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  • Shinko Trail Pro 255 Radial Trials Tire

    Shinko Trail Pro 255 Radial Trials Tire

    Dan in Arizona

    Rocky Single Track

    I put this tire on my CRF 250R and have nothing but great things to say about it. 19" trials tires are hard to come by and this one has performed beyond my expectations. I ride it at 12psi on rocky single track and it grips like no other. I have 4 rides on it and am just starting to see some ware but no chunks or missing knobs. I will definitely get another one when the time comes.

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  • Shinko 705 Rear Dual Sport Motorcycle Tire

    Shinko 705 Rear Dual Sport Motorcycle Tire

    Rick in ND

    Initial impressions only here.

    Installed on an '05 VStrom 650. During the 285,000km I have logged on my Wee I have went through alot of tires. Mostly Battle Wings, with a sprinkling of Tourance's and Anakee's. There was little to differentiate between those tires, especially in feel/handling of the bike. Let me tell (warn?) you that right off the cuff you WILL feel a huge difference in the feel and handling of your ride with these tires. Now I'm not saying that this will end up being good or bad, these are my initial impression immediatly after installing and going for about a 50KM ride. The very first thing I thought was that the front tire had gone flat, it definatly provides a much heavier feel through the bars. Nope, checked the pressure and it was fine. Continue the ride. Cornering is a whole new experience, especially at lower speeds. It is though these tires are gluing themselves to the pavement, and the bike feels like it is "falling" into corners and then wants to immediatly sit up when you are finishing your corner. Out onto the highway, they do make some noise, a hum I have never noticed with the other tires I typically use, which at a 90/10 designation are pretty much a street bike tire. I did travel down a short dirt type road (not gravel) and I would have to say they are a big improvement over the other skins I have used. Having read other reviews, I was somewhat prepared for the difference in turning/cornering so I was not completely shocked. The front does feel out of balance with the rear (more traction front than rear) but I expect to get used to it. This is a meaty tire, no doubt. I do hope I can get close to the mileage I generally got with Battle Wing (average 12,000km) because the price is much easier to handle when you buy 3 rears and 2 fronts each year. I install my own tires, and these are noticably easier to spoon on. Time will tell how I end up liking the Shinko 705. Please note, I gave them a 3 star rating only because the review calls for a rating and I didnt want to put a poor or exceptional rating so early in the tires life.

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  • Shinko SR241 Series Trials Tire

    Shinko SR241 Series Trials Tire

    Todd in CA

    OK for the price

    I usually ride with the Pirelli MT43 trials tire on the front of my 2012 KTM 350 EXC-F. I was feeling a little pressed for cash one day, so I decided to try the Shinko. It seemed to provide Ok traction off-road. The side knobs are not as large as the Pirelli's, so they don't corner as well. On road it wasn't as good as the Pirelli. I also got a couple of flats. Not sure if that was the tire or just bad luck. I now pay the extra for the Pirelli and will not buy the Shinko again.

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  • Shinko 244 Series Dual Sport Tire

    Shinko 244 Series Dual Sport Tire

    Craig in Western Australia

    Bang for your buck

    Did 7000 km and I reckon another 1000km to go if pushed. Super off road tyre and great on the bitumen as well. For its price one cannot get better value than this!

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  • Shinko 705 Front Dual Sport Motorcycle Tire

    Shinko 705 Front Dual Sport Motorcycle Tire

    Alan in OH

    Great tire for the $

    I run these on my vstrom and they work great.

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