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Shinko 244 Motorcycle Tire

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

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

Shinko 244 Motorcycle Tire also known as the "SR-244 Golden Boy" provides excellent on-road and off-road traction. 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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Specifications and Options

Brand Shinko
Front / Rear Front, Rear
Tire Size 2.50-17, 2.75-14, 2.75-19, 3.00-16, 3.00-17, 3.00-21, 3.50-18, 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, 50, 54, 56, 62, 67, 69
Speed Rating L, P, S
Ply Rating 4-Ply

Q & A

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Why did you choose this?
Bike Bandit Store
Current tires noisy on the street
C L on Apr 17, 2019
Good price and decent reviews were two reasons.
Sharon R on Apr 2, 2019
Current tires noisy on the street
C L on Apr 17, 2019
Staggard tread design gives smooth road performance but deep grooves help on dirt.
Brett L on Apr 17, 2019
Good price and decent reviews were two reasons.
Sharon R on Apr 2, 2019
size & price
Gayle M on Feb 14, 2019
Used in the past - great tires for my KLR with a sidecar
Andy on Dec 16, 2018
I believe it is the best tire for the kymco kpipe 125 for light offroad riding. Front application.
Thomas C on Dec 15, 2018
I chose Kenda because of price and as a repeat customer.
Ralph F W on Dec 10, 2018
Great Dual Sport option for those that want decent on road milage/life and favorable dirt performance.
Michael H on Dec 10, 2018
A great value, work well for easy to moderate dual sport use.
Michael S on Sep 22, 2018
What is the best and fits my bike.
shane m on Sep 12, 2018
I wanted a 50/50 dirt-street replacement tire and these tires have been receiving good reviews. And the low cost is a bonus!
Tom W on Aug 4, 2018
This is my second set of tires. Good price, high mileage, yet good off road.
BRIAN A on Jul 19, 2018
close to trial universal and good price
baja on Jul 16, 2018
Price/performance=value
DARRYL S on Jul 4, 2018
I have been running these tires on my Super Sherpa,they are good quality and traction. Te Rock at Moab eats the tread on all tires rather quickly,so a value tire is the right choice.
Robert J on Jun 14, 2018
price and tread design
William S on May 26, 2018
because they are cheap and last
Timothy K on May 16, 2018
Great Prices
G W on Apr 28, 2018
Have ran many sets of the 244s work great on my klr!
Fishyzrx on Apr 23, 2018
It appears to be a quality tire and the price was great.
Raymond W on Mar 30, 2018
Best tire for the price.
Hunter C on Mar 5, 2018
Tread design
David M on Mar 4, 2018
Previous experience with the brand.
Michael M on Feb 4, 2018
Great dual sport tire
L A on Dec 28, 2017
Great tires!
Frank K on Nov 30, 2017
I use this tire on the rear of a plated Honda xr650r for dual sport use.I could run a more aggressive tire but this tire is a good balance between wear,traction and price.1 5.10x18 tire made it from Mexicali to Cabo and back to the states,I run 20psi all the time.
randy w on Oct 23, 2017
Shinko 244 tire fits my needs and price range.
Frank M on Sep 2, 2017
Fair price name brand
roy m on Aug 16, 2017
Style,price and quality.
M S on Jul 13, 2017
Good tire. Great value.
Tim V on Jul 5, 2017
These tires are cheap but good.
David S on Jul 3, 2017
good tire,good price
douglas h on Jun 24, 2017
good value and reviews
BENJAMIN D on Jun 21, 2017
Their cheap yet they work and wear well. Guess I like them as I've ordered another one.
Mark R on Apr 28, 2017
I have vintage bikes and bike bandit always seem to have tire sizes I need at a good price.
Louie S on Mar 13, 2017
Not a lot of tire choices for a TW200. I wanted a knobby front and the price was right.
Doug S on Feb 22, 2017
Visually closest match to original equipment
Calvin on Jan 26, 2017
I've run this tire before and really like it. Your price was outstanding.
jay a on Jan 18, 2017
Best overall deal
jeremy i on Nov 25, 2016
Looked like a similar tread to the Kenda, but the K270 has been B/O'd for too long and the price was worth the chance.
Jeff H on Sep 6, 2016
Great tire for the money
Fishyzrx on Aug 31, 2016
I like these on my KLR 650 on both dirt and street. Good Dual Sport Tread for both pavement and dirt. ... Much Better Life over pavement than aggressive knobby type tires!
Bill S on Jul 24, 2016
Staggard tread design gives smooth road performance but deep grooves help on dirt.
Brett L on Apr 17, 2019
size & price
Gayle M on Feb 14, 2019
What are the correct tube sizes for a front 3.00-21 and a rear 4.10-18? Thanks for your time.
Michael W on Oct 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! Below is a link to the tubes that fit a 3.00-21 tire:

http://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/motorcycle-tubes/t129h8dl

Below is a link to fit the 4.10-18 tire:

http://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/motorcycle-tubes/t12qb6tk

Feel free to contact us if you have any other concerns.
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.
Buddy on Jan 19, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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
What are the size equivalents for 90/90 - 21 54S and 130/80 - 17 65S. These are OEM specs for my KLR-650.
Arkansawyer on Jan 5, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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?
kilroy on Nov 25, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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 [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.
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?
SHINKO NEWB on Nov 6, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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.
WHAT IS THE SPEED RATING OF THESE SHINKO 244?
SHINKO NEWB on Oct 28, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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?
i have a suzuki dr350 that uses metric sizes has 110/90 18 rear what would that be in this tire
Preston on Oct 25, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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 [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.
I want to run this on front of a Moto Guzzi sidecar rig. What's the load rating in 4.10-18 size?
Cleatusj on Sep 3, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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 [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.
Is this tire DOT approved?
Mike on Aug 18, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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.
what size is equivalent of 120/80-18
Pete on Aug 16, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. 4.25/4.50-18 is equivalent of 120/80-18.
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
scottee on Aug 2, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! In order to insure proper fitment and sizing please give us a call 1-888-339-3888.
I am looking to replace my tires with these but want to get the sizes correct. please can you tell me what to order to replace these sizes: 3.50 16 rear 3.00 17 front. Also what is the speed rating for these tires? thanks.
Misfitdad on Aug 1, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! 3.50=100/90 3.00=90/90. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions 1-888-339-3888.
hi, i have a klr 650. the sizes are in metric. what would be the correct sizes to buy, my front is 90/90 - 21 and my rear is 130/80 - 17. Also how close are the standard sizes to the metric?
newb question on Aug 1, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! The conversion would be 2.75/3.00 Front and 5.00/5.10 Rear. This is just a general reference point and conversions are not always exact. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions 1-888-339-3888.
does this come with a tube if not how much is the tube to fit this? thank you
Matt on Jul 26, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! This tire would not come with a tube. All tubes would be sold seperately. If you are needing help locating a tube for your machine please contact our sales dept. 7 day a week at 888-339-3888.
What do 80/100-21 and 100/100-18 convert to?
klx 250s 2009 on Jul 1, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! A 80-100-21 converts to a 3.00-21, and a 100/100-18 converts to a 4.50-18. If you have any questions, please let us know!
I have a 2007 Suzuki DRZ 400. It currently has Dunlop 606 tires(90/90-21, 120/90-18). I am looking for a less aggresive tire that will do better on pavement but still do well on intermediate trails. What is the size conversion for my bike.

Thanks,
Bret
N/A on Jun 27, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! A 90/90-21 converts to a 3.00-21, and a 120/90-18 converts to a 4.50-18. If you have any questions, please let us know!
What size tire do I need for for a 90/90r21 front tire and 120/90r17 rear tire and this is for a 2000 Suzuki drz650
null on Jun 20, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! The inch designation for your sizes are a 3.00-21 and 4.25-17.
Hi,

How does Shinko rate the 244 on % Street vs. % dirt use? I'm running an old scrambler that had dirt tires on it. I ride 100% street but street tires just look stupid on it so I'm going with something knobby style. What's your recommendation for street-able, dirt looking tires? 3.00/19 ft. and 4.00/18 rear.

Thanks.
null on Jun 12, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! These tires would be a 50/50 tire.
Is this a bias ply or radial ply tire?
WindRider on Jun 7, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Good question! That would be a bias tire.
I have a Yamaha wr426 with a front tire size of 80/100-21 and a rear tire size of 110/100-18 what size Shinko 244's would fit my bike?
badams on Jun 4, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! 3.00x21'' for the front & 4.10x18'' on the rear.
is the shinko 244 tire dot approved for 93 mph (street legal) ?
null on May 24, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! The speed rating for this tire would depned on the size. In order to insure proper fitment please give us a call 1-888-339-3888
Is this a DOT rated tire?
null on May 15, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! This is a DOT approved tire.
i need 2.75 - 21 for the front and 120/80 - 18 for the back
i see the front size listed what is the equivalent size for the back?
null on May 13, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! You would want the 4.60-18 for the rear.
I own a Honda CRF150F and am looking for new tires but don't know what size to get. The front tire is a size 70/100-19 and the back tire is a size 90/100-16. What size Shinko 244 tires would fit best?
null on May 8, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! A 2.75-19 Should fit your front and a 3.00-16 should be a good fit for your rear!
I have a 2009 CRF 230M supermoto front tire size is 110/70-17
Rear tire is 130/70/17 what size will fit?
null on Apr 25, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! Unfortunately there isn't an exact match for the front tire the closest would be the 4.60-17 which is equivalent to a 120-90-17 the rear tire you will want a 5.10-17.
Will this tire fit a 3.60-18 inch rim? ( you list this tire in 3.50-18 ) Will that work on my 3.60-18 rim?
Arty Gee on Apr 13, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! Yes that tire size will work just fine for your rim.
I own a bmw f 605 gs with 110 / 80/19 front and130/80/17 rear continental twinduros on it. The conti,s are tubeless. Can I run tubes and if yes what size shinko 244,s would be closest to my current sizes. Thanks.
shishu on Mar 24, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! 5.10x17'' on the rear tire. The front tire is not offered in the size you need.
Will this tire fit my 1988 Honda NX125 ?
Jeromy on Mar 6, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! The 2.75-21 and the 4.10-18 will be your replacement sizes, and this tire will fit.
i am running a drz 400s, stock size is 90/90/21 in front and 120/90/18 in rear, what size shinko's should i be buying? are they close enough in size?
null on Feb 18, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! The front will be a 2.75-21 and the rear would be 4.60-18 and these are the exact same size, just different measuring system.
Could you provide a tire size cross reference that crosswalks the two tire measurement systems, please? It would obviate a lot of the questions you are getting.

Failing that, I have a Husaberg FE570S that uses a 90/90-21 front tires and a 140/80-18 rear. What size Shinko 244s would I need to buy?
Russ on Nov 13, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! Front tire will be a 3.00x21'' & rear tire 5.10x18''

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
160 Reviews
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Would you recommend
Yes (155)
No (3)
Would you recommend
Yes
seems like a good tire. affordable, should work fine on the front of an xr80 honda.
June 13, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Bob J
These tires worked well for me in Moab. The price point cannot be beat.
May 2, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Great choice
I was very happy with the tires. They look right for my Enduro. I was surprised by the quality.
April 18, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Rear tire
For 60 bucks it is a great tire, wouldn't buy anything else.
Love my shinko
Love my shinko
January 4, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
The product is great. I recommend this product great price for the tire.
December 15, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Very affordable with good traction.
I am impressed how well these work even on the streets. I can lean my DR way over on the turns and feel as comfortable as if they were street tires. They are also good in the dirt and gravel.
December 10, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Compromise
These tires are a compromise. They do great on the road, very stable feeling. They do not "Howl" like some others say they do. They work, pretty good in dirt, not great, as long as it's dry. They flat out suck in mud and sand.
They seem to be lasting very well.
November 16, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
tires
tires were easy to install, seem to ride smoth, old tires were rock hard, so far after a few rides I am very pleased.
October 25, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Nice looking tires
October 13, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
They hold the road better than the original tires on our KLR650 and do great on the dirt roads as well.
October 1, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
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