is to be expected.

Secondly, I've got roughly 5000 miles on the set and the rear has a slight flattening and the front doesn't appear to have worn at all. Really. I'm rather amazed. These things seem to be made of some sort of space-age iron/kevlar/titanium/neverwearanium alloy or something.

As far as wet traction goes, I ride all the time; rain/shine/etc. and have never gotten a complaint from these shoes.

So, considering all the above, I would recommend these to anyone with a DS. I saw a set pulled off an '04 BMW R1150GS and they supposedly had ~11000+ miles on them and there was still a decent amount of meat left on them. Now, the owner apparently did mostly highway but still...11,000 miles? Impressive. The way mine are going thus far, I expect to have about 9-10,000 before I have to change.

Pure awesomeness.
October 8, 2012
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
long life
This tire has already oulasted my oem tire (dunlop k750). Same mileage (3500) and I am just now starting to notice wear whereas the dunlops were already bald. Remember that these tires change tread pattern depending on the size. For me (klr650) the traction is very good as the chevron pattern is not solid down the middle. My friend rides a ktm 990 and has the solid center area. He is not a fan of the tire in his size as it breaks traction often off road. I was able to paddle through snow and mud crossings while he was really struggling. We both get excellent mileage. For the KLR size i dont think I will ever get another rear tire type.
April 19, 2016
Ride:
2013 Kawasaki KLR650
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
This tire sees a lot of miles!
My second K-60 on my DL650, the first one saw almost 13k miles. I have it paired with a shinko 705 front and they are a perfect combo for all of my riding. At low speed on road you'll feel a slight vibration from the tire, but if your that picky about it get a different tire. Mine sees about 70-30 highway to heavy off road. (My Stroms amphibious). I highly recommend this tire.
November 2, 2015
Ride:
2007 Suzuki V-Strom DL650
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Best rear for Super Tenere
This is the second K60 Scout rear for my Yamaha Super Tenere. I have just over 11,000 miles on my first one; I always ride heavy (because I'm just over 300 lbs, and because I take multi-week trips). I ride 95% slab, and the tire squares off a lot, but keeps on going. There's plenty of warning before the slip limit both wet and dry; I'm not an aggressive rider but I love a good twist of the wrist as well as anyone. The K60 rear offers no complaints to 120 mph, and sweepers are a joy. Gravel is not scary, as it was with the stock Battlewings. Enough said...they're not cheap, and I bought a second one.
January 27, 2014
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