Shinko 244 Dual Sport Tires

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Shinko 244 Dual Sport Tires

The Shinko 244 Series dual purpose street and trail tire is designed to be equally at home on dirt or pavement and perform just as well on both. 


  • Dual purpose street and trail design
  • DOT approved
  • Tube-type
  • 4 ply rating
  • All sizes designed for front or rear fitment
4.4 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.9 / 5
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Tread Life
4 / 5
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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48 Reviews
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I love these tires...but something strange on last set.....
Let me start this by saying.. Overall, I LOVE these tires. I am on my third set. (I never needed to change the front but I do em both anyways ) I have gotten over 4000 miles on the rears...easy. I am on a KLR650. I had put Mefo Explorers on ($175 a rear!! )becuase they were supposed to be so good... I got 3000 miles and rear was shot...and I never really felt them to be that great anywheres. I did tons of reading reviews...and saw the Shinkos got great reviews and were about the CHEAPEST tire I could find... And let me say...WOW...I put em on, and instantly liked em better then the Mefos. Great on road (I don't do much peg scraping on my big KLR)....and love em on the forest roads and such... However...strange, I got done with a 3500+ mile trip...had just put brand new tires on front and rear. Near the end of the trip...I recall doing a real quick look at the front..and I was surprised it showed NO wear.... Once I got home and I did a better inspection...come to find that the direct CENTER lugs showed NO wear...still had the indicator grooves all healthy....but the OFF center lugs were worn down bald..NOT chunked off, I could tell they WORE. I thought maybe because I had alot of tail weight with my pack and such they just wore funky... . Now I have a new front on, and it seems to be wearing the same way...the OFF center lugs (not the furthest to the sidewall...but not the dead center lug) seem to be wearing substantially more/first. Anyone else see this ? Either way....for the price, I STILL am staying with these tires... I could swap a front when half worn..and still do better that more expensive tires. REVZILLA is awesome to deal with...and very cool when I called to ask if they had heard of this before.

I attached a picture..if you all can see it. This is only got about 500 miles or so on it, but you can see already how some of the more outer lugs are wearing...while the center ones still look fresh. My air pressure is spot on....I dont air down ever. I am not 2 up...and not weighted by any gear or panniers.

August 19, 2013
2013 KTM 690 Enduro R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Shinko 244 on rear
My first Shinko 244 rear tire lasted 8,400 miles on my KLR 650. This mileage was acheived on 30% gravel, 60% pavement and 10% off road. This was 2600 miles longer than the OEM Dunlop rear tire. The Shinko 244s are a good buy and give excellent service and traction on the KLR 650.
November 7, 2013
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
4 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
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
2009 Kawasaki KLR650
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
4 / 5
Tread Life
2 / 5
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
1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
4 / 5
Seem to be a good buy
I bought these tires about a month ago. At first they were really sketchy on the pavement. They had alot of shimmy at around 60+ mph. As they wear in the ride on pavement gets alot better. They do really well in the grass and dirt. Not too good in gravel, but what tire is....They sure beat street tires if you want to be more versatile. I put them on a 2009 klx 250 sf. The stock tubes worked fine, its hard to find a on-off road tire for the stock 17" rims. They are cheap, and they look sweet. I haven't had any problems since i got them. I ordered them on a thurs. at @2 and they showed up the next day. Really happy with revzilla.
October 7, 2013
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
4 / 5
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
2009 Kawasaki KLX250S
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
4 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
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
2008 Yamaha WR250X
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
3 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
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
2005 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
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
2015 SYM Symba
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
4 / 5
Tread Life
3 / 5
great on and off road
I have a Shinko tire on the front of my DR650 which I ride mostly on dirt and gravel roads. This tire is worlds bettr than a knobby tire I had on before. My rear tire is a Kenda but when its gone I will replace it with a Shinko. The front tires stick so well it makes the rear Kenda feel loose and unstable on gravel roads. Can't beat the Shinko for the price.
December 16, 2011
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
not many dual sport chooses in this size
Leslie F on Jun 24, 2017
good reviews,good price,right type,
Steven C on Jun 17, 2017
not many dual sport chooses in this size
Leslie F on Jun 24, 2017
Heard these are good 50/50 dual sport tires, and the price is good.
Jim H on Jun 22, 2017
good reviews,good price,right type,
Steven C on Jun 17, 2017
Good reviews!
Marcus W on Jun 11, 2017
A good price just what I am looking for.
Randy J on May 31, 2017
Because I wanted to...and I do what I want.
Gary C on May 30, 2017
good reviews, good price
Ken M on May 30, 2017
Price, rating, off/on-road mix.
Cedar on May 17, 2017
Best priced dual sport tire. I wear out knobby tires fast so there is no reason to buy something expensive. If it'll grip, it'll rip.
Harrison F on May 8, 2017
They are priced right for what i am currently looking for
C H on May 7, 2017
Good reviews and great price. Put the same on a TLR200 and was impressed.
David A S on Apr 30, 2017
Christopher M on Apr 18, 2017
selling the bike so I wanted new tread on it.
72Bronco on Apr 11, 2017
great price for a 50/50 tire. Wears well, grips well, only in the wet do I worry.
Rolf G on Apr 11, 2017
Excellent price and good reviews!
T R on Mar 18, 2017
So many good reviews at such a low price, looking forward to a matched set...
David N on Mar 14, 2017
A very affordable dual sport tire that performs well on and off road. Will buy again
Eric E on Jan 3, 2017
Good inexpensive tire for dual sport bike.
Tim H on Dec 16, 2016
Wanted a 50/50 tire. Feels great on and off road, exactly what I was looking for
Mason M on Dec 14, 2016
Shinko 244's are one of the best values out there. Inexpensive, great grip in anything except for the muddiest conditions
lance p on Nov 22, 2016
This is my second set of these tires. I've gotten thousands of miles out of them. Both road and dirt use. Highly recommend for the price!
NIKOLAS K on Sep 9, 2016
very happy with them. Have worn surprisingly well.
michael j b on Aug 7, 2016
good online reviews,, great price
james b on Jul 22, 2016
SETH E on Jul 4, 2016
overall great tire for wr250r from what I read.
robert h on Jun 22, 2016
Good reviews for a 50/50 dual sport tire
Robert F on May 30, 2016
These tires are great. Plenty of tread at a great price!! I purchased a set for my vintage Suzuki, great ride. Now i am gonna try them on my 1985 Honda XL350.
Ralph M on May 14, 2016
Purchased one of these for the front on my Kawasaki KLR 650, so thought one for the rear was a good match up...
Jody m on Apr 30, 2016
great price. great 50/50 blend and solid tire and decent life
Andrew M on Apr 13, 2016
Still honing my skills and don't need to get pinned down on one tire style. 50/50 will work just fine.
william g on Apr 4, 2016
The tire is the right style and size for my needs. It also had a great price and many good reviews.
Steven D on Mar 25, 2016
Would like to try your tires see how they work on my bike thank you
larry d on Mar 13, 2016
B U on Nov 21, 2015
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.
OnTheChainWax on Nov 1, 2015
still have second set rev want them back for store credit? i need a rear eo-7 ?
tom m on Aug 5, 2015
good for on / off road and good price
jerry w on May 15, 2015
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
paul t on Apr 23, 2015
Best price on a set of good dual sport tires for my scrambler project.
Edward W on Mar 24, 2015
"To put on my motorcycle . . ."
David Van R on Mar 2, 2015
Affordable and worthy knobby.
En H on Nov 29, 2014
Great tire for the cost
Elizabeth P on Oct 6, 2014
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.
rnfrider on Sep 3, 2014
excellent reviews here and on multiple moto message boards. Low price is an extra bonus!
Heather T on Sep 1, 2014
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 :)
sam w on Aug 9, 2014
price and value
nathan w on Jul 12, 2014
this is the tire we are currently using and it seems to be doing well
Reviews both on this site and elsewhere
Ryan A on May 4, 2014
I had purchased Shinko Tires before. A great value for the money. Love these tires!
Jeff T on Apr 16, 2014
Great price point with excellent reviews.
Joshua C on Apr 12, 2014
chad h on Mar 13, 2014
Heard these are good 50/50 dual sport tires, and the price is good.
Jim H on Jun 22, 2017
Good reviews!
Marcus W on Jun 11, 2017
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!
A shopper on May 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: try this

webbikeworld [dot] com [slash] Motorcycle-tires/tire-data[dot]htm
Do I need tubes for these tires?
A shopper on Dec 26, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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
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 ?
A shopper on Sep 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Would this tire work on a Suzuki DRZ 400smc ?
klaus f on Apr 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have seen it done. Check out drzcoffeegirlride on YouTube to see hers in action. Yes it works.
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?
A shopper on Sep 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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.
is this a chat?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2015
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.
A shopper on Oct 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
what is the tire size for the klr front tire 2010 year ?
tom m on May 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 90x90x21 or 3.00-21
Hi, this may sound like an uncommon question but Does anyone know the weight?.
3.00-17 45P
5.10-17 67P
A C on Mar 3, 2017
Have a wr250r, was wondering which size tire and tube size would fit? Also, will these tires change gearing any?
Jeremy W on Jul 7, 2016