Shinko 244 Motorcycle Tire

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(Front / Rear) Tire Size - Rim Size - Load Index - Speed Rating

2.50-17 - 17 - L
2.75-14 - 14 - 35 - P
2.75-19 - 19 - 43 - P
2.75-21 - 21 - 45 - P
3.00-16 - 16 - 56 - P
3.00-17 - 17 - 50 - P
3.00-18 - 18 - 47 - L
3.00-21 - 21 - 54 - L
3.50-18 - 18 - 62 - P
4.10-18 - 18 - 65 - S
4.60-17 - 17 - 68 - S
4.60-18 - 18 - 69 - S
5.10-17 - 17 - 67 - P
5.10-18 - 18 - 69 - P
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Product Details

Shinko 244 Motorcycle Tire. DOT-approved, dual-purpose street and trail design tire. Tube type, 4-ply rating. Shinko designed all sizes for front or rear fitment.

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Shinko 244 Motorcycle Tire
 
4.5

(based on 113 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (41)
  • Good ride (37)
  • Easy to install (36)
  • Good cornering (27)
  • Durable (24)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Off-road (32)
    • Street riding (23)
    • Replacement (18)
    • Upgrade (5)
      • Motorsports:
      • Motorcycle enthusiast (37), Casual rider (27), Mechanic (17), Competitive cyclist (4)

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    4.0

    Fresh stock

    By grumpy

    from Tucson, AZ

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    Comments about Shinko 244 Motorcycle Tire:

    Date stamp indicates it is only 3 months old. No weird warping from improper storage or packaging. Good feel on pavement and dirt. Only four stars because I cannot comment on life expectancy.

     
    4.0

    Nice dual purpose for little bike

    By Teamrude

    from Warren, Oregon

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    Comments about Shinko 244 Motorcycle Tire:

    Build a bunch of "hunter special" trail 90's for customers. Usually install "trials" tires but during the rain they prefer a little more bite. These are between trials tires and knobs. Most do not want knobbies as terrible (and illegal) on pavement. These work well and still get great mileage.

     
    5.0

    super

    By DJK

    from POTTSVILLE PA.

    Comments about Shinko 244 Motorcycle Tire:

    I HAVE A 1990 XT 600 THAT I USE FOR GOING TO WORK. round trip is 6 miles. I love to trail ride as well. this tire works great for both. IT RIDES SMOTH ON THE HIGH WAY AND HAS GOOD TRACTION OFF ROAD. I'M A DO IT YOURSELF GUY . THIS TIRE WAS EASY TO MOUNT IT ONLY TOOK 2 HOURS TOTAL. THE PRICE WAS GOOD AND SHOULD LAST ME TWO YEARS ( ABOUT 3,000 MILES )

     
    4.0

    No cons so far

    By Willb

    from Kentucky

    Comments about Shinko 244 Motorcycle Tire:

    Put these on my super moto for trail/double track riding. So far no problems, they hook up nice on dirt and I feel confident on pavement too. I'm pleased with them as of now (500miles)...

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    Specifications and Options

    Brand Shinko
    Front / Rear Front, Rear
    Tire Size 2.50-17, 2.75-14, 2.75-19, 2.75-21, 3.00-16, 3.00-17, 3.00-18, 3.00-21, 3.50-18, 4.10-18, 4.60-17, 4.60-18, 5.10-17, 5.10-18
    Rim Size 21, 19, 18, 17, 16, 14
    Tube / Tubeless Tube Type
    Load Index 35, 43, 45, 47, 50, 54, 56, 62, 65, 67, 68, 69
    Ply Rating 4-Ply
    Speed Rating L, P, S

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    43 Questions | 43 Answers
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    • Q:

      i'm planning on purchasing a 4.60-17 and a 3.00-21 tire(1 each) and wanted your opinion on tube selection for both tires. i will be doing more street riding than anything. thank you for your time.
      Asked on 1/19/2013 by buddy from delaware

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your question! We checked into what tubes came up in the stock sizes you are needing and show 2 types. Both will work fine on the street. The Metzeler would mainly be a street/Dual sport brand while the FLY would be mainly off-road but is thicker due to it being heavy duty. The Metzeler may be better due to it being more of a street based (DOT) product. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
        Link to FLY tube:
        http://www.bikebandit.com/fly-racing-heavy-duty-motorcycle-tube
        Link to Metzeler tube:
        http://www.bikebandit.com/metzeler-motorcycle-tube

        Answered on 1/21/2013 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      What are the size equivalents for 90/90 - 21 54S and 130/80 - 17 65S. These are OEM specs for my KLR-650.
      Asked on 1/5/2013 by Anonymous

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your question! We have checked into this and show the size equivalents would be as follows:
        90/90-21 = 3.00-21
        130/80-17 = 5.00 or 5.10-17
        Please let us know if there is anything else we may assist you with.

        Answered on 1/7/2013 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      I have a 1973 Honda CB175. The current stock tires are:
      Front 2.75 x 18
      Rear 3.00 x 18

      Can I use this Shinko 3.00 tire on my front 2.75 rim?
      Asked on 11/25/2012 by Kilroy

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your question. You may need to mearure the clearences to determine fitment. The distance between the tire and the fender. and the swingarm. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at Sales@bikebandit.com, Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.

        Answered on 11/26/2012 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      i am looking to purchase a set of these tires. sizes will be 3.00-21 and 5.10-17. I just want to check the speed rating of these tires. Does speed rating imply max speed for tires?
      Asked on 11/6/2012 by shinko newb

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your question. The speed rating for the front tire is "L" Which is rated up to 74 Mph. The rear tire is a "P" which is rated up to 94 Mph. Speed rating : In Germany some highways do not have speed limits and high speed driving is permitted. Speed ratings were established to match the speed capability of tires with the top speed capability of the vehicles to which they are applied. Speed ratings are established in kilometers per hour and subsequently converted to miles per hour (which explains why speed ratings appear established at "unusual" mile per hour increments). Despite the tire manufacturer's ability to manufacturer tires capable of high speeds, none of them recommend the use of their products in excess of legal speed limits. The maximum operating speed of a vehicle must be limited to the lowest speed rated tire on the vehicle.
        Speed ratings are based on laboratory tests where the tire is pressed against a large diameter metal drum to reflect its appropriate load, and run at ever increasing speeds (in 6.2 mph steps in 10 minute increments) until the tire's required speed has been met.
        It is important to note that speed ratings only apply to tires that have not been damaged, altered, under-inflated or overloaded. Additionally, most tire manufacturers maintain that a tire that has been cut or punctured no longer retains the tire manufacturer's original speed rating, even after being repaired because the tire manufacturer can't control the quality of the repair. As vehicles have increased their top speeds into Autobahn-only ranges, the tire speed ratings have evolved to better identify the tires capability, allowing drivers to match the speed of their tires with the top speed of their vehicle.

        Answered on 11/6/2012 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      WHAT IS THE SPEED RATING OF THESE SHINKO 244?
      Asked on 10/28/2012 by SHINKO NEWB from NIPOMO, CA

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your question. Depending on the size of the tire, the rating can be L= 75mph, P= 94 mph, S = 112 mph. If you can specify a tire size I can give the exact speed rating not just a range?

        Answered on 10/29/2012 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      i have a suzuki dr350 that uses metric sizes has 110/90 18 rear what would that be in this tire
      Asked on 10/25/2012 by preston

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your question. The converted size from a 110/90-18 to standard tire is a 4.10-18. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at Sales@bikebandit.com, Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.

        Answered on 10/25/2012 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      I want to run this on front of a Moto Guzzi sidecar rig. What's the load rating in 4.10-18 size?
      Asked on 9/3/2012 by Cleatusj from Granbury, Tx.

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your question. The load index for the Shinko 244 tire is 65= 689 lbs., and the speed rating of the tire is "S" = 112mph max. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at Sales@bikebandit.com, Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.

        Answered on 9/5/2012 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      Is this tire DOT approved?
      Asked on 8/18/2012 by mike from ca

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your question. Yes, DOT-approved, dual-purpose street and trail design tire. Tube type, 4-ply rating. Shinko designed all sizes for front or rear fitment.

        Answered on 8/20/2012 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      what size is equivalent of 120/80-18
      Asked on 8/16/2012 by pete

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your question. 4.25/4.50-18 is equivalent of 120/80-18.

        Answered on 8/16/2012 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      I have an Honda xl250. with 3.00 x 21 front and 4.00 x 18 rear, what 244 tire would fit on the rear? The front is no problem. Why doesn't Shinko make a 4.00 tire? Thank you
      Asked on 8/2/2012 by scottee from colorado

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thanks for your question! In order to insure proper fitment and sizing please give us a call 1-888-339-3888.

        Answered on 8/2/2012 by Anonymous
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