I bought this tire as a gift for a friend. It has good wear life and traction. Great for on and offroad.
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Excellent grip and you have the advantage to take on some dirt too !.
I was looking for a 80/20 tire for my SV650 so I could do more off roading. I wanted to see how the SV would handled compared to a 650 V-strom. What I found was amazing. I mounted a Frt 120/70/17 OEM size is 120/60/17
Rear, a 170/70/17 OEM is a 160/60/17 (it didn't come in a 160, only a 150) However, a side by side comparison was a 3/4' rise in the rear tire height. It was a good choice vs the 150.
Better grip than I thought. It holds as well as my Michelin Road 4's on the road. I haven't pushed it too far as it only has 150 miles on them. I will lean it further as time goes on.
Ride height increased by almost an inch on overall ground clearance at 7". This is good for clearing obstacles. I'm going to install a bash plate which I will lose 1/2" making clearance at 6.5 inches. In comparison, a v-strom has a 6.7" clearance. Not much of a difference really.
Holds well on wet roads. I rode it after a rain. The Michelin Road 4's hold better but not by much.
Dirt roads feel like pavement
Gravel roads are predictable although deep gravel the tires wander a bit
Making the SV more dirt worthy and 70 lbs lighter than a 650 V-Strom
Taller profile, 70's profile, makes for a smoother ride. my 60's ride was rather harsh and every undulation with the 60's made the bike skip on turns. The 70's absorb more of the road.
Forget about riding in mud, sand and technical deeply rutted trails.
It's still a 17 inch tire up front
It's does NOT make the SV an Adventure bike as the bike needs more clearance and the tire is only a 80/20. But then again, I ride mostly roads and an occasional dirt road.
Great buy for both tires at $173 Tax & shipping (Free Shipping)
I found out my tires were Radial tires which explains lower prices from other websites. This Tire is the bomb. And at a price at less than ONE Michelin Road 4.
I've heard they also wear well so we'll have to see on that, but even if I get hald the mileage, I would be happy as I would just buy another set. Some Bikers have gotten up to 8K on the rear and over 10K on the front. That great for any tire.
I love these tires
When i opened the box and found the tire not all folded and de shaped i was very impressed. So far they feel good on the road and maintained traction after breaking them in.
Bought these based on other reviews. So far been pleased with purchase, they work well in the rain and are ok for the off-road riding l do on my XR650L.
Hard to beat this tire for performance and price. I had these on a VStrom 1000 and on my Versys 650. Perfect for the riding that I do. I also have Golden Boy 244's on the DR 350. Life is complicated. Tire selection with Shinko is easy.
I looked at many different tires for my drz, and for the road this bike handles better than ever!
I have used these tires on three different bikes now. They work good on gravel roads, two track trails and are excellent on the road. They seem to hold up well and at a price you can't beat.
Really good grip on road!!!!!
Recent installation and I'm really happy with these tires. Since I needed wheel balance on both tires and wheels I paid the BMW dealer to install. Tires are good for intermediate off road use and make little noise and have no vibration at speeds over 80 mph. These tires were a great price and appear to be a great value so far.
The 150/70-18 are radial (150/70R-18)
4.10-18TT P rating 90/90-21TL H rating 150/70-17TL H rating
120/80-18TT H rating 110/80-19TL Q rating 170/60-17TL H rating
120/90-17TT H rating 120/70R17 H rating
130/80-17TL H rating 120/70R19 H rating
130/90-17TT H rating
140/80-17TT H rating
The Shinko Dual Sport 705 Tire Combo will fit in the 90/90-21 front, and 120/90-17 rear.