Shinko 712

    Ranking: #8 Cruiser Tire

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    Tire/Tyre Description

    The 712 is designed for mileage and performance with a staggered tread pattern that provides excellent wet weather performance. H rated (130 mph) tubeless. 4 ply nylon carcass. DOT approved.


    • Ride is smooth
    • Good value

    • Difficult to balance

    Overall Tire/Tyre Review

    The Shino 712 rear is recommended over the front. A number of reviewers who praised the rear specifically mentioned that the front seemed to follow road grooves. A number of people said it was difficult to balance. Outside of that riders generally praise the tire, expecially for the price. The ride is smooth, handles well, generally lasts longer than comparable tires.

    Reviews by Source Front

    41 reviews. 4.6 of 5 stars. One rider reports the tire rides great, handles great, balanced great. On a 1987 Super Magna – tires riding smoother than previous Metzeler and Dunlops, great for the price. On a 1980 Suzuki GS750ET – took a 12 day, 6,300 mile road trip, loaded heavily, rain, sleet, mud, heat and never slipped once, rear has maybe 500 miles left. Another says the tire has outlased Dunlop at less than 1/2 the price. On a 1974 Suzuki GT750 – difference over the Dunlops was astounding, had real confidence going through the corners. Another reports that the tires follow road grooves. Another had the front start to peal away from the tire, Shinko was great in replacing. Rear

    96 reviews. 4.4 of 5 stars. On a custom Sportster – rate the tire better than Dunlop, hold the road in both wet and dry. On a Suzuki RE5 – handling improved 90%, balancing was easy. On a 650cc twin – great value for the price, third one on the bike. Another says this is the fourth set of Shinkos, rider very aggressively in the twisties, stick to the road like glue, get around 7,000 miles from the rear. On a DLA650A commuter bike – 15,000 miles. Another got 3,500 miles on the Shinko 712 as compared to 5,500 on a Dunlop K591 at 1/3 the price recommend the Shinko. A couple of people reported having trouble balancing the tire.

    108 reviews. 4.7 of 5 stars. On a Yamaha Seca – grips well, performs in the wet, did need to use a good amount of weights to balance. On a Yamaha 650 Vstar and BMW K100 RT – grip the road surface extremely well, easy to install. On a BMW K100RT – tire handles very good in all road conditions, even dirt mountain roads. On a GN400 – make the bike fun to ride again, can lean hard into corners and not lose grip, amazing quality for the price. Another says not the greatest tire for hard core riders, but for people who like to take easy rides it is a great tire. On a K100RT – better than Metzelers, more stable, corners and sticks like glue.

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