Shinko 700 dual sport tire
March 14, 2013(Lorain, OH)
Used as a front tire on my Yamaha TW 200. (currently at 24000+ miles and counting)
Is stable, quiet and surefooted so far. Am using the bike year round in northern Ohio so it sees every nasty weather condition possible. Have no idea as to tread life, but so far after several hundred miles, is holding up well. No sketchiness even in the snow and slop. Very predictable handling, braking etc. Much better than stock or the last replacement tire!
January 15, 2013(Purcell, OK)
I have about 1000 miles on the rear shinko 700. So I cannot yet rate the tread life. Seems to be a great tire for the price except the cornering at slow speed is not as stable as the stock trailwing on a dr650. Might buy another type of tire next time, but will remember this one in case nothing else suits my fancy. I would buy it again but I just want to try other tires for the fun of it. I bought the thinnest rear tire.
Great Value, Long Life on 08 KLR650
T. Bone -
January 09, 2013(Eugene, OR)
I've put on about 3k mi. on this tire, expect to get close to 5k based on current tread. My bike is mostly a good weather commuter with weekend camping/riding in the summer. I don't get too crazy on dirt or street. This is a great dual sport tire for the price. Don't compare to an all-street or knobbie tire, obviously it gives up a little on both ends to function well for both. About to buy another rear and my first front so I have fresh shoes for next season!
November 28, 2012(San Diego, CA)
Great tire great price. Feel great on the road.
long term check in
November 21, 2012(temple , TX)
i just want to check in and give a long term review of these tires the tread life durability and handling of these tires are excellent I have approximately 5000 miles on them so far these tires are wonderful and will be buying another set when the time comes money well spent kudos shinko and thanks motorcycle superstore
November 19, 2012(Stevenson, WA)
Tire seems to perform quite well on most surfaces. I've put a little more than 2000 miles on the rear and it's a little more than 50% gone (klr 650). I expect to be buying another from Motorcycle Superstore because of their great service and prices. Keep up the great job!!!!!!!!!!!
Saved My Life! (705 Series)
October 29, 2012(Wilkes-Barre, PA)
Installed 705 on my 93’ XR250L. The next day I was on a highway. Then the engine’s valve(s) scored my piston inducing a ceased engine. The byproduct to this “rare” breakdown resulted in my rear wheel placed in a locked position, via the drive chain jammed at 65MPH! New tire was screeching; held up amazing, no chucks removed. Fish tailed slightly; within seconds I pulled the clutch lever. Sadly, put 150 miles on tires.
Works great for me on KLR650
September 27, 2012(Cedar Rapids, IA)
I'm a casual rider. After about 400 miles this rear tire seems to work great. Normal riding is all street and highway, no problems at all. We'll head down to the nearby trail park and do dirt and sand. Having a blast! Tire actually looks better in person than photos. Nice deep tread. Can't wait to get one on the front too.
August 31, 2012(farmington, NM)
I like 'em! I use my '82 XL500R more on the street now than dirt. (probably 99% now) but i still wanted tires that could go on the occasional dirt romp if i wanted to. Only have couple hundred miles on these, but they seem to grip and corner real well on pavement. Havent been in the dirt yet. Last set of tires were MT21's, so almost anything is better on the street than those. Will definetly buy these again! ;-)
Good street tire / scary loose dirt/gravel tire
July 25, 2012(Caddo Mills, TX)
Works good on the street. Vibrations are tolerable, Im at about 1300 miles now with 75% road and 25% dirt. Tread is about 85% worn. The front tire will wash out in dirt if you look at it wrong, rear tire traction is ok, but spins easily on XR650L, but I imagine most any tire would. May switch to Kenda k270.