High quality product with very good traction wet/dry, got some very good mileage on the rear with normal straight-line commuting, very happy with Shinko as a top-brand for every kind/type of riding. I looked at the Pirellis for the "WOW" factor but can't justify switching from Shinko since their products do everything for my bike, and my riding confidence. Quality product/excellent advertising from MSS/quick delivery and my commute tomorrow will be filled with confidence - I can't wait!
Put (2) Shinko 230's on my 82 Suzuki GS750TZ. Cost under $140 for both. Very sticky, confidence inspiring. Bike now really tracks well, hold the line and leans nicely in the twisties. I expect 5000 miles from them, but thats ok. I prefer tires to be changed with sticky rubber rather than pay more for harder rubber that lasts a little longer. If I pay another $140 in the next few years vs paying $300 for a higher mileage tire, I'm okay with that. Don't hesitate if your a vintage UJM owner. These are terrific value for dollar.
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.
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!!