Shinko 540 Mud Sand

    Ranking: #2 Dirt Bike Sand Tire

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    Tire/Tyre Description

    The 540 is designed for extremely soft terrain, such as mud and sand. Wide spaced knobs shed mud quickly and its tall aggressive tread pattern offers increased traction in the nastiest conditions. Directional scoop pattern. High carbon compound.


    • Excellent grip on a variety of surfaces
    • Good value

    • One reviewer complained of knobs ripping off

    Overall Tire/Tyre Review

    The Shinko 540 has primarily positive reviews. Reviewers praise the value and durability. The front tire is rated significantly higher than the rear. One had the rear lose knobs off the center. Another had knobs loss on the front.

    Reviews by Source

  Rear Tire

    5 reviews. 3.9 of 5 stars. One reviewer says tire was cheap and held up great, worked OK on hard pack. On a YZ250 – best tire yet on the bike, grabs well in turns. Another says the Shinki 540 works similar to the Dunlop 756, excellent traction and stick in the corners. Another says not very durable, knobs ripping off the center of the tire after 150 miles. Front Tire

    4 reviews. 4.8 of 5 stars. One rider says excellent grip on MX tracks and sandy, dry trails, fantastic value. On a CRF250X – use it for trail riding and D37 competition, excellent in loose dirt and sand, just as good on hard pack and rocks, has become favorite front tire. On a CRF450X – use this tire exclusively regardless of terrain. Another said lots of traction for single track on soft packed dirt, on rocky stuff nearly all the side knobs ripped off.

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