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Shinko sport touring tires

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

  1. alain bruneau

    alain bruneau Active Member

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    I just turned 13,000kms or 8000 miles on my RS today. I used Michelin Pilot Road 4 on several bikes , I think it is the best right now on the market. Handles great in dry and wet , it makes the bike feel lighter and it's lifespan is around the 10,000 miles.
    I set of Michelin here is $400.00 plus installing and taxes. I am lucky to have a tire wholesaler in my area that carries all brand and sell at discounted prices. The Dunlop Roadsmart lll goes for $295 for the set. He is not allowed by Dunlop to advertise his prices because of his competition complaining. I hope he last a long time in business.
    Here are 2 pics of my tires at 8000 miles . Very little wear.
     

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  2. Daboo

    Daboo Active Member

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    I think before I ruled Shinko tires out, I'd look for some user reviews. TyreTest.com has reviews on just about every tire brand out there, and the reviews are by users. https://www.tyretest.com/web/pages/motorcycle-tyres

    Motorcycle Superstore, Revzilla and some others have user reviews too. Every tire promises excellent wet and dry traction and long life. I think if they could get away with it, they'd promise your hair would grow back too. So I don't trust the marketing hype...but I do look at what other owners have found.

    There are some excellent tires that you can find for inexpensive prices sometimes. When I rode a Burgman scooter, the Pirelli Diablo tire was less expensive than just about every other tire. But after trying all the other tires, I came back to that tire because it was the best...at the least cost. Perhaps Shinko is like that.

    Chris
     
  3. MrVvrroomm

    MrVvrroomm Well-Known Member

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    I figured with a bunch of cheap F'n BMW riders the Shinko's would be right up their alley.
     
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  4. TPadden

    TPadden Active Member

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    I’ve run Shinko’s on several bikes, and have no complaints. In fact I prefer the Ravens to a couple of other more expensive performance touring tires I’ve tried (Pirelli comes to mind) .
    Try them, you may like them.
    https://www.shinkotireusa.com/about
     
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