Shinko 003 Stealth

    Ranking: #22 Sportbike Street Tire

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    Tire/Tyre Description

    The Stealth Radial has a slick/dimple design great for production racing, drag racing, or serious sport riding. Features include soft compound for rapid warmup gives racing-slick-like performance, W speed rated (168 mph), aramid belted, DOT approved, available in Ultra-Soft compound – great for drag racing and track use.

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    Pros

    • Good for drag strip or straight line
    • Good value

    Cons

    • May not be the best in twisties

    Overall Tire/Tyre Review

    The Shinko 003 is consistenly praised as a good value. A number of riders use these on the drag strip. One rider picked up a full second on 1/8 mile drag strip times. Some reviewers feel the dry traction is better than the wet traction.

    Reviews by Source

    www.motorcycle-superstore.com Rear Tire

    20 reviews. 4.4 of 5 stars. On a Hayabusa 1300 – very durable tire and cost is reasonable. On a ZX10R – used the tire for drag and corners, works without fail. Another says they tried a number of other tires, no match for Shinko 003, dry or wet grips like no other. Another says an amazing tire for the price, has gone through 2 sets, traction in tight turns is unmatchable, fast warm-up, great price. On a Ninja ZX-600D – rain or shine, wet or dry, tire never slipped off the line or in the corner. Another says for the price don’t think you can get a better tire, takes a while to warm up but once it has sticks well. Another says the durability/grip is unmatched, but they go out of balance quick. Another uses for drag racing, picked up a full second on time and another gear on 1/8 mile strip.

    www.motorcycle-superstore.com Front Tire

    7 reviews. 4.6 of 5 stars. One rider says perfect tire for those who do street and strip, traction is awesome, tread life is good, best bang for the buck. Another says dry traction is better than wet.

    www.kneedraggers.com Rear Tire

    4 reviews. 4 of 5 stars. One rider says great launch and straight line traction, warms up fairly fast, good value, not a wet weather tire, rear tends to want to push out on tigheter curves, not for sport riding. Another says excellent hookup for drag racing, not good for turns or track, flat profile. Another says grip great in dry, not so good in wet.

    www.kneedraggers.com Front Tire

    2 reviews. 5 of 5 stars. On a CBR1000RR – nice turn in, good grip in dry. Another says these are the second best tire of Bridgestone Battlax, Metzeler and Michelin, and for the money the best, don’t like the rain.

    www.bikebandit.com

    11 reviews. 4.8 of 5 stars. On a Suzuki Hayabusa – hook up very well on track and street. Another says tires handle well in tight turns at high speeds, with high winds the tires did not move. Another moved from Bridgestone 020, Shinko 003 does not grip quite as well in rain and dry. Another says cut time by .3 because the tire sticks to the track during takeoff. On a Versys – excellent in the dry, warm up quick, stick like a slick, good grip when braking, really good deal for the money. On a Hayabusa – grips on take off and curves, quick warm up, best street legal tire have put on.

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