I have had these tires on my 08 Boulevard C50T since Sept 2014. Nearly 20,000 miles and no problems. I ride nearly every day in Tacoma and these tires are awesome. Great wet traction and cornering, and excellent tread life. I use my bike as my commuter vehicle and the tires still look nearly new. I would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for a reasonably inexpensive set of tires that will last for a while.
ONLY 1,378 MILES!! I purchased (2) SHINKO-777 HD rear tires (130-90-16). The information on the website concerning the SHINKO tires was that they were comparable to the leading brands for tread-wear/mileage. I have ran the first SHINKO slick by keeping a constant check on tire pressure before leaving out on a ride. I could only get 1,378 miles out of the first tire. I am 6'2'', 290lbs, a well skilled, non-aggressive, average rider since 1991. I own a 2004 Harley bagger, since new, that has hard bags which are loaded with gear and my spouse (110lbs)
Works great on YZ 125 desert single track. Seems to be wearing well, much better than the MX52 that was on bike last. And it hooks up way better than the MX52.
Will buy tire again and recommend to friends.
I am new to riding but when I upgraded to the 705s front and rear I could feel an instant improvement from stock both on road and in gravel and dirt. I haven't hit very difficult trails yet so I can't comment on that, wet traction or tread life. I am very satisfied with this tire and the price.