Heidenau Dual Sport Tire

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.

The most we got out of a set was 22,000 KM’s and even my dealer said you still have life left on them why change them now?

We commute on them all the time but the best part of using these tires is they last, no need to worry about jumping off the pavement when you see that dirt road because you have tread underneath you at all times.  We do not change our own tire but might have to since we now have tubed.  These have been decent on wet roads, gravel, dirt, mud anything we tried them on. 

If you try not to make these into a true KNOBBY tire then you will love them.  If all you do is trying to find fault because they are not perfect off-road then you will hate them.  Respect the roads conditions, ride with your head and skill level not be someone you are not. If you respect these rules these tires will surprise you.  We have heard the bead is HARD to break when fixing a flat and hard to re-seed.  I am sure we will find out one day and we are “prepared”.  Well, Cheryl will be as I make a GREAT assistant.

Any questions?  Feel free to ask.  You can buy these almost anywhere you live now….MTR sports supplies both the USA and Canada.  That is usually where we buy our tires and other consumables.  

Robert’s web site is not that great at MTR SPORTS so feel free to call him for anything.  He has an amazing way to get things like brake pads to luggage to tires…you name it!

Author: advgrrl

Avid ADV rider! This Blog is all about the adventure in adventure riding. Researching new bikes, routes, accessories, learning about other riders and hopefully a great place for others to comment and explore with me. PLUS, up and down's, wildlife, my dogs, my life!

4 thoughts on “Heidenau Dual Sport Tire”

  1. Completely agree, excellent tyres and I’m glad I took your recommendation on them. To me, they feel as secure on wet/dry tarmac as the original Pirelli Scorpion Trails but they are millennia ahead on the mucky stuff, even the depraved clay mud we get on our wet little island. They do take a few hundred miles to ‘bed in’ however and feel like riding on marbles during that time but once settled they’re fantastic. Shame I can’t say the same about my experience having them fitted, I whinged about it here: https://gelandestrasse.jux.com/gelandestrasse/787581

  2. I meant to ask – at what pressures are you running your K60s? So far I’ve gone with BMW’s recommended pressures but as this is a very different tyre to stock perhaps you’ve had good results at different pressures?

    1. we go with Heidenau’s recommendations and I also emailed them a long time ago before we went to Alaska…36 PSi front and rear. We rarely drop the pressure unless it is really needed.

      1. Ah ok I’ve been running 2.4/2.8 bar as per BMW specs for 2-up riding which I do most of the time (to me this is just a random number, call me old school but I cannot conceptualise ‘bar’ as a measurement of pressure!!) – but according to my little conversion app this translates to approximately 35/41 psi front/rear…

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