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Shinko 705 Radial - Jim M.
Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
Pros: Excellent wet and dry traction on pavement, excellent tread life, excellent hard dirt road and gravel road traction.
Cons: The fronts tend to cup badly towards the end of the wear limit but nothing I cant live with.
I have worn out five sets of these tires on my V Strom 650 and will continue to wear out more. For the price they can't be beat and I consider them an excellent DP tire choice for my riding style and particular bike. Some experimentation was required on my part to find the ideal tire pressures for these tires on my bike to assure the best tire life and performance. As long as Shinko keeps making them, I'll keep buying them.
Riding Shinko in Colombia - Cesar Augusto
Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
I have a Super Tner and i live in Colombia South America where the roads are not the best and. I purchased this pair of tires and i am very happy with them, good price and good quality.
Shinko 705 Radial dual sport tires - GSRider
Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
Pros: Great tire for great value
Cons: Haven't found any yet
I put a set of the Shinko 705 radials on my BMW 1150GS about a year ago and have been very pleased with them. In that time I've ridden 6500 miles of asphaltdirt 7525 in all conditions without a single issue. The GS is a heavy bike and I ride two-up and modestly loaded most of the time. We ride a variety of twisty asphalt ranging from ratty back roads to the occassional high-speed run on the Interstate dirt riding consists of good gravel roads and two-track forest roads, but we unfortunately don't get the chance to ride too much true off road here in Virginia. It rains a lot here and I have never had any concerns with grip even in heavy downpours. I've never had an issue with the tires in any way under any circumstances, not so much as a flat. I ride very aggressively when alone and have never felt the need to hold back because of tire grip. At 6500 miles the rear is nearing the wear bars and is a little bit square with some minor cupping, but nothing unusual. The front doesn't look worn at all, just nicely scuffed in. I've run many tires on this bike that cost 2 to 3 times the Shinko and had similar experiences. I decided to try the Shinko because the last set of Tourances I had cupped badly beginning at about 3000 miles so that I rode with the infamous wobbles until the tires were ready to be replaced. I've gotten about the same mileage out of the Shinko as I expected from the more expensive tires and have been very pleased with the somewhat more aggressive tread pattern which is perfect for the majority of the riding I do. I haven't noticed the Shinkos being any noisier than the Tourances, Anakees, or any other dualsport tire I've had on the bike.I'll be ordering another rear tire when I finish this review.
Just got a set of these badboys..Shinko 705 series are the truth, I put them on my 2006 KLR 650 and couldnt be more happy,To put it short ...They handle great & cant go wrong with the price..
Don from colorado
After wearing out several OEM tires 4500 miles front, 6500 rear on my BMW 800GS, I switched to the Kinko 705's. Very happy with paved canyon performance, highway and 2-track gravel and light 4WD. So far I have 3500 miles on the front and I'd say they are a little more than half worn. Rear only has 1000 miles on it so hard to tell longevity at this point. The only extra vibration I notice is at very slow speed when the bike is perfectly vertical such as when coming to a stop sign. I'm very happy with these tires especially considering the price.
Tim Kessel - All about Bikes
I tested a set of Shinko sport-bike tires a few months ago and walked away impressed. The company is a relatively new name in the ultra-competitive world of motorcycle tires. For the most part, Shinko tires are building a solid reputation.
Recently, I had the chance to ride a big dual-sport fitted with Shinko 705 Series tires. Riders of large dual-sports like the Kawasaki KLR and adventure tourers like the BMW GS have to be particularly attentive in their choice of rubber. They have to realistically determine the percentage of their riding time that is spent on the dirt. The Shinko 705s are billed as a 75/25 tire. That means 75 street and 25 dirt duty. I would say that is a fairly accurate assessment of the tires’ terrain suitability.
I found the 705s to be stable on hard-packed dirt and gravel. On the other hand, these are definitely not tires intended for soft dirt and sand, where they wallow badly. However, for fast fire-road duty, they are fully in their element. On the pavement, the tires display adequate straight-line tracking and good cornering properties. However, I did notice that the tread pattern contributed to a bit more vibration on the road than some other DS tires on which I have ridden. The vibration was not enough to dampen my overall positive impression of the tires.
The 705s are H-rated tires, in a 4-ply, tubeless design. At a competitive retail price of 60 – 105, I believe Shinko has a winner here.
Don't know how they will be long term but I'm completely satisfied. I have only had the tires on for a few days. Ride is much more stable than stock tires. Holds the corners much better. The price is great. I'm mostly an in town commuter so these tires don't have a chance to get hot.
Good tire for the price though I have few miles on them love them so far. I do ride this bike nearly every day. I do have about 400 miles on the front no sign of wear. good tire try them they are very affordable.
triumph tiger 955i
the tire is a good value if you are looking for a dual sport tire but beware when exiting a corner under a heavy throttle over all i am very pleased with the tires their just a good tough long lasting set of tires and they look great on my big trailey
Pro: Solid traction dry or wet on my V-Strom 1000, scraped pegs easily. Decent gravel and hard packed/two track traction off-road especially if you bleed off some air. I sold the bike when the tires had 1200 miles on them and they still looked nearly new so I would anticipate good longevity. I intend to put a set on my new V-Strom when necessary.
Con: You can feel the gaps in the tread pattern when rolling around the parking lot and they developed some vibration with a passenger at interstate speeds.
Overall: great value, good tire.