By Eric Hall
What is the deal with this tire from Shinko? I've been seeing more and more of it lately with lots of good reports. I checked the reviews at Revzilla and it's rated 4.9/5.0 with 27 ratings!
I only heard one bad report from a guy whose name I can't recall down in San Diego who is a helicopter pilot; he said the rear tends to hop and skip around in gravel. But then Brent Smith just ran them on his 990ADV up to Idaho and back to Park City and he loves them.
As to price, an 805 rear in 150/70/18 (my size) is just $141.76.
But what I found really interesting was last night on Instagram, whoever manages the Shinko account for Australia chimed in with this:
The continental is built in the same factory as the 805. They share the same carcass construction, same rubber compound and a slightly different tread pattern. Although there is usually a large differential in cost depending on where in the world you are
If you have tried them, please leave a review here
By Bryan Bosch
Who's mixing what tire brands/models front and back? I know this is common for enduro dirt bike riders, but how about when you spend 50-60% of your time on the street? Any issues to consider there? What are your experiences in the quest to find good street manners and solid off-road traction? What witches brew combos have you tried that worked out well?
By Eric Hall
Woody's Wheels are legendary.
Isaac shows here why you'd want a set for your bike
If you ride your big bike off road a lot and are tired of changing your tires from knobbies to road tires and back, it may be a good investment to get a second set of wheels. Besides, they are lighter and stronger than your OEM rims and will stand up to the abuse. I have run a set of them for about three years now. No complaints
By Bryan Bosch
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – January 27, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Warp 9 is pleased to announce its latest masterpiece. OEM sized KTM 950 and 990 Adventure wheel sets.
The Front wheel is running the OEM size 21” x 2.15” Rim and the Rear wheel is also OEM sized at 18” x 4.25”. the front rim we paid special attention to and made the rim out of our best 7050 grade aluminum and then rolled it 1mm thicker than stock to produce the best front Wheel possible for the Adventures. Warp 9 then topped it off with ABS ready 300mm Floating Rotors on the front and a 240mm Floating Rotor on the rear. Built up with oversized stainless spokes and nipples these wheels are ready for the back country.
About Warp 9 Racing
Warp 9 Racing is a Global leader in aftermarket performance wheels. For more information please contact www.warp9racing.com or give us a call at 801 699-7979