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Shinko 009 Raven Front Tires

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The Shinko 009 Raven high performance radial tire was specifically designed for long life and performance. Raven radials provide superior riding comfo… Read More

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Shinko 009 Raven Front Tires

The Shinko 009 Raven high performance radial tire was specifically designed for long life and performance. Raven radials provide superior riding comfort, while the tread compound gives high grip on both wet and dry roads.


  • Specifically designed to meet the demands of high performance tires
  • Provides superior riding comfort and high grip
  • W speed rated (168 mph)
  • Aramid belted
  • Highest tread life of Shinko sport performance radials
  • DOT approved
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4.8 / 5.0
42 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
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1 Star
Bang For The Buck
4.9 / 5
4.2 / 5
3.8 / 5
4.5 / 5
Tread Life
4.4 / 5
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Bargain tire with premium performance.
I ride a Suzuki Bandit 1200 every day. I'm pushing about 130 horsepower, and do about 20,000 miles a year, so I eat a lot of tires. I've tried all of the usual suspects in the premium category and I was using Pirelli Angel GT's last until I tried these. Big advantages to using the Shinko tire.

The grip feels very similar to that of the Pirelli, but these have a flatter profile, so steering feels much easier to control. The other advantage is that as the tires get near the end of life, you don't feel dangerous and wooden. As the Pirellis would cup and get near the wear bars, handling would be erratic and diminish confidence.

I finally just replaced my first Shinko front tire, which went 12,000 miles before I reached the side wear bars. The center still had tread to spare, and I probably could've squeezed another 500-1000 out of it if I hadn't been going on a trip. Far and away the most miles I've gotten out of any tire to date. The best I could hope for from a front tire previous to this was about 8k. I'm pretty hard on my tires. Will buy these until they stop making them, and considering a complete set costs as much as 1 rear Pirelli, it's really a no brainer.
November 10, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
4 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
You can't beat it for the price!
Now that I'm back from a 4,000 mile trip, I'm ready to review this tire. First impression: Twitchy. By which I mean that when I first pulled out of my driveway after installing it, I felt like my BMW R1200RT was going to fall over on it's side. This tire really "falls" into a turn and it took a couple weeks to get used to it. Now I know what you're thinking... I've put many new tires on my bikes and I've never had one dive into turns like this one. I usually have to put pressure on the outside bar to keep the bike from turning too tightly. Now that I have become accustomed to it, I don't even notice. Grip is very good for my 600 lb bike. I have experienced no slippage on wet or dry pavement, even when riding less than "sedately" (which is a frequent thing). After over 4,000 miles on everything from interstate to twisty roads in the Rockies to even a bit of gravel, the tire looks barely used. My one nit that I have to pick is the center groove which tends to "track" on rain grooves and catches on pavement irregularities. It hasn't upset the bike at all, but it can be disconcerting if you're not prepared for it. I will buy these again. Having said all that, I hope these tires don't get too popular... I'd hate to see the price go up!
July 26, 2013
2007 BMW R1200RT
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
A fantastic sport tourer tire
My XB12XT eats rear tires... 4500 miles was the max from anything. Although it gives up a little grip, most noticeably in the rain, when compared to the Angel ST's... it's providing at least 7500 miles with some left before it'll hit the wear bars. At this price, I swap front and rear for less than the price of a single Pirelli. Highly recommend these. Ride like your brains are in your helmet in the rain and you'll never find fault.
November 2, 2015
over 2 years ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
4 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Great Tire! Will Buy Again!
Ok, these Shinko 009's are one heck of a tire. After 6000 miles (2 oil changes) I still have a very decent amount of tread left. These tires come with A TON of tread until the wear bars, so expect to have them for a while. They give great grip but make sure to scuff them up when you get them, they come smooth as silk from the box. Dry grip is great, but warm up time is fairly long for this tire, hitting some serious twisties I will slowly get more comfortable with the tires because when they are cold they just don't perform as well. Wet traction is average, not deadly by any means but don't go searching for twisties in the pouring rain. I have taken them to the track and I was very impressed with their performance, these tires will get hot and really stick at the track. I run them as a pair and with Texas heat, humidity, and cold snaps I still do not have any sign of cupping. Great tires and do not be afraid of them for any reason, they perform just as well as any of the more expensive name brand sport touring tires. Photos below show the tires as they currently stand with ~6000 miles and 2 track days on them. The middle has worn a lot slower then the sides, so aggressive riding does take extra rubber (weird right? haha). But by the photos I imagine I have at least another oil change in the rear which means these are almost a 10k mile tire. The front almost looks new and I know that I will be buying another set soon, but don't take my word for it. It's $200 for a set of them, go try them yourself. You will be thoroughly impressed.
May 18, 2013
Best Tires For The Money...
Great tires for the money. It is low in price and performs excellent. I commute a lot with some sprints here and there (even twisties), and these tires hold up really well.<br><br>They are durable and lasts long as well. I have already gone through two sets (front and rear Raven 009 tires: about 7k miles each set) - that is good because I ride a motorcycle that has a lot of torque and is known to eat up tires really quick.<br><br>Now,all of my riding buddies are using Shinko Raven 009's as well. <br><br>Only downfall is that it takes a LONG time to warm up because of the harder compound. Good for people like me who commute on highways 90% of the time, but BAD for people who want to take it out and hit the twisites or tracks right away.
February 16, 2011
Shinko Raven front
I use Ravens on both front and read these are the best Tires Shinko makes and is one of best on the market. Get a pair of the Raven series... Good for road and track.
May 24, 2010
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Great tires for the money
I put a set of these tires on my bmw 2014 r1200rt just before a 4000 mile trip to Montana. I'm very satisfied all around, I did a lot of mountain driving in and out of rain showers didn't have any problem. I'm not an aggressive rider but they seemed fine when I do get frisky with it. Can't tell about the life of the tires yet but they are wearing well so far.
August 3, 2015
over 2 years ago
Tire looks better in person than tge picture. Looks like aggressive tire.
Fastest shipping ever. Love doing business with Revzilla. Have their stickers on my truck and will always promote.
June 16, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
4 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Cheap and good
Ride in the rain more than half the time and these are great
May 12, 2014
2005 Yamaha YZF-R6
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
1 / 5
grip is great
only have a few miles on the Shinko but the feel is firm steering became tighter. tracks well. less feel for the road than the diablo had. but i like it so far.
July 6, 2015
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Karel H on Oct 4, 2017
Stephen G on Aug 8, 2017
Karel H on Oct 4, 2017
Price and reviews are good. Other Shinkos outlasting the competition.
DAVID on Sep 29, 2017
Stephen G on Aug 8, 2017
Same as above
Gene B on Aug 1, 2017
5th set and I get over 10K on these before the begin to cup
Joel S on Jul 9, 2017
Value and quality.
Matt F on Jun 24, 2017
I have been using Shinko tires for a number of years now on my Dual Sport bike, and now on my street bike. Always satisfied with the quality and price points.
Woodrow B on Jun 20, 2017
Price and reviews
Erik R on Dec 10, 2016
Wow can't believe I haven't brought these tires before I'm really happy with them. I just put them on after having a set of Michelin PR4s. So far I don't miss PR4s. Only have a few hundred miles on them so it's still to early to give a complete reveiw. I saved a lot of money with these and had no issues mounting these myself. I thinks the PR4s were a bit overkill for the kind of riding I do. Great tires but the cost is high.
Randy H on May 18, 2016
I have used this tire Many times. Great tires for Street use and drag strip. Great value.
Albert B on May 10, 2016
I'm on a budget and most of my riding is in the streets of NYC. These seem to fit the bill. Reviews were good enough to pull the trigger.
Juan S on Apr 29, 2016
Needed a value priced tire.
David B on Mar 27, 2016
This tires are show me the performance what i was looking for
Damian G on Mar 18, 2016
good price
Eddie M on Dec 29, 2015
bang for buck
bb on Dec 6, 2015
Good reviews and great price.
John B on Nov 26, 2015
Edgar C on Nov 22, 2015
This tire is the same one that's on my Busa. Long wearing and comfortable. My bike is lowered however these tires allows it to handle the curves with comfort.
Dennis B on Nov 6, 2015
Good price and great reviews
Robert O on Oct 22, 2015
Matches the 009 Ravens I use in the rear.
NotMyRealName on Oct 14, 2015
I chose this tire from the Reviews & a friend who runs this tire on his BMW
Sanders W on May 27, 2015
I ride an old (1997) VFR750. Switching from Bridgestone s20 tires which were excellent all around and gave great grip even in cold, wet conditions. s20 wore evenly and I got 5k miles out of them. I want to try a harder compound for lower price and longevity and to see if I care about having less grip. I don't corner hard enough to wear my tires out to the edge anyhow.
I'll write a review after I've used them for a while.
Vilis N on May 1, 2015
This is to replace the tire i bought almost 3 months ago. It picked up a nail so here I am replaceing it with another fine tire. Love the styling and grip it provides and also the price.
Gilbert J on Mar 23, 2015
Matched the tire on the bike already, Revzilla had the best price.
david l on Mar 23, 2015
Excellent tires I'm buying for a gift I already have a pair on my bike
Gene M on Feb 16, 2015
After catching a nail I needed a cheap, dependable tire that could perform as my daily commuter. This tire meets those criteria and then some. I find that I am more comfortable leaning my bike into turns and trusting my tires to do their job.

All around a good purchase for a good price.
Shawn S on Nov 12, 2014
Price and to match my rear tire as well!
Corey T on Oct 13, 2014
Inexpensive, supposedly long-lasting, and rated relatively highly by other riders in their reviews on Revzilla. It has proven to be a very good tire & one that I would buy again when the time comes.
Kenneth M on Sep 10, 2014
I have had amazing luck with the rear tire i put on a couple months ago so it only makes sense to match up the front.
Ian M on Sep 5, 2014
Great price and good reviews.
robert w on Aug 15, 2014
I chose the Shinko Raven 009 because I wanted to try something different, the price was low and reviews were favorable.
Raymond S on Aug 11, 2014
It sound like a good tire from tine reviews, I have a twisty 35mile commute over the Wasatch Range. Will update with mileage.
Jay S on Aug 8, 2014
Read lots of good reviews on this tire for the type of riding I will do.
Jamayal B on Aug 4, 2014
Reviews I read said best bang for the buck tire.
KEVIN W on Jul 22, 2014
Pricing very reasonable
Rod H on Jul 18, 2014
Based on reviews read, this tire satisfies my riding needs at the right price point.
Damir H on Jun 2, 2014
The reviews were good and sounded very promising!!
Daniel H on May 28, 2014
This is my 3rd set of Shinko 009 tires. They wear really nice, have good grip for the everyday street riding. Can't beat the price!
Rusty J on May 28, 2014
Awesome price
chris E on May 21, 2014
Price. Reviews read on various sites.
LEWIS D on May 18, 2014
fits my bike, cheap, and good reviews
Nicholas D on May 14, 2014
Great reviews. Super cheap!
Adam C on May 10, 2014
bought before and your lowest price
Vladimir C on Apr 27, 2014
I have shinko stealth tires now. I love shinko tires. But after reading the reviews on the raven tire I had to get these
Robert l on Apr 25, 2014
Word of mouth
Don G on Apr 24, 2014
I'm on my 2nd set of 009 Raven's. I've gotten pretty decent mileage and overall performance out of these tires. For the money spent I find them to be a very good value. My bike is a 2004 BMW R1150R.

Wayne Bowyer
Staunton Virginia
Wayne B on Apr 9, 2014
Great value, good prior experience with Shinko.
Eugene K on Mar 30, 2014
I've used this tire multiple times now on two different bikes, great grip & wear at a much lower price than the big name brands.
Anthony M on Mar 26, 2014
Andrei B on Mar 14, 2014
I have a set on my bike that wear well. I am buying these for my fathers bike.
Duffie C on Mar 6, 2014
Price and reviews are good. Other Shinkos outlasting the competition.
DAVID on Sep 29, 2017
Same as above
Gene B on Aug 1, 2017
I have a Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Sport Touring bike. It's 509 lbs. wet, I 2 up half the time and a lot of highway riding. My question is, with a heavy bike and riders, will these tires hold up and will I be able to get at least 12,000 miles out of them? Are these tires recommended for a heavy bike?
A S on Apr 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Can't speak specifically to the durability for a liter bike with a passenger on it, but I had these tires on my previous bike (Ninja 650r) AND on my wife's SV650 and was VERY pleased with them on both applications, both in terms of dry & wet weather grip and in terms of durability/longevity. They are still on the SV and were also still on the Ninja when I got rid of it. The Ninja 650r is well over 400 lbs. wet and was my daily commuter. If they made them in the right size for my new ride (Daytona 675), I would buy them in a heartbeat. As it is, I will be getting the closely related Shinko 005s. Again, none of our bikes were over 500 lbs., but based on my experience with them, I can't see them not being able to handle the job. Hope this helps!
Which better tyre 009 or bridgestone exedra? Which can do more mileage? And moré grip? Thsnks
A C on Jun 14, 2016
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