Shinko 008 Race

    Ranking: #3 Drag Race Motorcycle Tire

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    Tire/Tyre Description

    Completely slick radial construction soft compound tire provides the largest possible contact patch to the road. Recommended for drag race and short course, track day use only. Features include:

    • Aramid belted
    • Great alternative to questionable takeoffs


    • Price


    • Not good in corners.

    Overall Tire/Tyre Review

    The Shinko 008 is not recommended as a track day tire.  Some use the Shinko 008 as a drag race tire, especially when cost is a concern.

    Reviews by Source

    On a track R1 – recommend for the price, have been reliable tires with good grip.

    On a R1 – do not recommend for track, very hard to turn in, could not hold lines. Could not get heat into tires even with tire warmers. One of friends who rode the tire high sided.

    One rider said they handle pretty well, in between a DOT street tire and a slick. Front pushed on him once. Another rider lost the front twice, could not get heat in the tire.

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