Just had the Shinko 230's installed on my 05 v-Star 650 Silverado and so far, they seem great. No shimmy, good stopping and smooth ride.
Have not yet rode in the rain yet, but I'm sure that will come soon enough. These tires replaced Bridgestones and for the price, how can not give them a try. I use the bike for commuting to and from work so 3/4 of the ride is highway and the other 1/4 is back roads. Other riding include the blue ridge parkway and back roads. Eager to see how these tire hold up, but the dealer I use recommended them and a customer at the dealership said he had a set and loved them.
The Shinkos I'm about to replace on my Triumph Explorer 1200 have 17,000 miles on the front and 9,000 on the rear. The front still has tread left after wearing out two rear tires, but it's cupping a little. The rear has worn very evenly but is now down to the wear bars. Traction and handling is similar to MUCH more expensive tires, and longevity is better. Best buy available!
This is my fourth Shinko tire. I love the ride, the stability and wet traction. The mileage could be a little better, but on my Softail Nostalgia, all the Dunlop tires were shot in under 5,000 miles. I just got over 8,000 miles on my last tire!
AND, the price of the Shinko was considerably LESS than a Dunlop wide whitewall tire.
I'll keep riding Shinko until Michelin makes their Commander II with wide whites....