Shinko 016 Verge 2X

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    Tire/Tyre Description

    Experience the new standard in motorcycle tires from Shinko, the DUAL COMPOUND 016 VERGE 2X! With Shinko tires all new dual compound technology you’ll get the best of both worlds, superior traction when needed, with all the mileage. Sipes added for better wet grip and even wear. The full steel belted rear tire and Aramid front tire will provide high speed stability and strength.

    • Best of both worlds with new DUAL COMPOUND for superior traction AND mileage
    • Siping allows for added wet traction and longevity
    • Full steel belted rear tire and Aramid belted front for high speed handling
    • Tread profile designed for quick transitions and more lean angle


    • Price


    • Inconsistent reviews from riders
    • Transition between compounds is odd
    • Tire life is less than average

    Overall Tire/Tyre Review

    The reviews are mixed for the Shinko 016 Verge 2X.  General complaints about tire wear, but some felt the tire wore OK.  Price is consistently praised as being low.

    Reviews by Source

    Motorcycle Superstore

    6 reviews. 4.43 of 5 stars. Mixed reviews. One said worn out Michelins were better than Shinko 016 verge. On a CBR 929, rides aggressively, powers out of corners well, even when new. Another says this is the best Shinko tire yet, never had an issue with traction, profile is sporty and turns in quickly.


    9 reviews. 3.9 out of 5 stars. On a Yamaha FJR 1300, got 5,800 miles, after first 4,000 handling was poor. Another says the front tire is poor, rear tire is solid, didn’t like compound transition feel on front, too steep, did not inspire confidence as you transition between the two. On a BMW R1200RT, riding two up tire did not last, did not hold up to weight, expect less than 4,000 miles. On a Bandit 1250, rode in 50 to 60 degree temps, got 3,000 miles, does not recommend for tire longevity. On a 2010 Yamaha FZS1000 FZ1, used on ride to Sturgis, expect to get 8,000 miles from tires. On a 2002 Yamaha Road Star Warrior, likes the tire life, much better than other tires.

    One rider says best tire Shinko has ever produced. On a ZX-10 – rear grip is very good. On a CBR1100XX – showing shoulder wear after 100 mile ride in the mountains, prefers the 011 over the 016, 011 dives into corners where the 016 does not, won’t buy again.

    Rear. 1 reviewer, 5 of 5 stars. On a Yamaha Road Star Warrior – lasts longer than other tires used, good grip off the line. Front. 2 reviewers. On a GSF 1250 S Bandit – felt front grip better than PR4, dry traction is excellent, smooth, quiet, grippy. On a BMW K1200S – great tire for the price, rode in rain and worked fine, rode high speed corners and tires flawless, a little slip on the edge.

    On a CBR929 – had used Conti Road Attack, Avon Storm, Road Attack 2. About $100 less than Contis. Profile feels like riding on knife edge at slow speeds, at faster speeds seems more neutral handling. Another rider liked the price, with handling being OK. Another rode for a couple thousand miles on Verge, handling was fine and did OK in the rain.

    Tire needs warming up, need to ride with care in wet, dry handling was fine compared to BT-023 GT. Aggressive profile made handling sharper. 3,000 km center tread was gone.

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