Rob (Phoenix )
Very good tires for everyday road riding and durability. I like the looks too. I do recommend.
Brandon (Ontonagon )
I bought these tires for my 1981 Yamaha Virago 750 around the middle of March 2016. They rode quiet without any shimmy or shake for the full riding season of about 11k miles. The only issue I ran across was after the tire wore down roughly half tread it didn't have all that great wet traction while cornering. I can see where the negative reviews can say that tread life is horrible leading me to believe that this tire is not suitable for the big heavy cruisers. I'm gonna be purchasing another matching rear spring 2017 and see how it last.
Smitty (Largo )
I bought a set of these tires and have had great results. I use them on a HD XR1200x and got about 8000 mi. before the back tire gave out. Front still has some tread but close to done. Ride mostly in the Smoky Mts. so not a lot of straight line riding. Am more than satisfied. Will buy again.
Billy (Nashville )
Update on original review...I will not buy these tires again! Coming back from Ft Worth this past weekend the rear tire separated on us :/ after only 2 months of riding and 2k miles ugh!! Just hope the manufacture warranty covers it!!
Don (Windsor )
Just ordered my 2nd 009 Raven Rear. The 1st front is still 80% after about 15,000kms. Tread life is great and worked well for me in both dry and wet conditions on a Versys 650. Most of my miles are long distance multi day trips south or north from Canada. So 75% of my riding is pretty straight country roads or highway miles and secondary highway roads to the twisty stuff down south or up north. Thus I need a hard tire or they square off quick. In the mountain twisty roads the tires worked great, never let go pushing as hard as I am comfortable doing. I am not trying to win a Moto GP race on the roads since it's a long walk home, but these tires have been as good as any others I have used over the years and for the cost they will be my tire for a long time. People I ride with have sportier bikes and much more expensive tires and I keep up with them on the mountain roads so I think they would work fine for 90% of riders out there. When new they do seem to fall into corners at a steeper angle than other tires I have used so it took a bit of getting used to. But that's probably why they last so long.
Stephen (Riveerside )
The price is deceiving. I ride a large cruiser (850+). Yet I'm an aggressive rider due to my past riding experiences. Examples are TT. Speedway, and many other competitive riding sports. I've have used an array of different tires. I have become extremely comfortable riding on these tires. They really stick in the corners, and wear evenly unlike other brands that have mixed tread compounds. This is my sixth set and will continue to purchase Shinkos.