80/20 street biased tire runs smoother and quieter than a 50/50 big block knobby? It was also discovered today that ice is cold
I got about 5K out of my Shinko 705 Rear, but the front will easily go 10 to 11K miles. In the future I'll buy two rears and one front and just plan on doinga rear tire swap half way through the fronts life.they never lasted more than about 4k miles on my Vstrom.
If I get 4-5k miles out of the 805 I will be plenty happy. That's 2-3 seasons of my riding on the V-Strom (more miles on the Wing) and I'm mounting my own. (Next time even paying attention to the directional)I used Shinko 705 tires on my 2014 Vstrom1000, and thought they were great. Only problem was the rear tire didn't last more than about 4k miles. The front tire was good for about 10k miles. The Shinkos are relatively inexpensive, but when you add mounting costs and longevity, the overall cost is not quite that cheap. I currently run Dunlop Trailmax tires on my '21 Tiger 900 gt. They are great. No noise (they are 50/50, but not big block). I currently have 5k miles on them, and no sign of wear, on either the front or rear tire. Overall, I am very impressed.
Now that I think about it, I did put the Shinko 805 on the rear of my Vstrom 1000. Very impressive tire - not noisy and was great off road. Only issue is they never lasted more than about 4k miles on my Vstrom.