I have embedded a great video made by Revzilla reviewing the tires we choose to use on all our bikes. We bought our first set back in 2010. Placed them on our 2010 BMW F650GS bikes. Rode cross-country on them and came back after 12,000 KM’s with plenty of tread. Leslie also got a nail on day 2 of our 26 day trip. We plugged it, centre tread and she rode the entire trip on this plug. We installed them on the Triumph Tigers we borrowed for Alaska. Rode over 15,000 KM on all terrain and came back with many KM’s left on that set. We are now on our fourth set of Heidenau’s using the K60 Scout on our own 2013 BMW F800GS bikes. Continue reading
Got my bike last Saturday and just hit over 700 KM…first service scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27. Some pictures after I picked up my stock tires. We had Heidenau K60′s installed before we both picked up our bikes and sold both sets of Anakee’s to a nice Triumph Tiger owner. ;-)
We use these tires all the time. We commute on them, we have taken to Alaska in 2011, cross-country in 2010, been on the Triumph Tiger 800XC bikes we borrowed, got over 14,000 KM on that set, got over 19,000 KM on the set after going cross-country on our Beemers and now Leslie has over 23,000 KM on the set mounted on her Beemer. We keep the PSI at 36 most of the times and they seem to not want to wear out.
Revzilla has a good review as always on these tires. Anthony states they are a 50/50 tire. That is how they are advertised. We would call them a 60/40 maybe 70/30 tire. They are not a super knobby so expect a ton of traction in sand and deep mud. Having said that we survived a very wet Dempster and Dalton highways. Tires are subjective and you need to find your way by trial and error based on your riding styles. We commute on these all the time but love the fact that if we want to wonder off-road we have a tire we can trust underneath us.