Join Date: 01-31-2006
Location: Wollongong, NSW. Australia
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Re: shinko Tire??
I bought a ZX12 and it came with this shoddy Shinko rear on it, the tyre had three splits running near vertical up the centreline (as if it had run over razor blades) but the cut skewed towards different sides... not knowing the history I really can't be sure but my gut feeling is that the rubber was seperating from the carcass, as you could fit a matchstick in the splits.... horrid... not the kind of tyre I want on a high powered bike.
I heard too about yokohama and shinko, and they've recently been advertising in Aus (Shinko), from the very short time I rode with the shinkos until I replaced with pilots you could feel slides anywhere even though it'd never been to the track (bought it with chicken strips on it and no balling towards the edge) and near new like tread left... not a good tyre at all.
Love the pilot powers on my CBR1000RR.... hell yeah ! Thanks Spanky, now hanging to Feb for the 2ct.