Only got 4731 miles out of this Shinko-777 Rear Tire. versus Dunlops D-402's 11052. Another lesson learned. You get what you pay for. Dunlop,$176.99. Shinko $88.68. dif of $88.31. Milage dif is 6321. 2 Shinkos to 1 Dunlop. Plus the price of mounting. Shinko is NOT a good tire. Will never buy another one.
Purchasing & shipping was quick and easy, also purchased my last set here (Avon's). Had them sent right to Iron Horse for installation. Don't have many miles on them yet, but the ride, handling and corning feel exceptional already. I gave wet traction & tread life 5 stars too as I feel they will perform equally as well.
Using this on a "twingled" (close firing twin vs. alternate firing) Virago, reconfigured from a cruiser to a mountain carver (euro bars, footpegs repositioned, suspension setting). This tire is quite stiff and stable (it 'should' give an ample warning 'mush' as it goes flat - although I've not experienced a flat with this tire). Very good cornering and dry traction, and very well balanced front to rear (matched set). Two wheel drifts when corning hard in the dry are balanced and comfortable. Be ready for some startling and wild slides in the wet, especially as the tread groves get worn and rounded on the rear. Tread wear rate of rear tire center is quite abysmal. Riding lots of twisties with moderate acceleration from corners and occasional downshift braking center of rear tire was worn to the outermost cord ply in 5000 miles.
Decided to give Shinko a try. Honda VTX1300T. Tire was out of round and would not balance without lots of weight added (still not exact). Already spent the money so decided to do the best I could. Daily commute to work is 80 miles round trip.
Very wobbly above 65mph and outright dangerous above 75. Wouldn't even think of cornering above 60. Tread life is decent. Have 13,620 miles on front and the cupping is now at the point it requires changing tires. No more Shinko for me.