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

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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
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
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
2009 BMW F800GS
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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
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
2013 BMW F700GS
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5 / 5
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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
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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
11 months ago
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
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
2007 Suzuki V-Strom DL650
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Good tire, but be prepared for low-speed vibration your first few miles.
Purchased to use on F800GS with TKC80 upfront. I replaced a TKC80 on rear as it was worn and I am doing more on-road riding. With the first miles I experienced a good deal of vibration at low-speed. So much so it was causing the ABS to act weird...like when riding on washboard terrain. It is better after some miles, but still has vibration below 20mph. Rides well otherwise...on and off road. I do a lot of dirt roads and it works well. Nice all-around tire for me. If you have an F800GS you might experience the same. There is a thread on ADVrider that discusses. Glad I read it. Otherwise I would have thought something was up. I will give a long-term review after more miles.
August 5, 2014
2009 BMW F800GS
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
Matches my riding style. Longevity, Performance.
Stephen F on Apr 24, 2017
Best dual sport tire on the market. I put a set on once a year before my cross country ride wether I need them or not, then I can cover as many miles as I want in my 21 vacation days without worrying about tires. 46 US states and 5 Canadian provinces including the Trans Lab all on Heidenaus.
Byron W on Apr 22, 2017
Matches my riding style. Longevity, Performance.
Stephen F on Apr 24, 2017
Mostly all around use and needed something a little more aggressive for off-road.
Michael S on Apr 23, 2017
Best dual sport tire on the market. I put a set on once a year before my cross country ride wether I need them or not, then I can cover as many miles as I want in my 21 vacation days without worrying about tires. 46 US states and 5 Canadian provinces including the Trans Lab all on Heidenaus.
Byron W on Apr 22, 2017
Online reviews and friends identified this as the best choice for my style of riding
Rich L on Apr 20, 2017
like the tire life
Ryan W on Apr 20, 2017
Going for a new look on my street tracker. Hope it works out.
Malcolm E on Apr 18, 2017
Scott V on Apr 15, 2017
I just put a nail in the rear K60 on my Tiger 800 Xcx. It's got just over 7500 miles riding a lot of backroads in WV. At this point i'm going to replace it. Great tires. The front still has a few thousand miles on it.
Edgar A on Apr 13, 2017
Longest wearing 50/50 tire I've found.
Paul H on Apr 13, 2017
Reviews. I have had these on for 3000 miles now. If they wore out tomorrow, I would buy them again. They are outstanding!
Whynot222 on Apr 9, 2017
reviews were good
kelly t on Apr 7, 2017
heard good things about this brand.......looking forward to checking it out
Willis Dee C on Mar 31, 2017
recommended, high mileage
S T on Mar 30, 2017
Friend's recommendation
Gene H on Mar 30, 2017
Reported as true 50/50 tire and long wearing.
Guy C on Mar 26, 2017
Had a set on my heavily packed 650 VStrom, 900 lbs including rider, when I went to Deadhorse, AK last year and the rear has 10K on it with 15K on the front, and there is still some tread life on each. Headed to Moab, UT this summer on a Super Tenere and look to get similar mileage for this much shorter trip and want the grip for the UT BDR.
V650 on Mar 23, 2017
Doing the Continental divide trail this summer, need a tire than can last the whole way there and back plus the ride. TKC 80's I would have to change on the route.
Jon B on Mar 22, 2017
I did not like the Dunlop my Honda XR650L came with so when it wore out after 2500 miles I briefly tried a Shinko and was even more dissatisfied.
The Heidenau is stiffer and more predictable on road and off road on dry and rocky trails.
Don't expect much in mud or snow.
Steve H on Mar 19, 2017
wanted light off road use coupled with longevity as I ride a lot of highway miles too.
Rebecca n on Mar 15, 2017
a friend recommended it
L A on Mar 9, 2017
Reviews posted on your site
Bret R on Mar 8, 2017
Highly recommended for my Honda CB500XA
James H on Mar 1, 2017
Research, reviews, and raves. Looking for well-mannered, 50/50 tire, with good tread life.
scott w on Feb 16, 2017
Good reviews and made in Germany.
Ryan C on Feb 16, 2017
JAMES M on Feb 15, 2017
Got 11k miles on my last set
Mark B on Feb 13, 2017
Wanted to try the well reviewed K60. While it's a good tire, the performance and endurance doesn't justify the price over the Shinko 705.
archeranger on Feb 4, 2017
I ran these on my big adventure bike and wanted to try them on my DR650.
Eric E on Jan 13, 2017
Needed new tires. Already had these on my bike and like them enough to buy again.
Scott M on Dec 22, 2016
Was really impressed with a tire that performs and lasts > Have over 11,000 miles on rear tire.K60 rocks
D A on Dec 18, 2016
Long life
Mark G on Dec 13, 2016
Good reputation in on line forums
Alan J on Nov 28, 2016
Can't remember why I chose them initially, but I've run many sets of these and can't think of a better adventure bike tire. True 50/50 performance, and I can stay with crotch rockets in the twisties, and they're great in the rain too.
david c on Nov 18, 2016
great mileage and excellent in rocky conditions
B U on Nov 15, 2016
Great reviews
Vincent J on Nov 14, 2016
Overall the BEST enduro tire out there
Enrik on Oct 31, 2016
This is a great dual sport tire providing a good balance between highway and off-road riding. The tire of choice for my 14,000 mile ride to Prudhoe Bay this year.
Levon B on Oct 20, 2016
Awesome tire! Grabs the road really well. Great traction on the fire roads!
Carl P on Oct 5, 2016
Sticky on the pavement, good traction in the dirt.
Fast2up on Oct 3, 2016
I like these tires, and get decent highway mileage out of them, and they perform well in the rough
Andrew H on Sep 28, 2016
So little time, so much to explore!!! These tires come with great reviews, and will suit my on and off road use!!! I am excited to give them a whirl!!!
Kimber T on Sep 24, 2016
I like them. This will be my fourth rear. 1st three were on Yamaha Tenere. great tire. front wears funny, so trying TKC80
Brian B on Sep 22, 2016
Reviews. Good tire.
William U on Sep 20, 2016
The Heidenau K60 Scout tire has good reviews in all online review sources, including Revzilla. My XR650L is my main transportation and recreation vehicle so I need a tire with proven performance across the board. My wife claims our Wrangler Unlimited Jeep and the kids claim the 4WD Dodge Ram 3500 dually for their own.We live in rural Arizona 1/2 mile off the blacktop. Our "road" washed out again in a flash flood in 3 places; gives dramatic "Adventure" riding. XR650L 13 inch clearance gets used.
Robert G on Sep 15, 2016
Ratings were all positive. Seems this tire is a very good choice for my bike and style of riding. Thanks!
Dave E on Sep 10, 2016
Great high mileage tire that is good enough for me in the dirt. Some say it is hard and slides around on the pavement but I never noticed. Don't really like being on the pavement anyway.
Dan J on Sep 5, 2016
Great longevity on my 990
Dan B on Sep 2, 2016
great mileage and traction
Marty L on Aug 30, 2016
better ware than tkc 80
David F on Aug 29, 2016
Forum recommendation
R E on Aug 27, 2016
Mostly all around use and needed something a little more aggressive for off-road.
Michael S on Apr 23, 2017
Online reviews and friends identified this as the best choice for my style of riding
Rich L on Apr 20, 2017
Just wondering when Revzilla will be getting the new K60 scout tires for the 2015 GSA Liquid Cooled Bike. Sizes 120-70-R19 and 170-60-R17? Thank you Steve
A shopper on Oct 24, 2015
Hi, I am traveling to chile and Argentina taking my Super tenere. I have never been there, I did some research it looks like the roads i am going to take are all paved. However, you never know should i take a 90-10 or 50/50?
A shopper on Jul 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: A year ago my friend and I rode KTM 990's through all countries in South and Central America. We had the K60 Scout tires on our bikes. While one can do most of the trip on pavement only, if one goes all the way to Ushuaia, Argentina, there will be some gravel portions. The K60 Scout tires were excellent. I got close to 9,000 miles on the rear tire one time. The front, as with most motorcycle tires, can be switched with every other rear change. We traveled over 23,000 miles on the trip and twice changed only because it was convenient to do so with the tough logistics of getting tires and changing them during maintenance stops.
I need a rear tire for my klr650. Can I run the tube less tire on the site even though I need to put a tube in it?
Elvin R on Oct 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have used the K60 Scout tire on the front and rear of my KLR650 with tubes.

The rule of thumb I've heard is to de-rate the tire one speed rating because of the extra heat that can be caused by friction with the inner-tube. For a KLR 130/80-17 with a speed rating of T (118mph) you should ride like it's a speed rating of S (112 mph). Not a real issue with my KLR even with the 705 piston.
I use K60s now my GSA1200, perfect results with a zillion miles:). MY R100/7 I see tires are made in correct size in the same K60! Ive had this R100'78 since new and would love putting a DS tire on it. I'm assuming the 110/80-18rear and 100/90-19front K60s will work just fine on the old bike? These are the correct sizes on the bike now, but street tires. YOU see any issues? I'm gonna order em:).
A shopper on May 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: With the stiffer sidewall the ride will be a little more firm than stock street tires, and you already know about the noise level if you have them on your GS.
I'm looking for a tire to get me to Alaska and back on my Vstrom. I hear this is a good tire for the 8,000+ miles of asphalt I will be riding, but wanted to hear more about riding on very wet roads or the mud that may be on the Dalton or the Top of the World highway or on other gravel/dirt roads. How does it handle on non-dry roads? Thanks!
JEFFREY K on Jan 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The tires have a lot of grip in the turns and good smooth ride on long highway runs with very little nose. I ride a Yamaha Super Tender XT1200Z. I believe the tire tread for larger CC bike is different then the smaller CC bikes. If you have The 1000CC you will most likely use the same tire I have. The tire has a solid band down the center to handle the big bikes power. The grip on dirt roads is very good but when it's wet muddy road in can get a little squirrely. They are 50/50 and very good at it but they are not TKC80. It's a very hard decision to pick a tire the does both road and dirt in one tire and get grip, traction and high mileage, but I think the K60 Scout hits the mark. I have every 6000 and they hardle show the wear. I don't ride hard and I'm not on the throttle like some of the young riders so I believe I will get At least 10k out of them. Hope this helps.
How do I pick the right size for a R 1200 GS? The rear rim is 4.5" x 17"; the front rim is 3" x 19". The manual indicates tire sizes: 170/60-17 (rear) and 120/70-19 (front).

A shopper on Nov 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: You can go with the rear 150/70/17. That's what I have on my GS. I see there is only a 100/90/19 for the front available. I'd ask the dealer about putting that on. Good choice on getting Heidenau tires.
Can I mix this rear tire to my Metzeler Tourance Front Tire? I'm riding BMW 650GS. Just changed the front one and want to have more off-road ability than Tourance.
Mavis T on Feb 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I think the K60's are great tires. Off road you need traction on both tires. Personally I would not mix tires. I would switch out the front Tourance to a K60 and keep it for an all road trip later. I have a front Battle wing that I pulled off when I put on the K60s. If I ever do a long trip 2 up I will switch tires. IMHO the K60s are great on road and off.
Does the 130/80 rear have the central strip to increase road longevity, or is it more off-road oriented (no central strip)?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2013
BEST ANSWER: There is no central strip, but I would not dismiss it as a viable and friendly on road tire. I have about 3500 miles of on road usage and there is no significant wear in the tire. I have them in my BMW G650GS.
How is rain/wet road performance on a GS size bike?
Curvin B on Apr 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: As an everyday rider, I have had good luck in the wet with these tires. They aren't Anakee's by any stretch, and if you open it up w/ GS torque they will spin. Also, if I am going too fast while turning I can definitely feel the shoulder of the front tire trying to hang on, however in my opinion the rear tire is stable. Being an all-terrain tire, normal to slower speeds in the wet on road cornering is in order with the K60 Scout.
I know the 150/70/17 has the solid center strip, but what about the 18" version?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2012
BEST ANSWER: The product description has been updated to reflect different center tread for the size 150/70-18. The size 150/70-18 will have a less pronounced center tread stagger than the 150/70-17.