Shinko 230 Tour Master

    Ranking: #11 Cruiser Tire

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    Tire/Tyre Description

    The 230 Tour Master was designed to carry high loads for long distances, in wet or dry conditions. Staggered tread design offers a quiet ride with excellent handling. V Rated (149 mph) or H Rated (130 mph). Tubeless, 4 ply Aramid belted carcass. DOT approved.


    • Low cost
    • Dry grip


    • Wet traction
    • Tracks grooves

    Overall Tire/Tyre Review

    The Shinko 230 is praised for its low cost and dry grip. Some reported that the tire slipped in the rain and followed rain grooves. One Harley rider did not think the tire was suited for larger bikes. If your priority is spending as little as possible on tires then you should check out the Shinko 230.

    Reviews by Source Rear Tire

    123 reviews. 4.5 of 5 stars. On a Vmax – cost half as much as the Dunlop Qualifier that normally use, tire grip is phenomenal. Another likes this tire over the Dunlop 404, 230 provides great gripping capability in the wet and dry, wears evenly, get less than 6,000 miles. On a XVS650 – got lateral movement in the rain, in dry conditions follows road grooves. Another says the tire really sticks in the dry, in wet lost the rear in a corner. On a Ultra Classic – got 3,500 miles, would not recommend for Electraglide or heavy bike. Front Tire

    108 reviews. 4.5 of 5 stars. On a Shadow 750 – it went on easy, holds the road like a high dollar tire at half the price, corners well on all types of surfaces. On a DL1000 – got over 9,500 miles, squirming experienced with heavy braking on Dunlop D607 went away with this tire. Another says the tire took little weight to balance, tracks well in the rain. On a VTX 1300C – got 10,000 miles, did great in wet, ride hard in twisties even though on cruiser. On a KZ1000 – got 15,000 miles, great cornering and stability, some groove grab on certain pavement types. On a Vulcan 750 – like these tires better than any Dunlop, seem to have more road feel. On a Vulcan – got 7,000 miles where got 18,000 from stock Dunlop.

    85 reviews. 4.6 of 5 stars. One rider switched from Metzelers and Avon Venoms, handles better than either, straight line tracking, hard cornering, in the rain the connection to the road is good. Another says tires need to be warmed up a bit before riding hard, durability has been great, ride OK, price fantastic. Another says was getting 8,000 miles from Dunlops, got 12,000 miles from Shinko. On a Yamaha Vmax – traction is great, for the price tires are a great value, fairly easy to mount and balance. On a V65 Sabre – get anywhere between 7,000-11,000 rear, on 3rd set of same tires.

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