Bought my 07 ultra with a new Dunlop 402 on rear and a shinko 611 on front. I was a little concerned about mismatched tires but after 10 K in every type of weather I am very pleased with the shinko. Handled great and so far no front end wobble. My back tire is due for replacement and I am going to buy a shinko. I like the front tire as well or better than the 402s I ran on my old Roadking. Mileage on front tire seems about the same.2 rears to 1 front. I kept the Roadking for 100000 miles so half price decent tires like the Shinko seems like a good investment
So far i have over 300 Miles on this tire of beautiful Idaho Rocky single-track and I have not been nice to it either... I ride a 2006 YZ 250 2 Stroke, I'm thoroughly impressed with the performance and durability. I expected a good couple hundred miles on this tire since its so soft but man I still have at a minimum 2-3 more 80+ mile rides! i will be buying it again.
Burgman 400; replaced my Metzlers after about 5500 miles with Shinkos. Inexpensive tire performs well. I have about 1000 miles on them and they show little wear. Smooth and balanced with no weights. Transition predictably in corners. So far a great value tire. If they wear well will purchase again.
Holy crap!! Incredible traction in extreme wet/rocky conditions of Western Pennsylvania during recent dual sport event. Had competitors tire fail as all cords delaminated and cut tube. Bought this tire a temporary fix, but after almost no wear after 300 miles of rocky terrain and incredible traction this tire is a winner!!
These are far and away the best tires I've ever had. They grip like a gorilla and wear like your favorite pair of jeans! I'very been riding sport bikes for close to 20 years now, hard... I've never gotten 5000 miles out of a rear tire until now. Everything else is 2500 mile or less and you're on the cords. Love theses things even better than the 011s.
Just had one installed on my 2014 Triumph Thunderbird Storm. It's WAY better comfort-wise than the stock Metzler. Stock should be 200/50. I went gonzo with the 190/55 and my bike didn't ride this smooth off the showroom floor! Where can I buy a Shinko t-shirt? I've used Shinko on my Suzuki V-Strom in the past and fell in love with their product.