Fantastic tire. Been running Pirelli Diablo Rosso-II's on my 996 Superhawk; I get less than 3K miles on a rear. I was hoping to get a little better mileage out of the Shinko. Well, I don't care what I get mileage wise, this tire works great! With the Pirelli, the bike feels like it wants to oversteer a bit . The Shinko feels rock solid at any lean angle. I am much smother and I am sure faster with this tire, but the really great part is the confidence this tire inspires. My chicken strips are getting very thin!
So I only run the 777 whitewall on both my bikes. Recently I went to get new tires on my VL800 and couldn't get them due to the discoloration issue. After repeated attempts by the service dept to get me to go with another tire I refused and told them to keep bike until they could get the right tire. Sam the local Shinko rep hand delivered two brand new 777 whitewalls free of charge for my loyalty. Shinko 777 whitewalls are the only tires I will ever run... Thanks again Sam y'all rock
I have been running these tires on my KLR 650 every since my originally set wore out. The tread design allows for smoother riding on the road and good traction off road. This tire is designed for primarily for on road use but also allows for limited off road use. My original Dunlop front tire made it 7,200 miles while my first and current 705 series tire has over 12,000 miles on it and it appears to have an additional 7,000-9,000 more miles on it. My original Dunlop rear tire only made it 3,800 miles while the 705 series tires have been getting over 7,000 miles on them. There may be other tires out there may get better miles but I well satisfied with the Shinkos.
There's no reason to spend more on a tire unless you just want to pay for the name. These tires are sticky and long-lasting for bargain basement pricing. A no brainer. 7k on my current rear. It's time for a replacement but. I know guys who get half that many miles on tires that cost twice as much on the exact same bike. A 600# 1100 cc bike.
I've owned my bike, a 1981 Suzuki GS650G for 26 years. In all that time I insisted on Metzeler Laser tires. I can't count the number but they took me 80,000 kms over the that time. Now retired I looked for a cheaper tire and mounted a set of 712's. I am absolutely in love with them. They hold and hold on hard corners and provide no unwanted input on the highway. The 34 year old bike handles like new. A great tire.