The Shinko 705 are a proper fit for adventure traveling bikes and they’re like an 80/20 street to off-road tire. What we really love about these is that you get a lot of mileage out of them.
When trying these out, we changed the rear at 6,500 miles to a brand new Shinko from the fashioned trail wings. The trailing rear had about a thousand left on it but we went on a 2,000 mile ride around Lake Superior. We changed the front and rear once more at 15,000, 250 miles so we achieved 870 miles out of that first rear. To this it followed another change on the rear at 24 550 so we got 903 miles on that one and still had some time to go with it. It’s only that it seemed easier to alternate them.
The last time the tires have been changed we had put so many plugs in them seeing that angeles-area. There is like you never see the street sweeper cleaning up anything and the roads are simply full of road dangers. So then for this last time we got 10100 miles out of this tire and it could still have been pushed just a little more. So for 19400 miles on the front, the tire looks pretty good.
The Shinko tires have been very nice for street riding. There is more rubber and more meat to these tire than the previous ones we used and it makes the bike feel very sporty. Because of this feature, the centrifugal force and gyroscopic force is greater. The front feels like you had put a steering damper on it. It also gives you a nice feel when you buzz through the mountains at a fast pace.