Shinko 005 Advance

    Ranking: #23 Sportbike Track Tire, #27 Sportbike Street Tire

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    Tire/Tyre Description

    A large block-type tread pattern makes the Advance an excellent all-around radial tire, offering exceptional braking, cornering, and acceleration characteristics. Other features include specially designed tread grooves help dissipate water efficiently on wet surfaces, intermediate rubber compound, aramid belts enhance high speed performance, W (168 mph) or V (149mph) rated, DOT approved.


    • Good straight line performance
    • Recommend for drag racing


    • Poor performance in the curves
    • Mixed feedback on tread life

    Overall Tire/Tyre Review

    The Shinko 005 has widely varying reviews. From 3.5 up to 5 of 5 stars. Of the positive reviews the Shinko 005 are praised as being a good value for the money. The negative reviews say the tires slide under cold or hard cornering, and the tire doesn’t last as long as others. General consensus seems to be that the tire is better in a straight line than in the curves.

    Reviews by Source Rear Tire

    36 reviews. 4.2 of 5 stars. One rider on second set, great for street and affordable price. On an R1 – good all around traction, good wear. Another says tire provides a great tread pattern for rainy weather, a little softer tire so burn tread fast. On a Kawasaki ZZR1200 – wet highways are no problem, expect to get 5,000 miles. On a GSXR and XB12 – drag race with them, do wear fast but provide great traction, for the price you can’t beat them. On a CBR929 – not as sticky as Power Pilots, get squirrely if you get on the gas in a turn, have 5,000 miles on them so far. On a ZX6R – will not warm up, slip on slow turn, recommend only for drag or commuting. On a 1000RR – terrible grip, constantly slide under hard cornering, got 3,500 miles out of the rear, poor turn-in. Front Tire

    18 reviews. 4.7 of 5 stars. On a Yamaha R1 – great price, excellent durability. On a VTR1000 – tires have always had safe grip, work well on bad roads, carcass is very stiff, seem like more of a sport-touring tire, took 1 oz to balance, Another says start of very sticky, after 5-6 heat cycles seem to be less sticky, On a GSXR – tires outperformed Q2s, warm up quick, provide stable launches, tire spun in the wet. Rear Tire

    9 reviews. 3.5 of 5 stars. On a CBR1000RR – don’t ride in cold, slid in a corner. Another says be cautious if you ride a sport bike. Another says tire wants to slip going into turns, don’t recommend over Michelin Pilot Powers, Bridgestone Battlax. Another says perfect for all around riding. Front Tire

    5 reviews. 3 of 5 stars. One rider says long lasting tire, good for straight lines, takes a very long time to warm up, poor braking performance and poor cornering. Another says best value, not a cornering tire, the front and rear tend to slip. Front Tire

    2 reviews. 5 of 5 stars. On a Ducati Monster – replaced Bridgestone BT021, handling and grip is as good as Bridgestone, wearing better than Bridgestone.

    63 reviews. 4.6 of 5 stars. On a Hayabusa – got nearly 5,000 miles, prefer over Michelin Pilot series, tire sticks, lasts and is a great value. Another got 2,500 miles, prefers 009. Another says it takes a long time to get the tire scrubbed in, wears fast, got 2,000 miles. Another had used a Pirelli Diablo and Battlax and never felt as confident as they do with this tire, really grippy and smooth. Another doesn’t recommend this tire for drag racing. On a Ninja 12r – handles great in wet and dry, takes a couple hundred miles to break in. On a Buell XB12R – at least as good as Pirelli Diablo Corsa III, very impressive in the corners. Another switched from Michelin Pilot Power 2CTs, impressed with Shinko 005 handling, braking and ride, especially given the price.

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