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Shinko sport touring tires

Discussion in 'R1200RS Tyres/Tires' started by MrVvrroomm, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. MrVvrroomm

    MrVvrroomm Well-Known Member

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    https://www.shinkotireusa.com/product/016-verge-2x/211896
    I think I'm going to give them a try. $200/set street price. What could possibly go wrong?

    Picking up used RS Sunday with 12K miles on her, original tires. Hope I make the 700 mile ride home.

    Rear tread pattern looks similar to Michelin Pilot Road 4.
     
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  2. Richard230

    Richard230 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Give the tires a try and let us know what you think. :) I have used Shinko bias-ply tires before and they seemed OK to me. They just didn't last quite as long as the major brands. But they do tend to be a better value.
     
  3. Bill the Cat

    Bill the Cat Active Member

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    I know a guy who loves shinkos, but as Richard above states, they wear pretty quick. What are the original tires? I'm impressed the original owner got 12K out of them, I'm getting new shoes at 8K. Post up a review of the shinkos when you've had a chance.

    congratz on the new bike!
     
  4. MrVvrroomm

    MrVvrroomm Well-Known Member

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    Metzeler Roadtec Z8's. My wife's '16 RS came with same tires. She was down to the threads on the rear at 5600 miles. I don't think she rides that hard. LOL
     
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    Grumpy Goat Well-Known Member Contributor

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    What y'all didn't pick up on is that Bruce is now officially joining the RS owners club ... "Picking up used RS Sunday with 12K miles on her, original tires. Hope I make the 700 mile ride home." Up to now his wife is the one with the RS. :D

    Finally took the plunge eh? I guess you will be keeping the KTM also ...?
     
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  6. Mr. 36654

    Mr. 36654 Well-Known Member

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    While I'll pinch pennies on luggage, screens, jackets, etc., I have a hard time trying a lower priced tire or helmet.

    But, that's just me. And, I may be misguided...
     
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  7. MrVvrroomm

    MrVvrroomm Well-Known Member

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    The KTM is too fun NOT to keep. This RS may become my Europe bike. I was looking for a bike to ship over there for extended rides.

    I had been shopping used bikes in Europe, they are much more expensive than they are here. I understand there's the cost of shipping, but I'm paying $10500 USD for this bike. That's 8790 Euro.
     
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    ray2 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Congratulations - on several levels. (So, what's Dawn choosing for her second bike?)

    Original tires - sounds like the little old lady from Pasadena model.
    (For younger non-Americans who don't understand the idiom - here's the Wikipedia link to the whole story - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Old_Lady_(from_Pasadena)

    Was this the ebay bike?

    Please let us know....
     
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    Bravo Plenty in the tank. Contributor

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    No you're not.
     
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    oscarguitar Well-Known Member

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    I've never understood why someone who can afford a £13,000 toy, farkle it up to the nines with expensive bits of plastic and then tries to save £50 on a set of unknown tyres or £10 on an aftermarket oil filter.

    But maybe I'm misguided too...?
     
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    oscarguitar Well-Known Member

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    MrVvrroomm Well-Known Member

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    Yes, this was bike on Ebay.
    Dawn is a one-bike woman.
     
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    Cheap tyres - no thanks! How can that make sense?
     
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    MrVvrroomm Well-Known Member

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    I was looking to buy some last night then saw that the rebate has ended. I'll have to be quicker on the draw next time.
     
  16. Mr. 36654

    Mr. 36654 Well-Known Member

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    A good brand at a good price is different than an unknown brand at a low price.
    Just my opinion.
    I considered the RS-III when I replaced my tires. Didn't care for the tread pattern.
     
  17. Peter G

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    I've had Shinko tyres before ... Prone to scalloping at recommended pressures and they keep the rims off the road :eek:
     
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    Congrats on your new bike!
     
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    Well there's cheap and there's cheap, well discounted quality tyres are one thing.........then there's just secondary standard stuff.
     
  20. alain bruneau

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    When you think that the only things between the bike and the road, are the tires. About 5 years ago , I bought a Buell XB12S that was equipped with Shinko. After 500 kms, I changed them because of poor performance in handling for Michelin Road Pilot . Maybe in 2017, they are better , but so are the Michelin.
     
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