Shinko 009 Raven

    Ranking: #15 Sport Touring Tire, #25 Sportbike Street Tire

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    Tire/Tyre Description

    The Raven high performance radial was specifically designed for long life. Raven radials provide superior riding comfort, while the tread compound gives high grip on both wet and dry roads. Other features include highest tread life of Shinko sport-performance radials, W speed rated (168 mph), aramid belted, DOT approved.

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    Pros

    • Good value for the money
    • Good balance between tire life and handling
    Cons

    • Not a track tire, more of a touring tire

    Overall Tire/Tyre Review

    The Shinko 009 has fairly consistent, positive reviews. Probably best for a moderate to low aggressive rider. Seems to provide a good balance between performance and tire life. A number of reviewers say they like this tire better than a number of other tires. The tire’s value is also praised.

    Reviews by Source

    www.motorcycle-superstore.com Rear Tire

    112 reviews. 4.5 of 5 stars. On a CBR600RR – have about 8,000 miles and haven’t squared off, use mainly as commuter tire. On a Hayabusa – like the tire better than stock Bridgestones and Conti Road Attacks, tire heats up quickly and sticks well, does better through loose sand and gravel than any other tire used. On a Kawasaki Ninja 650R – get 9,000 miles, wet and dry handling is good. On a Roadstar Warrior – got 6,800 miles, better mileage than Dunlop D220, Metzeler, Avon, Bridgestone. Another had two flats and was able to still ride the bike due to stiff sidewalls. On a Hayabusa – done track days in the rain, drag racing, touring, tires never let him down. Another says like these tires better than Pilot Powers. On a VFR750 – stable through turns, moderate canyon riding, not a track tire but a touring tire. Another who has ridden for 25 years on all sorts of tires recommends this tire. On a BMW R1100S – got 3,500 miles, worst tires have used but they do work, minimum grip, recommend for commuting only.

    www.motorcycle-superstore.com Front Tire

    54 reviews. 4.6 of 5 stars. One rider switched from M3s to this, have ridden all over without a slip, will use Ravens because of tire life. Another switched from Dunlop Qualifier, have about 8,000 miles with litte signs of wear, handles curves and straight just fine. On a CBR 660 F2 – not a sticky tire, not track worthy, great performance for an older bike. On a Kawasaki Versys – never had an issue wet or dry, for the street these are hard to beat for the price.

    www.rockymountainatvmc.com Rear Tire

    4 reviews. 4.5 of 5 stars. On a SV650S – dramatic increase in road feel over stock Dunlop, handled well in rain. On a CBR1000F – handles great and grips well. Another says tire performed as well as 2CT and roadsmart for less money. Another got 5,000 miles, a little less than what they got from Pilot Road 2, didn’t have left side shoulder wear of PR2, didn’t get nearly as squirrely as PR2 when it was ready to be replaced.

    www.bikebandit.com

    92 reviews. 4.7 of 5 stars. One rider says easy tire to install, got 4,000 miles, didn’t need balancing and stable at 160MPH. On a FJR – immediate improvement in initiating a turn and keeping the line, do great in rain. On a ZX1100 – completely changed heavy steering to neutral, great tread life, good handling, predictable at high lean angles, not super glue tires but good. On an R6S – tires have been through everything, water creeks, gravel roads, back twisties, handles it all.

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